International Society of Political Psychology

Best Dissertation Award

The International Society of Political Psychology first awarded the Best Dissertation Award at the 2008 Annual Meeting in Paris.

This award was made possible by a generous gift from David Redlawsk and Aletia Morgan.

All Ph.D. dissertations within the field of political psychology are eligible for consideration, regardless of home discipline. Dissertations should represent an independent piece of research that is the sole work of the author and gains the highest degree at the author’s university.

Submissions are for dissertations completed and successfully defended between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31 of the prior calendar year. Nominees must be current ISPP members.

Nominations should be submitted electronically and must include a one-page abstract (300 word), a 10-page (3,000 word) summary of the dissertation, and a letter of recommendation from the thesis adviser or committee member, all in English.

2020 Award Committee:

Eric Groenendyk (Chair)
University of Memphis, USA
Other Committee Members:
Shelley McKeown Jones (University of Bristol)
Cengiz Erisen (Yeditepe University)

THE NOMINATION PROCESS FOR 2020 IS NOW CLOSED. Please send submissions to the Chair. The deadline for nominations was 15 January 2020.

Winners will be notified by early March 2020.

Past Winners

  • 2019 Miriam Lindner (Honorable Mentions: Femke Bakker and Jasper van Assche)
  • 2018 Frank Gonzalez (Honorable Mention: Cecil Meeusen)
  • 2017 Allison Anoll (Honorable Mention: Ozden Melis Ulug and Hannah Nam)
  • 2016 Smadar Cohen-Chen (Honorable Mention: Eun Bin Chung)
  • 2015 Julie Wronski (Honorable Mentions: Jennifer Sheehy-Skeffington, Susanne Veit)
  • 2014 Kizzy Gandy (Honorable Mentions: Joshua David Kertzer, Emma O’Dwyer)
  • 2013 Jonathan Renshon
  • 2012 Michael Quayle
  • 2011 Pazit Ben-Nun Bloom
  • 2010 Johanna Vollhardt
  • 2009 Sam Pehrson
  • 2008 Alina Oxendine

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