June 6, 2011
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – A book by Illinois Wesleyan University Professor of Political Science William Munro has been awarded the Lynton Keith Caldwell Prize by the American Political Science Association. The prize is given for the best book in environmental politics published in the past three years.
Munro co-authored the book, titled Fighting for the Future of Food: Activists versus Agribusiness in the Struggle over Biotechnology (University of Minnesota Press, 2010), with Rachel Schurman of the University of Minnesota. The work is a scholarly analysis exploring the worldwide debate over genetically modified seeds (GM).
A scholar of the politics of state formation and development in the global south, Munro is the author of The Moral Economy of the State: Conservation, Community Development, and State-Making in Zimbabwe (Ohio University Center for International Studies, 1998). His articles have been published in academic journals such as the American Journal of Sociology, Comparative Politics and African Rural and Urban Studies, and he has contributed book chapters to texts such as Reconstructing Biotechnologies: Critical Social Analysis (Wageningen Academic Press, 2008) and Frontiers of Commodity Chain Research (Stanford University Press, 2008).
Munro is the 2012 winner of the Kemp Foundation Award for Teaching Excellence at Illinois Wesleyan. Director of Illinois Wesleyan’s International Studies Program, he teaches courses in international politics with emphasis on African social movements.
Contact: Rachel Hatch, (309) 556-3960