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Congratulations Angel Matos

April 27, 2015 • Categories: Alumni and Students

On behalf of the GSU and the GSU Awards Selection Committee, thank you so much for applying for the GSU's Instructor and Teaching Assistant awards this year. The selection committee was presented with an exceptional batch of applications this year; each application not only merits much praise in itself but also inspires a high standard toward which each Notre Dame graduate student should aim. We are happy and proud to hear of the amazing work you are all doing. …

Congratulations to our 2015 Summer Research Grant Recipients

April 24, 2015 • Categories: Alumni and Students

The Genevieve D. Willis Research Grant  is a competitive grant awarded to students in the Gender Studies Program who plan to undertake research in preparation for a senior thesis/essay in either Gender Studies or their primary major.  The grant awards up to $1,000 for expenses incurred during research, including, but not limited to, books and materials and travel expenses and accommodations.  Recipients of the grant have the opportunity to receive feedback on their work from faculty, graduate students, and fellow undergraduates and will be expected to submit their thesis/essay for the annual Genevieve D. Willis Gender Studies Senior Thesis Prize competition or the annual Philip L. Quinn Essay Prize competition.…

Congratulations to our Writing Award Recipients

April 22, 2015 • Categories: Alumni and Students

The Gender Studies Outstanding Essay Award, presented to a Notre Dame undergraduate for an outstanding essay on a topic related to gender studies:
The Philip L. Quinn Essay Prize, presented to a Notre Dame undergraduate for the best academic essay on a topic related to Gender Studies ($100).  This prize is named in honor of Professor Philip L. Quinn who taught in the Notre Dame Philosophy Department for many years and was a generous supporter of the Gender Studies Program.  The funds are provided by the Genevieve D. Willis Endowment for the Gender Studies Program.…

Nathan Winship Smith - MFA Thesis Show

March 27, 2015 • Categories: Alumni and Students

MFA thesis show opens Friday April 10th (5-7pm)  and  runs until May 17th

We have a link through the snite's website that is not yet open to the public... (for your eyes only right now , code = 2015, if you want to see the website... in process) here is the link:  http://mfa15.snite.org/cover/

Through Gendered Lenses 2015

March 19, 2015 • Categories: Alumni and Students

Our 2015 edition is here and free copies are available.  Feel free to stop by the office to pick one up or contact gender@nd.edu to request a copy be mailed to you.

Through Gendered Lenses– An Undergraduate Academic Journal in Gender Research and Scholarship

Through Gendered Lenses

CM's Guide to a Gender Studies Major

March 16, 2015 • Categories: Alumni and Students

Did you know Joss Whedon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Avengers, Firefly) was a women’s studies major? Gender studies is an evolving field that’s become increasingly relevant in the face of racially charged situations and cases of gender discrimination. The major is pretty interdisciplinary—if you like history, science and pop culture, and are passionate about working through the challenges facing society today, gender studies is a great place to start learning the skills needed to address these issues.  For the entire article, please go to: CM’s Guide to a Gender Studies Major

Research Grant

March 10, 2015 • Categories: Alumni and Students

The Genevieve D. Willis Endowment for Excellence Gender Studies Summer Research Grant

The Genevieve D. Willis Endowment for Excellence has been established to promote excellence in undergraduate research in Gender Studies at Notre Dame through the following initiatives:

Undergraduate Writing Prizes
Summer Research Grants for Senior Theses/Essays…

Summer Internship Grant

March 10, 2015 • Categories: Alumni and Students

The Boehnen Fund for Excellence in Gender Studies Summer Internship Grant

The Boehnen Summer Internship Grants are competitive grants that are awarded annually to Notre Dame Gender Studies undergraduate students who have secured unpaid summer internships that will help them analyze, understand, and gain valuable work experience in fields pertaining to Gender Studies. The internships may be at any organization or business, inside or outside the United States, insofar as the student makes a persuasive case for its relevance to his or her Gender Studies education. Our expectation is that the Boehnen Summer Internship Grants will help to offset living expenses for the students as they undertake their unpaid internship work; to that end, the student is expected to work full-time for the sponsoring agency, business, or organization (as they define full-time) and to explain to their supervisor that they have received funding that enables them to work full-time. All currently enrolled Gender Studies Majors and Minors are eligible to apply for these grants. The typical amount awarded is $2500. The typical length of the internship should be a minimum term of five (5) weeks with a maximum term of eight (8) weeks. However, the award amount and length of internship term are negotiable with respect to the specifics of each internship and these specifics should be described in detail in the “Statement of Purpose” of the grant application.…

Undergraduate Writing Awards

March 10, 2015 • Categories: Alumni and Students

Genevieve D. Willis Senior Thesis Prize Competition

Genevieve D. Willis Senior Thesis Prize for the best thesis written by an undergraduate at Notre Dame on a topic related to Gender Studies ($150). This prize is named in honor of Genevieve D. Willis, whose family has provided an endowment for the Gender Studies Program.

Graduate Writing Award

March 10, 2015 • Categories: Alumni and Students

The G. Margaret Porter Gender Studies Graduate Writing Prize ($150) is awarded to the best essay by a Gender Studies Graduate Minor student written in the calendar year (January to December).  This prize is named in honor of G. Margaret Porter, who worked as the Gender Studies Librarian at the Hesburgh Library and enabled high caliber research in gender by ensuring that students and faculty at Notre Dame have access to the very best resources in Gender Studies.  Submissions can be essays written for a class, or papers presented at conferences.  Chapters of a dissertation and MA papers are not eligible.  Only graduate students enrolled in the Gender Studies Minor may apply.  Papers will be judged by a committee consisting of the Director of Gender Studies and two members of the Gender Studies affiliated faculty.…