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2023 ESAANZ Essay Competition Winners

October 10, 2023 —
by Gosia Klatt

Out of 27 essays submitted for competition in 2023, the ESAANZ committee have selected four winners.

Best two essays by an undergraduate student:

  • Georgina Lyes from the University of Canterbury essay titled:  “The Role of the European Union in Third-country Immigrant Integration”.
  • Freya Smart from the University of Melbourne, essay titled: “What can the 1985 Soviet film The Most Charming and Attractive tell us about attitudes toward the consumer culture of the late Soviet era?”

Best two essays by a postgraduate student:

  • Anton Aslund from the University of Otago essay titled: “To be or not to be a State? The alignment behaviours of Abkhazia and South Ossetia with Russia”
  • Grace Vanderkolk from the University of Melbourne, essay titled: “In the shadow of famine: Russian relations between Kazakhstan and Ukraine: How do Russo-Ukrainian and Russo-Kazakh relations impact memorialisation of the Holodomor and Kazakh famine?”

Congratulations to the winning essays.

Thank you to all competition entrants.