16 June 2016
Dr Robbie Shilliam has received an honourable mention at the 2016 Sussex International Theory Prize for his book The Black Pacific: Anticolonial Struggles and Oceanic Connections (London: Bloomsbury, 2015).
The Centre for Advanced International Theory (CAIT) prize committee had this to say about the book: ‘This visionary book attempts to articulate a decolonial science and to map the possibility and the necessity of a different kind of international theory of ‘deep relations’. Thinking through and with the populations and narratives of Oceania and locating them in connections and struggles with other parts and peoples of the world, such as the African diaspora, The Black Pacific illuminates the spiritual and creatively political workings of anti-colonial agency without validation from Western concepts and categories.’
The 2016 Sussex International Theory Prize has been awarded to Robert Vitalis, White World Order, Black Power Politics: The Birth of American International Relations (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2015).