Accolades for Dissertations in the Social Sciences

Most Accessible and Captivating Work for the Non-Specialist Reader Accolade

Susanne Asman, whose Bombay Going: Migration, Return and Anti-Trafficking in the Lives of Nepali Migrant Sex Workers, offers a compelling analysis of actors and agents in the sub-continental sex-trade in modern India.

Ground-Breaking Subject Matter Accolade

Tani Sebro, whose Dancing the Nation: The Politics of Exile, Mobility and Displacement Along the Thai-Burma Border argues that nations are maintained primarily through the complex transmission of ‘aesthetic nationalisms’, which involve embodied performances and cultural practices that constitute the body-politic.

Specialist Dissertation Accolade

Peng Liu, whose Body in the Forbidden City is an innovative artistic project examining the interrelationship between the author's Chinese/Confucian body and Beijing, itself inscribed with Confucian values and cultural meanings.