Foundation for Urban and Regional Studies 2015 Essay Competition Winners

Jan 20th, 2016

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.