Suffragio has won ‘Honorable Mention’ in OAIS’s ‘Most Promising New Blog’ award


It appears as if the results for the Online Achievement in International Studies blogging awards have been announced as of a reception last night, and so I can share some very good news.

I’m happy to report that Suffragio was the runner-up in the ‘Most Promising New Blog’ category, winning Honorable Mention — that’s pretty high praise as far as I’m concerned for a project that started as a part-time blog in between billable hours at a law firm.

The winner? Political Violence @ a Glance, a blog authored by two political scientists, Barbara F. Walter at the University of California San Diego and Erica Chenoweth at the University of Denver.  So go check them out!  And really, go check out all of the blogs nominated for this award and the other awards, finalists and non-finalists alike.  I was especially delighted to discover  Ottomans and Zionists (which, as you might guess, has had plenty of material of late on Israeli-Turkish relations).

Many thanks to the following folks:

  • the readers and fans who voted for my blog in the awards and powered it into the finalist round.
  • the final-round judges (whose identities still remain somewhat mysterious) who liked what they saw at Suffragio.
  • Georgetown University’s Dan Nexon, the International Studies Association and the Duck of Minerva for putting together the awards in the first place.

If you’re wondering, The Disorder of Things won the ‘Best Group Blog,’ Daniel Drezner at Foreign Policy won ‘Best Individual Blog,’  and John M. Hobson over at The Disorder of Things won the ‘Best Blog Post’ award for ‘Eurocentrism, Racism: What’s in a Word?

To anyone from the ISA who stumbles upon my blog as a result: let me know what you like (or don’t like).  Or if you want to contribute, I’m always looking for guest posts on non-U.S. politics and policymaking.

Finally, one quick shameless plug: be sure to catch all of Suffragio‘s coverage of the Venezuelan election next week — I’ll be in the thick of it reporting and writing from Caracas.

Photo credit to SAGE Connection.


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