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WPSA AWARDS: 2009 ANNUAL MEETING

PI SIGMA ALPHA AWARD: ($500)
To: Dr. Margaret Farrar, Augustana College
For her paper: Amnesia, Nostalgia, and the Politics of Place Memory

DISSERTATION AWARD: ($250)
To: Dr. Thomas Louis Masterson
For his Dissertation: Workforce Diversity in California Community Colleges, 1988 – 2007
Completed at Claremont Graduate University

BETTY NESVOLD AWARD (WOMEN AND POLITICS): ($250)
To: Elizabeth Ben-Ishai, Albion College
For her paper: The New Paternalism: Forced, but not Free

BLACKS AND POLITICS: ($250)
To: Dr. Sharon Wright Austin, University of Florida
For her paper: Black Political Incorporation in Miami-Dade County: Do African Americans and Haitian Americans Share a Sense of Linked Fate?

LATINA/LATINO POLITICS AWARD: ($250)
To: Professor Jessica Lavariega Monforti, University of Texas – Pan American
For her paper: The Awakening of the Sleeping Giant? Latino Political Participation and the 2006 Immigrant Rights Protests

CHARLES REDD AWARD FOR BEST PAPER ON THE POLITICS OF THE AMERICAN WEST: ($250)
To: Professor Elaine B. Sharp, University of Kansas
For her paper: The Politics of Eminent Domain Reform

POLITICAL RESEARCH QUARTERLY BEST ARTICLE AWARD: ($1000)
To: Professor Kathleen Dolan, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
For her March 2008 PRQ Article: Is There a ‘Gender Affinity Effect’ in American Politics?
Honorable Mention to: Eric McDaniel and Christopher Ellison, University of Texas at Austin
For their June 2008 PRQ Article: God’s Party? Race, Religion, and Partisanship over Time