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Celebrating excellence in pedagogy – meet our Cora Maas and Dirk Berg-Schlosser award winners

We are thrilled to introduce the winners of our two prizes for pedagogical excellence among the Instructors and Teaching Assistants at our Methods School!

Our Methods School offers a comprehensive programme of cutting-edge qualitative and quantitative methodological training for scholars of all levels and career stages.

The Cora Maas Award celebrates the instructor of the best-evaluated course across Summer and Winter Schools. This year, it has been awarded to Marie Østergaard Møller for her course Interpretive Research Methods.

The Dirk Berg-Schlosser Award, meanwhile, honours pedagogical excellence as a teaching assistant at our Methods School. This year, it has been awarded to Clare McKeown for her work as a Teaching Assistant on the course Qualitative Data Generation taught by Alenka Jelen.

Our Training Subcommittee, which oversees the award of these prizes, extends its sincere congratulations on behalf of the ECPR community.

About our winners

Marie Østergaard Møller

Marie Østergaard MøllerMarie Østergaard Møller is Associate Professor at the Department of Politics and Society, Aalborg University, Denmark. Her research interests include social and political categories, categorization, frontline agency, vignette method, and interpretive methods. Marie works with research and development within systematic qualitative analysis, and categorization theory, partly as a university-employed researcher partly as a freelancer and founder of ProPublic.

Her work appears in a range of journals such as 'Performance Measurement and Professional Decision making: A Resolvable Conflict?' in Human Service Organizations: Management, Leadership & Governance,  'Qualitative Vignette Experiments: A Mixed Methods Design' in Journal of Mixed Methods Research'The Dilemma between Self-protection and Service Provision under Danish COVID-19 Guidelines: A Comparison of Public Servants’ Experiences in the Pandemic Frontline' in Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis: Research and practice, and 'An approach to the development of comparative cross-National Studies of street-level bureaucracy' in Journal of International and Comparative Social Policy.

Clare McKeown

Clare McKeownClare McKeown is a PhD researcher funded by the Scottish Graduate School for Arts and Humanities / Arts and Humanities Research Council (SGSAH / AHRC). Her recently submitted (and awaiting viva) PhD considers the role of beauty in Scottish feminist campaigns to end men’s violence against women. Her primary research home is at the Department of Communications, Media, and Culture at the University of Stirling in Scotland.

Clare’s work is informed by interdisciplinary perspectives from the social sciences and humanities. Her research interests include feminist theory, men’s violence against women, media studies, public relations, and public communications campaigns. Clare returned to academia after nearly a decade of work in the Scottish third sector, and she believes research is an invaluable tool in building a more just world. She has a pending chapter – 'Bringing men into the picture in campaigns that challenge men’s violence against women and children' – in a forthcoming Routledge Companion.

In their own words

'Teaching at the ECPR School in Methods and Techniques has always felt as an award. The school attracts great, ambitious, and engaged students, who always go the extra mile to learn new methods and difficult methodology. I am very honored to be awarded the Cora Maas Award 2021 for teaching the course in interpretive methods.'

– Marie Østergaard Møller

'I was delighted to learn I had been awarded the Dirk Berg-Schlosser Award – even more so when I found out that the award decision was determined by the student evaluation surveys. I greatly enjoy teaching, especially at the ECPR where I (virtually) met so many interesting people doing valuable work. It’s really gratifying to know that others found my input useful for developing and improving their own interview practice."

– Clare McKeown

The award winners were determined by the outcome of the evaluation surveys carried out after our 2021 Virtual Winter School and Virtual Summer School.

Keywords: Political Methodology, Methods, Qualitative, Mixed Methods

23 November 2021
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