Dissertation Prize & Upcoming Events

The Race, Culture & Equality (RACE) Working Group would like to recognise research conducted by undergraduate students on any issue related to the geographies of race, racism and equality. Nominations are requested from Dissertation Supervisors or Heads of Department at any UK Geography department. There is no limit of submissions per institution, but nominated dissertations should not be submitted for consideration for any other RGS- IBG prizes. Students taking joint degrees are eligible to enter for the prize, provided that at least half their course is in Geography. The dissertations should be circa 10,000 words in length and submitted for formal assessment in the current academic year. Dissertations will be evaluated by five members of the RACE Committee. The winner will receive a cash prize.

Please send the following via email or link (e.g. Dropbox) to Dr James Esson (Loughborough University) at j.esson@lboro.ac.uk; 1) a single PDF file of the dissertation; 2) a copy of the appropriate departmental dissertation regulations; and 3) contact details for the student (post-September 2017). Nominations should include “RACE UG dissertation submission” as the email subject.

Deadline: 22 July 2017

There will be a workshop on Teach-In to Transgress: Challenging Geographies of Coloniality on Tuesday 29 August 2017, in advance of the RGS-IBG 2017 conference. In relation to this year’s conference theme, ‘Decolonising Geographical Knowledges’, members of the RACE working group have authored a commentary and curated a critical forum for the RGS-IBG journal AREA.

Details for both will be posted on the website and mailing list soon!


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