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Awards and Accolades for Faculty

Brian Amos and Michael P. McDonald’s research  “A Method to Audit the Assignment of Registered Voters to Districts and Precincts,” was published by Cambridge University Press in the January 2020 Political Analysis journal.

Congratulations to Kenneth Wald, UF Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Political Science and the Samuel R. “Bud” Shorstein Professor Emeritus of American Jewish Culture & Society, has won a 2019 National Jewish Book Award. Wald’s book, The Foundations of American Jewish Liberalism(Cambridge University Press) and earned the Celebrate 350 Award, given to a nonfiction book about the Jewish experience in North America. The scholarly work examines how American Jews developed a distinct culture grounded in liberal values. For more on Ken’s wonderful accomplishment, see the CLAS announcement.

Richard Conley was awarded a grant from the Carl Albert Center at the University of Oklahoma to attend a Native American Political Archival Workshop from 11-13 March. He will be assessing the archival records of Dewey Bartlett, Governor and Senator from Oklahoma, who was a policy entrepreneur in promoting Native American issues including territorial sovereignty in the 1960s and 1970s. The workshop fits with Conley’s new book project on American national institutions and Native American policy from 1949-present.

The first book out of V-Dem has published with Cambridge University Press: Varieties of Democracy: Measuring Two Centuries of Political Change, Michael Bernhard is a coauthor on two chapters – “Conceptual Scheme” and “Data Validation.”

Hannah L. Walker, Michael C. Herron, and Daniel A. Smith’s research paper, “Early Voting Changes and Voter Turnout: North Carolina in the 2016 General Election,” was published in Political Behavior.

Congratulations to Nicholas Kerr, who was awarded the Junior Faculty, International Educator of the Year Award, for the College of Arts and Sciences on November 18.

Sara Wallace Goodman and Hannah M. Alarian’s research on  “National Belonging and Public Support for Multiculturalism.” was published in the Journal of Race, Ethnicity and Politics.

Conor O’Dwyer’s research on “The Democratization of Urban Planning in Prague” was presented at the International Conference on Cities and Change “Three Decades of Post-socialist Transition” conference proceedings.

Michael McDonald was awarded $843,000 by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to continue DistrictBuilder redistricting software development and to continue data collection and dissemination.

Andrew Janusz received Global Fellows Program Award. The program provides an opportunity for early-career UF faculty to kick-start an international research program. A series of workshops and training sessions, along with a seed grant of $5,000, provides fellows an opportunity to lay the groundwork for an international research project.

Paul M. Silva II & Zachary Selden’s research “Economic interdependence and economic sanctions: a case study of European Union sanctions on Russia” was published by the Cambridge Review of International Affairs

Hannah M. Alarian & Michael Neureiter were published for their research “Values or origin? Mandatory immigrant integration and immigration attitudes in Europe” in the Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies

Angela F McCarthy, Laura R Olson, and James C Garand were published for their research “Religious Right, Religious Left, Both, or Neither? Understanding Religio-Political Identification.” in the Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion.

Thessalia Merivaki and Daniel A. Smith were published for their research “A Failsafe for Voters? Cast and Rejected Provisional Ballots in North Carolina,” in Political Research Quarterly.

Dan O’Neill contributed to writing of The Wollstonecraftian Mind (New York and London: Routledge, 2019), and is the author of it’s fifth chapter “The Scottish Enlightenment”.

Congratulations to Laura Sjoberg on the publication of her new book (co-authored with J. Samuel Barkin), International Relations’ Last Synthesis? Decoupling Constructivist and Critical Approaches, Oxford University Press, 2019.