Monk Receives Honorary Degree from Autonomous University of Barcelona
The Autonomous University of Barcelona awarded Jan Monk of the University of Arizona with the degree of Doctor Honoris Causa. The award, presented on October 16, 2013, cited her contributions to gender and feminist geography, engagement with qualitative research in social and cultural geography, and extensive fostering of international ties in the discipline. In her introduction at the ceremony, Professor Maria Dolors Garcia-Ramon noted that this is only the second time in the history of the university that an honorary degree has been awarded to a geographer. She indicated appreciation for Dr. Monk’s long-term association with the University both on the campus and in supporting its faculty and graduate student geographers who have visited her home institution and in settings including AAG meetings.