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LSE Research Festival 2016

Congratulations #lseresearch winners!

The LSE Research Festival is an annual celebration of LSE's social science research and its impact. Featuring visually and textually engaging work from researchers from across LSE at a public exhibition, category winners were decided by expert judges and a popular prize was voted for by attendees. 

Read our winners' interviews

Headlined Abstract Prize

Judged by Jo Bale, LSE Senior Media Relations Officer and Professor Tony Travers, Director of LSE London. Presented by Professor Julia Black.

Headlined abstract judging by Tony Travers and Jo Bale

Social science research often contains relevant evidence or findings that can be turned into a headlined abstract as a way of creating engagement with a wider community. This prize was awarded for a headline that grabbed attention and an abstract that pointed out the importance of the research to a user community in the public or policy realm.

Winner

Caroline Tan, Department of International Relations
Political Player or Passive Administrator? The Federal Reserve Board's Rise to Dominance

The judges said that this was a topical subject with relevance not only in the US but in the UK, Europe and beyond. This abstract was elegantly written and very, very good.

Headlined abstract winner Caroline Tan and Julia Black

 

Highly commended

Nathanael Chouraqui, Department of International Relations
Keep Calm and Carry On: how developing countries' leaders help build collective resilience after terrorist attacks 

Photography Prize

Judged by Professor Eric Neumayer, LSE Pro-Director for Faculty Development and 
Adam Jacob, photographer. Presented by Professor Julia Black.

Photo judging by Eric Neumayer and Adam Jacob

Photography allows you to think about your research in different ways, offering a fresh perspective. It can help capture your imagination or inspiration. This prize was awarded for the photograph that best illustrated the people or stories involved in a research project, or documented elements of the project itself.

Winner

David Brenner, Department of International Relations
When War Becomes Reality

Winning photo: When War Becomes Reality by David Brenner

The judges said that the strong framing, symmetry and balance of this photograph drew the viewer's attention into an engaging and arresting image that strongly conveyed the narrative of the research.

Photo winner David Brenner with Julia Black

 

Highly commended

Yanning Huang, Department of Media and Communications
A Floating Daydream in the City of Changshu, China 

Poster Prize

Judged by Professor Julia Black, LSE Interim Director and Claire Harrison, LSE Art Director. Presented by Professor Julia Black.

Poster judging by Claire Harrison and Julia Black

Academic societies increasingly have poster sessions at their annual conferences and presenting a poster provides a way into the professional academic network of scholars. This prize was awarded to the poster that best presented research in a succinct form. 

Winner

Young-ook Jang, Department of Economic History
A Road to Home: the role of ethnicity in post-Soviet migration

Winning poster: A Road to Home: the role of ethnicity in post-Soviet migration by Young-ook Jang

The judges said that this poster had great composition and use of illustration, impactful design, and that it was clear and easy to follow the stroy of the research.

Poster winner Young-ook Jang with Julia Black

 

Highly commended

Matthew Pennill, Department of Government
Expectations, Preferences, and Voter Turnout: An application of prospect theory to the calculus of voting 

Read an interview with Matthew on the Department of Government blog.

Booth Prize

Judged by Professor Niki Lacey, LSE School Professor and Christopher Stephen, great-grandson of Charles Booth. Presented by Professor Julia Black.

Winner

Tatiana Pazem, Sofia Lesur Kastelein, Sally Park, Robert Clark, Xinyang Li, LSE GROUPS
Headlined Abstract - Hipsters and Spikes: mapping gentrification and defensive architecture in Tower Hamlets 

The judges felt that this work touched closely on both themes and methods featured in Charles Booth's pioneering work, combining state of the art mapping techniques with qualitative research to enhance our understanding oh how ineqaulity is produced in urban contexts.

