EAC Thesis Award

In 2019 the Expatriate Archive Centre (EAC) is initiating a Master’s Thesis Award. We are keen to celebrate and reward talents who produce outstanding master’s theses that help to further understand the impact of expatriation on people’s lives.

The inaugural EAC Thesis Award topic is: ‘What is an expatriate? Reality vs stereotypes.’ We invite master’s students around the world to engage with this question in their thesis projects and to submit their thesis for award consideration.


How To Apply

Complete applications should be sent to welcome@xpatarchive.com on or before 30 September 2019. The winner will be announced on 15 January 2020, followed by the promotion of the first-place thesis.

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About the Thesis Award

Expatriates as a group tend to ‘fall through the cracks’ when it comes to being represented in official government archives, as well as in global migration studies. We endeavour to shift and expand understandings of what an ‘expatriate’ is.

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There are five jury members: two permanent and three guest jurors. Guest jurors are experts on the chosen competition topic and are selected by the EAC and the chairperson of the jury.

Read more about this year’s select jury

Partner Organisations

The EAC works with participating organisations in promoting the award and its winner. Partner organisations are promoted on the EAC website and on its social media channels.

Learn more about the award’s partner organisations