Warren E. Miller Prize

Awarded every two or three years for an outstanding career of intellectual accomplishment and service to the profession in the elections, public opinion, and voting behavior field.

2018: Kay Scholzman, Boston College
2016: John Aldrich, Duke University
2014: Larry M. Bartels, Vanderbilt University
2012: Donald R. Kinder, University of Michigan
2010: James A. Stimson, University of North Carolina
2008: Robert Putnam, Harvard University
2006: Morris P. Fiorina, Stanford University
2004: M. Kent Jennings, University of California, Santa Barbara
2000: Sidney Verba, Harvard University
1998: Philip E. Converse, University of Michigan
1995: Warren E. Miller, Arizona State University


Given for an outstanding book in the field published five or more years ago.

2018: Jennifer L. Hochschild, “What’s Fair? American Beliefs about Distributive Justice
2017: Tali Mendelberg, The Race Card: Campaign Strategy, Implicit Messages, and the Norm of Equality
2016: Marc Hetherington and Jonathan Weiler, Authoritarianism and Polarization in American Politics
2015: Robert Huckfeldt and John Sprague, Citizens, Politics, and Social Communication: Information and Influence in an Election Campaign
2014: Martin Gilens, Why Americans Hate Welfare: Race, Media, and the Politics of Antipoverty Policy
2013: John E. Mueller, War, Presidents, and Public Opinion
2012: Edward G. Carmines and James A. Stimson, Issue Evolution: Race and the Transformation of American Politics
2011: Paul Sniderman, Richard A. Brody, and Philip Tetlock, Reasoning and Choice: Explorations in Political Psychology
2010: Robert S. Erikson, Gerald C. Wright, and John P. McIver, Statehouse Democracy: Public Opinion and Policy in the American States
2009: Steven J. Rosenstone and John Mark Hansen, Mobilization, Participation, and Democracy in America
2008: Robert E. Lane, Political Ideology
2007: Sidney Verba, Kay Lehman Schlozman, and Henry E. Brady, Voice and Equality: Civic Voluntarism and American Politics
2006: George E. Marcus, James Piereson, and John L. Sullivan, Political Tolerance and American Democracy
2005: Stanley Presser and Howard Schuman, Questions and Answers in Attitude Surveys: Experiments on Question Form, Wording, and Context
2004: Shanto Iyengar and Donald R. Kinder, News that Matters: Television and American Public Opinion
2003: Benjamin I. Page and Robert Y. Shapiro, The Rational Public
2002: Morris Fiorina, Retrospective Voting in American National Elections
2001: James Stimson, Public Opinion in America: Moods, Cycles, and Swings
2000: John Zaller, The Nature and Origins of Mass Opinion
1999: Anthony Downs, An Economic Theory of Democracy
1998: Angus Campbell, Phil Converse, Warren Miller, and Donald Stokes, The American Voter

Emerging Scholar Award

Awarded to the top scholar in the field who is within 10 years of her or his Ph.D.

2018: Samara Klar and Michael Tesler
2017: Peter Enns and Brendan Nyhan
2016: Yanna Krupnikov and Neil Malhotra
2015: Christopher Karpowitz and Mona Lena Krook
2014: Catherine de Vries and Daniel J. Hopkins
2013: Gabriel Lenz and Betsy Sinclair
2012: Kevin Arceneaux
2011: Sara Binzer Hobolt and Cindy D. Kam
2010: James H. Fowler
2009: Ted Brader
2008: Markus Prior
2007: Adam Berinsky and Thomas Rudolph
2006: Stephen P. Nicholson and Joshua A. Tucker
2005: James N. Druckman
2004: Marc J. Hetherington
2003: Darren Davis
2002: R. Michael Alvarez
2001: Janet M. Box-Steffensmeier
2000: Christopher Anderson
1999: Wendy Rahn
1998: Donald Green
1996: Arthur Lupia and Jefferey Mondak

Best Paper Award

Given for the best paper delivered at an EPOVB-sponsored panel at the previous year’s APSA Annual Meeting.

