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Newsletter: January 2018

Association News

ISR Welcomes New Editorial Team!

International Studies Review has transitioned to its next academic home! Starting January 1, 2018, Amanda Murdie (Editor-in-Chief, University of Georgia), Andrew P. Owsiak, (Book Editor, University of Georgia), Sam R. Bell (Kansas State), K. Chad Clay (University of Georgia), Nicole Detraz (University of Memphis), Dursun Peksen (University of Memphis), Timothy M. Peterson (University of South Carolina), and Naji Bsisu (Managing Editor, University of Georgia) will be editing the journal. They are excited to continue to the work of the previous editorial team, headed by Kelly Kadera (University of Iowa), Laura Sjoberg (University of Florida) and Aida Hozic (Book Editor, University of Florida). The new editors have updated the submission information and are particularly excited to hear from scholars interested in book reviews and review essays. Stay tuned for their editorial announcement, appearing in the first issue of International Studies Review this year.

2018-2019 Rosenau Fellowship

We are pleased to announce that Jamie J. Hagen has been awarded the 2018-2019 James N. Rosenau Postdoctoral Fellowship. Jamie is completing her doctoral degree in Global Governance and Human Security at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. To learn more about Jamie and her work, please visit: On behalf of the James N. Rosenau Postdoctoral Fellowship Committee and the rest of the Association, Congratulations, Jamie!

ISP Publishing English and Spanish Language Abstracts

International Studies Perspectives has begun publishing English and Spanish language abstracts for all its articles. As of November 2017, there are eight articles in Advance Access with Spanish abstracts, and Vol. 19, No. 1 (February 2018) will be the first print issue to feature Spanish abstracts.

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Oxford Research Encyclopedia of International Studies

We have joined together with Oxford University Press to revitalize The International Studies Encyclopedia as a part of the Oxford Research Encyclopedia program. Substantive, peer-reviewed, and regularly updated, the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of International Studies combines the speed and flexibility of digital with the rigorous standards of academic publishing. Led by Renée Marlin-Bennett (John Hopkins University), this is a born-digital academic tool that satisfies contemporary research needs.

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Looking for Good Ideas: Submit to the Professional Resource Center

The Association is in the process of developing its Professional Resource Center (PRC) to better serve you. As part of this initiative, we would like to invite you to share syllabi, reading lists and/or class lesson plans that will be made available in the pedagogy area of our PRC. We are especially interested in receiving materials that are related to our ISA Sections, but welcome other International Studies materials as well (e.g. general introductory course syllabi). Please direct your submissions or queries to ISA’s Director of Professional Development, Dr. Kristy A. Belton (, and thank you in advance for your support!

Convention News

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#ISA2018 Headshot Lounge

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ISA 2018 Childcare Services

ISA is pleased to continue our partnership with Kiddie Corp at the 2018 Annual Convention in San Francisco, CA. Program services are available only to ISA members on a first-come, first-served basis. Non-members who wish to participate in the child care program must first join ISA before submitting a registration. For more information please visit our child care site at

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For our Affiliates

ISA Regions, Sections and affiliate groups are invited to host a workshop, business meeting or reception during the ISA 2018 Annual Convention. All events will be held at either Hilton San Francisco Union Square or the Parc 55. Meeting space is assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Anyone in need of reserving meeting room space or catering can now do so through our convention home page under the section "For Affiliates."

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Partner With Us!

ISA's sponsors play an important role in our Convention and related activities. As a sponsor, your organization helps make the conference possible. In appreciation for the support our sponsors provide, we recognize their contributions widely - both in our printed program and online. For our major sponsors, many additional benefits are available.

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From our Groups

Quito 2018 Program Under Construction!

The joint FLACSO-ISA conference submissions are in and we are delighted to report that the program is shaping up nicely. Thanks to all of you who offered proposals for consideration; the program will be announced on February 1st, 2018. A special thanks, too, to those of you who offered your support as volunteer discussants. We are still seeking interested individuals to serve as discussants for our panels. Please email the Program Chairs at if you would like to serve in this integral role for your colleagues.

ISA Northeast Wrap-up

ISA-Northeast had a well-attended and well-reviewed conference in Providence, RI at the Hilton Providence. Stephanie Fishel and Benjamin Meiches put together an excellent program that featured 35 panels and roundtables. The conference took place on November 3-4, 2017.

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ISA International Organization Section Global South Workshop

We welcome proposals for the Global South workshop: "Humanitarian institutions and/in the Global South: contestation, translation or regionalization?" The deadline for submission is January 20th.

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Women's Caucus Survey Request

The Women's Caucus is collecting information in an effort to better serve the needs and interests of our members. Please participate in this survey. It should take 3-5 minutes to complete. This link does not track identifying information of respondents and all data will be kept confidential by the WCIS Executive Board. If you have any questions about the survey, please contact Christina Fattore, WCIS Communications Coordinator at

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Edward Said Award: Global Development Studies Section's Graduate Paper Award

The Edward Said Award has been established to honor the intellectual legacy of Professor Said and to recognize outstanding Graduate Research. The ISA Global Development Studies (GDS) Section is pleased to announce the call for submissions for the 2018 Edward Said Award. If you are a Graduate Student, and interested in submitting a paper for consideration for the 2018 Edward Said Award (ISA San Francisco Convention), please check the GDS Section website

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Professional Items of Note

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Upcoming Deadlines

Keep an eye on these important dates!

January 20, 2018
March 5, 2018
April 16, 2018

Recent Publications

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Meet your ISA:
Global Development Studies Section (GDS)

The Global Development Section draws together scholars broadly concerned 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.

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