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12 November 2020

Professor Mohamedou Receives International Studies Association Global South Distinguished Scholar Award

Mohamed Mahmoud Mohamedou, Professor of International History and Chair of the International History Department, has been recognised by the International Studies Association (ISA) for his substantial contribution to the study of international relations. He is the recipient of the 2020-2021 Global South Caucus (GSC) Distinguished Scholar Award.

Founded in 1959, the ISA is one of the oldest interdisciplinary associations committed to understanding international, transnational and global affairs.

“I am very honoured by this prize”, said Professor Mohamedou. “I thank the ISA and my international colleagues for such bestowal. This particular award means a great deal to me since it is concerned with the global intellectual history and fuller understanding of international relations we should strive to produce and share”.

The GSC Distinguished Scholar Award is given annually to those who reflect a “sustained interest in global South affairs” in both their teaching and publications. Professor Mohamedou received the Award specifically “for his seminal work on state-building in Africa and the Middle East, as well as his contribution to the debate on racism and international relations”.

During the ISA 2021 Annual Convention, a panel on “Thinking the International Relations Beyond the West” will honour the professor’s scholarship.

Previous recipients of the award include Siba Grovogui, Ali Mazrui, Jacqueline Braveboy-Wagner and Arlene Tickner.