Graduation Ceremony & Best Graduates

An annual highlight in the EMGS Consortium calendar is the graduation ceremony, which is organized every November to celebrate the successful completion of the master’s degree and handing out of the graduation certificate. On these occasions, the best graduate of the cohort and the best master’s thesis of the year are honoured.

Best Master Thesis: Jannes Carmesin – „Oil multinationals‘ response to global warming. A critical assessment of climate-related CSR reporting and the possible implications for CSR effectiveness“

Second Best Master Thesis: Lea Kress – “Made by Jeaniuses? – The Case of a Tunisian Jeans Factory and the Empowerment of Female Workers”

Third Best Master Thesis (tied): Kim Chung – „Engineering Human Life: The Birth of Human Genome Editing in China“ and

Xaver Dopplinger – „The Emergence of Colonial Nairobi, 1898-1939. Urban Planning, Housing, Segregation and Imperial Connections“

Best Master Thesis: Laura Korn – „(Dis?)Integration and Identities of second and third generation immigrants: A French-German Comparison“

Second Best Master Thesis: Laura de Carvalho Naime – “Standing on two canoes: the migration of the Warao people into Northern Brazil Challenges and transformations of an indigenous flow into developing cities”

Third Best Master Thesis: Judith Kunz – “Developmental Aspirations and Implementation, Strategies of Large Dam Projects in African States: the Aswan High Dam (Egypt), the Akosombo Dam(Ghana) and the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (Ethiopia)”

Best Master Thesis: Saide Mobayed – „Lost in the Transnational: A Global Archaeology of Femicide/Feminicide“

Second Best Master Thesis: Teresa Iglesias Lopez – „The Women Porteadoras: A Phenomenon of the Socio-Economic Gap at the Border between Ceuta and Morocco“

Second Best Master Thesis: Chelsea Swick – „Teaching Globalization: A Look Into Textbooks in the United States“

Best Master Thesis: Leona Hollasch – “The Effects of Power-Sharing Arrangements on Processes of Transitional Justice – Kenya and Zimbabwe in Comparative Perspective”

Best Master Thesis: Patrick Carlos Petit – “A Geography of Globalising Surveillance”

Third Best Master Thesis: Mitja Schulz  – “Economic Miracles by American Design? A Comparison of the Impact of US post-World War II Planning on the Economic Development of Japan and West Germany”

Best Master Thesis: Michaela Böhme – “Making global champions: The role of the state in explaining the international expansion of Chinese multinational enterprises.”

Second Best Master Thesis: Andrea Geranio – “Transnational Organized Crime and the Production of Space: The Long Journey of the Archipelago of San Andrés, Providencia and Santa Catalina from Pirates’ Haven to Drugs’ Heaven”

Third Best Master Thesis (tied): Ruth Ennis – “From Democracy and Development to the Securitised Shores of the Sahara Sea: The ebb and flow of discourse on human trafficking as produced by actors in and connected with the African Union.” and

 Swapanil Sharma – “Female domestic workers of New Delhi: Their challenges and rising agency.”

Best Master Thesis: Fiacha O’Dubhda – “Future in the Anthropocene: An Inquiry into Relationships between Climate and Society in Global Future Scenarios and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change”

Second Best Master Thesis (tied):

Nicholas Berryman – “The Senkaku-Diao-Yu Dispute: Border Conflict in the East China Sea” and

Johanna Leary – “Human Rights in the UNGA: An Assessment of BRICS and P3 Voting Patterns”

Best Master Thesis: Marie-Claire Klaasen – „Human Rights and the Public/Private Divide: Comparing Religious and Secular Approaches to Human Rights“

Second Best Master Thesis: Simon Tundermann – „Rescaling Europe out of the Crisis? An analysis of EU Actors`Contesting Opinions on the European Stability Mechanism and the Scalar Transformation of European Space“

Third Best Master Thesis: Victor Manuel Quintero Leon – „The Iconography of Globalization“

Best Master Thesis: Sarah Hanisch – „South-South Migration: the Case of Chinese Migrants in Lesotho“

Second Best Master Thesis:
Leonie Rörich – „Variants of Feminist Internationalism: Indian and International Women’s Organizations during the Interwar Period“

Third Best Master Thesis:
Ruth Emsden – „Stranger, Danger? New Commonwealth Immigrants and the Committee on Housing in Greater London“

Best Master Thesis: Andrew Bell  – „One law on the books, another on the ground: Land tenure and land markets in late- and post-colonial Kenya and Rwanda“

Second Best Master Thesis: Denise Misleh – „Agricultura sostenible – resistencia y autonomia campesina en tiempos de globalizacion“

Third Best Master Thesis: Ingrid Smith – „English as a Lingua Franca within Academic Communities: The Erasmus Mundus Masters in Global Studies as a Case Study. Perpetuating Inequalities or Fostering and Expanding Intellectual Growth?“

Best Master Thesis: Derek Elliot – “Polities Not Pirates: Contested Sovereignties of the Konkan Coast, c.1690-1756”

Second Best Master Thesis: Martijn Mos – “Conflicted Normative Power Europe: The European Union and Sexual Minority Rights”

Third Best Master Thesis: Ekaterina Vladimirova – “Migration and institutional transformation in Russia in 1990s”

Best Master Thesis: Fahad Mustafa – “Cricket and Globalization. Global Processes and the Imperial Game”

Second Best Master Thesis:  Sophie Edington-Cheater – “Piracy in the Straits of Malacca”

Third Best Master Thesis: Kamakshi Nanda – “’Call us friends…or partner?‘ A comparison of China and India’s quest for Energy in Sub-Saharan Africa”

Best Master Thesis: Berita Musau – “Ethnic Conflicts and Transition to Democracy in Africa: Recurrence of Ethnic Conflicts in Kenya (1991-2008)”

Best Master Thesis: Lilin Yu  – “The Images of Germany in Chinese School Textbooks since Late 1970s”

Third Best Master Thesis (tied): Emily Preiss – “Forging a Pathway to Gold: The Olympic Bid Campaigns of London and Leipzig” and

Peter Lambertz, “Accidental Ambiguity or Programmatic Smokescreen? The Concept of Reconciliation in use at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda”