Former Doctoral Student (PhD 2004), Visiting Fellow (2006-07), and Faculty Fellow Daniel Brinks was promoted to Professor this past year and appointed Chair of the Government Department at the University of Texas at Austin. His recent book, The DNA of Constitutional Justice in Latin America: Politics, Governance and Judicial Design (co-authored with Abby Blass) was awarded the 2019 C. Herman Pritchett Award for best book on law and courts, by the Law and Courts Section of the APSA.