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WPSA AWARDS: 2019 ANNUAL MEETING

THE BETTY MOULDS LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

The Betty Moulds Lifetime Achievement Award was created in 2015-16 to honor the remarkable contributions of the longtime Executive Director of WPSA, Betty Moulds. This year the members of the Betty Moulds Lifetime Achievement Award Selection Committee are delighted to announce that this year’s awardee is Lyn Ragsdale.

Lyn Ragsdale earned her doctoral degree from the University of Wisconsin, and has spent much of her career in the west. She served as assistant, associate, and ultimately full professor at the University of Arizona, spent five years at the University of Chicago, and is now the Radoslov Tsanoff Professor of Public Affairs and Professor of Political Science at Rice University. She has done indispensable work for the Western Political Science Association, serving as section head for the President/Executive Politics section in 1992, the Program Chair in 1998, and the association’s president from 1999-2000.

In addition, she served as a member of the editorial board of the Political Research Quarterly from 1994-1996 and from 2000-2005, and was the journal¹s editor with William Dixon from 1996 through 2000. We are grateful for her generous service, not just in formal terms, but as a member of the WPSA community.
Please join the Betty Moulds Lifetime Achievement Award Selection Committee and the Association in congratulating this outstanding, remarkable, generous WPSA leader.

BETTY NESVOLD WOMEN AND POLITICS AWARD ($250)
To: Zein Murib, Fordham University
Paper Title: Identities Under Surveillance: Politics of Gender, Race and Ability at the Airport and in Survey Research

CHARLES REDD AWARD FOR BEST PAPER ON THE AMERICAN WEST
To: Ben Newman, University of California, Riverside - and - Tyler Reny, University of California, Los Angeles
Paper Title: Protecting the Right to Discriminate: The Second Great Migration and Racial Threat in the 1964 California Election

CLAY MORGAN AWARD FOR BEST BOOK IN ENVIRONMENTAL POLITICAL THEORY
To:
Shiri Pasternak, Ryerson University
Book title: Grounded Authority: The Algonquins of Barriere Lake Against the State (University of Minnesota Press 2017)

DISSERTATION AWARD ($250)
To: Giorleny Altamirano Rayo, US Department of Labor*
For Her Dissertation Completed at the University of Texas at Austin: Securing Territory: State Interests and the Implementation of Ethnic Land Rights in the Americas
*The views and conclusions of the author are personal, and do not purport to represent the views of the Bureau of International Labor Affairs, the United States Department of Labor, or the United States government.

DON T. NAKANISHI AWARD FOR DISTINGUISHED SCHOLARSHIP AND SERVICE IN ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN POLITICS ($250)
To: Janelle Wong, University of Maryland
Paper Title: Immigrants, Evangelicals, and Politics in an Era of Demographic Change (Russell Sage Foundation, 2018)

ENVIRONMENTAL POLITICAL THEORY AWARD ($250)
To: Rafi Youatt, New School for Social Research and Eugene Lang College
Paper Title: We Are All Wildlife? Border Spaces, Ecological Life, and Interspecies Internationality

LATINA/LATINO POLITICS ($250)
To: Celeste Montoya, University of Colorado, Boulder
Paper Title: De Guerreras y Puentes: Legacies of Chicana Feminism

PI SIGMA ALPHA AWARD ($500)
To: Danielle Lemi, Southern Methodist University
Paper Title: The Multiracial Candidate (Dis)Advantage

POLITICAL RESEARCH QUARTERLY BEST ARTICLE AWARD ($1000)
To: Kiran Banerjee, University of Saskatchewan, and Abraham Singer, Loyola University Chicago
For their March 2018 PRQ article: Race and the Meso-Level Sources of Domination

To: Paul A. Djupe, Denison University, Jacob R. Neiheisel, University at Buffalo, and Kimberly H. Conger, University of Cincinnati
For their March 2018 PRQ article: Are the Politics of the Christian Right Linked to State Rates of the Nonreligious? The Importance of Salient Controversy