With its more than one hundred fellows to date, the ISI has hosted some of the most active and successful of our colleagues on campus. In many cases their projects, under development in an ISI seminar, have come to fruition in scholarly or creative arenas. While we do not claim credit for all successes or special recognitions, we are proud to list some of the achievements of our ISI community here.

Kawar's Book Receives Awards

This summer, current ISI fellow Leila Kawar received two awards for her book, Contesting Immigration Policy in Court: Legal Activism and Its Radiating Effects in the United States and France.  Kawar was awarded the Herbert Jacob Award for the best book in Law and Society. The Committee noted that Contesting Immigration "shifts our focus from conventional questions that ask how political struggles influence compliance with official legal decisions and instead asks how legal advocacy shapes wider political debates and policies surrounding immigration." The full list of Law and Society award winners can be found here

Kawar also received the best book award of the Migration and Citizenship Section of the American Political Science Association. 

Contesting Immigration was published in 2015 by Cambridge University Press. 

Higginson Leads Seminar on April 13

On Wednesday, April 13, former 'Emancipation' fellow John Higginson will lead a seminar on 'Work, Workers and Industrial Transformation in Southern Africa' in Thompson Hall 919 at 4:00 pm. The event is cosponsored by the Economics Department, the  PERI African Development Policy Speakers Series, and the UMass Economic Department's History and Development seminar. Prof. Higginson's paper will be pre-circulated - please contact Prof. Johan Mathew.

Henderson Publishes Lead Article, Visiting Scholar

Lisa Henderson, former ISHA fellow and current ISI Board member, is a visiting scholar at McGill’s Institute for Gender, Feminist, and Sexuality Studies this Spring (  Her essay “Queers and Class: Toward a Cultural Politics of Friendship” appeared in December as the lead article in a special issue of Key Words: A Journal of Cultural Materialism, published by The Raymond Williams Society.