Alex Willingham Best Political Theory Paper Award

Chair: Dr. DesireƩ Melonas,

This award is named in the honor of long-term NCOBPS member and brilliant, political theorist, Alex Willingham, a professor of Williams College. Professor Willingham as a political theorist and student of American politics teaches courses in U.S. politics. These include the basic course on national politics, as well as special courses on the Civil Rights movement, Nonprofit Organizations and Community Change, Southern Politics and issues of access and representation, especially as these are raised under prohibitions on racial discrimination under the 1965 Voting Rights Act.

The best paper in political theory or political philosophy is selected from papers or posters presented at the 2019 Annual Meeting. Panel chairs are encouraged to forward those papers that they believe to be outstanding to the Awards Committee Chair for consideration. Papers must be received on or before the deadline of February 1, 2024.