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Susan Strange Best Book Prize 2024 shortlist announced

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We are delighted to announce the shortlist for this year’s Susan Strange Best Book Prize. Three excellent books made the list and will be judged by a committee appointed by BISA trustee, Lee Jarvis.

Lee said:

“It is an absolute honour to be chairing the Susan Strange Best Book Prize this year. Once again, we received an extremely strong list of nominations. The range of topics covered across them speaks so clearly to the importance of our discipline. The diversity of theoretical and methodological focus speaks to the vibrancy of work being done across it, in all of our sub-fields. Although there were many excellent books on the longlist, those that have been shortlisted were all selected for their originality, extraordinary scholarship, and innovation. We recognise and congratulate the authors on their achievement. They are:

  • Marthe Achtnich - Mobility Economies in Europe’s Borderlands: Migrants’ Journeys through Libya and the Mediterranean (Cambridge University Press)
  • Jennifer Greenburg - At War with Women: Military Humanitarianism and Imperial Feminism in an Era of Permanent War (Cornell University Press)
  • Benjamin Meiches – Nonhuman Humanitarians: Animal Interventions in Global Politics (University of Minnesota Press)

All books were published in 2023.

The Susan Strange Best Book Prize is awarded for an outstanding book published in any field of International Studies. The aim of the Prize is to honour the work of Susan Strange and to recognise outstanding current work being conducted in the discipline. The winner will be announced at our annual conference in Birmingham, 5-7 June 2024.

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