We are pleased to announce a new book prize for early career researchers: the L.H.M. Ling Outstanding First Book Prize. The prize will be awarded for an original and innovative book published in any field of International Studies by an early career scholar during the course of the 12 months up to 31 December 2019.
The aim of the prize is to honour the work of L.H.M. Ling and to recognise outstanding early career research in the discipline. BISA Trustee Julia Welland from the University of Warwick said:
“While BISA has long recognised outstanding scholarship in the field of International Studies through our awarding of the Susan Strange book prize, we wanted to establish a prize that would specifically recognise the originality and innovation of early career research. Dedicated to the memory of Professor L.H.M. Ling, we’d like to thank Lily’s family for their willingness and generosity in agreeing to name this prize in her memory.”
L.H.M. Ling was Professor of International Affairs at the New School and recipient of the 2018 ISA’s Feminist Theory and Gender Studies’ Eminent Scholar Award. One of International Studies’ most curious scholars, Lily’s work stretched across postcolonialism, feminism, Daoism and worldism. Lily is equally remembered for her generosity and compassion, present both in her writing and in her engagement with graduate students, colleagues and wider members of the academic community.
To be eligible for the L.H.M. Ling prize you must have graduated from your PhD no earlier than January 2015, although extensions will be granted to authors who have taken a period of maternity, parental, adoption or sick leave since graduation.
Nominations are open now and close on Friday 24 January 2020. You can find out full details and make your nomination on the L.H.M Outstanding First Book Prize webpage.