William Jennings Bryan Prize Winners Announced
Four students take top honors
Posted: May 21, 2010
Winners of the William Jennings Bryan Prize in Government were announced at today’s Department of Government commencement. Established in 1898 with $250, the Jennings Prize is the University’s very first endowment. The Department of Government uses the prize money to recognize the top theses in each year’s Honors class. The 2010 winners are:
PETER CAREY – Connecting the Dots: A Social Network Analysis of Law Enforcement’s Role in the Decline of Jemaah Islamiyah. Advisor: Patricia Maclachlan.
JOHN LEWIS – United Nation: Bipartisanship as Signaling in the Fight for International Institutions. Advisor: Peter Trubowitz.
SHANE O’NEAL – Humanitarian Intervention that Promotes Self Determination: An Argument for Community-based Understandings of Human Rights. Advisor: Benjamin Gregg.
ALEXA SENDUKAS – A Global Analysis of Women in Political Office: The Disjuncture between Elections and Appointments. Advisor: Robert Moser.
Congratulation to this year’s entire class of Undergraduate Honors Students! The students, their theses, and faculty advisors are:
KATIE BERGER – The Justice of Early Education. Advisor: Juliet Hooker.
KASI CHADWICK – Political Violence in Chiapas: An Exploration of Potential Causes for Rebellion. Advisor: Kenneth Greene.
RYAN COOPER – The Detainee Problem: An Examination of the Outer Limits of the American Constitution. Advisor: Jeffrey Tulis.
CASSY DORFF – Deadly Politics: The Puzzle of Political Assassins. Advisor: Ami Pedahzur.
MICAELA GLASS – The World of Sex Slavery: Designing Public Policy to Prevent Human Trafficking. Advisor: Gary Freeman.
JORDYN JOHNSON – Changes in Attitudes Towards Homosexuality in the American Media: 1950-2010. Advisor: David Prindle.
GARY LAMB – Splitting the Difference: Split Ticket Voting in Modern America. Advisor: Sean Theriault.
AUDREY LYNN – Civics Assessment Variation at the State Level. Advisor: Andrew Karch.
JOHN MEYER – Elections and Ethnic Conflict: Party Fragmentation and Intracommunity Competition in Iraq, 2005-2009. Advisor: Robert Moser.
AUDREY NEVILLE – That’s Old News!: Ageism in Politcal Media. Advisor: Daron Shaw.
DANIEL OLDS – The People’s Court: An Examination of Public Opinion’s Effects on U.S. Supreme Court Decision-Making Through the Lens of Race, Abortion, and Gay Rights. Advisor: Stefanie Lindquist.
KONRAD POSCH – The Politics of Human Spaceflight: Success and Failure in China and the United States. Advisor: Itty Abraham.
LAUREN RATLIFF – Up for Grabs? Democratic Party Support in Texas, 2004-2008. Advisor: Daron Shaw.
DULCE SALAZAR VALLE – The Mystery of the Melting Pot: Unauthorized Immigration from Mexico to the United States from 1950 to 2000. Advisor: Jeffrey Millstone.
GARRICK SMITH – The Political Question Doctrine: Instability, Uncertainty, and the Unlikey Revival at the U.S. Supreme Court. Advisor: H.W. Perry.
JENNIFER SPENCER – The Fence between Elephants and Donkeys: Polarization in the United States Congress over Immigration. Advisor: Sean Theriault.
JUAN TOVAR – Freedom of Religion: Issues Concerning the Religious Liberty Clauses in the American Constitution. Advisor: Jeffrey Abramson.