PhD student wins BSA essay prize

Congratulations to Richard McCallum who has won the 2010 British Sociological Association (BSA) Sociology of Religion Postgraduate essay prize.

Richard, who is a PhD student in the department, won the competition which aims to encourage new scholars in the Sociology of Religion. Essays are submitted from postgraduates at all stages of their studies on any aspect of contemporary religion grounded in a sociological perspective. The winning essay received £100 and may be published in the Journal of Contemporary Religion, subject to the journal's normal peer review processes.

The competition offers postgraduate students an excellent opportunity to work towards an early publication on their thesis topic, or a chance to explore another area of interest. The winner was announced at the Study Group's Annual Conference.

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