Professor Minelle Mahtani wins 2012 Glenda Laws Award
Professor Minelle Mahtani of the Department of Social Sciences at the University of Toronto Scarborough is the winner of the 2012 Glenda Laws Award, given by the Association of American Geographers and endorsed by the Institute of Australian Geographers, the Canadian Association of Geographers and the Institute of British Geographers. The award recognizes early-to-mid career scholars for outstanding contributions to geographic research on social issues.
Mahtani was cited for building bridges between the academy and the media, policy, and non-profit worlds as well as for “challenging the ivory tower to produce anti-racist geographies and challenging geographers to teach for inclusion.”
She is the second Canadian to have won the award.