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Professor Kimberley Hutchings won the Okin-Young Prize in Feminist Political Theory at the Women, Gender and Politics Research Section (WGPRS) Awards 2022, for a paper co-authored with Oxford University Professor Patricia Owens titled “Women Thinkers and the Canon of International Thought: Recovery, Rejection and Reconstruction”.
This award-winning research is the first sustained attempt to rewrite historical women in the history of international thought and the academic discipline of international relations. Professor Hutchings launched a multidisciplinary collaboration in 2018, funded by the Leverhulme Trust, working with Professor Owens to sketch out a revisionist history in this new publication.
The award judges were particularly impressed with the article’s ability to “simultaneously speak to the interests and concerns of feminist political theorists, as well as those of a broader audience of political scientists and international relations scholars.”
Following the victory, Professor Hutchings said: “We are delighted and honored to receive this award. The price is not just a price for us; it is recognition for all the outstanding women thinkers in the history of international thought who have been ignored and forgotten.
The Okin-Young Prize recognizes the best article on feminist theory published in an English-language academic journal during the previous calendar year. It commemorates the academic, mentorship, and professional contributions of Susan Moller Okin and Iris Marion Young to the development of the field of feminist political theory. This annual award is presented jointly by the Women, Gender and Politics Research Section, Foundations of Political Theory and the Women’s Caucus for Political Science.