STAIR Distinguished Scholar Award 'Transversal Acts'

The STAIR Distinguished Scholar Award ‘Transversal acts’ recognises sustained interdisciplinary contributions to how science, technology and arts permeate international politics. The ‘Transversal acts’ Award celebrate contributions that cut across disciplinary boundaries and propose interventions that interrogate, disrupt and reassemble interdisciplinary problematics relevant to science, technology and arts in International Relations.

Recipients must meet the Following Criteria

  1. Nominations for the STAIR Distinguished Scholar Award ‘Transversal Acts’ should be submitted to the section chair. For the 2020 Distinguished Scholar Award, nominations for should be submitted to Nicholas Kiersey no later than June 14, 2019, with subject heading "Distinguished Scholar Nomination".
  2. Nominations (including self-nominations) must include the nominee’s current C.V. and a short paragraph (about 300 words), describing the nominee’s contribution to the study of Science, Technology and Art, in International Relations and/or International Political Economy.
  3. Nominees should either be, or be willing to become, members of the International Studies Association.
  4. The recipient of the award will be determined by a committee composed of the Executive Committee of the STAIR Section and an appointed external member.
  5. The awardee should be able to travel to the Annual Convention, and attend the STAIR reception.


  • The winner of the Distinguished Scholar Award will receive a certificate to be presented at the International Studies Association Annual Convention.
  • A roundtable featuring the awardee will precede the STAIR reception at the convention.

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