Ángela Lavilla Cañedo and Nina Schmidt win Prokhorov Prize for Outstanding Contribution to Research Culture

The 2015-16 Prokhorov Prize for Outstanding Contribution to the Research Culture and Life of the School of Languages and Cultures has been awarded jointly to Ángela Lavilla Cañedo and Nina Schmidt.

Nina SchmidtÁngela Lavilla CañedoThe 2015-16 Prokhorov Prize for Outstanding Contribution to the Research Culture and Life of the School of Languages and Cultures has been awarded jointly to Ángela Lavilla Cañedo and Nina Schmidt.

In addition to being co-editor of the SLC Postgraduate Blog, Ángela, who works on Latin American and Spanish literature and culture, co-organised the 2014 conference “Seventy-Five Years since the Spanish Civil War”, while also presenting at multiple conferences herself. She made an invaluable contribution to the School’s teaching environment and was awarded a Petrie Watson Exhibition grant.

Nina has just been awarded her doctorate for a thesis in the area of contemporary German literature, which has already given rise to various articles and conference papers. She co-organised the 25th Women in German Studies conference held in Sheffield in 2013; a film study day for local school children in 2014; and a gender studies colloquium in 2015. Nina was chosen as Postgraduate Teacher of the Year in the 2015 Academic Awards.