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Diana O'BrienAssistant Professor Diana O'Brien was awarded the best dissertation prize by the American Political Science Association's (APSA) Women and Politics Research Section for her thesis When Women Matter: The Relationship Between Women's Numeric and Policy Representation in Western European States. Congratulations!


Ange-Marie HancockAnge-Marie Hancock, Associate Professor of Political Science & Gender Studies, has been elected co-President of the APSA Race, Ethnicity and Politics Organized Section and named to the editorial boards of Perspectives on Politics and Politics and Gender journals.


Richard DekemjianProfessor Richard H. Dekmejian won a Dornsife 2020 Resisting the Path to Genocide Research grant, administered by Shoah Institute, to investigate comparatively case studies of the utility of precognition of preconditions/determinants as instruments to resist/prevent genocidal outcomes and assess the effectiveness of existing Global Risk/Early Warning systems in preventing genocidal atrocities.


Alison RentelnProfessor Alison Dundes Renteln was awarded a 2013-2014 fellowship to The Center for the Advanced Study of Behavioral Science (CASBS) at Stanford University. The group represents some of academia’s most innovative scholarship across these behavioral sciences: anthropology, communication, economics, education, history, law, linguistics, philosophy, political science, public health, psychiatry, psychology, science & technology, and sociology. During their CASBS year, Fellows address some of the most pressing problems of our day, seeking insight and innovation that will advance humanity at all levels – whether on the international stage, the workplace, or within the individual psyche.



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