CSSR doctoral graduate wins international awardDate Released: Wed, 23 November 2016 09:24 +0200
Dr Tracey Feltham-King has won the international Contemporary Ethnography Across the Disciplines (CEAD 2016) doctoral student essay award. Her essay, entitled “Risk and responsibility: the management of the teenaged pregnant woman in the antenatal healthcare nexus”, was based on the PhD she completed last year through the Critical Studies in Sexualities and Reproduction (CSSR) research programme. The CEAD conference (or “hui” as celebrated in the a te Reo Maori tradition) was hosted recently by the University of Cape Town. As part of this conference, a call went out for doctoral student essay submissions. These essays were intended to best exemplify the spirit of discovery, the conference theme of “Place, space and time in ethnographic research” and creative practice within ethnographic research. The top three finalists received prizes sponsored by the Wilf Malcolm Institute of Educational Research in New Zealand.
Amongst stiff competition, Dr Feltham-King, who is now an associate of the CSSR at Rhodes University, won first prize. Here she is pictured with the runner up, Yosuke Washiya (on the left) from the University of Toronto, who presented on the “Thin Description: Ontological provocation of ethnographic film” and Professor Robert E. Rinehart (in the centre) who is the President of the Association for Contemporary Ethnography Across the Disciplines from the University of Waikato.
Commenting on the award, her supervisor, Prof Catriona Macleod, had this to say: “Dr Feltham-King is an inspiration to us all. This is the second award she has deservedly won for her nuanced scholarship. In addition, she has several publications to her name already, which are attracting critical attention from other researchers. She is a very generous colleague, giving much of her time and expertise to others in the CSSR. We are all very excited, and not the least surprised, by her receiving this international recognition of her work”.