IGS Affiliated Faculty Member Eric Schickler Wins Book Awards

photo of Eric Schickler
June 19, 2017
IGS affiliated-faculty member Eric Schickler has received four awards from the American Political Science Association for two books published last year.
Schickler's book, Racial Realignment: The Transformation of American Liberalism, 1932-1965, received the Woodrow Wilson Award, given annually to the best book on government, politics, or international affairs, and the J. David Greenstone Book Prize, which recognizes the best book in history and politics from the previous two calendar years.
Investigating the President: Congressional Checks on Presidential Power, which Schickler co-authored with Douglas L. Kriner, an Associate Professor of Political Science at Boston University, received the Richard E. Neustadt Award for the best book on the presidency, and the Richard F. Fenno Prize honoring work that is both theoretically and empirically strong.
Schickler holds the Jeffrey and Ashley McDermott Endowed Chair in Political Science, and is Chairman of the Department of Political Science. His research and teaching interests are in the areas of American politics, the U.S. Congress, rational choice theory, American political development, and public opinion.