Race, Culture and Equality Working Group Award for Undergraduate Dissertations

The Race, Culture and Equality Working Group would like to recognise research conducted by undergraduate students on any issue related to the geographies of race, racism and equality. The winner will receive a cash prize.

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.

Please send the following via email or link (e.g. Dropbox) to Dr James Esson; 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 2019). Nominations should include “RACE UG dissertation submission” as the email subject.

Submissions to: (Dr James Esson, Loughborough University)

Deadline: 22 July 2019



Past winners:
(abstracts and pdfs coming shortly)

Esther Chidowe (2017) “Black hair: centring the offline and online geographies of young black British women”

Omar Clarke (2016) “Notting Hill Carnival: Performance, Identity, Spectacle”

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