Katie Krumbholz (MA, Political Science, 2019) has received a 2020 Janet Box-Steffensmeier Award from the Society for Political Methodology. The announcement was made June 10, 2020 by the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research at the University of Michigan.
The award is designed to encourage women and underrepresented graduate students in political science to enhance their methodological skills by attending the ICPSR Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research. Award winners are selected based upon their academic records, research agendas, professional goals, and methodological interests. Scholarship recipients receive a tuition waiver to attend the four-week sessions of the ICPSR Summer Program.
Katie Krumbholz currently is a second-year Ph.D. student in the political science department at Rutgers University. Her major subfield is American politics, and minor subfields are public law and methods. Prior to attending Rutgers, she received her MA in Political Science from Iowa State University with a focus on public policy. Her master’s thesis focused on felon disenfranchisement and political culture, and her current research interests continue to be centered around criminal justice policy and the political behavior they inspire. Particularly, she is interested in the participation of the formerly incarcerated and their friends, families, and community members which has fueled the social movement that has developed around criminal justice reform.