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2017

  • Mariano Giusti-Rodriguez was awarded the Provost’s Diversity Fellowship for one semester.
  • Steffen Blings was awarded Cornell’s Center for Teaching Excellence, “2016 Cornelia Ye Outstanding TA Award.”
  • Robert Braun at Northwestern University
    •   Annual Theda Skocpol award for the best dissertation on comparative-historical sociology by the American Sociologica Association
    •  Ernst B. Haas Best Dissertation Award 2017, European Politics and Society Section of the American Political Science Association. 
    •  Walter Dean Burnham Best Dissertation Award 2017, Politics and History Section of the American Political Science Association. 
    •  Best Dissertation Award 2017, Human Rights Section of the American Political Science Association. 
    •  Aaron Wildavsky Best Dissertation Award 2017, Religion and Politics Section of the American Political Science Association
  • Minqi Chai was awarded a Research Travel Grant from the Einaudi Center and the Southeast Asia Program. 
  • David Cortez was awarded the 2016 Fund for Latino Scholarship award for his research on ethnic and racial identity with particular focus on intersectional and situational identity salience.
  • Debak Das was awarded the Frank and Marion Long Fellowship from the Judith Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies and a Herbert I. Flournoy Fellowship from Cornell’s Government Department. He was also appointed the Director's Fellow at the Reppy Institute for 2016-17. 
  • David De Micheli was awarded Fulbright-Hays DDRA and National Science Foundation DDRIG grants to conduct research on racial reclassification and political identity formation in Brazil.
  • Kevin Duong has won the 2017 APSA Leo Strauss Award for best dissertation in the field of political philosophy, for his dissertation, “Democratic Terror: Redemptive Violence and the Formation of Nineteenth Century France.”  
  • Alex Dyzenhaus was awarded a SSHRC fellowship.
  • Kevin Foley was awarded a Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowship to study Burmese during the 2017-18 academic year. He also was awarded a 2017-18 Travel Grant Award to conduct research in China from the East Asia Program (EAP) and a fellowship from the American Institute for Indonesian Studies (AIFIS) to conduct short-term research in Indonesia in spring 2018.
  • Lincoln Hines was awarded the EAP East Asian Language Study Grant (LSG) for the summer 2017.
  • Julius Lagodny was awarded a Herbert I. Flournoy Fellowship from Cornell’s Government Department.
  • Claire Leavitt was awarded a Herbert I. Flournoy Fellowship from Cornell’s Government Department.
  • Natalie Letsa was awarded a Herbert I. Flournoy Fellowship from Cornell’s Government Department.
  • Jessica Notni was awarded a Herbert I. Flournoy Fellowship from Cornell’s Government Department.
  • Pauliina Patana was awarded a Mellon International Dissertation Research fellowship from the SSRC, a Chateaubriand fellowship from the Embassy of France in the U.S and a TTS scholarship from the Thanks to Scandinavia Foundation for her research on local-level variation in the rise and popularity of right-wing populist parties in Western Europe.   She was also awarded the Department’s Kahin Prize.
  • Catherine Reyes-Housholder has won this year’s APSA dissertation prize awarded by the Women and Politics Research Section for her dissertation, "Presidentas, Power, and Pro-Women Change.”
  • Erica Salinas was awarded a 2016-2017 APSA Minority Fellowship.
  • Jose Sanchez-Gomez was a Latin American Studies Program (LASP) Fellow 2016-2017. He was awarded a Herbert I. Flournoy Fellowship (Cornell’s Government Department), and won a LASP Summer Research Travel Grant and a Einaudi Center Research Travel to conduct research in Chile. He was also awarded the Kohut Fellowship from the Roper Center for his research on public opinion in Chile (1966-2016).
  • Darin Self was awarded a summer FLAS and a 2017-2018 FLAS.  He was also awarded a one-semester Lee Teng-hui Fellowship and a Herbert I. Flournoy Fellowship from Cornell’s Government Department.
  • Mallory Sorelle, now at Lafayette College, was awarded the Esman Prize, and is the recipient of the E.E.Schattschneider Award for the best dissertation on American politics for her dissertation, “Democracy Declined: The Failed Politics of Consumer Credit.”
  • Megan Delphia Shanks-Booth was awarded a Research Travel Grant from the graduate school.
  • Timothy Vasko was awarded a Research Travel Fellowship from the Sequoyah National Research Center at the University of Arkansas.
  • Youyi Zhang and a colleague from Tsinghua University/University of Yangon were awarded a grant from International Growth Center (IGC), a UK-based research institute, for a series of survey experiments on Myanmar public perceptions of Chinese investment. He was also awarded a dissertation grant from Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange, and travel grants from the Southeast Asia program and the Institute for African Development.

2016

  • Elizabeth Acorn was awarded a doctoral fellowship from the Canadian Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council.
  • Amanda Cheney was awarded a C.V. Starr Fellowship from the East Asia Program.
  • Kevin Foley was awarded a Southeast Asia Program Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) for the academic year 2016-17 and a Herbert I. Flournoy Fellowship from Cornell’s Government Department.
  • Mariana Giusti-Rodriguez was recently awarded the Penn Predoctoral Fellowship for Excellence through Diversity. 
  • Wendy Leutert was awarded a Smith Richardson World Politics & Statecraft Fellowship for dissertation fieldwork in China and a Flournoy Fellowship for joint research on Chinese firms' changing role in overseas infrastructure development (with Youyi Zhang). 
  • Caitlin Mastroe is the recipient of a 2015-2016 START Terrorism Research Award (TRA) and an American Studies Graduate Research Grant for her dissertation field-research on countering violent extremism efforts in the US.
  • Sarah Maxey was awarded an NSF grant for 2016-2017 for her dissertation research on foreign policy attitudes and humanitarian justifications in U.S. interventions. 
  • Martijn Mos was awarded the Luigi Einaudi Fellowship for Dissertation Research from the Cornell Institute for European Studies, 2016-2017 for his project on "The Limits of Tolerance?: Ethnic and Sexual Minority Rights in a Post-Enlargement Europe." 
  • William Pennington was the recipient of the Deanne Gebell Gitner ’66 a Family Annual Prize for Teaching Assistants.
  • Erica Salinas was awarded the 2016 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship for her research on the political implications of gang suppression policies in Latina/o neighborhoods and the Herbert I. Flournoy Fellowship from Cornell’s Government Department. 
  • Darin Self was awarded a FLAS fellowship for the 2016-2017 academic year from the Southeast Asia Program and a honorable mention for NSF.
  • AshLee Smith was awarded the 2016 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship for her research on federalism and state politics with an emphasis on the politics of poverty and inequality, welfare policy, and policy implementation and evaluation.
  • Danielle Thomsen is the winner of the American Political Science Association’s 2015 E.E. Schattschneider Award for the best dissertation in American politics, for her dissertation, “Party Fit in the U.S. Congress: The Intersection of Ideology, Political Parties, and Gender.”
  • Diane Wong was awarded the Provost’s Diversity Fellowship for one semester in the 2016-17 academic year.
  • Simon Velasquez was awarded the Provost’s Diversity Fellowship for one semester in the 2016-17 academic year.
  • Youyi Zhang was awarded a C.V. Starr Fellowship from the East Asia Program and a Reppy Fellowship.