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Winner of the Lisa Smirl Prize for best PhD 2019-20 Announced

last modified Jul 21, 2020 03:21 PM
The Department of Politics and International Studies is delighted to announce the winner of the Lisa Smirl prize for the best PhD completed in POLIS during the academic year, 2019-2020.
Winner of the Lisa Smirl Prize for best PhD 2019-20 Announced

Jaakko Heiskanen

The prize is awarded to Jaakko Heiskanen, for his thesis: The Ethnos of the Earth: Nationalism, Ethnicity, and International Order. Congratulations Jaakko!

Jaakko will be staying at POLIS for another three years as a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow. His postdoctoral research examines the concept of the nomad in international relations.

Jaakko's PhD supervisor was Dr Ayşe Zarakol.

The Prize is named in memory of Lisa Smirl, who gained her PhD in the Department in 2010, but who sadly died of cancer in February 2013.