Booth Prize winners with Niki Lacey and Christopher Stephen

Highly commended

Eileen Alexander, Department of Social Policy
Photograph - I Have to Rely On So Many People For So Much

Tammy Campbell, Ludovica Gambaro, Kitty Stewart, CASE
Headlined abstract - 'Universal' Pre-schooling: who benefits? Three-year-olds from higher-income families access more free early education than less affluent peers

Sylvia Chant, Department of Geography & Environment
Photograph - Most Treasured Posessions

Celestin Okoroji, Department of Psychological and Behavioural Science
Poster - The Nadir of British Life: social representations of the unemployed 

Jalal Pour, Department of Sociology
Headlined abstract - Driving in the Gig Economy: road to freedom or Ubercapitalism?

If you want to find out more about the pioneering social reform work of Charles Booth, visit:
LSE Library exhibition - Charles Booth's London: mapping Victorian lives

Charles Booth online archive

LSE research highlights - Mapping LSE's heritage

LSE public event - Streets Coloured Black and Blue: Charles Booth's notebooks and the revelation of London poverty

Popular Prize

Voted for by Research Festival attendees and presented by Professor Mary Morgan, Professor of History and Philosophy of Economics.

Winner

Celestin Okoroji, Department of Psychological and Behavioural Science
Poster - The Nadir of British Life: social representations of the unemployed

Popular Prizer winner Celestin Okoroji with Mary Morgan

Highly commended

Temi Mwale, LSE Law
Photograph - Just Chilling on Front

Tong Li, Nathan Gu, Mahnoor Mir, Yash Salunkhe, Selin Esen, Szabolcs Botond Perniczki Bozsing, Tom Breheny. LSE GROUPS 
Headlined abstract - Can Money Buy Access? Intersectional Analysis of Income and Disability in London Transport

3 Minute Thesis winner

Kerris Cooper, Department of Social Policy
Are Poor Parents Poor Parents?

3 Minute Thesis winner Kerris Cooper

Research Festival 2016 exhibitors

Photographs

Eileen Alexander, Department of Social Policy
I Have to Rely On So Many People For So Much

David Brenner, Department of International Relations
When War Becomes Reality

Sylvia Chant, Department of Geography & Environment
Most Treasured Posessions

Janetta Deppa, Department of Geography & Environment
Sehitler Olumsuzdur (The Immortal Martyrs) of our Generation: migrants living on the margin in Istanbul

Alexandra Gomes, LSE Cities
Urban Patchwork

Yanning Huang, Department of Media and Communications
A Floating Daydream in the City of Changshu, China 

Lisa Kohonen, Department of Anthropology
Cultivating Legal Knowledge in Rural South-West China

Megan Laws, Department of Anthropology
The Quarry

Zhongwei Li, Department of Media and Communications
Cut-out Cassette from 1990s China

Jenny McArthur, LSE Cities
Urban Expansion in the Gulf: Jleeb Al-Shuyoukh, Kuwait

Temi Mwale, LSE Law
Just Chilling on Front

Alexis Palfreyman and Peta Kealey, Department of Social Policy 
Towards Inclusion in Maternal Mental Health

Eleonora Privitera, Department of Anthropology
Inscribed and Narrowed Housing Measures in Buenos Aires

Portia Roelofs, Department of International Development
Nigeria: good governance at the end of a phone line?

Erika Sloth, Department of Anthropology
The Transformative Climate

Jordan Vieira, Department of Anthropology
Sacred Place, Political Space: destruction at Kasubi Tombs, Uganda

Magali Yance, Department of Social Policy
Women Jugglers: between reproductive and productive work

Research Festival 2016 exhibition

Posters

Jonathan Ashong-Lamptey, Department of Management
An Empirical Investigation of Bicultural Experience in the Workplace

Paz Concha Mendez, Department of Sociology
The Curation of the Street Food Scene in London

Rikki Dean, Department of Social Policy
Beyond Radicalism and Resignation: the competing logics of public participation in social policy decisions

Jane Dickson, Department of Management
Episodes in Warfarins Social History

Sophie Donszelmann, Department of Government
Social Movements Against Mining in Guatemala: a case study of static political cultures and fluid civil societies

Cristian Gil-Sanchez, Department of Sociology
Cities for Makers

Daniel James, Department of Sociology
A Sacred Landscape, a Symbolic Cemetary?

