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GRG UG Dissertation prize winner

GRG UG Dissertation prize winner

23 June 2021

Stage 3 student Erin Hollishead has been awarded first place at this years Gender Research Group UG Dissertation Symposium.

Erin's dissertation presentation, entitled ‘Sterilised by the State: an exploration of Peru’s family planning programme under the Fujimoro government 1990-2000’, was praised as "outstanding" by the judging panel. The judges praised Erin's "careful and sober explanation and analysis of a little-known and very shocking episode in recent South American history" which was "not only clear, well-structured and lucidly communicated, but in fact very moving in both its written and visual evidence" and added that Erin "spoke clearly, advanced her arguments cogently and engagingly, and showed unusually delicate courtesy, both to her audience and to the dignity of the brave women whose testimony she discussed".

Erin's dissertation supervisors Dr Claire Brewster and Dr Jonathan Andrews, who had graded the first-class dissertation with a mark of 89%, were delighted with the news and also praised Erin for her research originality.

As reward for her success, Erin has received a £75 Blackwell’s voucher which will come in useful as she plans to continue her studies at postgraduate level.

On behalf of everyone in the School of History, Classics and Archaeology, congratulations Erin!