Sam Popowich Wins 2022 Litwin Books Award for Ongoing Dissertation Research in the Philosophy of Information
July 1, 2022
Lacey Torge, email@example.com
We are pleased to announce the winner of the 2022 Litwin Books Award for Ongoing Dissertation Research in the Philosophy of Information. We are granting this year’s award to Alexander Samuel (Sam) Popowich, a doctoral candidate at University of Birmingham in the UK, based on his dissertation project, titled, “Intellectual Freedom, Constituent Power, and the Politics of Recognition in Canadian Libraries.”
The award committee stated:
“Intellectual freedom is at once a perennial issue in librarianship and one of special relevance to today’s world, in part due to our technological and political climate. Sam Popowich’s dissertation proposal, entitled ‘Intellectual Freedom, Constituent Power, and the Politics of Recognition in Canadian Libraries,’ grapples with the paradoxes inherent in intellectual freedom. This work engages political theory and philosophy to analyze several library case studies, and Popowich’s dissertation promises findings that can be applied even beyond the library context, including the workplace, civil discourse and more.”
The award consists of $1000 and a certificate suitable for framing.
Since this award is for ongoing research, other applicants who are still working on their dissertations will be eligible to enter their work next year, and we encourage them to do so.
For more information about the award, please visit https://litwinbooks.com/grants-and-awards/doctoral-award/.