Previous winners

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. 

The winners for 2016 were:

Headlined Abstract Prize

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.

Watch a video of Caroline explaining her project

Photograph Prize

David Brenner, Department of International Relations
When War Becomes Reality

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.

Watch a video of David explaining his photograph

Poster Prize

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

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 story of the research.

Watch a video of Young-ook talking about her poster

Booth Prize

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 of how inequality is produced in urban contexts.

Watch a video of the group explaining their headline abstract

Popular Prize

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

2015 winners

Poster Prize

Orian Mahlow, Department of Economic History 
Foreign Labour in West Germany: skill premiums in the Germany auto industry – convergence big time?

The judges said this was graphically very strong, with a well-chosen photograph and an elegant and striking layout… immediately clear what the research is about.

Photograph Prize

Catarina Heeckt, LSE Cities (for Configuring Light/Staging the Social)
Playing with Light

The judges found this an arresting image - enough information about an urban landscape… well composed.

Popular Prize

Sylvia Chant, Department of Geography and Environment
Photograph - All Day Every Day

2014 winners

Poster Prize

Anji Mehta, Martin Knapp, Annette Bauer, Margaret Perkins and Tom Snell, Personal Social Services Research Unit
Community Capacity  

Photograph Prize

Rachel Deacon, Department of Social Policy
Ntonjaan: tradition and transition in the shadow of HIV  

Film Prize

Emma Dyer, University of Cambridge
Child vs Book 

2013 winners

Poster Prize

Johannes Himmelreich, Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method
Collective Agency: can the state be a group agent?

Photograph Prize

Evangelos Georgas, Department of Sociology
Communist Pre-election Campaign in Greece 

Film Prize

Christelle Rabier, Department of Economic History
Capturing the Cut: on the invention of medical illustration

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