Congratulations to our 2022 David M. Howard Memorial Prize Winner, Christian Hosam

November 10, 2022

This year’s winner is Christian Hosam, who is a (fifth year) Ph.D. candidate in political science. Christian's dissertation focuses on the role of the Congressional Black Caucus in Congress and how its activities and priorities have lined up with or diverged from those of the Black community over time.

Bio: Christian Hosam is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley. His research interests include race and politics, with particular interests in Black elite politics, coalition and conflict between communities of color, public health, and the politics of representation. His dissertation focuses on the Congressional Black Caucus, particularly how the activities of the Congressional Black Caucus align with those of the Black community and how that relationship has changed over time His research has been supported by the Social Science Research Council, the UC Berkeley Center for the Study of American Democracy, and the Institute for Governmental Studies. His research has been published or is forthcoming in Sociological Forum and Politics, Groups, and Identities. He is also the co-author of Latino Politics, 3rd. Edition w/ Professor Lisa Garcia Bedolla.