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WPSA AWARDS: 2007 ANNUAL MEETING

PI SIGMA ALPHA: ($250)
To: Sarah A. Fulton, Ph.D., Texas A&M University
For Her Paper: Judging Amy: The Impact of Gender on Assessments of Political Quality

DISSERTATION: ($250)
To: Dr. Leo Blanken, University of California, Davis
For his Dissertation:
Rational Empires: An Institutional Theory of Imperial Expansion, completed at the University of California, Davis

BETTY NESVOLD AWARD (WOMEN AND POLITICS): ($250)
To: Professor Christine Keating, Ohio State University
For her paper: Framing the Postcolonial Sexual Contract: Democracy, Fraternity, and State Authority in India

BLACKS AND POLITICS: ($250)
To: Professor Andrea Simpson
University of Richmond
For her paper: Controlling Women: Intersectionality, Leadership, and the Environmental Justice Movement

LATINA/LATINO POLITICS: ( Split award: $125/$63/$63)
To: Victoria M. DeFrancesco Soto
Duke University
For her paper: Do Latinos Party all the Time? The Role of Shared Ethnic Goup Heuristics in Political Choice

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To: Matt A Barreto
University of Washington, and

To: Adrian Pantoja
Pitzer College

For their paper: Politics and Religion in the Shoolhouse: Latino Religiosity and Attitudes Toward Education Policies

CHARLES REDD AWARD FOR BEST PAPER ON THE POLITICS OF THE AMERICAN WEST: ($250)
To: Professor Jason P. Casellas, University of Texas at Austin
For his paper: The Election of Minorities to State Legislatures and Congress

POLITICAL RESEARCH QUARTERLY BEST ARTICLE AWARD: ($1000)
To: Professor S. Laurel Weldon, Purdue University
For her March 2006 PRQ article, Women’s Movements, Identity Politics, and Policy Impacts: A Study of Policies on Violence against Women in the 50 United States