Geoffrey M. Lorenz defends his Ph.D. dissertation in Political Science

Congratulations to Geoffrey M. Lorenz for successfully defending his Ph.D. dissertation in Political Science at the University of Michigan. I have worked with Geoff since his first year at Michigan and it has been a pleasure every step of the way. Next he will be moving on to a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Virginia.

The committee (left to right): Richard Hall, Ken Kollman, myself, and Chuck Shipan.

Received UROP Outstanding Research Mentorship Award

Today I received the amazing news that I received the UROP Outstanding Research Mentor Award, which is a major award for undergraduate teaching at the University of Michigan.  I was nominated for this award by Chen Liang, who was the student who traveled to present our joint work at Yale University a few weeks ago.   I am enormously grateful to Chen, as well as to the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP), and its Director, Sandra Gregerman.  I work with about 10 students through this program each year, which is absolutely integral to the progress of my research program.  Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Party in the Street receives Leon Epstein Outstanding Book Award

Amazing news. Party in the Street (co-authored with Fabio Rojas) has received the Leon Epstein Outstanding Book Award by the Political Organizations and Parties section of the American Political Science Association. This award “recognizes a book published in the last two calendar years that made an outstanding contribution to research and scholarship on political organizations and parties.”

Fabio and I are thrilled. We are so grateful to everyone who helped us write the book. Thank you!

Party in the Street makes list of Top 25 Academic Books

Today I learned that my book with Fabio Rojas, Party in the Street, was designated as one of the “Top 25 Books” for 2015 by Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries. It was selected from a list of approximately 7,000 academic books (across all academic fields) that were reviewed by Choice in 2015.