I am thrilled that Europe’s Crisis of Legitimacy: Governing by Rules and Ruling by Numbers in the Eurozone (OUP 2020) was awarded an Honorable Mention for the best book of 2021 by the European Union Studies Association (EUSA).
My congratulations to Christina J. Schneider, Professor of Political Science at the University of California, San Diego, who received the top prize for The Responsive Union: National Elections and European Governance (Cambridge University Press, 2019).
We will be honored in person at EUSA’s Biennial Meeting in May 2022.
I have just been awarded an Honorary Professorship in the Department of Political Science at LUISS Guido Carli University in Rome, for a three-year term. I was very surprised and pleased to receive this unexpected honor. In Europe, to be named Honorary Professor is one of the most prestigious awards a University can grant to someone who is not a member of their faculty. It signals their appreciation of a person’s scholarship along with interest in maintaining close ties with them in both research and teaching venues. I have already been a visiting professor at LUISS in the School of Government for a number of years, conducting a short-term seminar in Rome once a year in late spring. This takes the relationship to a new level for the next three years. I am truly honored, and delighted!
I am thrilled to share that I have been named as one of the 100 currently most-cited scholars, the 25 most-cited in my PhD cohort, and the 40 most-cited women scholars by PS: Political Science & Politics, one of the American Political Science Association’s official journals.
The Political Science 400 “identifies the 400 most highly cited scholars in the profession who are currently teaching at PhD-granting departments in the United States, with their primary appointment in that department, by tallying the citations to lifetime bodies of work in all journals and books. It includes citation data from when scholars began receiving citations to their most recent work.”
You can read the full article here.
I’m thrilled to announce that on Friday May 10, I was awarded the European Union Studies Association’s Lifetime Contribution Award, which is conferred on a scholar once every two years at the Association’s biannual meeting—this year in Denver, Colorado. The association is the largest such association bringing together scholars who work on the European Union. The award honors a scholar in the field of EU studies whose lifetime of research and writing have been important, enduring, and widely felt influences on EU scholarship.
There was also a keynote panel on Saturday May 11, assembled to honor my work on the occasion of the lifetime achievement award from EUSA – with Abe Newman, Professor at Georgetown; Kalypso Nicolaidis, Professor at Oxford University; Tanja Börzel, Professor the Free University of Berlin; Alberta Sbragia, Professor at Pittsburgh University; George Ross, Emeritus Professor at Brandeis; and Matthias Matthijs, Assistant Professor at Johns Hopkins U.
I have learned that I will be receiving the European Union Studies Association (EUSA) Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2019 EUSA International Biennial Conference in Denver next May.
The plenary honoring Schmidt at the conference will include Tanja Börzel (Freie Universität Berlin), Matthias Matthijs (Johns Hopkins University), Kalypso Nicolaïdis (University of Oxford), Fritz Scharpf (Max Planck Institute and recipient of the 2007 EUSA Lifetime Achievement Award), George Ross (Université de Montreal and recipient of 2017 EUSA Lifetime Achievement Award), and Alberta Sbragia (University of Pittsburgh and recipient of 2013 EUSA Lifetime Achievement Award).
More information about the prizes can be found here: https://www.eustudies.org/about/eusa-prizes
The Lifetime Achievement Award honors a scholar in the field of EU studies whose lifetime of research and writing have been important, enduring, and widely felt influences on EU scholarship.
I am deeply honored to have been named Chevalier (Knight) in the French Legion of Honor. The prestigious designation, honoring individuals who have contributed to the advancement of French arts and culture, will be presented at a decoration ceremony in the fall of 2018 by Valéry Freland, Consul General of France in Boston.
The French Legion of Honor is an order of distinction first established by Napoleon Bonaparte in May of 1802. It is the highest decoration bestowed in France.
Great news! I was just awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship for a book on the ‘rhetoric of discontent,’ a transatlantic investigation of the populist revolt against globalization (and Europeanization).
Guggenheim Fellowships are intended for individuals who have already demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts.
Link to Guggenheim Fellows Profile: https://www.gf.org/fellows/all-fellows/vivien-a-schmidt/
Link to article on Pardee School website: Prof. Vivien Schmidt Awarded Guggenheim
I was honored to receive the SWIPE Mentor Award by the International Studies Association in February. The SWIPE Mentor Award pays tribute to women and men who have invested in the professional success of women in the IPE field. Originating in the early 1990s, the Society for Women in International Political Economy (SWIPE) observed that many women in IPE did not have the close mentoring relationships that their male counterparts seemed to benefit from. Indeed, while research across disciplines has shown that mentoring can be key to higher publication rates and successfully achieving tenure, women tend to get less mentoring than men.
I attended the award ceremony during the International Political Economy Section reception at the International Studies Association Annual Meetings in Baltimore between February 22-25, 2017. While in Baltimore, I spoke on the panel: “Mentoring Women in International Political Economy and Honoring SWIPE Award Recipient 2017 Prof. Vivien Schmidt.”
I was awarded a prize for best paper published in BJPIR (the British Journal of Politics and International Relations) 2013, for my paper entitled, “Speaking to the Markets or to the People? A Discursive Institutionalist Analysis of the EU’s Sovereign Debt Crisis.” The prize was announced at the Political Studies Association Annual International Conference, at the conference dinner on the evening of March 31st, 2015 in Sheffield, UK.
The paper argues that the EU’s sovereign debt crisis is not just economic; it is also political, resulting from the failure of EU leaders to offer solutions that calm the markets and convince the people. These failures stem from problems with EU leaders’ ideas about how to solve the crisis as well as their communication about them. That communication encompasses not just EU leaders talking to one another in negotiations of crisis solutions but also speaking to “the markets’ and to ‘the people’ about those solutions, all of which may interact in perverse ways. My article uses the analytic framework of “discursive institutionalism” to consider the different forms, types, levels, rates and mechanisms of change in ideas followed by the EU leaders’ discursive interactions in the “coordinative” discourse and their “communicative discourse” to the global markets and European publics. It uses a range of country cases, but in particular Germany and France, in illustration.
Vivien Schmidt’s 2006 book, Democracy in Europe (Oxford University Press) has been included in a comprehensive selection of 100 Books on Europe to Remember. The list includes academic, intellectual and political works on the European idea and the development of the European integration process, taking into account the vast geographical, linguistic and intellectual spectrum of ideas. It was compiled by the European Parliamentary Research Service in order to encourage exploration of the ideas and individuals that have inspired and guided the creation and growth of the European Union.
A special celebration to discuss the books and pamphlets that have made a significant contribution to the understanding of European integration was held on March 3 in the European Parliamentary Research Service library reading room. Participants included Joseph Weiler, Kevin Featherstone, Beatrice Taulegne, and Luuk van Middelaar. Martin Shulz, President of the European Commission, introduced the event.