Maxwell School announces awards
The Maxwell School’s interim dean Michael Wasylenko recently recognized a number of faculty, students and staff with teaching and research awards. Many of these awards have already been announced; a full list can be found at http://www.maxwell.syr.edu.
The Moynihan Award for Teaching and Research will be shared by political science assistant professor Elizabeth Cohen and history assistant professor Michael Ebner. The award, established in 1985 by former senator and Maxwell faculty member Daniel Patrick Moynihan, is made annually to outstanding untenured Maxwell School faculty members.
Cohen studies contemporary and modern political theory, the history of political thought, and immigration and citizenship. Her major scholarly achievement is her book, “Semi-Citizenship in Democratic Politics” (Cambridge University Press, 2009), in which she argues that citizenship is more complex than commonly recognized and specifies various dimensions along which citizenship rights may vary. She received the Excellence in Graduate Education award in 2010.
Ebner’s research and teaching focus on the history of modern Europe, political violence and fascism. His 2011 book, “Ordinary Violence in Mussolini’s Italy” (Cambridge University Press, 2010), is an analysis of the way in which the fascist regime used political violence and confinement to rule Italy between 1926 and 1943. Ebner is a popular and celebrated instructor; he received the University’s Meredith Teaching Recognition Award this year.