Dina Zinnes Award [SSIP]

This award is presented by the Scientific Study of International Processes Section (SSIP).


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  1. Recipients must be current members of ISA.
  2. Nominations must be graduate student papers presented at a panel or poster session sponsored by the SSIP section or the Convention Theme at the prior year’s Annual Convention.
  • A $100.00 (USD) cash prize and and a certificate is awarded to the recipient.
  • Award will be presented at the SSIP Business Meeting at the ISA Annual Convention.
  • A three-member committee will deliberate and select a recipient.
  • Decisions will be made regarding awardees by the end of October.
  • We will accept nominations for a 2022 award through May 15.


Congratulations to Robert U. Nagel and Austin C. Doctor, the 2020 recipients of the Dina Zinnes Award for “Sexual Violence and Rebel Group Fragmentation“! See the previous recipients below.

Year Recipient Title
2021 TBD TBD
2020 Robert U. Nagel and Austin C. Doctor Sexual Violence and Rebel Group Fragmentation
2019 Jessica Edry Mastering the Double-Edged Sword: How Shallow Commitments to Human Rights Treaties Deepen over Time
2018 Hannah Schmidt Making Electoral Peace: How Peacekeeping Activities Influence Electoral Violence
2016 Adam Scharpf Dirty Skills: Guerrilla Wars and Military Training at the School of the Americas
2014 Anita Gohdes Information, Connectivity, and Strategic State Repression
2014 Yuri M. Zhukov Peace Through Resettlement? Theory and Evidence from the NKVD Archives
2013 Daniel Milton Friends in Low Places: Military Arms, Repression, and Transnational Terrorism
2012 Daina Chiba International Institutions and the Durations of International Conflict and Post-conflict Peace
2011 Nils W. Metternich and Julian Wucherpfennig Rebel Group Interdependence and Duration of Civil War
2010 Jesse C. Johnson Do Alliances Matter? A Counterfactual Analysis of Alliance Formation and War Intervention
2009 Ursula Daxecker and Jacqueline DeMeritt TBD
2008 Daniela Donno TBD
2006 Shuhei Kurizaki TBD
2005 Michaela Mattes TBD
2004 Idean Salehyan TBD
2002 Carmela Lutmar TBD
2001 Belinda Bragg TBD
2000 Michael Simon TBD


Benjamin Fordham | Section Chair
March 2021-April 2023
Binghamton University

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