A Jacky Anne Sutton Prize is to be established in honour of the late Jacqueline Sutton, a PhD student in the Centre of Arab and Islamic Studies.
The purpose of this Endowment is to support and promote a prize to a student for best results in the course 'Politics in the Middle East'. The prize of $500 will be awarded annually beginning in 2016.
Jacky was a highly intelligent and dedicated scholar, an experienced journalist who had worked with the BBC and many other international organisations in a number of countries, including Iraq and Afghanistan. She had joined the Centre for Arab & Islamic Studies as a PhD scholar in January 2014, conducting fieldwork in Erbil, Iraq.
"Jacky was an extraordinary friend and colleague, feminist, journalist, and peace activist, her work for various humanitarian organisations, the United Nations and most recently her genuine and tireless efforts at the Institute for War and Peace Reporting, is a testament to what an extraordinary human being she was. I have looked up to Jacky as a female role model and thought she is a true activist and one of the most dedicated professionals, defendant and advocate not only of women's but also of human rights universally."
Centre for Arab & Islamic Studies