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2021 Thomas C. Kinnear/Journal of Public Policy & Marketing Award

Sonya A. Grier and Vanessa G. Perry have been selected as the recipients of the 2021 Thomas C. Kinnear Award for their article “Dog Parks and Coffee Shops: Faux Diversity and Consumption in Gentrifying Neighborhoods,” which appeared in the May 2018 issue (Vol. 37, No. 1) of JPP&M.

The authors stated,


“We are truly honored and humbled to receive the Kinnear Award and look forward to extending this contribution in future research.  We hoped that this work would highlight an important overlooked context and that by exposing the types of tensions that can occur in gentrifying areas, all stakeholders—from residents to retailers—can all come together in productive ways which support a sense of community among diverse residents in gentrifying areas worldwide.”

Learn more about this research here and here.

In 2020, this article received the AMA-EBSCO Annual Award for Responsible Research in Marketing, which honors research that supports the general notion of “better marketing for a better world.”

Named after JPP&M’s founding editor, Thomas C. Kinnear, the award honors articles that make the most significant contribution to the understanding of marketing and public policy issues within a three-year time period. (See a list of previous award winners.) JPP&M coeditors Maura Scott and Kelly Martin oversaw the selection process.

In addition to the winning article, the other excellent finalist for the award was:

Assessing the Societal Impact of Research: The Relational Engagement Approach,” Julie L. Ozanne, Brennan Davis, Jeff B. Murray, Sonya Grier, Ahmed Benmecheddal, Hilary Downey, Akon E. Ekpo, Marion Garnier, Joel Hietanen, Marine Le Gall-Ely, Anastasia Seregina, Kevin D. Thomas, Ekant Veer | Volume 36, Issue 1 (May 2017)

About Journal of Public Policy & Marketing

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