About the prize
The Wrigley-Fairchild Prize was established by the American Geographical Society in 1994 as a way to promote scholarly writing in the Geographical Review. The former editor of the Geographical Review, Douglas McManis, endowed and named the award after previous editors Gladys M. Wrigley and Wilma B. Fairchild.
All papers published prior to 2019 were awarded Best Paper Award, the prize had been given every three years but, beginning in 2020, the Wrigley-Fairchild Prize will be conferred annually.
You can browse all the winning articles below.
If you have any questions, please contact Dave Kaplan: [email protected].
One of the world's leading scholarly periodicals devoted exclusively to geography, the Geographical Review contains original and authoritative articles on all aspects of geography. Geographical Review also includes special features, forum articles, and special review articles commissioned by the editor. Each issue includes reviews of recent books, monographs, and atlases in geography and related fields.
Manuscripts should be prepared according to the Geographical Review Instructions for Authors and submitted through the Online Submissions System. All submitted manuscripts will undergo peer review prior to a decision on publication.
|2020||Ingrid Boas, Ruben Dahm, David Wrathall||Grounding Big Data on Climate-Induced Human Mobility||110||1-2|
|2019||Cynthia S. Gorman||Singled Out: Scaling Violence and Social Groups as Legal Borderwork in U.S. Asylum Law||109||4|
|2018||Christian Abizaid Oliver T. Coomes Yoshito Takasaki J. Pablo Arroyo‐Mora||Rural Social Networks along Amazonian Rivers: Seeds, Labor and Soccer among Communities on the Napo River, Peru||108||1|
|2017||Antonio Ioris||Places of Agribusiness: Displacement, Replacement, and Misplacement in Mato Grosso, Brazil†||107||3|
|2017 - Honorable Mention||Patricia Solis, Jennifer Vanos, and Robert Forbis Jr||The Decision-Making/Accountability Spatial Incongruence Problem for Research Linking Environmental Science and Policy||107||4|
|2016||Rebecca M. Torres and Lindsey Carte||Migration and Development? The Gendered Costs of Migration on Mexico's Rural “Left Behind”||106||3|