Call for Nominations: Feminist Theory/Gender Studies Book Prize

From Caron Gentry, chair of the ISA Feminist Theory and Gender Studies Section:

The nomination process for the 2016  FTGS Book PRIZE AWARD is open!  I have highlighted the how to nominate below, but please note I’ve pasted the Book Prize Process below:

  • Any ISA member may nominate an FTGS member’s book published in the last two calendar years.  Books that have already appeared on the nomination list are not eligible for nomination again.
  • The Nominator writes a 300-500 word justification to be sent to the FTGS Books Prize Committee Chair, Caron Gentry: ceg1@st-andrews.ac.uk,  by April 1st, 2016.
  • Nominee/nominator will get the publisher to send necessary number of books by May 15th.
  • Results are announced to the membership via e-mail and the ISA website, as well as at the following ISA conference where the prize will be officially awarded. A list of all nominated will also be published with the finalists noted.
Please let me know if you have any questions!  I’m looking forward to seeing the different nominations and to reading some fabulous feminist and gender studies books!
And, if any mid-career to senior-level FTGS member is still interested in serving on the committee, please let me know!
Best,
Caron
FTGS Book Prize Process
1. Publish call for nominations of “books that apply feminist theory to International Relations or that look at the field through a gender lens” by March 15th.
2. Any ISA member may nominate an FTGS member’s book published in the last two calendar years.  In the future, we will stipulate that books that have already appeared on the nomination list are not eligible for nomination again.
3. Nominator writes a 300-500 word justification to be sent to the FTGS Books Prize Committee Chair by April 1st.
4. Nominee/nominator will get the publisher to send necessary number of books by May 15th.
5. The Book Prize committee will reside within FTGS, chaired by the outgoings section chair, with at least one more member of the Executive Committee, but open to general membership.
6. Committee members rank books from list, noting conflict(s) of interest. This ranking should happen by June 15th
7. Books should be narrowed based on the ranking and any necessary discussion to four by July 15th.
8. Each Book Prize committee member reads the top four, sending back reports.  This should happen by October 15th.
9. Chair of the committee compiles these, producing a preliminary ranking as best as possible from the reports. To facilitate a transparent process the ranking will be sent out to committee for a wider discussion, facilitated by the committee chair to reach a mutually agreeable decision based on evidence from the reports no later than December 1st, preferably by November 15th.
10. Results are announced to the membership via e-mail and the ISA website, as well as at the following ISA conference where the prize will be officially awarded. A list of all nominated will also be published with the finalists noted.