Kristina Miler's book Poor Representation: Congress and the Politics of Poverty in the United States (Cambridge University Press 2018) has been awarded the prestigious Woodrow WIlson Award by the American Political Science Association.
In the book, Miler dispels the myth that the poor are an invisible constituency in American politics. Through three decades of data on speeches, party platforms, and congressional behavior, she shows that the poor are indeed visible, yet still receive poor representation. Their scant channels for representation often come in the form of surrogates that hail from outside poor districts, but have branded themselves as advocates for economic equality and racial- or gender-based social justice.
The Woodrow Wilson Award is given annually for the best book on government, politics, or international affairs. Formerly supported by the Woodrow Wilson Foundation, the award is sponsored by Princeton University. It carries a cash prize of $5,000.
The award is well-deserved. Congratulations, Kris!