David Mayhew Receives APSA’s Lifetime Scholarship Award

Publication date 
June 19, 2018

Sterling Professor David Mayhew has received the 2018 APSA Barbara Sinclair Legacy Award, which is designed to “honor the work of a scholar who has contributed a lifetime of significant scholarship to the study of legislative politics. “

Mayhew is considered a leading scholar on the U.S. Congress. He has been a professor at Yale and an ISPS Resident Faculty Fellow since 1968, becoming emeritus in 2015.  He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Science, a member of the American Philosophical Society and the National Academy of Sciences, and a recipient of the James Madison and Samuel J. Eldersveld awards for career contributions.

His research concerns U.S. legislative behavior, U.S. political parties, and U.S. policymaking, and he has published eleven books, including The Imprint of CongressCongress: The Electoral Connection; Divided We GovernParties  and Policies: How the American Government Works; and Partisan Balance: Why Political Parties Don’t Kill the U.S. Constitutional System.  His work has been translated into Chinese, Korean, and Japanese, and is used in Latin America.   

For a tour of his work, see his website.