FTGS Early Career Award for Community Engagement

This award recognizes an early career feminist scholar for innovative and outstanding community engagement. This engagement could include traditional academic engagement in research, teaching and service, as well as policy impact, public awareness and/or activism. The aim of the award is to recognize those efforts to build communities and forge conversations about issues that are relevant to the FTGS but which often go unacknowledged or unrewarded by academic institutions.


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  1. The key criteria for this award is the outstanding and innovative quality of engagement that the nominee has pioneered with relevant communities (academic and/or non-academic). The emphasis will be on the quality of engagement rather than the quantity.
  2. Recipients must be a current member of FTGS and ISA.
  3. Nominees should have a PhD but not yet received tenure or equivalent promotions.
  4. Early career is loosely defined to account for diverse and nonlinear career paths.
  • Recipients receive a $500.00 (USD) cash prize and a certificate.
  • The winner will be selected by the FTGS Award Committee.
  • The award will be presented at the Feminist Theory and Gender Studies (FTGS) Section business meeting during the ISA Annual Convention.
  • Nominations should be submitted to the Chair of the Award Committee Roberta Guerrina.
  • 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 deadline for nominations is August 1.


Congratulations to Yolande Bouka and Jaira Harrington, the 2021 recipients of the FTGS Early Career Award for Community Engagement! See the previous recipients below.

Year Recipient(s)
2021 Yolande Bouka and Jaira Harrington
2020 Akanksha Mehta

Committee Members

Roberta Guerrina | Chair
University of Surrey


Khushi Singh Rathore |
Jawaharlal Nehru University

Tom Gregory |
University of Auckland

Shine Choi |
Massey University

Theresa de Langis |
American University of Phnom Penh

Sophie Schor |
University of Denver

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

Key Dates