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.


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  1. Nominees should either be, or be willing to become, members of the International Studies Association.
  2. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Nominations and self-nominations are to be sent to the section chair, Nicholas Kiersey, no later than June 18, 2021, with the subject heading "Distinguished Scholar Nomination".


Congratulations to the 2021 recipient of the STAIR Distinguished Scholar Award 'Transversal Acts', Timothy W. Luke! See the previous recipients below.

Year Recipient
2021 Timothy W. Luke
2020 Ronald J. Deibert
2019 Ann Leander


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

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