The Robert A. Dahl Award is awarded annually to an untenured scholar who has produced scholarship of the highest quality on the subject of democracy. The award comes with a prize of $750.
Non-ladder faculty members and junior tenure-track faculty at universities and colleges are eligible for the Dahl Award, as are scholars at nonprofit organizations and think tanks, and independent scholars.
Scholarship eligible for the Dahl Award includes books, papers, reports, and articles on the subject of democracy.
Candelaria Garay is an Associate Professor of Public Policy at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. Her research interests include social policy, collective action and party politics. Her first book Social Policy Expansion in Latin America (Cambridge University Press, 2016) characterizes and explains the recent expansion and cross-country variation in social policy programs (income transfers, pensions, and health-care services) to populations historically excluded from social protection in Latin America. Other research projects focus on redistribution, subnational policy and territorial inequality.
She received a Ph.D. and a M.A. in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley, and holds a B.A. in Sociology from the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina.