In early April, SGPIA Professor L.H.M. Ling was honored at the annual International Studies Association Convention in San Francisco. She was given the Eminent Scholar Award from the Feminist Theory and Gender Studies section. SGPIA Professor Sakiko Fukuda-Parr was in attendance for both the roundtable and reception. The roundtable was chaired by the ISA’s Chair of Feminist Theory and Gender Studies, Dr. Natalie Florea Hudson. Alan Chong (S Rajaratnam School of International Studies and Nanyang Technological University), Marysia Zalewski (Cardiff University), Shirin M. Rai (University of Warwick), Sandra Whitworth (York University) and Jooyoun Lee (St. Edward’s University) all spoke on the roundtable. Professor Fukuda-Parr reported that they spoke of “Lily’s lifetime achievements in scholarship, leadership of the field and mentoring of students and young scholars,” adding that Professor Ling’s “colleagues spoke of her extraordinary productivity, the multiple genres through which she has been making her arguments for thinking differently, characterising her as ‘fearless and fierce’, yet optimistic about the world.”
The International Studies Association maintains over 6,500 members worldwide, and is the most respected and widely known scholarly association dedicated to International Studies. The ISA is composed of six geographic subdivisions, 29 thematic sections and four Caucuses. They have seven publications dedicated to scholarly work in the field, and host yearly Conventions and conferences.