• Milena Ang Collan Granillo: Corrupting Accountability: Elite Control and Corruption Prosecution in Comparative Perspective
  • Gordon Arlen: Oligarchs Among Us: Confronting Wealth and Power in a Democratic Age
  • Alexandra Bass: Defining Invisible Problems: The Intersection of Politics and Science in American Public Opinion about Climate Change
  • Amanda Blair: Going Beyond Accountability and Untangling the Politics of Conflict-Related Rape
  • Marcus Board: Preparing A Defeat: Invisible Power Causing Non-Events By Inhibiting Decision-Making and Autonomy
  • Ashleigh Campi: After Equality: Conservative Consciousness Formation in the Late Twentieth Century United States
  • Jinbaek Choi: Embedded Authoritarianism: China's Labor Politics and its Market Transformation
  • Jay Cost: One Great American System: James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, and the Problem of Republican Nationalism
  • Sofia Fenner: Life after Co-optation
  • Joseph Ford: Funerary Practices and Political Succession: Three Regime Types
  • Allison Harris: Who’s on the Bench?: Political Implications of Judicial Characteristics and Judicial Selection Methods in the U.S.
  • Eric Hundman: Networks and Loyalties: The Social Roots of Military Disobedience in the Sino-French War
  • Junyan Jiang: Fragmented Unity: Patronage Politics and Authoritarian Resilience in China
  • Steven Klein: The Work of Politics: Radical Democracy, Political Economy, and the Twentieth-Century Welfare State
  • Morgan Kaplan: Persuading Power: Insurgent Diplomacy and the International Politics of Rebellion
  • Chad Levinson: Moral Subsidy: The Origins of Influential Extra-Governmental Organizations in US National Security Politics
  • Kathryn Lindquist: Facing Revolutionary Realities: Understanding High-Intensity State Sponsorship of Non-State Actors 
  • Emma Stone Mackinnon: Imperial Promises: The Contested Politics of Human Rights in the Twentieth Century
  • Amanda Maher: The Corrupt Republic:  The Contemporary Relevance of Machiavelli’s Critique of Inequality and Dependence
  • Nara Park: The Nature of Japanese Governance: Seikai-Tensin (政界転身)’s Political Success in Postwar Japan, 1947-2014
  • Ethan Porter: The Consumer Citizen
  • Dina Rashed: Authoritarianism and the Civilianization of Force: Police Power in Militarized Regimes
  • Robert Valentine: Decisiveness: The Real Calculus of Nuclear Weapons-Use

​You can find a select list of prize winning dissertations here