Awards

Stefan Link Wins Stuart L. Bernath Book Prize

July 16, 2021

Former WIGH Fellow Stefan Link, associate professor of history at Dartmouth College, has won the Stuart L. Bernath Book Prize, along with an honorable mention for the Michael H. Hunt Prize, for his recent book, Forging Global Fordism: Nazi Germany, Soviet Russia, and the Contest over the Industrial Order (Princeton University Press, 2020). Link’s book offers a compelling global history from the 1930s to the postwar era by tracing the influence of Henry Ford’s ideas and visions. Both book prizes are awarded by the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations (SHAFR), an...

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Max Jacobs Receives Fellowship with The Charlemagne Prize Academy

November 15, 2021
Center Fellow Max Jacobs, policy advisor for the Green Parliamentary Group Bundestag, received a fellowship award for the Charlemagne Prize Academy. The Foundation of the International Charlemagne Prize appoints five fellows every year to work on their projects on the future of Europe. The endowed one-year program consists of individual research, the fulfillment of personal milestones, networking events, and a final presentation of the publication of prospective research results. 

Pippa Norris Receives APSA Lifetime Achievement Award

July 28, 2021
Faculty Associate Pippa Norris, Paul F. McGuire Lecturer in Comparative Politics at Harvard Kennedy School and Laureate Research Fellow and Professor of Government and International Relations at University of Sydney, has received the 2021 Murray Edelman Lifetime Distinguished Career Award from the Political Communication Research Section of the American Political Science Association/International Communication Association. The award, given every two years, is named after pioneering political scientist Murray Edelman, a longtime professor at the University of Wisconsin. 

Three Faculty Associates Receive Walter Channing Cabot Fellowship

June 21, 2021
Every year, Harvard’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences awards the Walter Channing Cabot Fellowship to select faculty members in recognition of their achievements and scholarly eminence in the fields of literature, history, and art. The 2021 winners include three Faculty Associates: Rosie Bsheer, assistant professor of history; Durba Mitra, assistant professor in the Committee on Degrees in Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality, and Carol K. Pforzheimer Assistant Professor at the Radcliffe Institute; and Michael Sandel, Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor of Government.

Greg Afinogenov Wins Lincoln Book Prize

November 29, 2021
Former Graduate Student Associate Greg Afinogenov, assistant professor of history at Georgetown University, has received several awards for his new book, Spies and Scholars: Chinese Secrets and Imperial Russia’s Quest for World Power (Harvard University Press, 2020). He is the corecipient of the 2021 Lincoln Book Prize, awarded annually for an author's first published monograph or scholarly synthesis that is of exceptional merit and lasting significance for the understanding of Russia's past. He is also the corecipient of the Thomas J. Wilson Memorial Prize, and his book made it to the... Read more about Greg Afinogenov Wins Lincoln Book Prize

Alejandro de la Fuente Wins John Phillip Reid Book Award

November 24, 2021
Faculty Associate Alejandro de la Fuente, Robert Woods Bliss Professor of Latin-American History and Economics and professor of African and African American Studies at Harvard University, is the corecipient of the 2021 John Phillip Reid Book Award for his book with Ariela J. Gross, Becoming Free, Becoming Black: Race, Freedom, and Law in Cuba, Virginia, and Louisiana (Cambridge University Press, 2020). The award is given to the best monograph by a mid-career or senior scholar, published in English in Anglo-American legal history. 

Ya-Wen Lei Wins ASA Best Paper Award

July 13, 2021
Faculty Associate Ya-Wen Lei, associate professor of sociology at Harvard University, is the winner of the 2021 Paper Award for her work in American Sociological Review, “Delivering Solidarity: Platform Architecture and Collective Contention in China’s Platform Economy.” This award, offered by the American Sociological Association, recognizes an outstanding published paper or book chapter on a topic relevant to the section on Communication, Information Technologies, and Media Sociology (CITAMS). 

APSA Best Article Award Goes to Stephen Chaudoin

September 20, 2021
Faculty Associate Stephen Chaudoin, assistant professor of government at Harvard University, is a corecipient of the American Political Science Association (APSA) International Collaboration Section's 2020 Best Article Award. Chaudoin received the award with coauthor Terry Chapman  for the paper, “Public Reactions to International Legal Institutions: The International Criminal Court in a Developing Democracy.” The International Collaboration Section works to promote and disseminate research and encourage the interchange of ideas about international collaboration. 

Hardeep Dhillon Wins Two Teaching Awards from Harvard

September 2, 2021
Former Graduate Student Associate Hardeep Dhillon, postdoctoral fellow in law and inequality at the American Bar Foundation and National Science Foundation, has received two teaching awards. She is a corecipient of the 2021 Faculty of the Year Award from the Harvard Foundation for Intercultural and Race Relations. She was also awarded the 2021 Derek C. Bok Award for Excellence in Graduate Student Teaching of Undergraduates. Dhillon’s research interests include histories of law, mobility, empire, racial capitalism, and settler colonialism.

Fredrik Logevall Awarded Elizabeth Longford Prize

September 16, 2021
Faculty Associate Fredrik Logevall, Laurence D. Belfer Professor of International Affairs at Harvard Kennedy School and professor of History at Harvard University, is the winner of the 2021 Elizabeth Longford Prize for Historical Biography for his book, JFK: Coming of Age in the American Century, 1917–1956 (Viking, 2020). Logevall garnered praise by the award selection judges for his first volume on John F. Kennedy for presenting a “compelling portrait of a political phenomenon in the making.” The award is presented annually to a historical biography that combines scholarship and narrative... Read more about Fredrik Logevall Awarded Elizabeth Longford Prize

Amartya Sen Wins Peace Prize of the German Book Trade

November 26, 2020
The German Publishers and Booksellers Association awarded Weatherhead Center Faculty Associate Amartya Sen, Thomas W. Lamont University Professor at Harvard University, the 2020 Peace Prize of the German Book Trade. The board of trustees recognizes Sen for his pioneering work on global justice, including social inequality in education and healthcare. 

Graduate Student Cresa Pugh Receives Derek C. Bok Award

August 18, 2020
Cresa Pugh, Graduate Student Associate and PhD candidate in the Department of Sociology at Harvard University and Program in Social Policy at Harvard Kennedy School, is one of five recipients of the 2020 Derek C. Bok Awards for Excellence in Graduate Student Teaching of Undergraduates. These awards, established in 2008, recognize the crucial role of graduate students in undergraduate education at Harvard College.  

Two Former Academy Scholars Win APSA Book Award

September 23, 2020
The American Political Science Association’s Section on Migration and Citizenship awarded two former Academy Scholars their 2020 Best Book prize: Jeffrey S. Kahn, assistant professor of anthropology at UC Davis, for Islands of Sovereignty: Haitian Migration and the Borders of Empire (University of Chicago Press, 2019), and Noora Lori, assistant professor of international relations at Boston University, for Offshore Citizens: Permanent Temporary Status in the Gulf (Cambridge University Press, 2019). 

SAW Book Prize Goes to Ieva Jusionyte

August 5, 2020
Faculty Associate Ieva Jusionyte, John L. Loeb Associate Professor of the Social Sciences at Harvard University, is the recipient of the 2020 Society for the Anthropology of Work (SAW) Book Prize for her ethnography of emergency workers, Threshold: Emergency Responders on the US-Mexico Border (University of California Press, 2018). SAW recognizes Jusionyte’s accomplishments as “some of the most rigorous, humane, and original fieldwork in the anthropology of work.” 

Tanushree Goyal Wins APSA Kauffman Foundation Award

October 19, 2020
Academy Scholar Tanushree Goyal, PhD candidate at Nuffield College, University of Oxford, is the winner of the 2020 Kauffman Award. The award is given by the American Political Science Association Section on Class and Inequality to the best paper on inclusion and entrepreneurship. Goyal won the award for her paper, “How Women Mobilize Women into Politics: A Natural Experiment in India.” 

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