Celebrating our colleagues – 1 March

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Each fortnight, Bulletin highlights and celebrates the latest prizes awarded to our fellow staff members. Congratulations to all involved.


Dr Diego Battiston, Lecturer in in the School of Economics has won the distinguished CESifo Affiliated Award 2021 in the CESifo Network Area Economics of Digitization for his paper The Persistent Effects of Brief Interactions: Evidence from Immigrant Ships.

The Distinguished CESifo Affiliate Award, aimed at encouraging talented young scholars, is awarded to the best paper presented by a young author at each of the CESifo Area conferences.


Tommy Curry, Personal Chair of Africana Philosophy and Black Male Studies in the School of Philosophy, Psychology & Language Studies has been recognised by Oxford University Press. They named his paper, entitled Must There Be an Empirical Basis for the Theorization of Racialized Subjects in Race-Gender Theory? as the Best of Philosophy 2021.


Dr Alexandra Smith, Reader in Russian Studies in the School of Literatures, Languages & Culture, has jointly, with her co-author Katherine Hodgson, won the British Association of Slavonic & Eastern European Studies’ Alexander Nove Prize for her book, Poetic Canons, Cultural Memory and Russian National Identity after 1991. BASEES is the UK national learned society for the study of Russia, Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union.


Please get in touch with us to let us know about any awards you or your colleagues have received. You can email us at bulletin@ed.ac.uk