Theme: Human Rights
Type: Lynne Rienner Publishers Award for Best Dissertation
Institution: Human Rights Section, International Studies Association
The purpose of this award is recognize the best dissertation in the
field of human rights defended within two years of the award
nomination deadline. Dissertations that ask timely and important
questions and deploy innovative methods to answer those questions, as
well as dissertations that engage directly with ongoing debates
within the human rights field are particularly invited for
Eligibility and Award Criteria
Dissertations in the field of human rights that are successfully
defended during the two-year period prior to the nomination deadline
are eligible for nomination. (For example, for nominations received
in June 2020, the dissertation must have been defended between July
2018 and June 2020.) Self-nominations are welcome but all nominations
must be accompanied by a letter from a member of the dissertation
committee, preferably the dissertation advisor.
The award is accompanied by $500 and a plaque.
All nominations, including dissertation files themselves, should be
submitted by July 31st through a nomination form, available here:
Please do NOT send dissertations or nomination information directly
to the committee members.
For more information please see: