Professor Parvati Raghuram
The OU's Professor of Geography and Migration Parvati Raghuram is to receive a major honour from the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) in recognition of her “outstanding contribution to geography”. She is among just 21 people worldwide named in their annual awards.
Professor Raghuram has been awarded the Society’s prestigious Murchison Award “for publications contributing to geographical understanding of mobility”.
Professor Raghuram will receive the award at a special ceremony next month. She said on receiving the award:
Professor Raghuram’s research considers how people experience and negotiate globalisation; how these gendered workers move in sectors where the global “knowledge” may be embedded such as in IT, medicine and education. Most recently her work has been in co-authoring an ongoing research project about the numbers of women in the IT industry; drawing comparisons with the UK and India and looking at the impact of migration between the two countries.
Speaking of the award Professor Kevin Hetherington, Pro Vice-Chancellor, Research and Academic Strategy said he was delighted:
Professor Gillian Rose, Professor of Cultural Geography, received the same award in 2012 for her work in feminist geography, visual methodologies and urban aesthetics.
Nicholas Crane, President of the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), said: