Winner of the American Political Science Association's E.E. Schattschneider Award for the best dissertation in American Politics (2009).
Winner of the the American Political Science Association's William Anderson Award for the best dissertation in field of state and local politics, federalism, or intergovernmental relations (2008).
Winner of the American Political Science Association's Urban Politics Section award for best dissertation in urban politics (2008) for her dissertation, “Punishment and Participation: How Criminal Convictions Threaten American Democracy.”
Winner 2007 Harvard University Robert Noxon Toppan prize, awarded for the best essay or dissertation upon a subject of political science.
PhD in Government and Social Policy, 2014. Assistant Professor of Political Science, Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan.
Visiting Fellow, Center for the Study of Democratic Politics, Princeton University, 2019-2020.
Winner of the Institute for Advanced Study in Toulouse (IAST) Multidisciplinary Prize rewarding “scientifically exciting and ambitious endeavors” (with Daniel L. Chen, Toulouse School of Economics), 2016.
Winner of the American Political Science Association's Mancur Olson Award for Best Dissertation in Political Economy, 2016.
Katherine Levine Einstein is currently the co-principal investigator of the Menino Survey of Mayors, a multi-year data set of survey-interviews of U.S. mayors exploring a wide variety of political and policy issues.
Winner (with co-authors Matto Mildenberger and Leah Stokes) of the American Political Science Association's Jack Walker Award for a published article that makes an outstanding contribution to research and scholarship on political organizations and parties. The article, "Legislative Staff and Representation in Congress," appears in the American Political Science Review 113 (1), 2018.
Winner of the American Political Science Association's Harold D. Lasswell Prize for best PhD dissertation in the field of public policy, 2017.
Winner of the American Political Science Association's Fiona McGillivray Prize for best paper in political economy presented at the previous year's APSA annual meeting, 2017.
Winner of the Midwest Political Science Association's Patrick J. Fett Award for best paper presented at the MPSA annual meeting on Congress and the presidency, 2017.
PhD in Government and Social Policy, 2008. Head of Research, International Budget Partnership.
Jason Lakin joined IBP in May 2009 as a Program Officer covering Ghana and East Africa, and then worked as IBP’s Kenya Country Coordinator through 2013, where he set up IBP Kenya (based in Nairobi) as a locally registered entity. Prior to taking on his current role, Jason was the Country Manager for IBP Kenya from 2014-2017.