SoRelle Receives Prestigious APSA Award for Outstanding Research Paper

By Matt LoJacono // August 8, 2023

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Mallory SoRelle

The American Political Science Association (APSA) has announced the recipients of its coveted 2023 APSA awards, recognizing the exceptional accomplishments of scholars in the field of political science. Among the distinguished awardees, Mallory SoRelle, a renowned scholar from Sanford, will be awarded the Heinz I. Eulau Award which recognizes the best article published in the American Political Science Review and Perspectives on Politics in the previous calendar year. Her collaborative efforts, along with Jamilla Michener from Cornell University and Chloe Thurston from Northwestern University, have resulted in a groundbreaking article titled "From the Margins to the Center: A Bottom-Up Approach to Welfare State Scholarship." This article, published in Volume 20, Issue 1 of Perspectives on Politics, offers a fresh perspective and analytical rigor in the realm of political science, particularly in the area of welfare state scholarship, one of SoRelle’s areas of expertise.

SoRelle's work delves into the transformative power of grassroots movements in shaping welfare state policies, challenging conventional narratives and bringing new dimensions to the study of public policy. Her dedication to collaborative research that explores the experiences of marginalized communities has earned her both admiration and respect within the academic community.

SoRelle is also the author of Democracy Declined: The Failed Politics of Consumer Financial Protection (University of Chicago Press, 2020), which explores the political response—by policymakers, public interest groups, and ordinary Americans—to one of the most consequential economic policy issues in the United States: consumer credit and financial regulation.

SoRelle's recognition is a testament to her dedication to political science research and her commitment to producing work that has a meaningful impact on both academia and society at large. As she takes the stage at the APSA Awards Ceremony, scholars and colleagues from around the world will join in celebrating her achievements and the invaluable contributions she has made to the field of political science.

The APSA Awards Ceremony, is a key highlight of the 119th APSA Annual Meeting & Exhibition held in Los Angeles, California Aug. 31 – Sept. 3.

For more information about APSA and the 2023 APSA Awards, please visit the official APSA website.