Edward Said Award: Global Development Studies (GDS) Section’s Graduate Paper Award

The ISA Global Development Studies (GDS) Section is pleased to announce the call for submissions for the 2021 Edward Said Award.
The Edward Said Award has been established to honor the intellectual legacy of Professor Said and to recognize outstanding Graduate Research.


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  1. A current graduate student (at the time of submitting the paper).
  2. A member of the ISA Global Development Section (for instructions on joining, see www.isanet.org/ISA/Sections/GDS).
  3. Accepted to the ISA 2022 Program to present the paper you wish to submit to be considered for the Award.
  4. Attending the ISA 2022 Convention in Nashville (barring any exceptional, unforeseen circumstances).
  • The winner will receive the Award during the GDS Section Reception at the Annual Convention; in addition to the Award, the winner will also receive a small cash prize of $ 200.00.
  • To find out about our previous winners, please see the bottom of this page.
  • The submissions will be evaluated by the Awards Committee, and the winner will be notified one week before the commencement of the ISA 2022 Convention.
  • Committee members will be looking for papers that make a distinctive contribution either conceptually, empirically, or both to the broad field of Global Development Studies.
  • Eligible candidates should make sure that papers intended for submission to the GDS Awards Committee are fully referenced, no less than 7000 and no more than 9000 words in length, and satisfy the basic editorial requirements for a journal article submission.
  • The paper should not have been accepted or even submitted for consideration for publication until award results have been informed.
  • Please send papers you wish to be considered for this Award to the following e-mail address by  February 1, 2022: gdsaward@gmail.com 
  • For further information please contact the chair of the award, Timothy Seidel


Congratulations to Laura Jung, the 2021 recipient of the Edward Said Award: Global Development Studies (GDS) Section’s Graduate Paper, for her paper “Made to ‘Remain in the Concentration Camp’ – Psychiatric Treatment of Holocaust Survivors in Post-WWII West-Germany”! Congratulations also to the 2021 runner up, David K. Johnson, for his paper “Walter Rodney and the Method of International Political Economy”. See the previous recipients below.

Year Recipient Title
2021 Laura Jung Made to ‘Remain in the Concentration Camp’ – Psychiatric Treatment of Holocaust Survivors in Post-WWII West-Germany
2020 Columba Achilleos-Sarll Seeing the Women, Peace and Security Agenda: Exploring Visual Recpresentations of Race and Gender
2019 Kenneth C Shadlen “Coalitions and Compliance: the political economy of pharmaceutical patents in Latin America”
2018 Emma-Louise Anderson and Amy S. Patterson Dependent Agency in the Global Health Regime: Local African responses to Donor AIDS efforts
2017 Catherine Yuk-ping Lo HIV/AIDS in China and India: Governing Health Security
2016 Adam Kamradt-Scott Managing Global Health Security: The World Health Organization and Disease Outbreak Control

Committee Members

Timothy Seidel | Chair
Eastern Mennonite University

Meera Sabaratnam | Member
SOAS, University of London

Mary Jane Parmentier | Member
Arizona State University

Casey McNeill | Member
Fordham University

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

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