IPE Section News
SWIPE Mentor Award
Deadline extended: August 15
Originating in the early 1990’s, the Society for Women in International Political Economy (SWIPE) observed that many women in IPE did not have the close mentoring relationships that their male counterparts seemed to benefit from. Indeed, while research across disciplines has shown that mentoring can be key to higher publication rates and successfully achieving tenure, women tend to get less mentoring than men.
To recognize excellent mentoring in their field, members created the SWIPE Mentor Award, presenting the first award to Robert Keohane in 1997. The SWIPE Mentor Award pays tribute to women and men who have invested in the professional success of women in the IPE field. Recipients have included scholars, an academic press editor, and deans. In 2009, with the view that many of its original goals had been reached and that other organizations were addressing its concerns, SWIPE disbanded. The award is now administered by the IPE Section.
About the Award:
The IPE Section Chair will announce the recipient’s name at the IPE Section Business Meeting at the ISA Annual Convention. A special roundtable honoring the recipient will be held at the convention as part of the regular program. Protégés, colleagues, the selection committee chair, and others will participate on the roundtable. The award also includes a plaque which will be presented at that time.
Nominations must include the nominee’s current c.v. and a letter (no more than 1 page) describing how the nominee has mentored women in IPE. Nominations may come from any member of ISA and should be sent by e-mail to the Chair of the selection committee. An announcement seeking nominations will be sent via email to the IPE Section, the Women’s Caucus, the ISA email list (firstname.lastname@example.org), and other relevant sections and Caucasus; and will be posted in the ISA Newsletter. The deadline for nominations is August 15; the committee will make its selection no later than September 1.
Note from 2012-12 Committee Chair: ISA is an international organization and we encourage nominations from outside the US. We recognize that conditions for women still vary considerably from country to country. While SWIPE acknowledges that things have changed in the US, that is much less true of other countries.
The selection committee includes a Chair and four members, appointed by the IPE Chair for 2-year terms, on a staggered basis. (The first committee will be split between one-year and two-year terms; thereafter, all terms will be for two years.) The Selection Committee Chair will notify the award recipient shortly after the selection process is completed.
Anja Jetschke (Chair), email@example.com
Beverly Barrett, firstname.lastname@example.org
Phil Cerny, email@example.com
Christina Davis, cldavis@Princeton.EDU
Michelle Frasher, firstname.lastname@example.org
Updated on Saturday, August 1, 2011.