Dr Sam Halvorsen (University of Sheffield) is the recipient of the Wiley Publisher’s 2015 Area Prize for new research in geography. He is recognised for his paper, ‘Militant research against-and-beyond itself: critical perspectives from the university and Occupy London’.
The Society is pleased to announce Dr Sam Halvorsen (University of Sheffield) as the recipient of the Wiley Publisher’s 2015 Area Prize for new research in geography.
Area is one of the Society’s academic journals and is jointly edited by Dr Rob Bryant (University of Sheffield), Dr Kavita Datta (Queen Mary University of London) and Professor Peter Kraftl (University of Birmingham).
The Area Prize celebrates recognises excellent geographical research from new researchers, including postgraduate students and academics at an early stage in their careers. The Area Prize winner receives a cash prize of £500.
Dr Halvorsen is recognised for his paper, ‘Militant research against-and-beyond itself: critical perspectives from the university and Occupy London’. It was published in volume 47 of the journal, pages 466-72, and is available to read online via the journal’s Wiley Online Library.
Honourable mentions go to Dr Peter Wynn Kirby (University of Oxford) for ‘Exporting harm, scavenging value: transnational circuits of e-waste between Japan, China and beyond’ and Dr Joanna Mann (University of Bristol) for ‘Towards a politics of whimsy: yarn bombing the city’.
Describing Dr Halvorsen’s paper, the Area Editors said:
“This accomplished and well-argued paper advances geographical research on militant research and activism. It interrogates different sites for doing militant research located both within, and beyond, the confines of the neoliberal university. Drawing upon research with Occupy London, it explores the challenges of institutionalising militant research, advocating for open and relational understandings”.
Dr Halvorsen’s achievement will be recognised at the Society’s Medal and Awards celebration on 6 June 2016.
Presented by Dr Stephanie Wyse.
Dr Mark Allan is a Teacher of Geography and Physics in Whitburn, UK.
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