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L.H.M. Ling Outstanding First Book Prize shortlist announced

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We are delighted to announce the shortlist for this year’s L.H.M. Ling Outstanding First Book Prize. Three excellent books made the list and will be judged by a committee appointed by BISA trustee Helena Farrand Carrapico.

Both BISA and the L.H.M. Ling Outstanding First Book Prize jury would like to thank nominators for taking the time to support the work of early-career scholars. The L.H.M. Ling Prize, which honours the work of Professor Lily H.M. Ling, is awarded for an original and innovative book published in international studies by an early career scholar. This year, we received an extremely impressive list of nominations for the prize, which were empirically and theoretically very rich. The committee particularly highlighted the high scholarly standards and theoretical sophistication of the nominated monographs. The shortlisted books were selected for their originality, extraordinary scholarship, and ground-breaking perspectives.

The shortlist is composed of the following books (listed in alphabetical order):

  • Danewid, I. (2023) Resisting Racial Capitalism: An Antipolitical Theory of Refusal. Cambridge University Press.
  • Rumsby, S. (2023) Development in Spirit: Religious Transformation and Everyday Politics in Vietnam’s Highlands. University of Wisconsin Press.
  • Van Ommen, E. (2023) Nicaragua Must Survive: Sandinista Revolutionary Diplomacy in the Global Cold War. University of California Press.

The winner will be announced at our annual conference in Birmingham, 5-7 June 2024.

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