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WPSA AWARDS: 2008 ANNUAL MEETING

WPSA AWARDS TO BE ANNOUNCED AT THE 2008 ANNUAL MEETING
PI SIGMA ALPHA AWARD:
($500)
To: Patricia Strach, SUNY Albany; and Kathleen Sullivan, Ohio University
For their paper: “Beyond the State: Governance, Status, and Welfare Provision in the United States”

DISSERTATION AWARD: ($250)
To: Dr. Joseph Wright
For his Dissertation: “Political Regimes and Foreign Aid: How Aid Affects
Growth and Democratization” Completed at University of California, Los Angeles

BETTY NESVOLD AWARD (WOMEN AND POLITICS): ($250)
To: Lori Marso, Union College, Schenectady, New York
For her paper: “Feminism’s Quest for Common Desires”

LATINA/LATINO POLITICS AWARD: ($250)
To: Michael S. Rocca, Gabriel R. Sanchez, and Jason L Morin,
University of New Mexico
For their paper: “The Institutional Mobility of Minorities in Congress”

CHARLES REDD AWARD FOR BEST PAPER ON THE POLITICS OF THE AMERICAN WEST: ($250)
To: Charles W. Gossett, California State University, Pomona and
Gregory Lewis, Georgia State University
For their paper: “Explaining Rising Support for Same-Sex Marriage in California”

POLITICAL RESEARCH QUARTERLY BEST ARTICLE AWARD: ($1000)
To: Rene Rocha, University of Iowa
For his June 2007 PRQ Article: “Black-Brown Coalitions in Local School
Board Elections”