Announcing the Winner of Food Geographies Undergraduate Dissertation Prize

The Food Geographies Working Group (of the RGS-IBG) can now reveal the results of our undergraduate Food Geographies dissertation prize. The dissertation marking process was undertaken by a subcommittee and competition was fierce with 15 entries and some highly impressive dissertations. We were very interested to see the range of topics chosen and the breadth and confidence of students using innovative research methods. After shortlisting 5 finalists, that were all excellent dissertations, we are pleased to announce the winners of our 1st Food Geographies Undergraduate Dissertation prize

1st prize

Hannah Gillie, University of Cambridge

Neighbourhood to Agrihood: Exploring the extent to which urban agriculture can support inclusive redevelopment in Detroit

2nd Prize

Louis Rawlings, University of Oxford

An exploration of knowledge production through GIS in the context of the UK food desert debate: Constructing the Food Access Radar

3rd/Highly Commended

Elliot Arthur-Worsop, University of Nottingham

 Vegetarianism: A New Social Movement within the National Meatscape of Argentina?

Other finalists:
  • Angus Sprawling, The University of Exeter – The ‘Social Life’ of the Cornish Pasty
  • Lara Wilson, Durham University – Digging Beneath the Surface: Social Capital, Neoliberalism and the Potential for Resistance in London’s Community Gardens
Many thanks to all students whose dissertations were submitted, we really enjoyed reading them. Thanks as well to the departmental staff who sent student’s dissertations in.

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