The Okin-Young Award

Something good to come out of the sad losses feminist political theory has recently suffered. 

Announcing the Okin-Young Award in Feminist Political TheoryThe Women and Politics and Foundations of Political Theory sections ofthe American Political Science Association and the Women’s Caucus forPolitical Science announce the Okin-Young Award in Feminist Political Theory. The award commemorates the scholarly, mentoring, and professional contributions of Susan Moller Okin and Iris Marion Young to the development of the field of feminist political theory. This annual award recognizes the best paper on feminist political theory published in an English language academic journal during the previous calendaryear. Papers will be considered by self-nomination or nomination by other individuals. The award carries a cash award of $600. To be eligible, the article must have been published in 2007.The deadline for submissions is February 15, 2008. To be considered for the award, one copy of the article should be sent to each member of theaward committee by mail or electronically as a PDF attachment. 

  •  Award committee chair:Professor Nancy J. Hirschmann, Department of Political Science, The University of Pennsylvania, Stiteler Hall,  Philadelphia, PA
  • Professor Kathy Ferguson, Department of Political Science, University of Hawai’i, 640 Saunders Hall, 2424 Maile Way, Honolulu, HI 96822,
  • Professor Joanna Vecchiarelli Scott, Eastern Michigan University, 1525 Harding Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48104,

If Only I’d Known

Now that the Carnival’s over, I’m of course finding things I wish I could have put in it!

Top on that list is a really impressive brand new blog that I’d like to have told you about, Girl Sailor. It’s written by a female ensign on active duty in the US Navy.  Only 2 posts so far, but both excellent.  There’s one here about ‘coming out’ as a feminist in the navy, after an evangelical upbringing; and another here about why, despite his important role in giving Democrats the Senate, feminists should really not be so keen on Jim Webb (former Navy Secretary).

Next on the list is one that actually couldn’t have been in the Carnival, since it’s a response to the Carnival! Rachel McKinney has written an excellent post on ‘gray rape’, that raises lots of interesting epistemological and language-related issues.

Now I shall attempt to get myself out of that Carnival frame of mind and resume more normal service.