The CSN-RÉC is pleased to announce the winner of its prize for the best undergraduate essay.

The winner is Evania Pietrangelo-Porco’s “Sex and the City Streets: Intersections of Politics, Morality, Race, and Community in Vancouver, 1983 – 1989 ”. This essay was completed under the supervision of Prof. Daniel Murchison of the Robarts Centre for Canadian Studies at York University.

The jury adjudicating the competition wrote this about the essay:

We are pleased to award the CSN Prize for Best Undergraduate Paper to Evania Pietrangelo-Porco. Ambitious, mature, and well-researched, “Sex and the City Streets: Intersections of Politics, Morality, Race, and Community in Vancouver, 1983 – 1989” examines not only the complicated terrain of sex work in Vancouver but places it in larger national debates over morality, race, and immigration. Especially impressive is Evania Pietrangelo-Porco’s effort to “read” her topic through the advent of neo-liberalism and the regulation of work and the individual.

Evania will receive a cash prize of $100 and a year's membership in the CSN-RÉC.