Professional Geographer Award
AAG EESG Guidelines for Professional Geographer Award
At the 2015 EESG business meeting, we voted to modify the Professional Geographer Award selection process. The award will be given based on a review of published papers in peer reviewed journals, which will be nominated for consideration by the EESG community. The winner will give the EESG plenary at the AAG for that academic year and will serve as a judge for the award for at least the next year. This document outlines eligibility, selection criteria and a timeline for the award.
Candidate must have completed graduate school (i.e. currently holds a Master’s or PhD degree)
Candidate must be the primary author of the paper
Candidate must attend the AAG and give the plenary talk
Candidate must be willing to serve as a judge for the Professional Geographer Award for at least the next year
Papers will be nominated by the EESG membership
Self-nominations are accepted
Paper must have been published in a peer-reviewed academic journal within the last three years
All treatments (theoretical, conceptual, methodological) of energy geography topics will be considered
Papers will be evaluated using a 1-4 scale (1: poor, 4: outstanding) for the following criteria:
Significance of the topic
Contribution to energy geography literature
Potential impact beyond academia
Nomination deadline: TBA
Winner announcement at the EESG Business Meeting
Winner will receive $300 (the current award amount for the Professional Geographer award)
Submit your nomination by filling out the below form or following this link
2022: Benjamin Sovacool, University of Sussex Business School: "Dispossessed by decarbonization: Reducing vulnerability, injustice, and inequality in the lived experience of low-carbon pathways." (2021) World Development 137: 105116
2021: No contest
2020: Michael Simpson, University of St. Andrews: “The Annihilation of Time by Space: Pluri-Temporal Strategies of Capitalist Circulation.” Environment and Planning E: Nature and Space 2, no. 1 (March 2019): 110–28.
2019: Julia Haggerty, University of Montana, and Adrianne Kropesch, Colorado School of Mines: “Geographies of Impact and the Impacts of Geography: Unconventional Oil and Gas in the American West.” The Extractive Industries and Society 5 (4): 619–33.
2018: No Applicants
2017: Mónica Salas Landa, Cornell Unviersity, "Crude residues: The workings of failing oil infrastructures in Poza Rica, Veracruz, Mexico." Environment and Planning A 48 (4): 718-735.