Congratulations to Claude Risner who has won the Royal Geographical Society-Institute of British Geographers' Dissertation Prize for Economic Geography 2012.
His dissertation entitled 'A Hand Washes a Hand' (Pyka pyky moet) explored diverse household economies of post-socialism in Russia and was supervised by Dr Kathryn Cassidy.
The assessors from the Economic Geography Research Group of the RGS-IBG commented that: 'this was a sophisticated research topic that showed an exceptional level of understanding from an undergraduate student. Challenging fieldwork involving issues around bribery, corruption and earning strategies on the edge of the economy was conducted... and produced rich and insightful data, which led naturally to a high quality and original analysis'.
Claude is currently continuing his studies as a Postgraduate student at the London School of Economics and Political Science.