A 2023 AAG Distinguished Scholarship Honors has been awarded to professor Geraldine Pratt for her contributions to the fields of feminist geography, economic geography, and labor.
AAG Honors are offered annually to recognize outstanding accomplishments by members in research and scholarship.
In conferring the award, the AAG Honors committee said:
Dr. Pratt’s body of scholarship reveals how labor markets work, tracing the relationships between domestic workers in Canada and their transnational families, as well as the debates over the ethics of care at home and abroad.
It is particularly notable that Dr. Pratt has engaged in multiple modalities of inclusive scholarship and co-production of knowledge, including the media of film, art installation, and theatrical performance.
Over decades of innovative publications, Dr. Pratt’s body of scholarship demonstrates how unpacking the role of race, class, gender, and nationality shape geographic relations of migration and work. [Her] innovative work on gender, care and migration is increasingly relevant in thinking through how wealthy countries like Canada manage care of their aging populations, as well as the rising need for live-in caregivers that the long-term impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic portends.
We honor Dr. Pratt for her innovations in methodology and her path-breaking contributions in feminist geography.
On receiving the award, Dr. Pratt said “I want to extend my sincere thanks to my nominating colleagues, and the awards committee. These nominations take a huge amount of work, and it is essentially invisible labour. A bit like the work I’ve studied most of my academic life. I am so appreciative.”
The AAG will celebrate its 2023 Honors at an awards celebration on the evening of Sunday, March 26, 2023, during the AAG Annual Meeting in Denver, Colorado.