On behalf of the executive committee for the Sociology of Religion Study Group and the anonymous panel of judges, the winner of this year’s Peter B Clarke Memorial Essay Prize has been announced.
The award is given annually to an essay submitted by a postgraduate researcher who is a member of the group, with the sponsorship and support of Routledge and Taylor & Francis.
The deadline was extended for the competition, as it fell in the middle of the disruptions caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. In the midst of that confusion and preoccupation, postgraduate scholars in the sociology of religion were nonetheless able to put strong entries together and submit them for consideration.
Judges were impressed with the entries, but they were especially impressed with one paper. This year’s prize goes to Antonio Montañés Jiménez, a researcher at St Andrews University, with an essay entitled “Street preaching and the rise of Latin-American Christian heroes in Barcelona: A sociological approach”.
Congratulations, Antonio! More will be heard about the paper in a forthcoming blog post for the study group.