2015 Chicago Awards — April 21–25
Each year, AAG recognizes students, faculty, and professionals for their accomplishments and contributions in conjunction with the annual meeting. We captured the awards presentations in the photos below at special sessions throughout the week and during the luncheon held on April 25, 2015, at the Swissotel in Chicago.
John Frazier received the AAG Ronald F. Abler Distinguished Service Honors.
Rita Gardner received AAG Ronald F. Abler Distinguished Service Honors.
Michael Solem received the Gilbert Grosvenor Honors for Geographic Education.
Rob Kitchin received AAG's Media Achievement Award during the luncheon, along with Dr. J. Marshall Shepherd, who wasn't present.
Blake Edgar accepted the AAG Publication Award for the University of California Press.
Peter Bol was awarded AAG's Honorary Geographer by Doug Richardson during a special session on April 23.
During the luncheon, President Mona Domosh acknowledged Diana Liverman for the Presidential Achievement Award, which Past President Julie Winkler formally presented during her Past President's address on April 23.
AAG President Mona Domosh presented Bobby Wilson the AAG Rose Award for Anti-Racism Research and Practice.
Matthew Gandy received the AAG Meridian Book Award for
The Fabric of Space: Water, Modernity, and the Urban Imagination.
Paul Knox (above right), received the AAG Globe Book Award for
Atlas of Cities. Paul couldn't be present for the awards, so his colleague David Bieri (above left) accepted the award for him.
John Paul Catungal received the J. Warren Nystrom Dissertation Award for his research titled, "Therapuetic spaces as political geographies: performing ethno-specificity in sexual health promotion."
Mark Welford received the Anne U. White Fund. (Joseph Weber, not present, also received the honor.)
Waquar Ahmed and Michael Webb received AAG Research Grants. Zachary Anderson and Melanie Stine (not present at the luncheon) also received grants.
AAG President Mona Domosh awarded the class of 1965 (pictured here: Tulasi Joshi, Thomas R. Lewis Jr. and William A. Bowen) with mementos in recognition of their loyalty to the AAG. As a tangible token of appreciation, 50-year members also received lifetime remission of annual dues and annul meeting registration fees from the AAG.