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The Carol A. Baker '81 Memorial Prize 

The Carol Baker prize was established in 1987 and is awarded annually on the following terms:

"That the Carol A. Baker ’81 Memorial Prize be established in the Public Affairs Center for the development and recognition of the accomplishments of junior faculty.  This would be awarded by the Dean of the Social Sciences on a yearly basis to encourage and recognize excellence in teaching and research.

"The award is made by the Dean of the Social Sciences on the recommendation of the PAC Governing Board.  The departments of Economics, Government, History, and Sociology are invited to make nominations, which should be in writing and accompanied by a c.v.  Eligibility, by convention, is limited to untenured professors who are not in their canonical tenure-decision year."

Past Recipients

Awarded by Charles Lemert, Dean of the Social Sciences:

1987-88  -  Sue Fisher, Department of Sociology

Awarded by Richard Boyd, Dean of the Social Sciences, on the basis of recommendation by the PAC Governing Board:

1988-89  -  John Finn, Department of Government

1989-90  -  Patricia Hill, Department of History

1990-91  -  Rob Rosenthal, Department of Sociology

Awarded by David Morgan, Dean of the Social Sciences, on the basis of recommendation by the PAC Governing Board:

1991-92  -  Marc Eisner, Department of Government

1992-93  -  Richard Grossman, Department of Economics

1993-94  -  Gary Shaw, Department of History

1994-95  -  Gilbert Skillman, Department of Economics

Awarded by Alex Dupuy, Dean of the Social Sciences, on the basis of recommendation by the PAC Governing Board:

1995-96  -  Claire Potter, Department of History

1996-97  -  Sandi Wong, Department of Sociology

1997-98  -  Renee Romano, Department of History

Awarded by Ann-Louise Shapiro, Dean of the Social Sciences, on the basis of recommendation by the PAC Governing Board:             

1998-99  -  None Awarded               

1999-00  -  Douglas Foyle, Department of Government
Jonathan Cutler, Department of Sociology 

2000-01  -  Jennifer Tucker, Department of History

Awarded by Brian Fay, Dean of the Social Sciences, on the basis of recommendation by the PAC Governing Board:

2001-02  -  None Awarded

2002-03  -  Ethan Kleinberg, Department of History

2003-04 -  Christiann Hogendorn, Department of Economics    

2004-05 -  Erik Grimmer-Solem, Department of History

Awarded by Don Moon, Dean of the Social Sciences, on the basis of recommendation by the PAC Governing Board:

2005-06  -  Ernesto Verdeja, Department of Government

2006-07  -  Masami Imai, Department of Economics

2007-08 -   Mary Alice Haddad, Department of Government

2008-09 -   None Awarded

2009-10  -  Erica Chenoweth, Department of Government

Awarded by Gary Shaw, Dean of the Social Sciences, on the basis of recommendation by the PAC Governing Board:

2010-11  -  Paul Erickson, Department of History

2011-12  - Erika Franklin Fowler, Department of Government

2012-13 - Leah Wright, Department of History

2013-14  - Sonali Chakravarti, Department of Government