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We are delighted to announce the winner and shortlist for this year’s student essay competition.


Charlotte Sefton, University of Exeter, ‘Cartographers of Disrupted Belonging: Sudanese Mothers Drawing Maps of Portsmouth (UK)’


Isha Karki, Newcastle University, ‘Scripting Resistance: Rape and the Avenging Woman in Hindi Cinema’

Sarah France, Newcastle University, ‘Walking Out of Dualisms: Material Ecofeminism in Olivia Laing’s To The River’

Rijak Grover, University of Cambridge, ‘Far from the Factory?  Investigating how women travel to work in rural Cote d’Ivoire.’

Matthew Kovac, University of Oxford, ‘‘Red Amazons’? Gendering Violence and Revolution in the Long First World War, 1914-23’

Angelika Strohmayer, Newcastle University, ‘Using technologies to commemorate International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers in the North East of England’

Alexa Warnes, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, ‘Exploring Pronatalism and Assisted Reproduction in UK Medicine’

These essays will now undergo peer review to prepare for publication in the Journal of International Women’s Studies in early/mid 2019. Thank you to everyone who submitted an entry to this year’s competition, and to our judges Dr. Deborah Jermyn, Dr. Tori Cann and Dr. Irralie Doel for their time and feedback. We look forward to sharing the final essays with you next year.