Urban Institute Research Associate Dr Victoria Habermehl was presented with the 2019 Regional Studies Association (RSA) Best Paper Award for the journal Territory, Politics, Governance at a ceremony in London this week.
The paper, Territories in contestation: relational power in Latin America, was co-authored with Dr Liz Mason-Deese, Visiting Researcher in the Urban Institute and Dr Nick Clare from the University of Nottingham. Situated in geography’s recent territorial turn, and drawing on Latin American theory and research, the paper examines the relational and contested nature of territories and territorial praxis.
The award was presented at the RSA Annual President’s Event.
Dr Habermehl said: “My co-authors and I are really pleased and surprised to have won this award.
“Having collectively met in Buenos Aires doing research, we are all interested in thinking through different conceptualisations and practices through which territory is organised and analyzed in Latin America.
“We believe that these debates productively contribute to the scholarship in Territory, Politics Governance and Anglophone geography more generally, and are pleased to be a part of them. We hope this can lead to continued engagement and dialogue with Latin American geographies and geographical thought.”