May 27, 2010

RCLA Research Associate Receives Prestigious Political Science Award

Jennifer Dodge, a doctoral candidate at NYU Wagner and a Research Associate on the Leadership for a Changing World project at RCLA, has won the 2010 Hayward Alker Student Paper Award for her paper, "Tensions in Deliberative Practice: A View from Civil Society."

Jennifer presented the paper on the Theory, Policy and Society (TPS) panel "Deliberative Democracy and Civil Society: Interpretive Approaches" at the Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association in Toronto on September 5, 2009.

The award, made by the Interpretive Methodologies and Methods Conference Group of the APSA, is "to recognize the paper by a PhD student that best demonstrates the uses of interpretive methodologies and methods for the study of the political" and that was "presented at a conference" during the preceding academic year. This is the first year the award has been given, however, and papers from both 2008 and 2009 were eligible for the competition.

Jennifer will receive the award at the APSA conference in Washington, DC this September.  She will also be the co-organizer of the Conference Group on Critical Policy Studies (formerly TPS).  In addition, she will soon be taking on responsibilities as a Reviews Editor of the journal Critical Policy Studies.

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