Dear NCOBPS Members,

The National Conference of Black Political Scientists (NCOBPS) enthusiastically announces the following award recipients for their scholarship and achievements in our profession and community for the 2016 and 2017 award-years.

We congratulate all the awardees, and we, especially, thank all awards chairs/co-chairs and their committee members for their dedication in determining this year’s recipients.

Best regards,

Shayla C. Nunnally
President-Elect (2015-2017)

Winners 2016

AwardAward Recipient(s)Work(s)
W.E.B. Du Bois Distinguished Book AwardChristopher StoutBringing Race Back In: Black Politicians, Deracialization, and Voting Behavior in the Age of Obama
Rodney Higgins Best Faculty Paper AwardDavid C. Wilson, University of Delaware and Paul R. BrewerDo Frames Emphasizing Harm to Age and Racial-Ethnic Groups Reduce Support for Voter ID Laws?
Fannie Lou Hamer Outstanding Community Service AwardKhalilah Brown-Dean ; Melina Abdullah
Anna Julia Cooper Teacher of the Year AwardClarissa Peterson, Depauw University
Sammy Younge Best Student Paper AwardJames R. Jones