UVic Law student wins the UACES PhD thesis prize for 2013

Recently graduated, UVic Law PhD student, Dr Ania Zbyszewska, has won the best PhD thesis prize for 2013 from the University Association for Contemporary European Studies (UACES) for her thesis, "Gendering the European Working-Time Regimes – The Universe of Political Discourse, Working-Time Regulation, and Gender Equality in the Wider European Union and in Poland." Her thesis was completed at the University of Victoria, Faculty of Law, and was supervised by Professor Judy Fudge (Law, supervisor), and committee members Professor Oliver Schmidtke (European Studies, Political Science and History) and Professor Amy Verdun (Political Science and European Studies).

UACES is the largest European Studies professional association in the world (more than 1400 members) and is based in the United Kingdom. The PhD thesis prize is awarded to a PhD student for outstanding performance “that has made the most substantial and original contribution to knowledge in the area of contemporary European Studies”. Ania benefitted from external funds obtained through our European Studies Program to do fieldwork in Poland.