Section Awards

PEWS Distinguished Book Award

This annual award is given to the best world-systems book or books published with copyright date falling in the two calendar years prior to the year of the award. Nominations are due March 1st of the award year. Authors are invited to self-nominate for the award. Both nominators and authors (at least one author of a co-authored work) must be members of PEWS. For more information see the current call for nominations.

PEWS Distinguished Article Award

This annual award is given to the best world-systems article or articles published with copyright date falling in the two calendar years prior to the year of the award. Nominations are due March 1st of the award year. Authors are invited to self-nominate for the award. Both nominators and authors (at least one author of a co-authored work) must be members of PEWS. For more information see the current call for nominations.

PEWS Terence K. Hopkins Student Paper Award

This annual award is given to the best world-systems article or articles by a student or students published with copyright date falling in the two calendar years prior to the year of the award. Nominations are due March 1st of the award year. Authors are invited to self-nominate for the award. Both nominators and authors (at least one author of a co-authored work) must be members of PEWS. For more information see the current call for nominations.

PEWS Award for Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

This biennial award is given in odd years to a member of PEWS who is an outstanding advocate for issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion. This award recognizes an individual who demonstrates a sustained commitment to dismantling institutional barriers within universities and other institutions of scholarly exchange (e.g. conferences, etc.) that limit the educational and professional attainment of underrepresented students and faculty, including those in the Global South. Nominations are due by March 1 of the award year. The nominee must be a current member of the PEWS section at the time of nomination. Self-nominations are encouraged. The Award is open to graduate students, tenure-track, tenured, and contingent faculty.

PEWS Distinguished Career Award

This award is given irregularly to recognize a major lifetime contribution to the scholarly concerns of the PEWS section. The first recipient (in 1997) was Andre Gunder Frank. Janet Abu-Lughod received the award in 1999, Immanuel Wallerstein in 2003, Giovanni Arrighi in 2009, and Christopher Chase-Dunn in 2014.