Congratulations to the 2021 award recipients!

Jan Monk Service Award: Dr. Ann Oberhauser (Women’s and Gender Studies and Sociology, Iowa State University)

Susan Hanson Dissertation Proposal Award: Vivian D. Rodriguez-Rocha (Department of Geography, Pennsylvania State University)

Dissertation Proposal Title: “Counter-topographies of care: Caring activism in the movement for women’s lives in Mexico”

Honorable Mention Susan Hanson Dissertation Proposal Award: Dominica Whitesell (Department of Geography, UT Austin)

Dissertation Proposal Title: “Exclusionary Aesthetics: Urban Development and Secondhand Clothing Markets in Kampala, Uganda”

Glenda Laws Student Paper Competition: Annie Elledge (UNC, Chapel Hill)

Paper Title: “The Future of Corpulence: Geographies of Fatness, Medical Care, and Tomorrow”

Rickie Sanders Junior Faculty Award Recipient: Dr. Caroline Faria (Department of Geography and the Environment, University of Texas, Austin)

Recent Publication: Faria, C. and Whitesell, D., 2021. Global retail capital and urban futures: Feminist postcolonial perspectives. Geography Compass15(1):

Honorable Mention to Rickie Sanders Award nominees:

Dr. Juan Herrera (Assistant Professor of Geography, University of California, Los Angeles)

Recent publication: Herrera, J., 2020. 10.¡ La Lucha Continua! Gloria Arellanes and the Women of the Chicano Movement. In East of East : The Making of Greater El Monte (pp. 102-111). Rutgers University Press.

Dr. Aparna Parikh (Assistant Teaching Professor, Pennsylvania State University, Visiting Scholar, Dartmouth College)

Recent Publication: Parikh, A., 2020. Urban commons to private property: Gendered environments in Mumbai’s fisher communities. Environment and Planning D: Society and Space,