Dr Emma Hutchison wins prestigious Paul Bourke Award from The Academy of Social Sciences in Australia

17 Sep 2018

Dr Emma Hutchison is one of the outstanding Australian international relations scholars of her generation, internationally renowned for her research on emotions in world politics. Her first book, Affective Communities in World Politics (2016), was published in the prestigious Cambridge Studies in International Relations series, and has since won the 2017 Susan Strange Book Prize from the British International Studies Association and the 2018 Best Theory Book Award from the International Studies Association. Her highly cited articles in leading journals, such as International Theory and International Political Sociology, quickly established her as a leading voice in a new wave of scholarship on the role emotions play in shaping world politics. This was acknowledged recently by the premier journal World Politics when it commissioned her to co-write one its prestigious review articles, a first for an Australian scholar. In 2017 Dr Hutchison won an Australian Research Council Discovery Early Career Research Award (DECRA), which follows her receipt of a UQ Research Fellowship (2016-2019), and a UQ Postdoctoral Fellowship for Women (2014-2016). In 2018 she won a UQ Foundation Research Excellence Award, the University’s highest honour for Early Career Researchers.