FTGS Eminent Scholar Award

FTGS annually honors an eminent scholar in the International Relations sub-field of Feminist Theory and Gender Studies. Through their research, eminent scholars have made a significant impact and have pushed the boundaries of the sub-field. Many FTGS eminent scholars also have distinguished themselves through their commitment to the section and have advanced feminist scholarship through their teaching, mentoring and leadership.


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  1. Recipients must be/become a member of the ISA and FTGS section when the award is granted.
  2. The criterion for this award is that applicants have made significant impact and pushed the boundaries of FTGS.
  • The award will be presented at the Feminist Theory and Gender Studies (FTGS) Section business meeting during the ISA Annual Convention.
  • The winner will be selected by the FTGS Eminent Scholar Award Committee.
  • Nominations are being sought for the FTGS Eminent Scholar Award. Please send your nominations to the Chair of the Award Committee- Punam Yadav by June 20, 2021.
  • Nominations should include a copy of the nominee's CV and a letter of support. The letter should speak to the contributions made by the nominee and explain their importance.
  • Nominations can be made by anyone in the profession or by the relevant community group.
  • The list of scholars who have previously received the award are not eligible for nomination.


Congratulations to Maria Eriksson Baaz and Maria Stern, the 2021 recipients of the FTGS Eminent Scholar Award! See the previous recipients below.

Year Recipient
2021 Maria Eriksson Baaz and Maria Stern
2020 Jacqui True
2019 Elisabeth Pruegl and Simona Sharoni
2017 Marianne H. Marchand
2016 Cynthia Weber
2015 Shirin M. Rai
2014 Carol Cohn
2013 Marysia Zalewski
2012 Sandra Whitworth
2011 Christine Sylvester
2008 none
2007 Anne Sisson Runyan
2006 Jane Parpart
2005 Zillah Eisenstein
2004 Spike Peterson
2003 Jindy Pettman
2002 Maria Patricia Fernandez-Kelly
2001 Sandra Harding
1999 Berenice Carroll
1997 J. Ann Tickner
1995 Jean Bethke Elshtain
1994 Cynthia Enloe


Punam Yadav | Chair
University College London (UCL)

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