Announcement of BACS Best Doctoral Thesis Prize Winner for 2021-2022

This year the BACS Best Doctoral Thesis Prize panellists were William Hurst, Xiaoning Lu and Rana Mitter, and we thank them for their time and work.


BACS is pleased to announce that the winner is Daniel Knorr, who did his PhD at Chicago, and is now a temporary lecturer in History at the University of Cambridge. His thesis is titled, ‘Putting Empire in Its Place: Urban Elites and the Qing Imperial State in Jinan, Shandong, 1639-1926.’


Selected for honourable mention is Iris Lo, who did her DPhil in Sociology at Oxford and who is now an assistant professor in Sociology at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Her thesis is titled, ‘The Conception and Formation of Families among Non-Heterosexual Women (Lalas) in Urban China.’