Sufian Zhemukhov wins Book Award

Elliott School ISA Award Winners
Elliott School Professors Zhemukhov (left), Bouka (center), and Grynaviski (right).

Elliott School Professors Sufian N. ZhemukhovYolande Bouka, and Eric Grynaviski won prestigious awards at the 2019 Annual International Studies Association (ISA) Convention in Toronto. In recognition of her consistent track record of exemplary international studies content, the ISA’s Online Media Caucus honored Professor Bouka’s text, “Wakanda, Afrofuturism, and Decolonizing International Relations Scholarship,” with the 2019 Ducky Best Blog Post in International Studies award. Professor Zhemukhov was likewise honored for his 2017 book with Mikhail A. Alexseev: Mass Religious Ritual and Intergroup Tolerance: The Muslim Pilgrims’ ParadoxThe book received the 2019 Religion and International Relations Book Award, which goes to a text that excels in originality, significance, and rigor. Last but not least, Professor Grynaviski’s monograph, America’s Middlemen: Power at the Edge of Empiretook home the  2018 Best Book on Diplomacy Award, which is conferred by the ISA’s Diplomatic Studies Section.This award is not Grynaviski’s first, in 2015 he won the APSA Robert L. Jervis and Paul W. Schroeder Best Book Award for his 2014 book: Constructive Illusions: Misperceiving the Origins of International Cooperation. Congratulations to Professors Bouka, Zhemukhov, and Grynaviski for these awards and for their outstanding scholarship!