EAC Thesis Award

The Expatriate Archive Centre (EAC) created a Master’s Thesis Award 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 next EAC Thesis Award will take place in 2024. Come back to this space in autumn 2023 for more information about it.

How To Apply

The EAC Thesis Award returns in 2024! Visit this page then for updated guidelines.
Read about how to apply for the EAC Thesis Award

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.
Learn more about the EAC Thesis Award


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 2022’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

Award Winners

The jury panel has chosen a winner for the 2021 EAC Thesis Award. Congratulations to Aaisha Zafar Islam of York & Ryerson Universities in Toronto, Canada!
Read more about the winning thesis