The Victoria Schuck Award is given annually for the best book published on women and politics. It carries a prize of $1,000.
Established to honor Victoria Schuck’s life-long commitment to women and politics, this prize recognizes and encourage research and publication in this field. Schuck earned her PhD in 1937 from Stanford University and played a leading role in opening doors for women in the profession. She was not only an outstanding mentor for women, but her service in senior administrative roles at Mt Holyoke College and Mount Vernon College opened doors for future generations of women leaders.
J. Kevin Corder is a Professor of Political Science at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo. His research has appeared in the American Political Science Review, the Public Administration Review, the Journal of Politics and other outlets in political science and public administration. Much of his work focuses on economic policy and he is the author of two books on the Federal Reserve System. In 2013, Corder received a Fulbright-Schuman European Affairs program grant to study the regulation of banks in Malta and the United Kingdom. Corder’s work also extends to electoral politics. He and Christina Wolbrecht (University of Notre Dame) are the authors of Counting Women’s Ballots, a comprehensive assessment of women’s voting in the 1920s and 1930s published by Cambridge University Press. Corder and Wolbrecht received the Carrie Chapman Catt Prize and a National Science Foundation grant for the research design that inspired the book.