ENMISA Outstanding Paper Award

General Information


  • The ENMISA Outstanding Paper Award recognizes outstanding conference papers by a faculty member/PhD holder from any discipline advancing our understanding of ethnicity, nationalism and/or migration that were presented at the previous ISA Annual Convention.

Eligibility Requirements

  1. The author should hold a PhD (or have a corresponding faculty position) at the time of the ISA Convention where they presented the paper. Graduate students are encouraged to nominate their paper for the ENMISA Heisler Graduate Student Paper Award.
  2. The paper must have been presented at the ISA Annual Convention. Minor edits to the paper after the presentation are allowed. Minor edits are edits that do not significantly change the title or the abstract of the presented paper. It is up to the award committee's discretion to decide whether the changes are too major for the paper to be considered the same project that was presented at the convention.
  3. Co-authored papers also qualify.
  4. At least one of the authors needs to be ENMISA members or the paper has to have been presented at an ENMISA sponsored panel.
  5. Self-nominations are encouraged. If nominating a third party, nominators must have the consent of the nominee and inform the award committee in their nomination letter.
  6. The nominated papers cannot be published works by the time of the award.


  • Certificate
  • The recipients will be announced at the next ENMISA business meeting.

Selection Process

  • The award committee, comprising three ENMISA members designated by the ENMISA Executive Committee, ensure that the nominations fit the award criteria and assess the scholarly quality of the papers. The committee reserves the right not to extend the award. The awardee receives the award at the Business Meeting of the ISA Convention.

Apply for Award

  • To nominate or self-nominate a paper, send a short nomination letter and an electronic copy of the paper (including an abstract and bibliography) via email to each committee member by August 15, 2020.


Congratulations to Laia Balcells, Spencer Dorsey, and Juan Tellez for their paper "Repression and Dissent in Contemporary Catalonia" &  Darshan Vigneswaran, for his paper "Protection Regimes and Dynamics: Understanding an Unlikely Turnaround in International Migration Policy" the 2020 co-recipients of the ENMISA Outstanding Paper Award!


Erdi Öztürk | Chair
April 2020-March 2021
London Metropolitan University

Meet the Committee

Award Chairs please review dates to ensure deadlines are met.

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