Gervasoni Wins Shaheen Graduate School Award for Social Science
May 18, 2012
Kellogg PhD Fellow Carlos Gervasoni has won the 2012 Eli J. and Helen Shaheen Graduate School Award, the highest honor bestowed on Notre Dame graduate students. Gervasoni, who received his PhD in political science in August 2011, garnered the award for social science.
“Carlos is one of the two or three best graduate students I have ever taught,” Kellogg Institute Director Scott Mainwaring commented last year. Mainwaring served on Gervasoni’s dissertation committee, which was chaired by Kellogg Faculty Fellow Michael Coppedge.
Gervasoni’s dissertation—“A Rentier Theory of Subnational Democracy: The Politically Regressive Effects of Fiscal Federalism in Argentina”—is a synthesis of research on democratization at a sub-national level, focused on his home country of Argentina. He has published his findings in the top-ranked journal in his field, World Politics, in a piece that has gained considerable attention around the globe.
The winner of a Kaneb Center teaching award while at Notre Dame, Gervasoni is now an assistant professor at the Universidad Torcuato di Tella, Argentina’s finest social science institute and one of the best universities in Latin America.