The Delba Winthrop Award

The Delba Winthrop Mansfield Memorial Fund Book Award is given annually to a junior scholar with a Ph.D. or nearing completion of a Ph.D. for excellence in the field of political science. It is designed to further the careers of promising junior scholars. The prize may be given for a dissertation or book (published or not yet published), a series of publications, or an outstanding article in a peer-reviewed publication.

It is given in honor of Delba Winthrop, a scholar of Aristotle, Tocqueville and Solzhenitsyn, who taught for many years at Harvard University. Her study of Aristotle, Aristotle: Democracy and Political Science, orginally submitted as a doctoral dissertation in 1974, was published in 2018.

Previous Winners

Submit A Nomination for the Award

If you would like to nominate a book or article for the prize, please follow the link below to the submission page.


About Delba Winthrop

Delba Winthrop, beloved wife of Harvey Mansfield and friend and hostess to many both inside and outside the field of political science and the academy, was a scholar of Aristotle, Tocqueville, and Solzhenitsyn; a teacher of political philosophy at Harvard; and a mentor to many students of political science.