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Durham University

Department of Geography

News Archive

Student Receives Royal Geographical Society Accolade for 2015 Undergraduate Dissertation

(29 September 2015)

The Royal Geographical Society described the dissertation as "outstanding: in ethical sensitivity; in depth of theoretical engagement; in clarity and coherence; and in the way in which she refuses to stabilise a highly complex and difficult condition, and thus achieves an understanding of it that challenges medical and therapeutic discourses. The resulting work could arguably be said to be more ‘philosophy’ than ‘geography’. However, geographical literature is central to the whole work, and provides the means by which Kirsty critiques other (e.g. medical / psychological) literature. The dissertation thus pushes at the boundaries of what geography can do. This was a most impressive piece of work".