1 Dec 2010

A press release from the official website of the Regional Studies Association (the big sister to this blog...). The last paragraph of the press release is also worth a mention - all RSA members can now apply for funding from a larger pot of money, for such things as research networks, conference travel and event support.

Press Release

1st December 2010

RSA announces new Critical Surveys Editor for Flagship Journal

The Regional Studies Association is pleased to announce that Dr Gordon MacLeod has been appointed Critical Surveys Editor for the leading journal Regional Studies. Dr MacLeod beat off a strong field of candidates for the post and will replace Professor Robert Hassink of Kiel University who has held the post for five years.

Dr MacLeod says “Regional Studies is the journal of choice for anyone studying regions and its Critical Surveys section plays a crucial role in fostering debates.”

Dr MacLeod is a Reader in the Department of Geography at the University of Durham. His research examines the relationships and tensions between urban development, governance and city politics; regional development, regional governance and politics, regionalism and identity; and the spatiality of the contemporary state.

Association Chair, Professor David Bailey, Coventry University says “We are delighted to announce the appointment of Dr MacLeod as Critical Surveys editor for Regional Studies. His research interests place him ideally to reflect on key international debates and to build on the vibrancy that Robert Hassink has brought to this important section of our flagship journal.”

The Regional Studies Association recently announced some £250k of new funding, with investment into research networks, conference bursaries, travel awards, and conferences and event support. Chief Executive, Sally Hardy says “Our Association is thriving. Membership is at an all time high and we are determined to make a difference for members. The financial investment that we are making is aimed at helping our membership to meet, to network and to work together.”

For more information contact:

Sally Hardy
Chief Executive
Regional Studies Association
PO Box 2058, Seaford, BN25 1NP, United Kingdom
Tel: 00 44 (0) 1323 899 698 Fax: 00 44 (0) 1323 899 798
Email: sally.hardy@rsa-ls.ac.uk
Web: www.regional-studies-assoc.ac.uk