Posted by Katy Crossan, Senior Commissioning Editor, Geography
Ashgate are pleased to sponsor the prize awarded by the Royal Geographical Society’s Transport Geography Research Group for the best undergraduate dissertation that focuses on any aspect of the geography of mobility and transport, undertaken at a UK university, and which demonstrates conceptual and/or methodological sophistication.
The prizewinning student in 2014 was Joshua Holmes for his dissertation Flying in the Face of Convention: Exploring the Spatial Politics of Affect and Biopower within Dublin Airport. The judges praised the original approach taken to understanding the human response to travelling through an airport and in particular the innovative methodologies deployed which took advantage of new technologies. The analysis of the data provided a thorough understanding of the space of an airport terminal with strong reference made back to the literature. Details of the 2015 winner will be announced shortly.
Ashgate’s Transport and Mobility book series is run in conjunction with the Transport Geography Research Group.