IFSH Scientist wins John Urry Memorial Prize

Dr. Delf Rothe

The article "From Climate Migration to Anthropocene Mobilities: Shifting the Debate" by IFSH-member Delf Rothe and his co-authors Christiane Fröhlich (German Insitute of Global and Area Studies Hamburg) and Andrew Baldwin (University of Durham) has been selected as the best article in 2019 by the journal mobilities. The editors honored the innovative approach to the problem of climate-induced migration. The article, which serves as the introduction to an entire special issue on the same topic (Mobilities vol. 14, no. 3), provides an important contribution to an urgent field of research, according to the jury.
The John Urry Memorial Award includes a price money of £500 and is being awarded annually in honour of the british Sociologist John Urry. The founding editor of the journal has been Professor of Sociology at the Lancaster University until his dead in 2016 and has influenced the field of mobility research in a multifaceted way.