2021 NPSA Best Paper Awards

Wilson Carey McWilliams Best Graduate Student Paper in Political Theory
Rule Majority
Brian Palmiter, Harvard University,
Sophie Prangle, Harvard University, “Thumos in Plato’s Epistemic Critique of the Arts”
Wilson Carey McWilliams Best Faculty Paper in Political Theory
Olympus as Hades: Plato and the Homeric Parmenides
Alex Priou, University of Colorado, Boulder

Franco Mattei Best Graduate Student Paper in American Politics, Political Parties, and Elections
Social Mediated Democracy: The Role Platforms Play in Political Conversation & Participation
Benjamin Burnley, Georgetown University (Lead Author)Jason Reineke, Middle Tennessee State University (Co-authored)
Pi Sigma Alpha Best Paper
Feeling Like a Winner? Coalition Status and Democratic Satisfaction in Latin America
Cecilia Martinez-Gallardo, UNC Chapel Hill
Matthew Singer, UCONN
Lanahan Best Grad Student Paper

Threat perception and Support for Democracy in Authoritarian Settings
Namig Abassov, Arizona State
Jerry Mileur Award for the Best Paper in American Politics 
Blinded by the White (Nationalism): How Separatist Ideologies Lead People to Discount Non-Conflictual Threats to Society

  • Amanda Graham, Georgia Southern University
  • Justin T. Pickett, SUNY at Albany
  • Francis T. Cullen, University of Cincinnati
  • Cheryl Lero Jonson, Xavier University
  • Murat Haner, University of South Florida
  • Melissa M. Sloan, University of South Florida