Eminent Scholar Award

The LGBTQA Caucus honors an eminent scholar annually. The Award recognizes scholars who have made a significant impact on IR research on LGBTQA politics, queer theory or sexuality studies in global politics. The award also recognizes the significant contributions of scholars in teaching, mentorship, service and/or activist work. The award will be made in part on the basis of achieving year-to-year balance in terms of different LBGTQA identifications, and equitable recognition of racialized and Global South scholars  and scholars of all genders.

General Information

Recipients must meet the Following Criteria

  1. Recipients must be a member of ISA.
  2. Recipients must be members of the LGBTQA Caucus


  • Certificate

Selection Process

  • Scholarship awards will be made only for work presented or published during the 12 months previous to the nomination deadline.

Apply For This Award

  • Nomination Deadline: October 7, 2019 
  • Teaching or mentoring awards will be made in recognition of an ongoing and distinguished commitment or for an individual activity or project in teaching and mentoring of great significance to LGBTQ scholars during the 12 months previous to the nomination deadline.
  • Past Recipients

    2018 V. Spike Peterson

    2017 Cynthia Weber

    2016 Rahul Rao, Manuela Picq

    2015 Meredith L. Weiss and Michael J. Bosia

    2014 David Rayside


    Catherine Baker | Coordinator
    University of Hull

    Award Chairs please review dates to ensure deadlines are met.

    Key Dates

    The International Studies Association

    Representing over 100 countries, ISA has more than 6,500 members worldwide and is the most respected and widely known scholarly association in this field. Endeavoring to create communities of scholars dedicated to international studies, ISA is divided into 7 geographic subdivisions of ISA (Regions), 29 thematic groups (Sections) and 4 Caucuses which provide opportunities to exchange ideas and research with local colleagues and within specific subject areas.
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