The 2015 FURS Essay Competition received 25 candidacies from 15 countries – Taiwan, Belgium, Brazil, Chile, China, Germany, Hungary, India, Mexico, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Uganda and USA.
The first prize winners are:
Thomas Swerts (University of Leuven, Belgium) – ‘Space for citizenship: The liminal politics of undocumented activism’ and;
Christine Barwick (Sciences Po Paris, France, but German natural) – ‘Social mix through daily practices and connections: the relevance of place for networks and social capital of upwardly mobile Turkish-Germans’.
Third prize went to:
Xuan Dong (Australian National University) – ‘Building a new hometown of Chinese kung fu: Rethinking locality and Shaolin martial arts education’.
More information about the Essay Competition and the previous winners can be found here.