Congratulations to EDGES alumna, Cynthia Morinville (now at the University of Toronto Department of Geography and Planning) for winning the 2020 Glenda Laws Student Paper Award. This award is administered by the American Association of Geographers (AAG) Feminist Geographies Speciality Group.
Cynthia’s paper is titled: “Women, Labour, and the Circulation of Value in Bholakpur’s Scrap Economy” in which she looks at scrap economies in Hyderabad, India. The paper is based on her own empirical research and combines understandings of labor, gender, and the dynamics of scrap economies. She looks at the day to day economic struggles people face amid longer term concerns – such as finding suitable marriage partners and managing homes and families. The ethnographic elements of the paper are really powerful.