Department of Political Science

College of Letters & Science

Awards

2017

Michael Schatzberg

  • Sabbatical Leave, College of Letters & Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Madison

2016-2017

Aili Mari Tripp

  • Finalist, Herskovits Book Prize, African Studies Association, 2016

  • Evjue-Bascom Professorship in Gender and Women's Studies

  • Feminist Scholars Fellowship from the Center for Research on Gender and Women, UW-Madison (Fall 2018)

  • American Academy in Berlin residential fellowship (Spring 2017)

Daniel Kapust

  • Vilas Associates Award, Humanities Division

  • UW-Madison Distinguished Teaching Award (the Class of 1955 Teaching Excellence Award)

David L. Weimer

  • Hilldale Award

Erica Simmons

  • Hilldale Undergraduate Research award for her work with Gillian McBride on the project, "A Microcosm of Global Insecurities: Community and Landscape Changes in El Salvador Following the 1973 Oil Crisis."

  • Sage Paper Award for the best paper applying or developing qualitative methods presented at the American Political Science Association. Awarded to "Comparison and Ethnography: What Each Can Learn From the Other" (with Nicholas Rush Smith).

Jonathan Renshon

  • Award for Best Paper by Untenured Scholar from International Organization for "Losing Face and Sinking Costs: Experimental Evidence on the Judgment of Political and Military Leaders."

Mark Copelovitch

  • Vilas Associates Award, Social Studies Division

Richard Avramenko

  • Honored Instructor Award, UW-Madison Housing 

Scott Gehlbach

  • Brittingham trustees voted to provide $5,000 in support of his Seminar Series in History and Politics.

  • The CPS' Editorial Board awarded "Does Reform Prevent Rebellion? Evidence from Russia's Emancipation of the Serfs" as best paper published in CPS in 2015.

Scott Straus

  • Best Book Award from the Conflict Processes Section of the American Political Science Association for a book published in 2014 or 2015.

  • Making and Unmaking of Nations, The Georgetown University Lepgold Book Prize, for the best book on international relations published in 2015. 

  • Appointed by President Obama as a member of the United States Holocaust Memorial Council

Yoshiko M. Herrera

  • Vilas Associates Award, Social Studies Division

2016

Aili Mari Tripp

  • Finalist, Herskovits Book Prize, African Studies Association, 2016

David Canon

  • Honored Instructor Award

Eleanor Neff Powell

  • Best Paper Award from the American Political Science Associations' Class and Inequality Section

Erica Simmons

  • Honored Instructor Award

Helen M. Kinsella

  • Vilas Associates Award

Katherine J. Cramer

  • Kellett Mid-Career Award

Kathryn Hendley

  • Leon Epstein Fellowship from the College of Letters and Science

Keisha Lindsay

  • Vilas LIfe Cycle Award

  • Chancellor's Inclusive Excellence Teaching Award

Lisa Martin

  • Vilas Associates Award

Nadav Shelef

  • Honored Instructor Award

Scott Gehlbach

  • Best Article award from the European Politcs and Society Section of the APSA.

Scott Straus

  • UW Kellett Mid-Career Award

2015-2016

Barry Burden

  • Honored Instructor Award, Univeristy Housing. 

Richard Avramenko

  • The Herbert & Evelyn Howe Bascom Professor in Integrated Liberal Studies

2015

Byron E. Shafer

  • Samuel J. Eldersveld Career Achievement Award

Aili Mari Tripp

  • Fulbright Award to do research and teach at the Center for Women's Empowerment at University of Al-Akhawayn

Barry Burden

  • Best Paper Award for "How Different Forms of HEalth Matter to Political Participation: The Roles of Cognitive Physical, and General Health."

  • Won the Jewell-Loewenberg Prize for the best article published in Legislative Studies Quarterly in 2014. 

  • Vilas Associate Award

Daniel Kapust

  • Resident Fellowshio at the institute for Research in the Humanities.

Donald Downs

  •  Named an Honorary Faculty Member by the Golden Key International Honors Society.

  • Recieved the Pi Sigma Alpha Teacher of the Year award.

Eleanor Neff Powell

  • Co-winner of the inaugural Best Paper award for the APSA Class and Inequality Section for her paper "The Legislative Consequences of Fundrasing Influence."

Erica Simmons

  • Honored Instructors Award

Helen M. Kinsella

  • Feminist Scholars' Fellowship for Spring 2016 semester. 

  • Resident Fellowship at the Institute for Research in the Hummanities. 

Howard Schweber

  • Awarded the Dr. Brenda Pfaelher Award of Excellence. 

  • Distinguished Honors Faculty Awards from the L&S Honor Program

Jessica L. P. Weeks

  • Named Honored Instructor in Spring 2015 Honored Instructors Program.

John Zumbrunnen

  • Honored Instructors Award

  • Underkofler Distinguished Teaching Award

  • Recived the Phi Beta Kappa Teaching award.

Jon C. W. Pevehouse

  • Honored Instructor Award

Katherine J. Cramer

  • Named as a "Woman to Watch" by Brava Magazine.

  • Honored Instructor Award

Michael Schatzberg

  • Honored Instructor Award, University Housing, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Nils Ringe

  • Vilas Mid-Career Travel Award

Ricardo Court

  • Academic Advising Award

Scott Gehlbach

  • Vilas Mid-Career Travel Award

  • Kellet Mid-Career Faculty Research Award

Scott Straus

  • Recieved the 2015 Distinguished Honors Faculty Awards from the L&S Honor Program.

2013-2014

Erica Simmons

  • Latin American Studies Association-Oxfam America Martin Diskin Award for best dissertation involving a combination of scholarship and activism (co-awarded).

2012

Michael Schatzberg

  • Honored Instructor Award, University Housing, University of Wisconsin-Madison

2010-2011

Erica Simmons

  • Mellon  Foundation Dissertation-Year Fellowship.

2009

Michael Schatzberg

  • Sabbatical leave, College of Letters & Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Madison

  • International Institute, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Faculty Contribution Grant for Outstanding Service to African Studies

2008-2009

Erica Simmons

  • Sage Paper Award for the best paper applying or developing qualitative methods presented at the American Political Science Association. Awarded to "Informative Regress: Critical Antecedents and Historical Causation” (with Dan Slater).

  • Fulbright Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Award.

2002-2003

Michael Schatzberg

  • Faculty Development Grant, Provost’s Office, University of Wisconsin-Madison

2002

Michael Schatzberg

  • Glenn B. and Cleone Orr Hawkins Professorship, University of Wisconsin-Madison

1998-1999

Michael Schatzberg

  • Sabbatical leave, College of Letters & Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Madison

1993

Michael Schatzberg

  • Vilas Associate, University of Wisconsin-Madison

1990-1991

Michael Schatzberg

  • Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Fellowship

1984-1985

Michael Schatzberg

  • National Endowment for the Humanities, Fellowship for Independent Study and Research

  • Council for the International Exchange of Scholars, Fulbright African Research Fellowship, (declined)

1983-1984

Michael Schatzberg

  • Excellence in Teaching Award, SAIS, The Johns Hopkins University

1983

Michael Schatzberg

  • Peter Magowan Research Fund, Foreign Policy Institute, SAIS, summer research grant

1981

Michael Schatzberg

  • Center for Programs in the Humanities, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, summer stipend (declined)

1976-1977

Michael Schatzberg

  • National Defense Foreign Language Fellow

1974-1975

Michael Schatzberg

  • Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Fellow

1973-1974

Michael Schatzberg

  • National Science Foundation Trainee

1972-1973

Michael Schatzberg

  • National Defense Foreign Language Fellow