Stephen E. Bronner Dissertation Award

Stephen E. Bronner Dissertation Award

For an outstanding Political Science dissertation finished within the previous year of the APSA Meeting which exemplifies the commitment to use scholarship in the struggle for a better world.

2020 Recipient:
Lucas Pinheiro, University of Chicago

2020 Committee: 
Igor Shoikhedbrod (chair), Heike Schotten, Lucrecia Garcia-Iommi, Stephen E. Bronner (honorary)

Lucas Pinheiro’s dissertation, Factories of Modernity: Labor, Aesthetics, and the Racial Politics of Historical Capitalism, offers an exceptionally rigorous and interdisciplinary examination of the modern factory that brings into critical view its contemporary relevance, as well as the continued convergence of capitalism, racism, and colonialism in a global context. Factories of Modernity is an impressive scholarly contribution that reflects the commitment to using scholarship in the struggle for a better world, which is the cornerstone of the Stephen E. Bronner Dissertation Award.

Past Recipients
2019: Igor Shoikhedbrod, University of Toronto
“Rights Discourse and Economic Domination: Thinking Beyond the Narrow Horizon of Liberal Justice,” University of Toronto, 2018

2018: Rafael Khachaturian, Indiana University
“Discipline, Knowledge, and Critique: Marxist Theory and the Revival of the State in American Political Science, 1968-1989.” Indiana University, 2017

2017: Kevin Funk, Spring Hill College
“Between National Attachments, Rooted Transnationalism, and Borderless Utopias: Searching for Imagined Communities in Latin America’s Booming Economic Relations with the Arab World.” University of Florida, 2016

2016: Dean Snyder, Antioch College
“Commercial Capital and the Political Economy of Agricultural Overproduction.” Syracuse University, 2015

Additional Recipients »

Deadline for nominations: April 1, 2021

Nomination Instructions: Nominations must be made in writing to the Committee Chair by a member of the dissertation committee or a scholar with relevant knowledge of the dissertation, and all three committee members must receive a copy by April 1st in order to be eligible for consideration.

Award Committee

Lucas Pinheiro, Chair
University of Chicago
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Mindy Peden
John Carroll University
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William Sokoloff
University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
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Stephen E. Bronner (honorary)
Rutgers University
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