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Contemporary challenges in Europe

Award of Frank Carter Postgraduate prizes for 2015

Contemporary challenges in Europe

Each year two prizes are awarded for the best Master’s dissertations, in human geography at UCL and in historical and social studies at SSEES.

The prizes, funded in memory of Professor Frank Carter, were established by the late Mrs. Krystyna Carter. Frank taught in UCL Geography and the School of Slavonic and East European Studies for many years. He was a specialist on the human geography of east-central Europe, based on a remarkable range of expertise and wide linguistic skills.

This year’s prize winners are:

GILES PITTS (UCL Geography) for a dissertation entitled

“Traversing Europe: Milano Centrale, the Dublin Regulation and the journeys of refugees”.

Drawing on many interviews in Milan, Giles explored the life experiences of refugees and asylum seekers in the light of European regulations. Frank would have been particularly fascinated by this ethnographic work.

SHEELAGH BARRON (SSEES) for a dissertation entitled

“Russia’s Patriotic Turn: the search for identity and the militarisation of Youth 2000-2015”.

Both Frank and Krystyna spoke Russian, and kept a close watch on developments in Russia.



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