Steven C. Poe Best Graduate Student Paper Award [HR]

The Steven C. Poe Graduate Student Paper Award is given to the author of the best paper presented at the ISA Annual Convention by a graduate student. The Award is accompanied by a one-year paid membership of ISA and Human Rights Section dues (see below). The author of the paper for which the award is given is also invited to submit the paper to the Journal of Human Rights for expedited review and consideration for publication.

Details

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  1. Papers must be of original research in the field of human rights. Eligible papers may come from panels or poster sessions sponsored by any organized Section, or sponsored under the Conference Theme.
  2. Recipients must be members of ISA and of the Human Rights Section at the time the award is presented at the ISA Annual Meeting. If the recipient is not a member of ISA and/or the Human Rights Section at the time the award is offered, the recipient may choose to apply the membership benefit of the award prior to presentation at the annual meeting. Recipients who are already members at the time the award is offered will be able to apply the Membership benefit the following year.
  • The award will be accompanied by a paid one-year membership in ISA and the Human Rights Section.
  • Author(s) of the winning paper should submit their manuscript to The Journal of Human Rights for expedited review and consideration for publication. Please follow the online submission guidelines available at: https://jhr.uconn.edu/submissions/.
  • Nominations are reviewed by the Award Committee The three member committee is appointed by the ISA President with the concurrency of the Governing Council. Their two year term officially begin with the ISA Governing Council meeting of the first year listed and end with the closing of the ISA Governing Council meeting of the final year listed.
  • The Committee Chair is responsible for sending award information to the ISA Award Coordinator and for notifying the recipient of the award and encouraging the recipient to attend the Annual Convention at which the award is to be presented so as to receive the award in person.
  • Nominated papers must be uploaded to the ISA Conference Paper archive.
  • Nominations may be made by panel chairs, discussants, co-panelists and human rights section members. Self-nominations are also invited.
  • Nominations should be directed via email to the Chair of the Poe Award Committee.
  • Deadline for nomination has been extended to June 30, 2021.

Recipients

Congratulations to the 2021 recipient of the Steven C. Poe Best Graduate Student Paper Award, Kristopher Velasco, for "Queer Compliance and Defiance: Global Norms, Rival Transnational Networks, and the Contested Case of LGBTI Rights"! See the previous recipients below.


Year Recipient
2021 Kristopher Velasco
2020 Rachel Schmidt
2019 Jeonghyeon Kim
2018 Rebecca Cordell
2017 Nicole De Silva
2016 Mi Hwa Hong
2015 Craig Damian Smith and Kiran Banerjee
2012 Genevieve R. Painter
2011 Courtney Hillebrecht
2010 Joel Pruce

Committee Members

Tina Kempin Reuter| Chair
April 2021-March 2022
The University of Alabama at Birmingham

Kristopher Velasco | Member
April 2021-March 2022
University of Texas at Austin

Genevieve Bates | Member
April 2021-March 2022
The University of Chicago

Award Chairs, please review dates to ensure deadlines are met.

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