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Michael Palin presents Geography academic with RGS award

Posted on 13/06/2012

Dr Mustafa Dikec, from the Department of Geography at Royal Holloway, University of London, was presented with the Royal Geographical Society's Gill Memorial Award by RGS President, Michael Palin at a special ceremony this week.

The Gill Memorial Award is presented for outstanding research work in the early phase of an academic career. Dr Dikec received the recognition for his research on space, politics and urban geography, especially his work on the politics of immigration and identity in the French suburbs.

After receiving the award he said: “It was a real honour. I was really touched by the recognition by my peers.”

Head of Department, Professor David Gilbert, added: “Many congratulations to Mustafa. This award is more evidence of the reputation and esteem of our academics in their field.”

Dr Dikec is currently working on a major AHRC-funded project on the distribution of time in the nineteenth and early-twentieth century European city. He is Director of the MA in Cultural Geography at Royal Holloway, and teaches a very popular third year course on the Geographies of Time and Space at the College.


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