Liz Nugent, Politics PhD, receives APSA’s Comparative Democratization Best Paper Award

Wednesday, Jun 6, 2018

Elizabeth R. Nugent, Princeton Politics PhD, has been given APSA’s Comparative Democratization Best Paper Award(Paper based on Dissertation). She also received Honorable Mention for both the Comparative Democratization Best Field Work Award and the Juan Linz Best Dissertation Award.

Liz is currently postdoctoral research fellow with the Middle East Initiative at Harvard Kennedy School of Government’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. After July 1, 2018 Liz will be an assistant professor at Yale University’s Department of Political Science.

Liz is currently working on a book manuscript according to her website, tentatively titled The Psychology of Repression: Identity and Polarization in Authoritarian Regimes, which “develops and tests an original theory of state repression and its effects on processes of polarization in authoritarian contexts. The project employs a mixed methods approach, including lab experimental tests of the theory’s micro-foundational psychological mechanism and case studies of repression and polarization in Egypt and Tunisia based on in-depth fieldwork in both countries.