The University of Canberra’s Dr Ana Tanasoca is the joint recipient of the 2018 Max Crawford Medal, Australia’s most prestigious humanities award.


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University Of Canberra Researcher Named Recipient Of Humanities Award
University of Canberra researcher Dr Ana Tanasoca has been named the joint recipient of the 2018 Max Crawford Medal. Image: supplied

The University of Canberra’s Dr Ana Tanasoca is the joint recipient of the 2018 Max Crawford Medal, Australia’s most prestigious award for early-career researchers in the humanities.

Dr Tanasoca, a postdoctoral research fellow at the University’s Centre for Deliberative Democracy and Global Governance, has been recognised for her work around the ethical and political problems that accompany dual citizenship and questions of multiple citizenship.

Dr Tanasoca’s research is captured in a new book, The Ethics of Multiple Citizenship, which will be published by Cambridge University Press later this year.

“It is wonderful to have an institution of the stature of the Australian Academy of the Humanities recognise the academic quality and public value of my research on the moral legitimacy of multiple citizenship,” Dr Tanasoca said.

“To be awarded the Crawford Medal is both a great personal honour and immense career boost for an early-career researcher.”

Dr Tanasoca joined the Centre for Deliberative Democracy and Global Governance in 2015. Prior to that, she undertook a PhD in normative political theory at the University of Essex.

Her thesis discussed the moral legitimacy of different grounds of acquisition of multiple citizenship as well as its consequences for collective decision-making and global justice.

The Australian National University’s Dr Raihan Ismail was named the other recipient of this year’s Max Crawford Medal for her work around academic and public policy debate in Middle Eastern politics.

The Max Crawford Medal is awarded by the Australian Academy of the Humanities to early-career scholars whose research and publications make an exceptional contribution to furthering the general public’s understanding of the humanities.

Source Article: University of Canberra