Podcast EPISODE 1 is out! 

STAIR’s first podcast is now available here and here, featuring STAIR Distinguished Scholar awardee Anna Leander. Let us know what you think, and any suggestions for the next podcast is always welcome !

Call for Nominations | Best Book & Paper Awards 2020

We are now looking for nominations for the best book and best article awards, all of which will be given at the STAIR reception at the ISA convention in Honolulu next year.

Nominations are due by September 20th, 2019.

For details on nomination procedures, please visit the following links:

1) for the Best Paper Award;

2) for the Book Award.

These awards are critical recognition of scholarly achievement and bears witness to the vitality of our community in advancing innovative research agendas on the intersections between international relations and the politics of science, technology and art. Please consider contributing to our shared effort to advocate for meaningful research, leadership and success in this area.

In the meantime, if you have any questions or queries, send us an email at or to

Call for Nominations | Distinguished Scholar Award 2020

The Science, Technology and Art in International Relations (STAIR) Section of the International Studies Association is seeking nominations for the 2020 Distinguished Scholar Award.

The STAIR Distinguished Scholar Award recognizes senior scholars whose work has made an enduring and ground-breaking contribution to the study of science, technology, and art, in the fields of International Relations and International Political Economy. Nominees for the award will be innovative scholars who have developed new methods, or whose work has fostered new theoretical momentum, at the interface between IR, IPE, and Science, Technology and Art Studies. Due to the uniquely interdisciplinary nature of the STAIR section, nominations will be encouraged especially on behalf of scholars who have, in the course of their careers, produced impactful work at the boundaries of these diverse areas of specialization. They may also be those who have made an outstanding impact in terms of service in these areas, through mentoring, promoting diversity, or in other capacities, such as activism or public engagement. Nominees should either be, or be willing to become, members of the International Studies Association. The winner will be recognized at the ISA Annual Convention in Hawaii 2020.

Nominations may come from any member of the STAIR Section. Nominations (including self-nominations) must include the nominee’s current C.V. and a letter (no more than 1 page), describing the nominee’s contribution to the study of Science, Technology and Art, in International Relations and/or International Political Economy. The nomination should be sent to Nicholas Kiersey, at, no later than June 14, 2019, with subject heading “Distinguished Scholar Nomination”.

The recipient of the award will be determined by a committee composed of the Executive Committee of the STAIR Section and an appointed external member. The awardee should be able to travel to the Annual Convention, and attend the STAIR reception. A roundtable featuring the awardee will precede the STAIR reception at the convention.