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Professor Nira Yuval-Davis receives international award for her research

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A sociology professor at the University of East London (UEL) has been named the winner of the International Sociological Association (ISA) Award for Excellence in Research and Practice 2018. 

Professor Nira Yuval-Davis will collect the accolade in July 2018 at the ISA’s World Congress in Toronto, Canada. 

Professor Yuval-Davis is the Director of the Research Centre on Migration, Refugees and Belonging (CMRB) at UEL. She is also a founding member of Women Against Fundamentalism - a group of activists and academics concerned about what they consider the rise of fundamentalism in religion negatively affecting women.

In addition she helped start the international research network Women In Militarized Conflict Zones, which also comprises activists and academics examining women and their relation to war and conflict.

She is an elected Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences, and has been a consultant to various NGOs and human rights organisations, including the UN Development Programme and the UN Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women. 

The ISA Award was established in March 2013, with the first winner announced in 2014. The award is given every four years.

The winner, nominated by members of the ISA, is selected by a panel of judges who evaluate nominees’ track records of advancing and promoting sociological knowledge and practise through outstanding contributions to the discipline, the profession, and the ISA.