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:

STUDENT 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.

 

Undergraduate Student Paper Competition

The undergraduate student paper award will go to the best paper on a political geography topic written by an undergraduate student, regardless of membership in the AAG or participation at the Annual Meetings. Papers submitted for awards to other AAG-affiliated organizations are not eligible. This competition is open to all undergraduate students who have written a research paper or senior thesis on a topic in political geography.

This year’s deadline is Wednesday, June 15, 2016.  Submissions should be made by the student’s advisor or the department chair.  For full details visit the Student Awards page.

PGSG at AAG – get ready!

PGSG members: we look forward to seeing you all at this year’s AAG conference in San Francisco. We are listed as a sponsor on 126 sessions, and we have a jam-packed schedule at the 29th Annual Preconference on Monday.

In addition to these great events, we hope you will also join us for the 2016 Business Meeting on Wednesday (March 30) from 7:10 PM – 8:10 PM in Union Square 13, Hilton Hotel, 4th Floor. We will announce – and congratulate – the winners of our student and non-student awards, and discuss other specialty group business. If you have any agenda items, please contact Natalie by Tuesday night at: nkoch@maxwell.syr.edu

 

29th Annual PGSG PreconferenceSan Francisco 2016

Preliminary program is now available here.  Abstracts are here.

Date & time: Monday, 28 March 2016 from 8 AM – 5:45 PM — COME PRE-CAFFEINATED! (due to venue restrictions, we will not have AM coffee)

Location: Nikko Hotel, 222 Mason St, San Francisco, CA 94102

Lodging: This year’s venue is one of the AAG conference hotels, so you should plan to stay wherever you prefer for the main conference.

Registration: As with our past preconferences, there will be a nominal $20 registration fee for non-students. Faculty, please bring cash (or check) on the day of the event.

Inquiries: Contact the organizers individually or at: aag.pgsg@gmail.com

Award deadlines tomorrow

Please remember that there are a number of award deadlines tomorrow (15 March), including:

STUDENT AWARD SUBMISSIONS:

PGSG Student Paper Awards: Masters and PhD categories

Alexander B. Murphy Dissertation Enhancement Award

Details are here.

FACULTY AWARD NOMINATIONS FOR:
Virginie Mamadouh 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.

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.

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.

Details are here.

Seeking PGSG award nominations

The PGSG is currently soliciting nominations for the non-student awards listed below. Please email any nominations directly to Natalie (nkoch@maxwell.syr.edu), specifying the award and accompanied by a 3-4 sentence justification (at minimum) by March 15. 

You will find the past winners here: http://www.politicalgeography.org/past-winners/

NON-STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS

Virginie Mamadouh 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.

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.

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.

General Information:

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.

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.

Faculty board vote results

Thanks to everyone who voted in the election for the PGSG’s two faculty board representatives, and for your patience as we sorted through the trials of a new e-voting system. We have learned a lot from the process and should have it smoothed out significantly for next year.

But for now, I’m happy to announce the two new reps, whose terms run from after AAG 2016 through AAG 2018:

Orhon Myadar, University of Arizona

Lindsay Naylor, University of Delaware

Congrats to both!
Thanks also to the two reps who are rotating off after AAG 2016, Afton Clarke-Sather and Sapana Doshi.

With the voting system going online, I’m pleased that we were able to solicit such a strong group of candidates, and I hope we’ll see some of their names again in the coming years. Please bear in mind that we have 2 reps rotating off the board every year, so please keep thinking of candidates for future elections.

And please keep an eye out for additional logistical information about the preconference coming soon…

PGSG voting through 3/1

If you haven’t already, please remember to vote for the new PGSG faculty board reps (instructions in previous post) by March 1 at 11:59 ET. With a brand new system, we’ve had to work out some kinks, so please feel free to contact Natalie if you are having any issues: nkoch@maxwell.syr.edu

PGSG faculty board voting – now open!

We are now opening voting for the two PGSG faculty board member positions. You may vote from now until 1 March at 11:59 ET at: https://enketo.ona.io/_/#YHMY

Since this is the first time we are voting electronically, a few words of explanation:

1. In order to access the vote, you will need to enter your AAG PIN. If you do not know your PIN, you may locate it here:
http://www2.aag.org/AAG_Prod_Imis/AAG_MBR/Annual_Meeting/Call_for_Papers.aspx

If you have not renewed your AAG membership, or your membership in the PGSG, your PIN will not show up on our list of valid IDs that grant access to the ballot.

If you cannot access your PIN for whatever reason, simply write Natalie and she will help you locate the number.

2. If your AAG PIN starts with any number of 0s, do not enter these to gain access – start only with the with first number higher than 0. E.g. if your PIN is 0001234, enter 1234.

3. You can only vote for two candidates or less. Submitting a vote for 3+ will result in an invalid entry.

4. Please know that your vote is confidential — the PIN is just a security step to make sure that only current PGSG members will be able to vote. As this is only a security step to grant access to the ballot page, votes will not be associated with PINs. A third party will count the votes and send the final tally to me. Results will be announced on 2 March.

5. If you are having any difficulties, or have any questions, please contact Natalie directly: nkoch@maxwell.syr.edu

Preconference preliminary program

The preliminary program is now available for the

29th Annual PGSG PreconferenceSan Francisco 2016

 Download program here.

Abstracts are here.

Date & time: Monday, 28 March 2016 from 8 AM – 5:45 PM.

Location: Nikko Hotel, 222 Mason St, San Francisco, CA 94102

Lodging: This year’s venue is one of the AAG conference hotels, so you should plan to stay wherever you prefer for the main conference.

Registration: All are welcome. No charge for students. $20 registration fee for faculty only. Faculty, please bring cash on the day of the event.

Inquiries: aag.pgsg@gmail.com