Teaching Apprentices 2015-2016

March 03, 2015 • Categories: Alumni and Students

The Gender Studies Program is pleased to announce that two of our Gender Studies graduate minors, Angel Matos (PhD, English '16) and Suzi Garcia (MFA, Creative Writing '16), have been selected as the Teaching Apprentices for the academic year 2015-16. They will serve as TAs for the Introduction to Gender Studies course in the fall semester and then they will team-teach the course in the spring semester. They both bring great enthusiasm for teaching and a clear commitment to gender in their scholarly and creative work to the apprenticeship. Please join us in congratulating Angel and Suzi!…

Title Change for Abigail Palko

February 24, 2015 • Categories: Alumni and Students

Gender Studies is pleased to announce that Professor Palko's title has been changed from Director of Undergraduate Studies to Associate Director

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of Gender Studies.  This new title more accurately describes Palko's crucial role in the program and the full extent of her duties. Please join us in congratulating Professor Palko and celebrating her new role in Gender Studies.…

Notre Dame Anthropologist Deb Rotman Awarded Fulbright Fellowship

February 24, 2015 • Categories: Alumni and Students

Deb Rotman

Anthropologist Deb Rotman, Paul and Maureen Stefanick Faculty Director of Notre Dame’s Center for Undergraduate Scholarly Engagement (CUSE), has received a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award for the 2015-16 academic year. Rotman will spend the year in Ireland, collaborating with University College Dublin and the Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology on her project, “Clachans and Cultural Landscapes of County Mayo, Ireland: Local History, Folklore, and Archaeology of 19th-Century Domestic Sites.”

New Director of Gender Studies Program

January 23, 2015 • Categories: Alumni and Students

Welcome Mary Celeste Kearney

Gender Studies Program would like to welcome Mary Celeste Kearney as the new Director for the 3 year term of Fall 2015 through Spring 2018.  Pam Wojcik will be stepping down from Directing Gender Studies at the end of Spring 2015 semester, but will continue to be a part of Gender Studies as a Concurrent Faculty member and will continue to teach in Gender Studies.  We thank Pam for her contributions to Gender Studies over the past 6 years and look forward to working with Mary in the future.…

Call for Undergraduate Papers

January 21, 2015 • Categories: Alumni and Students


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


Through Gendered Lenses is a student-organized academic journal created with the purpose of fostering research in the broad field of Gender Studies and highlighting excellent gender-related work being done by undergraduate Notre Dame students across the university. We welcome submissions from all disciplines. Submissions must focus on gender topics, including but not limited to, sexuality, religion, the family, media, health, economics, culture, and violence.  Paper submissions are due on the January 31 by 5:00 PM

Loyal Daughters & Sons Interviews

January 21, 2015 • Categories: Alumni and Students

Loyal Daughters and Sons Auditions:

Monday January 26

Tuesday January 27

Thursday January 29

339 O’Shaughnessy 8pm-10pm


Tell their stories.


Loyal Daughters and Sons is a production about issues of sexual violence, gender, and sexuality.


For any questions contact

Congratulations Sophie White

January 19, 2015 • Categories: Alumni and Students

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Sophie White, Associate Professor of American Studies and Concurrent Associate Professor of Gender Studies, was awarded a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities (N.E.H.) for her book project on “Voices of the African Diaspora Within and Beyond the Atlantic World.” This research is centered on the analysis of an extraordinary body of testimony by enslaved Africans in colonial Louisiana and beyond, and seeks to give voice to the (often gendered) verbal and non-verbal stories which enslaved individuals, forced into a global African diaspora, sought somehow to narrate. This is White's second N.E.H. fellowship, she also received one for her first book, which was a finalist for the Berkshire Conference of Women Historians Book Prize, Wild Frenchmen and Frenchified Indians: Material Culture and Race in Colonial Louisiana

Congratulations Angel D. Matos

January 15, 2015 • Categories: Alumni and Students

Angel D. Matos, a fourth-year Ph.D. candidate in English and Gender Studies Graduate Minor student, was recently nominated by the Graduate School for the Midwest Association of Graduate Schools' Excellence in Teaching Award. Each MAGS member institution may submit only one Ph.D. nomination, and Angel was Notre Dame's choice this year.…

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

December 11, 2014 • Categories: Alumni and Students



In Memoriam: Joan Aldous, Kenan Professor of Sociology Emerita at Notre Dame

November 03, 2014 • Categories: Alumni and Students

Joan Aldous

Joan Aldous, William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of Sociology Emerita at the University of Notre Dame, died Wednesday, October 29, in the Kindred Transitional Care and Rehabilitation Center in South Bend, Indiana. She was 88 years old. Aldous joined the Notre Dame sociology faculty as the first female holder of an endowed professorship at a time when there were few women on the faculty. From 1976 until her retirement in 2012, she taught, studied, and wrote about family sociology, family policy, gender, work and families, and intergenerational relationships.