Call for Nominations (Deadline
1st July 2022):
Clay Morgan Award for Best Book in Environmental Political Theory
The Environmental Political Theory Section of the Western Political Science
Association (WPSA) invites nominations for the Fifth Annual Clay Morgan
Award for the Best Book in Environmental Political Theory.
The purpose of this award is to recognize outstanding scholarship, published
in a book-length monograph, which utilizes the resources, literatures,
and approaches of the field of political theory to address intersections
between contemporary or historical environmental challenges on the one
hand and the philosophical and ideological concepts, principles, and debates
animating political life on the other. While the focus of the award is
on political theory, we welcome books that make a contribution to the
field from related disciplines – including, but not limited to,
anthropology, environmental humanities, ethnic studies, geography, indigenous
studies, philosophy, political economy, science and technology studies,
Nominations must have been originally published within the last two calendar
years (2021-2022). A book may be re-nominated in its second year of eligibility.
Books may be co-authored, but edited collections are not eligible. Questions
may be directed to the committee chair, Christian Hunold, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The committee anticipates announcing the award winner in September 2022.
The book will be honored with a roundtable discussion at the next WPSA
annual meeting, in San Francisco in April 2023.
Nominations will be accepted from authors, colleagues, and/or publishers.
To be considered, arrangements should be made for the publisher to mail
copies of the nominated book to the five committee members, below, to
arrive by 1st July 2022. Publishers should contact the committee
chair, Christian Hunold, at email@example.com for mailing information.
Christian Hunold, Chair
Department of Politics
School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies
University of Bristol
Lecturer, Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences
Global Studies; Environmental Studies; Discovery Core Experience (DCX)
University of Washington Bothell
Department of Political Science
Department of Politics and International Affairs
Northern Arizona University
The namesake of the award: Clay Morgan was an acquisitions editor in
the field of environmental studies, first with SUNY Press and then for
many years with MIT Press. He retired in January 2014. Throughout his
career, Clay was uniquely influential in acquiring manuscripts in the
field of environmental political theory, and thereby in helping to cultivate,
shape, and support the development of this scholarly field.