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Call for Nominations: Global Development Studies (GDS) Book Award

Call for Nominations: Global Development Studies (GDS) Book Award

The International Studies Association (ISA) Global Development Studies (GDS) section is pleased to announce the call for nominations for the GDS Book Prize. Books should meet the goals of the section, including a scholarly concern “with development and global justice working across a number of fields, for example, postcolonial studies, development studies, critical political economy, critical security studies, social and political theory, history, sociology, gender studies, and public policy.”

  • Book must be published in 2015-2017
  • Book must be a monograph (cannot be an edited volume)
  • Nominations must be made by a GDS member
  • The Nominator should write a 300-500 word justification to be sent to the GDS Book Award Committee Chair (Roni Kay O’Dell) at
  • The committee will, to the best of its ability, consider books written in languages other than English
  • Award: $500

Nominee/nominator are responsible for getting the publisher to send books to each of the committee members (see list below). In case of a non-English text, work with the Committee Chair and GDS to facilitate the necessary steps (cf. translation) for a fair inclusion of the text in the award process. Copies can be physical or electronic.

Deadline for nominations: Postmarked on or before May 15, 2017.


Roni Kay O’Dell (Chair), Seton Hill University (
Mariam Georgis, University of Alberta (
Olivia Rutazibwa, University of Portsmouth (
Isaac Kamola, Trinity College (


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