Goldsmiths academic receives prestigious award

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Dr Panagiotis Pentaris has been awarded the Choice Outstanding Academic Title award for his book ‘Death, Grief and Loss in the context of Covid-19.’

Dr Panagiotis Pentaris and his book 'Death, Grief and Loss in the Context of COVID-19'

Choice published a list of Outstanding Academic Titles from the American Library Association on December 7, 2023, reviewed during the previous calendar year that reflect ‘the best in scholarly titles reviewed by Choice and brings with it the extraordinary recognition of the academic library community.’

Panagiotis Pentaris, Director of Research and Research Studies and Senior Lecturer of Social Work & Thanatology at Goldsmiths has been recognised in the list for his work ‘Death, Grief and Loss in the context of Covid-19’.

Dr Pentaris’ book provides a detailed analysis of the manifold ways in which COVID-19 has influenced death, dying and bereavement.

Global crises, such as the recent pandemic and its associated measures that led to confinement and restrictions in social life, can have a direct impact on local and individual experiences. This book is an analytical approach to the impact that Covid-19 had on the varied aspects of death, dying and bereavement; an exploration and reflection-in-action from experts in the field.

Dr Panagiotis Pentaris

The prestigious list of Outstanding Academic Titles is used by librarians as one of the criteria when selecting their holdings. Only 19 books out of 7000 published by Routledge during the period were awarded Outstanding Academic Titles.

In awarding Outstanding Academic Titles, the editors consider overall excellence in presentation and scholarship, importance relative to other literature in the field, distinction as a first treatment of a given subject in book or electronic form, originality or uniqueness of treatment, value to undergraduate students and the importance in building undergraduate library collections.

More information about the Outstanding Academic Titles is available on the Choice website.

Death, Grief and Loss in the Context of COVID-19 was published by Routledge in August 2021.