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Academic is honoured for contribution to research community

King’s College London academic, Dr Humeira Iqtidar has received a prestigious award for her work in the field of political theory.

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Dr Humeira Iqtidar has received a prestigious award. Picture: STOCK IMAGE

Dr Iqtidar, a member of the Department of Political Economy, was announced today (6 September) as the recipient of the 2021 Mid-Career Prize from the Britain and Ireland Association for Political Thought (BIAPT).

In her citation, the association described Dr Iqtidar as a “central figure” in the emergence and consolidation of comparative political theory and also hailed her contribution to the wider research community.

The association said: “One of the most exciting developments in the field in recent years has been the emergence and consolidation of comparative political theory, and Dr Iqtidar has been a central figure in this enterprise in London and beyond, combining a genuine interdisciplinarity in her scholarship—the use of ethnography in her research stands out—with a proven ability to get her work published in the leading journals on both sides of the Atlantic.”

Dr Iqtidar said: “I am delighted to accept the BIAPT Mid-Career prize. BIAPT has long provided an exciting intellectual space for political theorists, particularly through its annual conference, and I am deeply honoured to be associated with it.”

You can read the announcement in full here.

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