Karen Beckwith, the Flora Stone Mather Professor in the Department of Political Science, won the 2011 Carrie Chapman Catt Prize for Research on Women and Politics. Her project, “Gender and Cabinet Recruitment: Pace and Profile in Gendering Government,” focuses on women’s access to cabinet positions in West Europe and North America and involves an international research group of scholars in Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States.

The annual Catt Prize competition is designed to encourage and reward scholars embarking on significant research in the area of women and politics. Prize funds will be used to support conference travel and undergraduate research assistance.