ENMISA Distinguished Scholar Award


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  1. Recipients must be a current member of ISA.
  2. Nominees should have a substantial record of publishing in the field and service to ISA.
  3. Award recipients must be able to attend the 2023 ISA Annual Convention, where the awardee will be honored in a panel and at a reception.
  • Award will be presented at the ENMISA Business Meeting at the ISA Annual Convention.
  • A Call for Nominations is announced.
  • ENMISA members nominate senior scholars who have had an impact in Ethnicity and/or Nationalism and/or Migration studies, and preferably, scholars who have a history of ISA attendance.
  • The Distinguished Scholar Committee, selected every year at the ENMISA business meeting, then reviews the nominations and decides who the Distinguished Scholar will be.
  • In the annual convention, the colleagues of the distinguished scholar gather at a roundtable in honor of the scholar, and discuss the significance of her/his work.
  • The award itself is extended either during the business meeting, the roundtable or the reception.
  • Nominations need to be accompanied by a supporting letter, written by a scholar other than the nominee and the nominee's curriculum vitae.
  • All materials must be sent by email to the committee members.
  • The deadline for nominations is June 15, 2022.
  • If you are nominating a scholar, please make sure to have the nominee's consent first.


Congratulations to the 2022 recipient of the ENMISA Distinguished Scholar Award, Loren Landau! See the previous recipients below.

Year Recipient
2021 Jennifer M. Brinkerhoff
2020 Susan Martin
2019 Rogers Brubaker
2018 Audie Klotz
2017 John McGarry and Brendan O’Leary
2016 James F. Hollifield
2015 Saskia Sassen
2014 Andreas Wimmer
2013 Marc Howard Ross
2012 Arend Lijphart and Anthony Smith
2011 Walker Connor
2010 Patrick James
2009 Donald L. Horowitz
2008 Aristide R. Zolberg
2007 Ted Robert Gurr

Committee Members

Jeffrey D. Pugh | Chair
University of Massachusetts - Boston

Nick Micinski | Member
University of Maine

Hans Schattle | Member
Yonsei University

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