2018: Cecilia Mo and Katharine Conn, “When do the Advantaged See the Disadvantages of others? A Quasi-Experimental Study of National Service”
2017: Thomas Leeper and Rune Slothuus, “If Only Citizens Had a Cue: The Process of Opinion Formation Over Time”
2016: David A.M. Peterson, Kyle Saunders, Scott McClurg, and Joanne Miller, “Macrointerest: The Public as Attentive Gods of Vengeance but Lazy Gods of Reward (with Apologies to V.O. Key)”
2015: Samara Klar, “When Common Identities Fuel Affective Polarization: An Experimental Study of Democratic and Republican Women”
2014: Thomas Wood, “County Line and Prime Time: A Presidential Campaigns as a Lab for Advertising Effects”
2013: Jens Hainmueller and Daniel J. Hopkins, “The Hidden American Immigration Consensus: A Conjoint Analysis of Attitudes toward Immigrants”
2012: James Druckman, Jordan Fein and Thomas Leeper, “Framing and Biased Information Search.”
2011: Michael Tomz and Robert Van Houweling, “Candidate Repositioning”
2010: Deborah J. Brooks and Benjamin A. Valentino, “A War of One’s Own: Understanding the Gender Gap in Support for War”
2009: Deborah Schildkraut, “Immigrant Resentment: When the Work Ethnic Backfires”
2008: Peter Enns, “The Micro Foundations of Presidential Approval”
2007: Dennis Chong and James Druckman, “Democratic Competition and Public Opinion”
2006: Larry M. Bartels, “What’s the Matter with What’s the Matter with Kansas?: Class, Culture, and Presidential Voting, 1952-2004”
2005: David Campbell, “Community Heterogeneity and Participation”
2004: Larry M. Bartels, “Homer Gets a Tax Cut: Inequality and Public Policy in the American Mind”
2003: George Y. Bizer, Allyson L. Holbrook, Jon A. Krosnick, Richard Petty, Derek D. Rucker, and S. Christian Wheeler, “Impact of Personality on Political Beliefs Attitutes, and Behavior: Need for Cognition and Need to Evaluate”
2002: Marty Cohen, David Karol, Hans Noel, and John Zaller, “Beating Reform: The Resurgence of Parties in Presidential Nominations, 1980-2000”
2001: James M. Glaser, “Of White Voters and Black Schools”
2000: Robert Huckfeldt and John Sprague, “Political Environments, Micro-environments and the Dynamics of Political Preference”
1999: Stan Humphries, “The Impact of Economic Structure on Social Capital and Civic Engagement”
1998: Larry Bartels, “Campaign Quality: Standards for Evaluation, Benchmarks for Reform”
1997: Richard Johnston, Andre Blais, Henry Brady, Elisabeth Gidengil, and Neil Nevitte, “The 1993 Canadian Election: Realignment, Dealignment, or Something Else?”
1996: Henry Brady, Kay Scholzman, and Sidney Verba, “Prospecting for Participants: Rational Expectations and the Recruitment of Political Activists”
1995: Stanley Feldman and Karen Lee Stenner, “Order, Threat, and Political Intolerance”

Best Article in Political Behavior

For the best article published in Political Behavior in the previous calendar year.

2018: Kevin Munger, “Tweement Effects on the Tweeted: Experimentally Reducing Racial Harassment”
2017: Alexandra Filindra and Noah J. Kaplan, “Racial Resentment and Whites’ Gun Policy Preferences in Contemporary America”
2016: Cecilia Hyunjung Mo, “The Consequences of Explicit and Implicit Gender Attitudes and Candidate Quality in the Calculation of Voters”
2015: Yanna Krupnikov and Nichole M. Bauer, “The Relationship between Campaign Negativity, Gender, and Campaign Context”
2014: R. Kelly Garrett, Dustin Carnahan, and Emily K. Lynch, “A Turn Toward Avoidance? Selective Exposure to Online Political Information, 2004-2008”

John Sullivan Award

For the best paper by a graduate student on an EPOVB-sponsored panel at the previous APSA Annual Meeting.

2018: Elizabeth Connors, “Political Values as Partisan Social Norms: The Social Context on Value Endorsement”
2017: John Kane, “Are You a Team Player? Party Coalitions, Executives, and Partisan Polarization”
2016: Alexa Bankert, “Measuring Partisanship as a Social Identity in Multi-Party Systems”
2015: Stephen Utych, “Human or Not? Political Rhetoric and Foreign Policy Attitudes”
2013: Alexander George Theodoridis, “It’s My Party: Partisan Intensity through the Lens of Implicit Identity”
2010: Elias Dinas, “The More You Try the Less It Sticks: Parental Politicization and the Endurance of Partisan Transmission through the Family”
2009: Christopher Stout and Reuben Kline, “Ashamed Not to Vote for an African American; Ashamed to Vote for a Women: An Analysis of the Bradley Effect from 1982-2006”
2008: Neil Malhotra and Alexander Kuo, “Attributing Blame: The Public’s Response to Hurricane Katrina”