POLITICAL GEOGRAPHY NON-STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS
1. Julian Minghi Distinguished Book Award. This award will be given to the author(s) of the best book published during the previous calendar year (2015) in the field of political geography.
2. PGSG Outstanding Research Award. This award will be given to the author(s) of a journal article or book chapter published in the previous three (3) calendar years (2013, 2014, 2015) that makes an innovative, original contribution to the conceptual and/or methodological embrace of political geography.
3. Stanley D. Brunn Young Scholar Award. This award will be given to an individual who has received her/his Ph.D. within the past ten years, in honor of contributions that have generated new interest in the subfield and/or opened up new areas of inquiry for political geographic research.
4. Richard Morrill Public Outreach Award. This award will be given to an individual who has used her or his political geographic expertise to affect change (in public thought or public policy) beyond the academy.
1. All awards will be based on nominations made to the President of the PGSG, with award decisions to be made by the PGSG Board. Nominations should include a paragraph describing the impact of the nominee’s work in political geography and more broadly. The next deadline for nominations is 15 March 2016 for all awards, except for the Julian Minghi Distinguished Book Award, which is 15 January 2016.
2. For each award category, a maximum of one award will be conferred each year, with the announcement to be made at the PGSG Business Meeting taking place the next Spring (e.g., the announcement for the Outstanding Research Award for 2015 will be made at the Spring 2016 Business Meeting). For each award category, if there are no nominees whom the Board views as deserving of merit, no award will be made.
3. Decisions regarding who receives awards will be made by the PGSG Board. The PGSG Board reserves the right to determine whether a nominee (or a nominated publication) falls within the scope of political geography.
4. Nominations by Board members are permitted.
5. Nominations of Board members are permitted. In this case, the board member will be recused from the vote.
6. Awardees need not be PGSG or AAG members, although awardees will be strongly encouraged to join both groups if they are not already members.