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Mother Daughter Gender Studies students

November 04, 2013 • Categories: Students and Alumni

In 1990 Kristin Sheehan graduated from Notre Dame as a Theology Major with Concentrations in Gender Studies and Peace Studies.  She forged the way as one of the first Gender Studies graduates and currently is employed as an Associate Director of  Play Like A Champion Today™ Educational Series at the University of Notre Dame.  Her daughter, Shannon Sheehan is currently a sophomore at Notre Dame double majoring in Sociology and Gender Studies.  She is also a Student Employee of Gender Studies.  Following in the footsteps of her mother, Shannon is one of the first students to declare Gender Studies as a primary major (established in Spring 2013). …

Congratulations Erin Hinz

November 04, 2013 • Categories: Students and Alumni

Post Consumed: A Millenial Biennial presents the work of twelve artists enrolled in Masters of Fine Arts programs across the United States. These culturally diverse and emerging artists represent a generation confronting political, economic, and social realities with an increasingly global perspective on artistic production, communication, and geographic and psychological space. Their creative production pushes the boundaries of painting, sculpture, and photography into experimental new realms.…

Call for Papers - Through Gendered Lenses

October 31, 2013 • Categories: Students and Alumni

CALL FOR PAPERS

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 last Friday in

Julia Douthwaite to Receive 2013 Sheedy Award

October 11, 2013 • Categories: Students and Alumni

Julia Douthwaite, professor of French and Francophone studies in Notre Dame’s College of Arts and Letters, has been selected to receive the 2013 Sheedy Excellence in Teaching Award. The highest teaching honor in the Arts and Letters, the Sheedy award was founded in 1970 in honor of Rev. Charles E. Sheedy, C.S.C., who served as dean of the College from 1951–69. The award ceremony will take place on December 12, 2013, at 3:30 p.m. in the Notre Dame Conference Center in McKenna Hall and is open to all faculty and students.

Celebrating our Alums

August 22, 2013 • Categories: Students and Alumni

Betsy Cornwell, whose first book Tides came out this summer -- a gorgeous young adult book about selkies, lesbians, family, and more:

From PM: “TIDES author Betsy Cornwell's COMPASS, a companion to TIDES, that follows a young selkie boy to the west of Ireland as he searches for his lost family, but instead finds love with a lonely human girl -- and soon must fight to protect a secret that could devastate not only his family, but the safety of his entire species, again to Lynne Polvino at Clarion, by Sara Crowe at Harvey Klinger (world English)."…

A Man’s Occupation Linked to Time Spent on Housework, Study Finds

August 19, 2013 • Categories: Students and Alumni

A woman’s work is never done—or so the saying goes. Though women still do about two-thirds of household chores, the division of labor may depend on what her mate does for a living, according to new research by University of Notre Dame sociologist Elizabeth Aura McClintock.

G. Margaret Porter Graduate Writing Prize

May 20, 2013 • Categories: Students and Alumni

The Gender Studies Program Graduate Writing Prize has been renamed the G. Margaret Porter Graduate Writing Prize 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.

2013 Summer Internship and Research Grant Recipients

May 08, 2013 • Categories: Students and Alumni

Congratulations to our 2013 Summer Internship and Research Grant Recipients!

Genevieve D. Willis Senior Research Grant 2013 Recipients
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 Gender Studies.  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 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.…

Through Gendered Lenses

April 30, 2013 • Categories: Students and Alumni

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.…

Gender Studies offers Primary Major

April 30, 2013 • Categories: Students and Alumni

Gender Studies offers students a primary major, supplementary major and a minor.  In the primary major and supplementary major, students choose a concentration in Arts and Culture, Religion and Family, or Gender and Society.  These concentrations allow students to focus their study of Gender to prepare them for their senior capstone project - Senior Thesis, Senior Seminar or Capstone Essay.…

2013 Writing Competition Winners

April 25, 2013 • Categories: Students and Alumni

Congratulations to our Gender Studies Writing Competition Winners

Philip L. Quinn Essay Winner – Zachary Aaron Wendeln

If You Can't Be Gay and Merry: Anchors Aweigh and Altman's Homosocial to Heterosexual Theory

Zachary is sophomore, English Major and Film, Television, and Theater Major who wrote his essay for “The Movie Musical” course taught by Professor Pamela Wojcik.…

Global Health Study-Abroad Course

February 11, 2013 • Categories: Students and Alumni

Applications are now open for the global health study-abroad course:

MATERNAL AND INFANT HEALTH IN MOROCCO: WOMEN'S RIGHTS AND FAMILY IN ISLAM

6 credits (3 of Moroccan Arabic, 3 of History/Global Studies/Women's Studies/Religious Studies)

3 weeks in urban Rabat (with trips to Fez, Marrakesh, Casablanca)

Who Needs Feminism?

February 11, 2013 • Categories: Students and Alumni

The “Who Needs Feminism?” campaign, started at Duke University, seeks to “challenge existing stereotypes surrounding feminists and assert the importance of feminism today.”

Feminism is for everyone.

Here is the University of Notre Dame’s take: Who Needs Feminism? ND

Through Gendered Lenses-Deadline Extended

January 29, 2013 • Categories: Students and Alumni

The Gender Studies Honor Society is now accepting research papers, 10-40 pages in length, for the annual publication of Through Gendered Lenses, the student-edited undergraduate research journal that features Notre Dame's best scholarship on gender. 

 

Deadline for submission: February 3, 2013Through Gendered Lenses 2012 pic

Teaching Apprenticeships for Graduate Students

January 17, 2013 • Categories: Students and Alumni

Teaching Apprenticeships for Graduate Students

Two graduate students (who are in good standing in the Gender Studies Graduate Minor program) will be selected in the Spring. The following Fall, the two students will serve as teaching assistants in the Introduction to Gender Studies which will be taught by the Director of Undergraduate Studies in Gender (DUS

In memoriam: Sister Marie Louise (ML) Gude, C.S.C., former ND assistant vice president for student affairs

January 15, 2013 • Categories: Students and Alumni

Sister Mary Louise Gude, C.S.C.

Sister Mary Louise Gude, C.S.C., former assistant vice president for student affairs at the University of Notre Dame, died Wednesday (Jan. 9) in Saint Mary’s Convent after a long struggle with ALS. She was 73 years old.

Sister Gude, who was addressed and referred to by all who knew her simply as “ML,” shared a multifaceted career as a teacher, scholar, administrator, pastoral minister and companion with both the University of Notre Dame and Saint Mary’s College.