I am writing to solicit expressions of interest to serve on the judging panel of the AIPEN Richard Higgott Journal Article Prize. As many would know, we recently awarded the prize for the third time, see below on the past awardees. The judging panel for the prize’s first three years was comprised, aside from yours truly, of Penny Griffin, Adam David Morton, Jacqui True, Jason Sharman (2015-16), and Wesley Widmaier (2017 – to the present). Wes has kindly agreed to stay on, since he only joined the panel last year, following Jason’s departure to Cambridge, so we’re looking for four new judges to serve for three years, 2018 to 2020, inclusive.
The role involves evaluating the shortlist, selected through the votes of the wider AIPEN community, and deciding on a winner via consultation with the other judges, usually around November-December. It is a great opportunity not only to support an important community-building exercise recognising excellent research in our field, but also to become familiar with the breadth of IPE/PE research conducted around Australia.
The new prize committee will be selected by the members of the outgoing committee. Ideally, we’d like a panel representing the diversity and geography of the IPE and political economy community in Australia. If interested, please send me an EoI by 2 March. We hope to be able to announce the new panel by the end of March.
AIPEN Previous awardees:
2017 Samanthi J. Gunawardana, ‘“To Finish, We Must Finish”: Everyday Practices of Depletion in Sri Lankan Export-Processing Zones”, Globalizations, 13:6 (2016).
2016 Gareth Bryant, Siddhartha Dabhi and Steffen Böhm, ‘“Fixing” the Climate Crisis: Capital, States and Carbon Offsetting in India’, Environment and Planning A, 47:10 (2015).
2015 Ainsley Elbra, ‘Interests Need Not be Pursued If They Can be Created: Private Governance in African Gold Mining’, Business and Politics, 16:2 (2014).