Embrace the F-Word

August 13, 2014 • Categories: Alumni and Students


Feminism is not a dirty word.

Hear it.  Say it.

Take Gender Studies.


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Video: Mary Celeste Kearney on Filmmaking and Girls' Media Culture

August 12, 2014 • Categories: Alumni and Students

Mary Celeste Kearney

“The world of filmmaking and television production is dominated by men’s voices. We are not seeing enough representations that are actually from a girl or a woman’s perspective,” said Mary Celeste Kearney, associate professor of film, television, and theatre and a senior fellow in the gender studies program at the University of Notre Dame.

Video: Meet Gender Studies Major Natalie Perez

August 12, 2014 • Categories: Alumni and Students

Natalie Perez

“Being in gender studies helps you really understand how to be an advocate for yourself and an advocate for other people as well,” said Natalie Perez ’14, a gender studies major in the College of Arts and Letters. Gender studies at Notre Dame is an interdisciplinary academic program which analyzes the significance of gender in all aspects of human life, especially in the social formation of human identities, practices, and institutions. “We live in a culture that’s very permissive about these [gender] stereotypes … and I don’t think it’s OK to sit back and accept things for the way they are,” said Perez.

Congratulations to Eileen Botting

August 11, 2014 • Categories: Alumni and Students

Congratulations to Eileen for being the 2014 recipient of the APSA Okin-Young Award in Feminist Political Theory

The Okin-Young Award in Feminist Political Theory, co-sponsored by Women and Politics, Foundations of Political Theory, and the Women’s Caucus for Political Science, commemorates the scholarly, mentoring, and professional contributions of Susan Moller Okin and Iris Marion Young to the development of the field of feminist political theory. This annual award recognizes the best paper on feminist political theory published in an English language academic journal during the previous calendar year.…

Gender Studies Major Interns with TV Production Company

May 19, 2014 • Categories: Alumni and Students

Video: Arts and Letters Student Interns with TV Production Company

May 15, 2014 • Todd Boruff

“There’s so much that goes into preparing a show that you never see,” said senior Blake Avery, a gender studies

2014 Summer Internship Grant Recipients

May 09, 2014 • Categories: Alumni and Students

Congratulations to our 2014 Summer Internship Grant Recipients

Rachel Hughes '15
Pregnancy Center East (PCE), Cincinnati, Ohio
Rachel will be working at Pregnancy Center East (PCE), a pregnancy resource center that serves downtown Cincinnati and the surrounding suburb. She will research and propose a  plan to implement public health services (STI testing and referrals) through PCE as well as provide services for clients at the center. These include acting as a client advocate (counselor) for women who seek help through PCE and providing material assistance (diapers, formula, clothing, etc.) through donations made to PCE. This internship swill provide her with public health experience to broaden her perspective on health care as more of a community issue, rather than just an individual’s issue. This internship specifically will enhance her understanding of the impact of public policy on healthcare services provided by agencies such as Pregnancy Center East.…

Congratulations to our 2014 Writing Award Recipients

April 29, 2014 • Categories: Alumni and Students

 The Philip L. Quinn Essay Award, presented to a Notre Dame undergraduate for an outstanding essay on a topic related to gender studies:

2014 Recipient

Maria Kosse

Major: American Studies
Minor: Peace Studies

Graduation date: May 2014

The Stripping Culture: An Analysis of Male and Female Strippers

Professor: Dr. Pamela Butler

2014 Summer Research Grant Recipients

April 24, 2014 • Categories: Alumni and Students

Congratulations to our 2014 Summer Research Grant Recipients:

Kristin Brennan ‘16
Exploring Women’s Role in the Israeli Food Industry

Daniella Grover ‘16
Childhood Experiences to Maternal Attitudes: Breastfeeding, Positive Touch, Responsiveness, Play, Embedded-ness, and Social Support

Anne Kuster ‘16
The Effect of Family Solidarity on Economic Independence of Single Mothers in Mexico…

Concurrent Faculty

April 15, 2014 • Categories: Alumni and Students

Dear Gender Studies Community

I am very pleased to announce that Gender Studies now has Concurrent faculty!  This is an important component of our growth as a primary major and provides our students with a consistent roster of faculty who will teach in Gender Studies and be available for student research and theses.