Young-ook Jang, Department of Economic History
A Road to Home: the role of ethnicity in post-Soviet migration

Karin King, Department of Management
Implicit Talent Models - You've got talent! But does your manager see it? An empirical examination evaluation influences manager identification of talented employees

Sian Lewin, Department of Sociology
Regulated Organisations: managing and responding

Solina Li, Department of Social Policy
How Long Does it Take Young People to Re-present to Substance Misuse Services in England?

Anna Matczak, Department of Sociology
Understandings of Punishment and Justice in the Narratives of Lay Polish People

Celestin Okoroji, Department of Psychological and Behavioural Science
The Nadir of British Life: social representations of the unemployed

Matthew Pennill, Department of Government
Expectations, Preferences, and Voter Turnout: An application of prospect theory to the calculus of voting 

Research Festival 2016 exhibition

Headlined abstracts

Bashir Ali, Laura Ehrich, Reyss Wheeler, Haowei Li, Nadim Choudhury, LSE GROUPS
Inequality in Elite Places: The experience of routine workers at the LSE

Stefanos Argyros, Sian Brahach, Jimmy Ka Fung Lam, Asia Lawrance,Shirley Wang Jia Ying, LSE GROUPS
On the Fringes of LSE Society? The impact of socioeconomic factors on student experience at the LSE

Tammy Campbell, Ludovica Gambaro, Kitty Stewart, CASE
'Universal' Pre-schooling: who benefits? Three-year-olds from higher-income families access more free early education than less affluent peers

Kai Yui Samuel Chan, Department of Government
How to Prevent Democratic Movements From Becoming Undemocratic? A Case Study of the Umbrella Movement

Anqi Chen, Jasmine Chen, Fraser Clark, Yllka Krasniqi, LSE GROUPS
Pools, Pilates and People: an ethnography of Harrow Leisure Centre

Hari Chitnavis, Hanumanth Karri, Helen Broad, LSE GROUPS
Displacement and Disenchantment: a longitudinal analysis of social housing provision in Earl's Court

Nathanael Chouraqui, Department of International Relations
Keep Calm and Carry On: how developing countries' leaders help build collective resilience after terrorist attacks 

Kerris Cooper, Department of Social Policy
Are Poor Parents Poor Parents?

Kerris Cooper and Kitty Stewart, Department of Social Policy
What Money Can Buy: The Impact of Income on Children's Development

Brittany Correia, Department of Sociology
Painting Plate and Skin: how chefs manage presentation of self through tattoos

Neethi David, Fahmi Farid, Zhaobin Guo, Andrew Ying Han Loh, Hanqing Zeng, LSE GROUPS
Degrees: the key to social mobility? The role of credential inflation in reinforcing inequality through employment

Shreya Desai, Institute of Public Affairs
Remedial Mathematics: not a piece of pi

LSESU Economics Society
Why Do Students Choose?

Zack Flagel, Department of Social Policy
Take Me Out to the Ballgame: a legal examination of spectator injury risk at major league baseball games

Samantha Flanagan, Department of Gepgraphy & Environment
The Reemergence of the 'Massachusetts Miracle:' factors underlying the strength and evolution of Boston's regional system of innovation

Celia Frankel, Department of Economic History
Do Elite Networks Promote Innovation?

Chenxu Fu, Vitaliy Komar, Rebecca Rose, Usama Shoaib, Lay Sheng Yap, LSE GROUPS
Coming in From the Cold: A case study of community engagement in tackling fuel poverty

Monica Ibrahim, Department of Media and Communications
'Rapefugees Not Welcome': ideological articulations of media discourses on migrants and refugees in Europe: new racism and othering - a critical discourse analysis

Snezhana Ilieva, Department of Methodology
Game of Threats: creating resilience in the digital frontier

Stephen Jenkins and Lin Yang, Department of Social Policy
Measuring Inequality: too taxing for survey data alone?

