2019-2020 NPSA Best Paper Awards

Yingqi-Ariel Tang ((Yale University), receiving the 2018-McWilliams-Best-Graduate Student Paper in Theory (Handed by Professor Bruce E. Caswell)

The 2020 Awards 

The Polity Prize
Democratic Non-Participation
Michael K. MacKenzie, University of Pittsburgh and Alfred Moore, University of York, United Kingdom

The limited number of awards that year was due a reduced online conference during the pandemic.

The 2019 Awards

The Polity Prize
Is Liberalism Bad for Women? Reclaiming Susan Okin’s Democratic Feminist Thesis.
Liza Taylor, Elon University

Lanahan Best Graduate Student Paper
Property Formation in Weak States:  Theory and Evidence from Imperial Brazil
Jorge Mangonnet, Columbia University

The Pi Sigma Alpha Best Paper
Nietzche’s New Socrates
Alex Priou, University of Colorado, Boulder

Carey McWilliams Best Faculty Paper in Theory
Beyond Democracy and Autocracy: The Opening of Thucydides. 
Mark Fisher, Georgetown University 

Carey McWilliams Best Graduate Student Paper in Theory

The New Priestly Class: The Beneficiaries of White Guilt.
Hadass G. Silver, The University of Pennsylvania

Franco Mattei Best Graduate Student Paper in American Politics, Political Parties, and Elections
Polarization and Presidential Nominations: A Historical Analysis using Party Platforms Paper
Matthew Walz, Binghamton University