We are very pleased to announce that CONGRIPS’ Executive Committee has selected Professor Carol Mershon as recipient of the 2018 CONGRIPS Life Achievement Award.
Prof. Mershon is Hugh S. and Winifred Cumming Chair in Politics at the University of Virginia, and has previously worked at Harvard University, University of Washington and SciencesPo Lille. Italian politics has been a leit motiv of her career: one of her first articles was entitled “Between Workers and Union: Factory Councils in Italy”. Italy remained at the center of Carol’s interest also when working on coalition formation, party switching and legislative voting.
She is a member of various editorial boards of well-known political science journals, and we are particularly proud of the fact that the Rivista Italiana di Scienza Politica (Italian Political Science Review) is currently one of them. Her interest towards Italian politics emerges also from other publications (such as the co-edited 2004 volume of the Politica in Italia series) and her leadership roles (particularly significant to us: CONGRIPS President between 2003 and 2005).