- Professor Lynda Powell is receiving the 2014 Virginia Gray Best Book Award for her book The Influence of Campaign Contributions in State Legislatures. The Gray Award, presented by the State Politics & Policy Section of the American Political Science Association, recognizes the year's best book on state politics.
- Professor Gerald Gamm, with his coauthor Thad Kousser, is receiving the 2014 Best Paper Award presented by the State Politics & Policy Section of the American Political Science Association. The award is for their paper "Contingent Partisanship: When Party Labels Matter--and When They Don't--in the Distribution of Pork in American State Legislatures."
- Professor G. Bingham Powell, Jr., wins the 2014 Leon Weaver Award for his paper "Party System Polarization and the Ideological Congruence Mechanism.” The award, sponsored by the APSA section on Representation and Electoral Systems, honors the best paper in the subfield presented at the previous year’s meeting of the American Political Science Association.
- Professor Hein Goemans (with Kristian Skrede Gleditsch and Giacomo Chiozza) wins the 2014 Lijphart/Przeworski/Verba Dataset Award, sponsored by the APSA section on Comparative Politics, for the dataset Archigos. This dataset contains comprehensive information on leaders of 188 countries from 1875 to 2004.
- PhD candidate William Spaniel is recipient of the 2014 Edward Curtis Peck Award for Excellence in Teaching by a Graduate Student, the University of Rochester’s top prize for outstanding undergraduate teaching by a graduate student.
- Professor Lynda Powell is receiving the 2013 Fenno Prize for her book "The Influence of Campaign Contributions in State Legislatures." The Richard F. Fenno, Jr., Prize, awarded by the Legislative Studies Section of the American Political Science Association, recognizes the year's "best book in legislative studies."
- Professor Michael Peress, with coauthor Mark Kayser, wins the 2013 GESIS Klingemann Prize. The prize, recognizing the best scholarship in the comparative study of electoral systems, is for their article "Benchmarking across Borders: Electoral Accountability and the Necessity of Comparison."
- Professor Hein Goemans, with coauthor Giacomo Chiozza, will be honored this year with the Lepgold Prize for their book "Leaders and International Conflict." The prize, awarded by Georgetown University, recognizes the best book on international relations published in the last year.
- Professor Matthew Blackwell is the recipient of the 2012 Richard J. Herrnstein Prize, awarded by Harvard University to recognize the dissertation that best exemplifies "excellent scholarship, originality and breadth of thought, and a commitment to intellectual independence." The Herrnstein Prize alternates each year between the social sciences and natural sciences. Professor Blackwell receives the prize for his dissertation "Essays in Political Methodology."
- John Aldrich, who received his PhD from Rochester and is now the Pfizer-Pratt University Professor of Political Science at Duke, has just been named President-elect of the American Political Science Association.
- Professor G. Bingham Powell, Jr., was awarded an honorary doctor of laws degree by Union College in June 2012.
- Brenton Kenkel, a Rochester PhD student, receives the 2012 Society for Political Methodology Poster Award for "Bounds for Logistic Regression Coefficients with Nonignorable Missing Outcomes." The award is for the best poster presented at the annual PolMeth Summer Meeting.
- Gary Hollibaugh, a Rochester PhD student, receives the 2011 MPSA Latino Caucus Award for "Neutral Competence or Incompetent Yes-Men? Beyond the Loyalty-Competence Tradeoff." The award is for the best paper presented by a Latino or Latina student at the annual meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association.
- Professor Richard Fenno
has published The Challenge of Congressional Representation (Harvard University Press, 2013).
- Professors Kevin Clarke and David Primo,
have published A Model Discipline: Political Science and the Logic of Representations (Oxford University Press, 2012).
- Professor Hein Goemans
, with Giacomo Chiozza, has published
Leaders and International Conflict
(Cambridge University Press, 2011).
- Professor James Johnson
, with Jack Knight, has published
The Priority of Democracy
(Princeton University Press, 2011).
- Professor Randall Stone
Controlling Institutions: International Organizations and the Global Economy
(Cambridge University Press, 2011).
- Professor Gretchen Helmke,
with Julio Rios-Figueroa, has published a co-edited volume,
Courts in Latin America (Cambridge University Press, 2011).