Northedge Prize

Call for Submissions: The 2020 Northedge Prize

Established in 1986 to commemorate the invaluable contribution of the late Professor F.S. Northedge to the creation of Millennium: Journal of International Studies, the annual Northedge Essay Competition furthers a Millennium tradition of celebrating and promoting exceptional student scholarship.

We are pleased to invite Masters, PhD students, and recent graduates in International Relations or related fields to submit an essay for the competition. The essay may be on any topic within International Relations or related areas of study. We especially welcome the submission of critical papers and invite creative, innovative, boundary-pushing and non-canonical approaches and theoretical arguments on international studies. The essay must be double-spaced, in a recognised reference style, and between 7,000-9,000 words in length (including footnotes, excluding the bibliography).

Shortlisted submissions will be sent for peer review, and the winner will receive a cash prize of £500 and recognition on Millennium’s social media platforms. Please send your contributions in an anonymised PDF via email marked ‘Northedge 2020 submission’, to

Deadline: 15 January 2020.

Alice Engelhard, Andy Li, Enrike van Wingerden

Editors, Millennium: Journal of International Studies vol. 49


Past Winners:

Thais de Bakker Castro, ‘Guns of Ridicule: the construction of Western freedom and the emasculation of ISIS through images of the Kurdish YPJ’.

The runner-up prize has been awarded to Luciana Martinez from PUC-Rio with her essay entitled ‘When Past, Future and Everyday Life Meet at Rio de Janeiro’s Olympic Port’.

Adam B. Lerner, ‘The Uses and Abuses of Victimhood Nationalism in International Politics’.

Karin Narita, ‘Re-centering the marginalized: intersectional feminism and the post-World War II US occupation of Japan’.

Katarzyna Kaczmarska, ‘Studying its own picture? Representing and Reifying International Society’.

Sebastian Schindler, ‘Man versus State: Contested Agency in the United Nations’.

Philippe M. Frowd, ‘State Personhood, Abjection and the United States’ HIV Travel Ban’.

Rosa Vasilaki,  ‘Provincializing IR? Deadlocks and Prospects in Post-Western IR Theory’

Anne Harrington de Santana, ‘The Strategy of Nonproliferation: Maintaining the Credibility of an Incredible Pledge to Disarm’

Ann Sagan, ‘African Criminals/African Victims: The Institutionalised Production of Cultural Narratives in International Criminal Law’

Kora Andrieu, ‘”Sorry for the Genocide”: How Public Apologies can Help Promote National Reconciliation’

Martin Müller, ‘Situating Identities: Enacting and Studying Europe at Russian Elite University’

Brendan Donegan, ‘Governmental Regionalism: Power/Knowledge and Neoliberal Regional Integration in Asia and Latin America’

Caleb Gallemore, ‘Of Lords and (Cyber)Serfs: eGovernment and Poststructuralism in a Neomedieval Europe’

Graham Gerard Ong, ‘Building an IR Theory with “Japanese Characteristics”: Nishida Kitaro and “Emptiness”‘

Xavier Guillaume, ‘Foreign Policy and the Politics of Alterity: A Dialogical Understanding of International Relations’

Colin Hoadley, ‘Machiavelli, a Man of ‘His’ Time: R.B.J. Walker and The Prince’

Peter Nyers, ‘Emergency or Emerging Identities? Refugees and Transformations in World Order’