Dissertation Proposal Award

The Ethnic Geography Specialty Group (EGSG) is pleased to sponsor its annual Dissertation Proposal Competition Award. Doctoral students who have completed the dissertation proposal stage of their program are eligible to submit their proposal for adjudication in this competition. The EGSG Dissertation proposal Committee will evaluate all submissions based on written clarity, methodological rigor, and overall contribution to ethnic geography scholarship. Membership in the EGSG is encouraged.The winner will receive a $250 prize, a certificate, a ticket to the AAG Award Luncheon and a formal recognition at the banquet, and recognition in the EGSG Newsletter.

To be considered for the award, doctoral students must meet the following requirements:

  1. Candidates who have successfully defended their dissertation proposal may participate in this competition. Please ask your advisor to send an e-mail to the EGSG Dissertation Proposal Committee Chair, Dr. Susan Hume at shume@siue.edu to verify your ABD status.
  2. Dissertation proposal topic must be on some aspect of ethnic geography (please see the EGSG websitefor recent winners and proposal titles: https://ethnicgeography.com/awards/dissertation-proposal-award/).
  3. Please submit the actual dissertation proposal to Dr. Susan Hume at shume@siue.edu.
  4. Proposals must be received no later than March 20th, 2020.

For further information please contact Susan Hume (Dissertation Proposal Award Committee Chair) by e-mail.

Dissertation Proposal Award Committee: 

  • Dr. Susan Hume, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (2018-2020)
  • Dr. Sean Crotty, Texas Christian University (2019-2021)
  • Dr. Paul McDaniel, Kennesaw State University (2020-2022)
EGSG Dissertation Proposal Competition Award Recipients
About the Recipient
Joyce Clapp (2019) Space is Freedom, Place is Security: An Intersectional Study of Queer Placemaking. University of North Carolina-Greensboro.

Kathryn Hannum (2019) Regional Diaspora Engagement between Galicia, Spain and Buenos Aires, Argentina. Kent State University.
Mark Alan Rhodes II (2018) Welsh Memory Work and the Narration of Nation. Kent State University.
Sean Wang (2017) Chinese Birth Tourism, Immigration Politics, and Regional Racial Formations. Syracuse University.
Emily Mitchell-Eaton
Emily Mitchell-Eaton (2016) Negotiating “Free Association” in the U.S. Colonial Present: Intra-Empire Migration from the Marshall Islands to Arkansas. Syracuse University.
Kathryn Wright (2015) A Case Study of the Impact of U.S. Based Senegalese Migrant’s Translocal Identities on their Development Efforts. University of Colorado – Boulder.
Claire Schuch (2014) Socio-Spatial Geographies of Hispanic Immigrant Youth Accessing the Urban Labor Market. University of North Carolina, Charlotte.
Weronika Anna Kusek (2013) Post 2004 European Union – Expansion Polish Migration in London, United Kingdom: The Importance of Virtual Space and Technology in the Construction of Diasporic Networks. Kent State University.
Paul McDaniel (2011) Transitioning Immigrant Settlement Geography, Public School Change and Response, and Community Receptivity in Charlotte, North Carolina. University of North Carolina, Charlotte.
Luna Vives (2010) Negotiating Borders: Gendered Transnationalism from Senegal to Spain. University of British Columbia.
Samarth Joseph (2009) The Effects of Remittances on Haiti’s Economic Development and the Factors that Motivate the New York Haitian Diaspora to Participate in the Remittance Economy. State University of Buffalo.
Tatiana Matejskova (2008) Making Russlanddeutche Migrants into Citizens: Local Integration Projects, Gender and Space in Berlin-Marzahn. University of Minnesota.
Ipsita Chatterjee (2007) Globalization and Social Conflict: A Case Study of Hindu-Muslim Conflict in India. Clark University.
Widyarini Sumartojo (2006—tie) Place Attachment, Ethnocultural Identity, and Multiculturalism: Indo-Canadian Youth Violence in Vancouver. Simon Fraser University.
Sin Yih Teo (2006—tie) Where is Home? Return Migration and the Negotiation of Citizenship Amongst Recent People’s Republic of China’s Immigrant to Canada. University of British Columbia.
Robert Yarborough (2005) Central American Identity Formation in Context of Residence in Traditionally Bi-Racial Atlanta and in Particular Everyday Spaces in which They Live their Lives. University of Georgia.
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