Lee Ann Fujii Book Award

In 2016, Lee Ann Fujii gave the luncheon lecture at ISA-NE. In her lecture, she called for greater diversity and representation in the discipline of IR, and emphasized the need for mentorship, support, and recognition of scholarship in this vein. After her passing in 2018, this book award was established to recognize the best book published in the previous two calendar years that significantly advances issues of diversity in the discipline, whether through topical focus or authorship. In this vein, the award gives preference to scholars from underrepresented communities in IR: scholars from the Global South, LGBTQ scholars, and women. Award recipients should fulfill Lee Ann’s call for diversity and representation in the discipline in meaningful ways.


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  • Recipients must be current members of ISA.
  • Award recipients will receive $250 (USD), a plaque, and a complimentary one-year ISA membership.
  • The award winner is selected by a six-member Award Committee comprised of a member from each of the award's co-sponsors:
  • Chair from ISA-NE
  • LGBTQA Caucus
  • Women's Caucus
  • Committee on Diversity and Representation
  • Global South Caucus
  • Committee on the Status of the Global South
  • Nominations outlining how the book meets the award criteria should be sent to the committee chair, Mauro J. Caraccioli.
  • The committee chair will then provide nominators with the mailing addresses of the committee members so that the nominated books can be sent to the committee.
  • One copy of the nominated book must be sent to each member of the committee. 
  • Nominations are due by July 16th, with books to be received by July 30th.
  • Please note that WCIS Executive Committee members are not eligible to apply.



Congratulations to the 2021 recipient of the Lee Ann Fujii Book Award, Milli Lake! See the previous recipients below.

Year Recipient Title
2021 Milli Lake Title not provided


Mauro J. Caraccioli | Chair
March 2021 - March 2022
Virginia Tech

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