11 Apr 2014

Professor Doreen Massey given top geography Award

Emeritus Professor Doreen Massey has been awarded the Association of American Geographers’ (AAG) Presidential Achievement Award at the annual meeting in Florida.

Eric Sheppard, Past President of the AAG, presented the award to Professor Massey in recognition of her long-standing contribution to geography.

Professor Massey has interests in the theorization of “space” and “place” and in demonstrating the importance to both everyday life and wider politics of how we conceptualise them. Her most recent work in conjunction with Michael Rustin and the late Professor Stuart Hall is The Kilburn Manifesto which is an ongoing project engaging with current debate in UK politics. She will be delivering a lecture on the project at the annual meeting.

On receiving the presidential award she said: “This is a real honour – and unexpected! I’m really looking forward to discussion of the Manifesto with many people whom I know have similar interests.”
The AAG Presidential Achievement Award was established by the AAG Council to recognize individuals who have made long-standing and distinguished contributions to the discipline of geography.

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