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SPS Student Wins First Prize For Best Article

Fourth Year Social Anthropology student, Joseph Anderson, has been awarded first prize for his article entitled "An Anthropology of American Gun Culture: the Productive Tension between Ideology and Embodiment" in a recent competition for submissions to the journal Groundings Ancients.

joe andersonThe competition attracted over eighty entries, with twelve being awarded a place in the journal. Of those twelve, only three were prize winners, with Joseph's article taking first place.
He was awarded £100 prize money at a ceremony which took place on 10th April in the Carstares Room, Old College at the University of Edinburgh.
Groundings Ancients is an undergraduate journal in the arts, humanities and social sciences which is published annually. Its volumes feature articles from the four Ancient Universities of Scotland - Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow and St Andrews.
It provides a rare opportunity for students to be peer-reviewed and published at undergraduate level, as well as the chance to participate in the process of editing, managing, and producing an academic journal.
Having spent his third year abroad in San Diego studying gun violence, Joseph was able to take the opportunity to write an article based on his research, which also forms the basis of his undergraduate dissertation supervised by Dr Casey High. He hopes to pursue a PhD on the same topic, focusing on mass shootings in North America.
Read Joseph's article - Volume 3 of Groundings Ancients
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