Srinivasan Wins Inaugural Nayef Al-Rodhan Transdisciplinary Philosophy Prize

Amia Srinivasan, the Chichele Professor of Social and Political Theory at All Souls College, University of Oxford, has been named the winner of the inaugural Nayef Al-Rodhan International Prize in Transdisciplinary Philosophy.

Amia Srinivasan. Photo by Keiko Ikeuchi.

The £20,000 prize was awarded to Professor Srinivasan for her 2021 book, The Right to Sex.

According to the judging panel chair, Constantine Sandis, The Right to Sex is “an extraordinary book that transcends disciplinary barriers. The author encourages readers to think with her through fundamental questions about gender, class, race, and power that are of utmost significance to the understanding of human behaviours.”

Administered by the Royal Institute of Philosophy, the aim of the prize is to reward books that:

  • demonstrate rigorous original and high-quality transdisciplinary research 

  • are accessible and engaging to read

  • are original, innovative, and impactful 

  • intend to advance and contribute to the understanding of human behaviors

The prize is named for and funded by Nayef Al-Rodhan, a philosopher and neuroscientist who is currently an Honorary Fellow at St. Antony’s College at Oxford and head of the Geneva Centre for Security Policy’s Geopolitics and Global Futures Programme.

You can learn more about the prize here.

Related: the shortlist of finalists for the prize is here.


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