2016 Howard McNaughton Prize in Cultural Studies
26 January 2017
Congratulations to Polly Hoskins, the winner of the Howard McNaughton Prize in Cultural Studies for 2016.
This prize for excellence in Cultural Studies was established in 2015 by Dr Christina Stachurski, in memory of Professor Howard McNaughton, 1945–2014. Professor McNaughton established the first course in Cultural Studies at the University of Canterbury (also the first in New Zealand) in the 1990s. Due to his pre-eminent status in this field in Australasia, and his exceptional academic leadership, enthusiasm for the subject subsequently grew amongst staff and students at the University to the point where it became possible to introduce undergraduate, honours, MA and PhD degrees in Cultural Studies in the early 2000s. Despite severe health challenges in his last few years, Professor McNaughton continued teaching and supervising in this field until shortly before his death.
Heartfelt congratulations on your fantastic achievement, Polly, from all of us in the Cultural Studies Programme.
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