Loren Collingwood wins best dissertation award

Loren Collingwood, assistant professor of political science, has won the best dissertation award from the Western Political Science Association. The award is given for the best dissertation from the western United States.

Collingwood’s dissertation, “The Pursuit of Victory and Incorporation: Elite Strategy, Group Pressure, and Cross-Racial Mobilization,” examines the relationship between white candidates and minority voters, as well as minority candidates and white voters, across various periods in American history and in different states. It serves as the basis of a book on which he is working that examines the politics of white candidates and Black voters in the South during the civil rights era.

Marissa Brookes nabs best article award in the Labor Studies Journal

Marissa Brookes, assistant professor of political science, has won the United Association for Labor Education award for Best Article published in the Labor Studies Journal. The paper, “Varieties of Power in Transnational Labor Alliances: An Analysis of Workers’ Structural, Institutional, and Coalitional Power in the Global Economy,” was published in 2013. The award will be presented at an awards ceremony during the 2014 association’s conference in Los Angeles on March 29.

Brookes recently returned from Oslo, where she presented a paper, “Power, Labor, and Globalization: How Context-Appropriate Strategies Help Transnational Labor Alliances Succeed,” at the International Workshop on Labour and Transnational Action in Times of Crisis, hosted at the University of Oslo as part of the Centre for Advanced Study.  The workshop comprised an international group of leading scholars from political science, sociology, economics, business, and industrial relations who research topics related to labor, transnationalism, and globalization.

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