Cara Daggett, an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science, was awarded the A. Leroy Bennett Award, which “recognizes the best paper presented at the International Studies Association Northeast Regional Conference by a scholar who holds a Ph.D.” Daggett was honored for her paper titled “Energetic Racism: Fossil Fuels and Thermodynamics in Nineteenth Century New Imperialism,” which she presented at the 2016 conference. The award was presented at this year’s conference, which took place November 3–4.