Notre Dame economist finds campaigns to reduce elective early-term births effective

September 11, 2017 • Categories: Alumni and Students

A new study from researchers at the University of Notre Dame and the University of Central Florida shows that programs aimed at reducing early-term elective births have been successful, reducing the number of health complications in mothers and babies. Kasey Buckles, Brian and Jeannelle Brady Associate Professor of Economics at Notre Dame, and her co-author published the paper in the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management.


Video: Chinese literature and culture professor Michel Hockx on censorship, China, and literary communities

September 11, 2017 • Categories: Alumni and Students

“I'm interested in literature as product of a community and the way in which they decide what to include, what not to include, what is good, what is bad, how they choose to engage with censorship or not engage with censorship,” said Michel Hockx, professor of Chinese literature and culture in the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures in the College of Arts and Letters and director of the Liu Institute for Asia and Asian Studies. Hockx has published works both in English and in Chinese on early 20th-century Chinese print culture as well as contemporary Internet culture in China.

New French professor brings expertise in contemporary literature to Department of Romance Languages and Literatures

September 06, 2017 • Categories: Alumni and Students

The French phrase extrême contemporain is the perfect description for what Sonja Stojanovic is most passionate about — the study of French literature written in the past decade or so. She waits with great anticipation for her favorite authors to release new books and enjoys talking with those writers because she is “right there as it is happening.” “Sometimes you are the first one to write on an author, which is very exciting,” she said. Stojanovic joins Notre Dame’s Department of Romance Languages and Literatures this fall as an assistant professor of French.

Political science professor wins prestigious book award for research on women’s suffrage

September 06, 2017 • Categories: Alumni and Students

In the nearly 100 years since women won the right to vote, a conventional wisdom about the aftermath of the 19th Amendment developed. Christina Wolbrecht believed that conventional wisdom needed to be challenged. In her book, the Notre Dame professor of political science and her co-author investigated and often upended long-held assumptions about women’s suffrage and offered new insight into the largest expansion of the electorate in American history. Their efforts earned them the American Political Science Association’s Victoria Schuck Award for the best book on women and politics published in the past year.

Video: Class of 2017 reflects on how the liberal arts shaped their lives — and their futures (featuring Moira Horn, Gender Studies & Pre-Health)

August 25, 2017 • Categories: Alumni and Students

Congratulations to the Class of 2017! This video, screened at the Arts and Letters Diploma Ceremony, features several seniors reflecting on their time at Notre Dame and in the College of Arts and Letters. "Coming to Notre Dame has instilled in me a sense of possibility to do great things with those gifts that I've acquired here — knowledge, skills, friends, community — and bringing that to the world," said political science major Olivia Till, who will join Atlantic Media's National Journal as a research fellow. "And I'm excited for that journey."

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Recipient - Moira Horn '17

August 25, 2017 • Categories: Alumni and Students


The Fulbright U.S. Student Program, the National Science Foundation, the Rhodes Trust, and other organizations have awarded scholarships and fellowships to 23 members of the College of Arts and Letters’ Class of 2017.

Congratulations Dr. Pamela Butler

May 22, 2017 • Categories: Alumni and Students

Dear Gender Studies faculty, students and friends -

I’m very happy to announce that Dr. Pamela Butler will be joining us as Gender Studies’ long-term Associate Director and Director of Undergraduate Studies, beginning August 1, 2017.

We are thrilled that she will be returning to our program in the fall, and I hope that you will join me in congratulating her. …

Jessica Collett to receive 2017 Sheedy Award

May 08, 2017 • Categories: Alumni and Students

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The Sheedy Award is the highest teaching honor in the College of Arts and Letters.

Congratulations to Nicole L. Woods

May 08, 2017 • Categories: Alumni and Students

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Professor Nicole Woods (Assistant Professor, Modern and Contemporary Art History and Gender Studies Concurrent Faculty) has been honored with a Ailsa Mellon Bruce Senior Fellowship at the Center for Advanced Studies in the Visual Arts (CASVA) at The National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, which she will begin this fall. A CASVA appointment is one of the most prestigious national and international fellowships offered in the discipline of Art History.…