GPOW Award information

From the GPOW Honors and Awards Committee:

GPOW AWARDS
The Geographic Perspectives on Women (GPOW) Specialty Group is pleased to announce the Jan Monk Service Award, the Susan Hanson Dissertation Proposal Award, and the Glenda Laws Student Paper Competition for the year 2012-2013.

Jan Monk Service Award
This award is named in honor of past-President of the AAG, Jan Monk, and recognizes a geographer who has made an outstanding service contribution to women in geography and/or feminist geography. To nominate someone for this award, please email the name of your nominee and a 1-2 page statement of support including details of activism and scholarship to the committee listed below by December 15th, 2012.

Susan Hanson Dissertation Proposal Award
This award honors Susan Hanson, a past President of the AAG, whose scholarship has been key to extending understandings of the intersections of gender and geography. It seeks to highlight a Ph.D. dissertation proposal that promises to make substantial contributions to the geographic analysis and interpretation of topics related to gender, sexuality, and feminism. ***Proposals should be double-spaced, 12-point font and not more than 10 pages in length. There should be a title page with the student’s name and institution.*** So that the judges may read the proposals anonymously, do not include author’s name anywhere on the inside pages of the paper.  Email the dissertation proposal (as a .doc or .pdf file) to the committee listed below by December 15th, 2012.

Glenda Laws Student Paper Competition
This award is named in memory of feminist geographer Glenda Laws (1959-1996), who, among many other things, was a fabulous mentor to her undergraduate and graduate students. Up to two prizes will be awarded, and both undergraduate and graduate students are welcome to participate. Papers must derive from and contribute to feminist research in geography. Papers presented at a regional or national geography meeting from February 2012 through April 2013 are eligible for consideration. Papers written for course work during this period will also be considered. Theses and dissertations are not eligible for this competition. ***Papers should be double-spaced, 12-point font, and not more than 15 pages in length. There should be a title page with the student’s name, institution, level of study (B.A./B.S., M.A./M.S., Ph.D.), and when and where the paper was/will be presented or the course title, term and year for which the paper was written.*** So that the judges may read the papers anonymously, do not include author’s name anywhere on the inside pages of the paper. Please email a copy of your paper (as a .doc or .pdf file) to the committee listed below by December 15th, 2012.

We would like to continue building the GPOW community by treating this competition as a community event. We ask that faculty members encourage students at all levels to submit written work, and that graduate students encourage and mentor undergraduate students to submit papers.

Please direct questions to the GPOW Honors and Awards Committee:

Dawn Biehler
Geographical and Environmental Systems
University of Maryland, Baltimore Campus
211-F Sondhiem Hall, 1000 Hilltop Circle
Baltimore, MD, USA 21250
Email: dbiehler@umbc.edu
Office: (410) 455-2095

Pamela Moss
Human and Social Development
University of Victoria,Station CSC
Victoria, BC, CANADA V8W 2Y2
Email: pamelam@uvic.ca
Office: (250) 721-6297

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