Former Kellogg Visiting Fellow Samuel Handlin has been award the 2018 Seligson Prize for his article “Mass Organization and the Durability of Competitive Authoritarian Regimes: Evidence From Venezuela,” which was published in the journal Comparative Political Studies in 2016.

The Seligson Prize is awarded annually by the Latin American Public Opinion Project (LAPOP) at Vanderbilt University to the best scholarship (paper, book, dissertation, or other scholarly work) using LAPOP’s AmericasBarometer data that was published or finalized in the prior two calendar years. The prize is named in honor of Mitchell Seligson, the founder of LAPOP and a pioneer in the study of public opinion in Latin America.