McNamara Receives Distinguished Scholar Award

Headshot of government professor Kate McNamara
Professor Kate McNamara of the Department of Government has received an award from the International Studies Association for her work in international political economy research. (Photo courtesy Kate McNamara)

March 7, 2018 — Congratulations to Georgetown government professor Kate McNamara, who has been awarded the International Studies Association’s 2018 Distinguished Scholar Award in International Political Economy.

The citation on the award reads: "The award was created to recognize outstanding senior scholars whose influence and path-breaking intellectual work will continue to impact the field for years to come.”

McNamara, who holds dual appointments in the Georgetown College Department of Government and the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, is an expert on markets, culture, and politics in the European Union and the United States. An alumna of McGill University and Columbia University, she has been awarded numerous fellowships and visiting scholar positions, written two books, and seen her work published in major media outlets. From 2010-2016, she served as director of Georgetown’s Mortara Center for International Studies.

McNamara’s current research focuses on the European Union and the development of cleavages in modern political culture. This year, she is teaching Fundamentals of International Relations and International Relations Theory and Practice, as well as serving as an honors thesis advisor.