“International Politics of Migration, Refugees and Diaspora” Working Group Announcing an Annual Best Book Award

BISA’s Working Group on the “International Politics of Migration, Refugees and Diaspora” confers its first Annual Best Book Award for a monograph published in the field of international politics of migration during the previous year. Books should meet the thematic focus of the Working Group, which includes securitisation of borders; transnational diaspora, refugee and migrant politics; the relation and tensions between migration, human rights and citizenship. More details can be found here: https://www.bisa.ac.uk/index.php/bisa-working-groups/international-politics-of-migration-refugees-and-diaspora.
 
Criteria
  • Books will be judged by the committee members on their rigour, originality and significance to the field.
  • Books should be nominated by individuals, authors, departments, or publishers.
  • Books for consideration must be monographs and cannot be edited volumes.
  • The author(s) need not hold BISA membership (but any non-member recipient must immediately join BISA to receive the award). 
  • For this first ever prize of the Working Group, the nominated book must have been published between 1 January 2018 and 31 December 2018 (authors may be required to provide proof that the book was published in the calendar year of 2018).
Award
  • The award consists of a £100 voucher to be awarded to the recipient.
  • The recipient will be announced at a venue of the Working Group on “International Politics of Migration, Refugees and Diaspora” by the end of 2019. In the following years, the book award will be conferred at the BISA Annual Conference. The selection committee for the best book award reserves the right not to make an award in any particular year.
How to apply
  • Individuals, authors, departments, and publishers may submit a nomination. A brief supporting statement is required of each nomination. It is the nominator's responsibility to contact the publisher and request that copies of the nominated title be sent to each of the committee members at the addresses listed below.
  • The nomination with supporting statement should be addressed to the committee chair. Only email nominations will be considered. 
  • The deadline for submission for nominations is the Monday 15 July 2019.
  • Individual nominators are limited to one submission but a maximum of 3 books can be nominated by the same publisher.
  • It is the nominator's responsibility to contact the publisher and request that copies of the nominated title be sent to each of the committee members at the addresses listed below.
  • If copies of a book are not received by the selection committee by the date stipulated, the nomination will be excluded from consideration. Where possible, pdf or e-book versions would be welcome in addition to a hard copy.
  • The award will be judged by the committee members appointed by the “International Politics of Migration, Refugees and Diaspora” WG (listed below).
Committee Members
 
Dr Sara de Jong, 
University of York (Chair)
Department of Politics, University of York
Heslington, York, 
YO10 5DD, UK
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Dr Myriam Fotou, 
University of Leicester
8 Manley Court, 
London N16 0PB, UK
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Prof Behrooz Morvaridi, University of Bradford
Faculty of Social Sciences
University of Bradford
West Yorkshire BD7 1DP
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