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ISA-Canada 2016 Distinguished Scholar Award

ISA-Canada is extremely pleased to report that the ISA-Canada Distinguished Scholar Award committee has completed its deliberations and nominated Professor Sandra Whitworth from York University as the ISA-Canada 2016 Distinguished Scholar.

Professor Whitworth has been a leader in feminist approaches to International Relations, especially in relation to security, peacekeeping, and human rights activism. She has played a major part in promoting work in this area as well as shaping the way in which the key issues are studied and analyzed. Her 1994 book Feminism and International Relations set much of the groundwork for the development of feminist IR as a specific approach in the field. Similarly, Whitworth’s 2004 book, Men, Militarism and UN Peacekeeping: A Gendered Analysis has been praised for its unique contribution to some of the field’s foundational concerns about war and peace. Whitworth has demonstrated leadership is encouraging, cultivating, and defending quality feminist scholarship within the field, specifically through her six years as the Editor of the International Journal of Feminist Politics. She has also made significant contribution to teaching materials in the field of IR through her textbook International Relations, now in its Third Edition. Whitworth has made contributions to global political debates, notably through her 2002 award winning UN report on Women, Peace, and Security. Whitworth’s other honours include being selected as the Henrietta Harvey Distinguished Lecturer at Memorial University in the Fall of 2012. She was also the 2012 recipient of the Eminent Feminist Scholar award from the Feminist Theory and Gender Studies section of the ISA. For all these reasons, Whitworth is eminently deserving of the recognition given by the ISA-Canada 2016 Distinguish Scholar Award.

ISA-Canada also extends special thanks to the distinguished scholar committee for their excellent service. This committee was chaired by Dr. Peter Nyers (McMaster), and comprised of Drs. Lana Wylie (McMaster), Anne-Marie D’Aoust (UQAM), and Sarah Weibe (UVic).
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