2021 Awards

Samuel Eldersveld Career Achievement Award

Recognizes a scholar whose lifetime professional work has made an outstanding contribution to the field.
Richard Hall, University of Michigan

Emerging Scholar Award

Given to a scholar who has received his or her PhD within the last five years and whose career to date demonstrates unusual promise.
Jake Grumbach, University of Washington

Leon Epstein Outstanding Book Award

Recognizes a book published in the last two calendar years that made an outstanding contribution to research and scholarship on political organizations and parties.
Nathan Kalmoe, Louisiana State University, With Ballots and Bullets: Partisanship and Violence in the American Civil War (Cambridge University Press 2020).

Jack Walker Best Article Award

Recognizes an article published in the last two calendar years that makes an outstanding contribution to research and scholarship on political organizations and parties.
Mathias Poertner, London School of Economics & Political Science, “The Organizational Voter: Support for New Parties in Young Democracies” American Journal of Political Science, 2021, 65(3): 634-651.

POP Best Paper Award

Recognizes the best paper delivered on a Political Organizations and Parties-sponsored panel at the preceding (2020) APSA annual meeting.
Wenyan Deng and Zeyu Chris Peng, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, “Latinization of Organized Labor and Democratic Immigration Positions”

Virginia Gray Graduate Student Research Award

This award honors distinguished scholar of American politics and mentor of many graduate students, Dr. Virginia Gray, Professor Emerita at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The award is for graduate student members of the Political Organizations and Parties who are presenting research at the American Political Science Association Annual Conference.

Mike Cowburn, Freie Universität Berlin
Rohan Grover, University of Southern California
Lotem Halevy, University of Pennsylvania
Sean Harris, Temple University
Tristan Hightower, University of Maryland, College Park
Taylor Kinsley Chewning, Florida State University
Kyuwon Lee, New York University
Elliot Mamet, Duke University
Nina Obermeier, Cornell University
Kumar Ramanathan, Northwestern University
Sandra Tombe, George Mason University