On November 22, during the Finisterra Annual Lecture, the first edition of the Isabel André Prize for Research in Gender and Geography was awarded by the Centre for Geographical Studies (CEG) of the Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning ( IGOT) at the University of Lisbon (ULisboa).

The prize was awarded to Larissa Araújo Coutinho de Paula, geographer, educator and PhD in geography from the Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP), for her thesis entitled “A Bela Flor do/no Campo: for a Geography of Gender and r(existence) in rural settlements in the interior of São Paulo”.

Isabel André PhD Thesis Award

The Isabel André Award aims to distinguish doctoral theses in the areas of Geography, Regional Development, and Spatial Planning that develop, in a critical and original way, an in-depth reflection on gender in geographical thinking or that integrate a gender perspective in Spatial Planning.

The Award is a tribute to Isabel André, a pioneer in gender studies in Geography in Portugal. She was the first woman to obtain a PhD degree in the country with a thesis in Gender Geography.