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Call for Nominations - FTGS Book Prize

About the Award

FTGS annually awards a book prize in the International Relations sub-field of Feminist Theory and Gender Studies. The award recognizes a book published in the preceding two calendar years that excels in originality, impact, and rigor towards furthering feminist theory and gender studies within the discipline of international relations.

Apply for the FTGS Book Prize

Please send your nominations, with details of the publication and a 300-500 word justification, to the chair of the committee Annika Bergman Rosamond ( no later than July 3rd, 2020. Upon receipt of the nomination materials, you will receive further instruction on sending the books to this year’s committee: Annika Bergman Rosamond (chair), Catherine Goetze, Itziar Mujika Chao and Amya Agarwal



FTGS 2020 Award Winners

The ISA Feminist Theory and Gender Studies (FTGS) Section is pleased to announce the winners of their 2020 awards:

FTGS Early Career Award for Community Engagement – Dr Akanksha Mehta, Department of Media, Communications and Cultural Studies, Centre for Feminist Research, Goldsmiths University, London,  

FTGS Book Prize – Dr. Sara Motta as the  winner of the award. Sara works at the University of Newcastle, Australia,  Newcastle Business School.

FTGS Student Paper Award – María José Méndez, Department of Political Science at the University of Minnesota

FTGS Eminent Scholar Award – Professor Jacqui True, University of Monash, Australia;  Professor of International Relations and Director of Monash University’s Centre for Gender, Peace and Security.

The FTGS  convention awards – Zanardi and Ariel Mekler



Results of the 2020 FTGS Election

Results of the 2020 FTGS election:

Joint Section Chairs:

Yacob-Haliso Olajumoke (Associate Professor at the Political Science Department at Babcok University Nigeria), 2020-23.

Yadav Punam (Senior Research Fellow and the Co-Director of the IRDR Centre for Gender and Disaster at the University College London), 2020-23.

Program Co-chairs:

Theresa de Langis (Past Director of the Center for Southeast Asian studies and Professor of Global Affairs at American University of Phnom Penh), 2020-23.

Sara Motta (Associate Professor in Politics, University of Newcastle, NSW, Australia). (2020-23)

Members at Large:

Agarwal, Amya (Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the Centre for Global Cooperation Research in Duisburg, Germany, 2020-22.

Singh Rathore, Khushi (PhD candidate in International Politics in Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), India), 2020-22.

Mhajne, Anwar (Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science, Stonehill College, USA), 2020-22.

Graduate Members:

Kilicoglu, Zeynep (PhD candidate in International Relations, Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs, Florida International University), 2020-2021.

Álvares Ferreira, Amanda (PhD candidate in International Relations at the Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio) 2020-2021.



FTGS 2020 Convention Award Call

The FTGS Section is pleased to announce a call for applications for the 2020 FTGS Convention Award.

Two awards are available at the value of US$800 each. The amount of the award reflects the costs of four nights of accommodation at convention hotels, but may be used as the awardees see fit. Funds will be provided at the conference itself by a member of the FTGS Exec upon proof of registration. No receipts or expense forms will be required: the award is in the full sum, to be disposed of in the manner that best supports convention participation for the awardees.

Applications should be sent to Section Chair byMonday 13 December, 2019.



Call for Nominations to FTGS ExComm 2020

In advance of the International Studies Association annual convention in Honolulu, 25-28 March 2020, the Feminist Theory and Gender Studies section invites nominations for their Executive Committee. The deadline for nominations is 13 December 2019



Call for Nominations - FTGS Best Graduate Student Paper Award

FTGS offers an annual award for the best feminist theory and/or gender studies graduate student paper presented at the Annual ISA Conference. The award carries a stipend of $500 and comes with a peer review by the International Feminist Journal of Politics with a prospect for publication. We are currently accepting nominations for the best paper presented at the 2019 ISA Convention in Toronto. The deadline for nominations is 21 June 2019.


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