Sandra Carrillo Rodriguez of Idaho State University has won the 2020 Bert & Phyllis Lamb Prize in Political Science. She becomes the sixth recipient of the Prize. Her winning paper seeks to understand how perceived discrimination and partisanship influences Latina/o/x linked fate. “Linked fate” refers to the belief that individual fates are connected to those of someone’s racial or ethnic group.
The Lamb Prize consists of a $1000 award, publication of the winning paper, one-year membership in the Western Social Science Association, a plaque, and travel expenses to attend the WSSA annual meeting, where the plaque will be formally presented.
This excellent paper was well received by all members of the Lamb Prize Selection Committee. Many of the reviewers commented on the innovative and timely questionposed by Ms Carrillo Rodriguez. The paper was noted to be “interesting and forward looking.” Furthermore, the Selection Committee commended the work for its description “of potential voting behaviors based in perceived discrimination.” The findings imply a variety of possible policy implications. Overall, Selection Committee members believe this is another example of outstanding, innovative research that adds to discussions within Political Science.
The extend Lamb Family and Negotiation Guidance Associates join the Selection Committee in congratulating Sandra Carrillo Rodriguez for her excellent work and welcome her to the outstanding group of young scholars who have won the Lamb Prize.