Two faculty members from the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs received awards from the American Political Science Association (APSA) for their recent books.
Frances Lee, professor of politics and public affairs and the associate chair of the Department of Politics, and her co-author, James Curry, professor of political science at the University of Utah, were awarded the Gladys M. Kammerer Award for their book, “The Limits of the Party: Congress and Lawmaking in a Polarized Era.”
The book focuses on the polarization of political parties and how bipartisanship has been the key to legislative success throughout the history of the country. The Gladys M. Kammerer Award is presented annually to the best political science publication in the field of U.S. national policy.
Ismail White, professor of politics and public affairs, and his co-author, Chryl Laird, professor of political science at the University of Maryland, won the American Political Science Association Best Book Award for their book, “Steadfast Democrats: How Social Forces Shape Black Political Behavior.”
The book focuses on how Black Americans are the most united political racial group in America and how the Black American experience has led to strong Democratic support.
Both awards will be presented at the APSA Annual Meeting in Seattle, Washington, this fall.