Nominate to the ESS Graduate Student Paper Award

  •  ess_Graduate_student_awardCurrently, nominations are being requested for papers that were presented at the 2017 ISA annual convention in Baltimore. Panel chairs and discussant and paper presenters please make nominations!
  • Graduate students may nominate their own papers as well.
  • Graduate student papers that have been co‐authored with professors are not eligible for nomination for the best graduate student paper.
  • Eligible papers must have been presented at the ISA conference in Baltimore, but not necessarily in a panel sponsored by the ESS.
  • Authors do not have to be ESS members – while, of course, we encourage authors to join our section.

New Officers of the ESS

The following is a list of all the new officers of the ISA.


Vice-chair & Programme Chair:

Executive Committee:

Nominations Committee:

New Leadership team of ESS

Leadership team 2017The new leadership team of the ESS is Chair Fariborz Zelli and Vice Chair Sikina Jinna.

Associate Professor Fariborz Zelli works at the Faculty for Social Science at Lund University, in Sweden, in the Department of Political Science. His main research or teaching areas are:

1 international institutions
2 global environmental governance
3 political theory and philosophy

Call for Submissions for ISA’s Environmental Studies Section Newsletter

NewsletterThis call is to request information to be published in the next edition (Fall 2016) of the Environmental Studies Section electronic newsletter.We welcome submissions about section news, publications, websites, job and funding opportunities, announcements and upcoming conferences and meetings. Please send your items by email to by Monday, October 31st, 2016. This is a great way to showcase yourself, your project or someone you think should get a shout-out!

Nominations for Graduate Student Paper Award welcome!

For those of you who attended the annual International Studies Association annual conference in Atlanta, please nominate papers written and presented by graduate students 2016 for the Environmental Studies Section Graduate Student Paper Award: more information


If you are not a member, do consider becoming one: we have a vibrant community of over 400 scholars doing interdisciplinary work on environmental politics and can be found here:

Nominate books for the SPROUT AWARD 2017

Sprout awardPublishers wishing to nominate books should send one copy of each book to each member of the Sprout Award Committee as soon as possible, and by August 1st at the latest.

A winning book will:

  1. make a contribution to theory and interdisciplinarity,
  2. shows rigor and coherence in research and writing,
  3. offer accessibility and practical relevance,
  4. address some aspect of one or more environmental, pollution or resource issues from a broadly international or transnational perspective, including works in (for example) global, interstate, transboundary, North-South, foreign policy, comparative or area studies and finally,
  5. discuss topics such as for example
    • environmental law,