International Political Economy Section

International Political Economy Section

International Political Economy Section

International Studies Association

Outstanding Activist Scholar Award Nomination Form


ISA, San Francisco, 2018

Members of the International Political Economy Section are invited to nominate a candidate for the Outstanding Activist Scholar Award (OAS). Nominations using this form may be sent to Committee-Chair: Hasmet Uluorta () by April 08, 2017 for consideration by the selection committee.


In keeping with the criteria established by the IPE’s Outstanding Activist Scholar Award Committee in 2006, the award is to be given to a person who has successfully straddled academia and activism. Past recipients are Margaret Levi, Susan George, Walden Bello, Frances Moore Lappé, Richard Falk, Mike Davis, David Graeber, Naomi Klein, Angela Davis, and Medea Benjamin.

Nominators must explain how the nominee meets each of the five criteria. If additional space is required, please do so at the bottom of the document. Nominations that do not provide the required information will not be considered. In addition, note that, in light of financial constraints, some years we have to give consideration to travel costs to the venue site (in 2018, San Francisco). If you are not a member of the IPE section please select the IPE section on your ISA membership page. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact either the IPE section or Hasmet.

Name and affiliation of Nominator:

Email address of Nominator:

Name and affiliation of Nominee:

Email of Nominee:

1. The awardee should have a record of writing that is used and recognized within the academic community.

2. The awardee should have a record of work that moves beyond academia into activism. The awardee should be an active participant in some civil-society, activist community.

3. Activism in this case means active involvement not just through writing. The awardee must be more than just someone whose work is used by activists.

4. The award is not meant for someone whose role, however important, is to popularize writings. The awardee must be more than someone whose work reaches a broader, non-academic audience.

5. To the extent possible, the award is meant to be given to an Outstanding Activist Scholar for whom the award will have meaning and significance. In other words, the goal of the award is to honor someone whose “activist scholarship” has not been recognized in public ways by academia.

Additional Comments (if necessary)

Due: 08 April 2017