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PIR graduate wins PSA prize

We’re very proud to announce that Alexandra Hurcikova, a graduate of Edinburgh Politics IR (2010), is the 2010 winner of the annual Political Studies Association Women and Politics undergraduate essay prize competition.

Our warm congratulations go to Alexandra, as well as to Dr Fiona Mackay, who nominated the winning essay. Alexandra will receive a prize of £150.

The judge of this year's competition, Dr. Claire Annesley of the University of Manchester, said:

‘This is an outstanding essay which re-interprets conventional conceptualisations of security through a feminist lens. The author considers from a feminist perspective whom the state protects, how insecurities are reproduced and who is affected by insecurity. The essay has an impressive grasp of the issues and theories and the author is able to navigate effortlessly a broad literature. It is exceptionally well written and argued.’

PIR produced the winners in this national competition in four of the past five years.

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