About the Award

FTGS annually awards a prize for new publications making a substantial contribution to our understanding of international studies and global politics through feminist theory and gender studies.

The award recognizes a book published in the preceding two calendar years that excels in originality, impact, and rigor towards furthering feminist theory and gender studies within the discipline of international relations.

Details on previous award recipients can be found here: https://genderingworldpolitics.com/awards/book-prize/

Application Information


1. Recipients must be current members of ISA and FTGS section, or be willing to join ISA and FTGS section when the award is granted.

2. Books must have been published in the two preceding calendar years (i.e. the book must have an official publication date of 2021 or 2022 for nomination this year). Books that were previously nominated are not eligible for nomination in the following year.

3. Nominators/ nominees are responsible for making sure the publisher provides 7 copies of the nominated book for the committee by July 10, 2022.

Application Process

o The award is given annually based of nominations by individuals and peers. Publishers are limited to 2 books.

o Nominations should be submitted to the Chair of the Award Committee, Anwar Mhajne, amhajne@stonehill.edu

o Please send your nomination and a 300-500 words explaining the significance and originality of the work for understanding international studies and global politics through feminist theory and gender studies.

o The deadline for nominations is July 1, 2022.

o The winner, and finalists will be announced by December.


Recipients receive a $800.00 (USD) cash prize and a certificate.

Selection Process

The winner will be selected by the FTGS Award Committee and the award will be presented at the Feminist Theory and Gender Studies (FTGS) Section business meeting during the ISA Annual Convention in 2023.

About the FTGS

The Feminist Theory and Gender Studies section of the International Studies Association brings together scholars who apply feminist theory to International Relations or look at the field through a gender lens. For more information, visit: https://www.isanet.org/ISA/Sections/FTGS.


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