Yixin Jiang, Department of Psychology and Behavioural Science
Who Should Pay For Our Health? Yourselves, Company, or Government? Together!

Nur Kara, Department of Social Policy
Inadequate Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) Crosses Rural Lines: negotiating menstrual taboos with hygiene education in New Delhi Schools

Dimitrios Koutsoupakis, European Institute
On the Unorthodox Political Economy Code of the First Programmable Money in Social History

Arti Lad, Gender Institute
The Sexual Exploitation of Adolescent Girls in the Kanungu District, Uganda: barriers to the implementation of the “Sugar Daddy Awareness” lessons

Bing-Tao Lee, Department of Psychological and Behavioural Science
Mysterious Magic of Paintings: a cross-cultural experiment on the effects of environmental painting on relaxation

Jiemin Lee, Department of Geography & Environment
Co-opt and Cooperate? Urban Politics in Housing Cooperatives in the South Bank

Tong Li, Nathan Gu, Mahnoor Mir, Yash Salunkhe, Selin Esen, Szabolcs Botond Perniczki Bozsing, LSE GROUPS.
Can Money Buy Access? Intersectional analysis of income and disability in London transport

Carmen Lienen, Department of Psychological and Behavioural Science
A Wave is Flooding Europe - When Refugees Suddenly Become a Natural Disaster

Laurent Lioté, Department of Social Policy
When Are Wealth Taxes Passed? Insights from a Franco-British comparison

Leah Lucas, Department of International Development
Home Gardens: a solution to malnutrition in northern Mozambique?

Emilie Maret, Department of Economic History
Blame the Boss: did poor managerial talent fail British motor?

Anna Matczak, Department of Sociology
What Do Polish People Think About Punishment and Justice?

Tze Ming Mok, Department of Social Policy
Why Mixed Race People Don't Tick the Ethnic Group Box You Expect

Rory Mondshein, , Department of Sociology
Happiness Alters When Freedom Falters: a study of the relationship between freedom and happiness

Bianca Mulaney, Department of Economics
Superbugs from Superdrugs: understanding the health impact of antibiotic usage in agriculture

Grace Natusch, Mriga Chowdhary, Jialu Li, LSE GROUPS
Benefit or Burden? How Londoners view immigration

Polly Vizard, Polina Obolenskaya, Tania Burchardt, CASE
'Missing' and 'Invisible' Children: child income poverty among young carers in the UK

Jessica Pandian, Rachel Lim Pei Yi, Mohamed Hidayat Al Rahman, Jivan Navani, Puneet Minocha, Yun Zhang, LSE GROUPS
Overcoming Educational Inequality: an examination of the perceptions of Teach First

Tatiana Pazem, Sofia Lesur Kastelein, Sally Park, Robert Clark, Xinyang Li, LSE GROUPS
Hipsters and Spikes: mapping gentrification and defensive architecture in Tower Hamlets 

Jalal Pour, Department of Sociology
Driving in the Gig Economy: road to freedom or Ubercapitalism?

Caroline Tan, Department of International Relations
Political Player or Passive Administrator? The Federal Reserve Board's rise to dominance 

Cazadira Tamzil, Department of Government
Converting the Unbelievers: three animal welfare advocacy strategies

Colin Tweel, Department of Economic History
Canada's Great Depression: reconstructing economic activity in seven cities

Annemarie Shea, LSE Law
The Use of Force and ISIS

Angus Smith, Department of Methodology
Zines Persuade Us By Not Persuading At All

Reece Soltani, Department of Social Policy
Does Cuba Care? A Case Study Analysis

Kevin Steyer, Department of Economic History
The Gender Pay Gap is Not Discriminatory: a look at the Silversmiths in 1893 London

Filippo Temporin, Department of Social Policy
Disadvantage at the Starting Gate: the association between deprivation and neonatal mortality is larger in more unequal countries

Jiayang Wang, Department of Economic History
Gender Pay Gap Persisted Among Teachers:11% nowadays compared to 24% for 19th century teachers

Research Festival 2016 exhibition

Photography by Nigel Stead, LSE Photographer 

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