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.

Through Gendered Lenses Journals are here!

April 03, 2014 • Categories: Alumni and Students

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. Submissions from all disciplines are accepted.  Submissions must focus on gender topics, including but not limited to, sexuality, religion, the family, media, health, economics, culture, and violence.

Annual Gender Studies Writing Awards

March 28, 2014 • 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.…

Summer Internship Grant

March 24, 2014 • 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.…

Research Grants

March 24, 2014 • Categories: Alumni and Students

What can the Genevieve D. Willis Research Grant help me to achieve?

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.…