Winner of the BUP PhD Award 2018 in the category Social Sciences and Humanities
The winner of the Baltic University Programme Annual Award for best PhD thesis defended in 2017-2018 in the category Social sciences and humanities is Dr. Matilda Marshall at Umeå University, Sweden.
Her thesis has the title: Sustainability for Dinner: An Ethnological Study of how Sustainable Eating is Practised in Everyday Life.
The award committee´s motivation is as follows:
The Baltic University Programme award is a distinction given to the author of what is judged to be a well qualified PhD work. The work has to be defended at one of the member universities of the Baltic University Programme. In the review the following criteria are used:
Step 1: inter-/multi disciplinary approach, novelty, innovation, and value for promoting sustainable development, and in
Step 2: method, theory, empirical research, discussion.
Dr. Marshall´s research field within food, lifestyle and, consumption is in general highly relevant in a sustainability perspective both on individual, local, national and global level. The research is food practice oriented and has focus on cultural aspects of sustainability, which is an under developed research field.
All in all, Dr. Marshalls PhD thesis contributes in: linking cultural aspects to sustainability; new empirical findings by using a broad repertoire of practice oriented methods to understand reel food practices; developing social practice theory related to ethnological theory, and developing the concept sustainable food practices; and understanding the relationship local, regional, global through the case study.
The prize according to the announcement
The winner will receive a prize in the form of a diploma and a sum up to 500 Euro to cover travel costs and/or accommodation for attending a research conference. In addition, BUP will also cover travel costs and accommodation for presenting the research during one of the BUP events in 2018/2019.
According to the information stated above we invite Matilda Marshall to receive her diploma and present her research during the 6th BUP PhD Students Training, which will be held 25 – 29 November in Rogow, Poland.