Before her death, Polly was pursuing a idea within WIN (Women’s Intelligence Network) and KISG (Kings Intelligence Studies Group) to create a prize that would work to reverse the gender gap in academic intelligence and security. She would have been delighted that these two organisations gained the sponsorship of INS, (Intelligence and National Security), ‘widely regarded as the world’s leading scholarly journal focused on the role of intelligence and secretive agencies in international relations’. It would have been beyond her wildest dream to have the award in her name.
The Polly Corrigan Book Prize 2022
Dr Molly Pucci, Assistant Professor of Twentieth Century European History at the University of Dublin is the winner of the 2022 Polly Corrigan Book Prize for her book, Security Empire, The Secret Police in Communist Eastern Europe (Yale-Hoover).
The committee comprised representatives of King’s INTEL, INS, the WIN-Women in Intelligence Network, and Polly’s mother, Jane Feinmann, a freelance journalist.
The next Polly Corrigan Book Prize will be awarded in 2024 for books published in the previous two years.