Barbara Sinclair wins prestigious APSA award
Barbara Sinclair has won the 2012 Samuel Eldersveld Award.
The Political Organizations and Parties section of the APSA has announced that Professor Emeritus Barbara Sinclair has won this year's Samuel Eldersveld Award. The award is to “honor a scholar whose lifetime professional work has made an outstanding contribution to the field.” The award will be made during the section's business meeting at the APSA annual conference in New Orleans later this year.
The award is named for Samuel J. Eldersveld, a political scientist at the University of Michigan for over 60 years who published widely in both American and Comparative politics. Eldersveld was also mayor of Ann Arbor from 1957 to 1959, having run because, as chair of the local Democratic Party's recruitment committee, he was unable to find anyone else to challenge the sitting five-term incumbent.
The award was inaugurated in 1989 and past winners include such luminaries as James Sundquist, Gerald Pomper, Nelson Polsby, Walter Dean Burnham, David Mayhew, James Q. Wilson, John Aldrich, and David Rohde.