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Incoming Political Science Prof Wins Dissertation Awards

August 28, 2014


Phillip AyoubPhillip Ayoub, PhD, assistant professor of political science, is the recipient of three highly esteemed awards! Ayoub has been named the 2014 winner of the American Political Science Association Human Rights Section award for the Best Dissertation in two categories: Human Rights and Sexuality & Politics. His dissertation, “When States ‘Come Out’: The Politics of Visibility and the Diffusion of Sexual Minority Rights in Europe” also won Cornell University’s Esman Prize for Distinguished Scholarship.

Phillip Ayoub, PhD, will join the Department of History and Politics as an assistant professor in September 2014, after spending a year as a Max Weber Postdoctoral Fellow at the European University Institute. He received his PhD from the Department of Government at Cornell University. His research bridges insights from international relations and comparative politics, with a focus on marginalized populations, transnational politics, norm diffusion, and the study of social movements. Currently, he is working on a book manuscript based on his dissertation, which explains how the transnational mobilization of marginalized peoples and international channels of visibility influence social and legal change across states.