Congratulations to PGSG’s 2016 Award winners

Congratulations to all the 2015 PGSG award winners. We are pleased to announce the following recipients:

Grad student paper awards:


1. PhD Student Paper Award: Casey Lynch (University of Arizona) for “Performative Power and Colonizing Assemblages in Post-Coup Honduras”

2. MA/MS Student Paper Award: Amber Boll (University of Kentucky) for “Participatory Action Mapping: A pathway for (re)thinking, (re)engaging, and (re)making maps in political geography”

3. BA Student Paper Award (2015): Shivon Yim (York University) for “Imaginative Geographies of a Mixed-race Identity: A postcolonial consideration of my colonial past and present” (Faculty Sponsor: Sara Koopman)

4. BA Student Paper Award (2015, honorable mention): Brittney Ortega (University of Hawai’i at Mānoa) for “The Immigration Crisis in the Mediterranean: The Spanish Case” (Faculty Sponsor: Reece Jones)

Alexander B. Murphy Dissertation Enhancement Award:

Carly Nichols (University of Arizona) for “1000 Days is Forever: The Gendered and Affective Political Geographies of Food and Nutrition Interventions in India”

Student Travel awards:

1. Benjamin Butler (University of Toronto)

2. Ingrid Medby (Durham University)

3. Maegan Miller (CUNY)

4. Emily Mitchell-Eaton (Syracuse University)

Non-student awards:

1. Stanley D. Brunn Young Scholar Award: Josh Inwood (University of Tennessee-Knoxville)

2. Richard Morrill Public Outreach Award: Brittany Gilmer (Florida International University)

3. Julian Minghi Distinguished Book Award: Philippa Williams (Queen Mary, University of London), for Everyday Peace? : Politics, Citizenship and Muslim Lives in India (Wiley-Blackwell)

4. Virginie Mamadouh Outstanding Research Award: Ian Shaw (University of Glasgow,) and Katie Meehan (University of Oregon) for (2013) Force-Full: Power, Politics and Object-Oriented Philosophy. Area 44(2): 216-222.

For a list of past winners, visit the past winners tab.