Emerging Scholar Award

The Emerging Scholar award is designed to recognize a scholar who is no more than 6 years from the year of their PhD who has informed the study of legislative politics through innovative and rigorous scholarship.  The recipient of this award will be an individual who has a strong early career publication trajectory, and has presented their work actively at conferences and other public venues.  Letters of nomination for this award should be sent to the committee along with the candidate’s most recent CV.

The Emerging Scholar award is funded by The Dirksen Congressional Center.

Deadline for Nominations: March 1, 2020.

2020 Selection Committee: Molly Reynolds, Brookings Institution, chair (MEReynolds@brookings.edu); David Fortunato, Texas A&M (fortunato@tamu.edu); Valeria Palanza, Universidad Catolica de Chile (vpalanza@uc.cl)

2019 Winner: Molly Reynolds, The Brookings Institution

2019 Selection Committee:

Tiffany Barnes (Co-Chair), University of Kentucky tiffanydbarnes@uky.edu
Justin Kirkland (Co-Chair),  University of Virginia Jhk9y@virginia.edu
Christian Grose, University of Southern California cgrose@usc.edu


2018 Winners

Tiffany Barnes, University of Kentucky

Justin Kirkland, University of Virginia

Award Committee: 
Laurel Harbridge, Chair
Northwestern University

Leslie Schwindt-Bayer
Rice University

Michael Crespin
University of Oklahoma