Congratulations to Kristinn Már (Ph.D. 2021) on his selection for the Katherine DuPre Lumpkin Dissertation of the Year award. Márs’ dissertation, “Democratic Challenges and Innovations,” was written under the supervision of Professor Chaeyoon Lim. Dr. Lumpkin earned a Ph.D. in Sociology from UW-Madison in 1928 and made her career as a professor at Wells College, in Aurora, NY, specializing in social justice. Each year the Lumpkin award is granted to a former student who, in the eyes of a Sociology faculty committee, wrote the best dissertation during the previous academic year; the winner is awarded $1000. Már is now an assistant professor of Behavioral Science at Duke Kunshan University.