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Call for Papers Deadline Extended - Midwest Undergraduate Conference in Gender Studies

December 16, 2015 • Categories: Students and Alumni

The biannual Midwest Undergraduate Conference in Gender Studies

With our colleagues in the Department of Gender and Women’s Studies at Saint Mary’s College, the Gender Studies Program hosted the first biannual Midwest Undergraduate Conference in Gender Studies for students enrolled in Midwestern colleges and universities on April 4-5 2014. This conference offers students a public forum to present their research and discuss the gender component of it in an interdisciplinary, academic setting. Its aim is to support the development of an undergraduate gender studies research community in the Midwest.…

Consent Starts Here

December 10, 2015 • Categories: Students and Alumni

Loyal Daughters & Sons is a show student-written, student-directed, student performed, and student-produced which tells the story of real Notre Dame students' stories about sexual violence, sexuality, religion, and gender problems on campus. The purpose of the show is to create sustained dialogue on gender issues and help to prevent further violence from occurring as well as provide an opportunity to hear the voices and opinions of Notre Dame Students.…

CONSOLE-ING PASSIONS - Call for Undergraduate Papers

December 10, 2015 • Categories: Students and Alumni

CALL FOR UNDERGRADUATE PAPERS — DEADLINE JANUARY 30, 2016

 

CONSOLE-ING PASSIONS

International Conference on Television, Video, Audio, New Media, and Feminism

 

June 16-18, 2016

University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame, Indiana

 

Console-ing Passions was founded in 1989 by a group of feminist media scholars and artists looking to create a space to present work and foster scholarship on issues of television, culture, and identity, with an emphasis on gender and sexuality.  The first Console-ing Passions conference was held at the University of Iowa in 1992.  Since then, Console-ing Passions has expanded to become not only the most important conference for scholars studying gender in television but also among the top conferences for scholars of media generally.…

CONSOLE-ING PASSIONS - Call for Faculty/Graduate Papers

December 10, 2015 • Categories: Students and Alumni

CALL FOR PAPERS — DEADLINE JANUARY 30, 2016

 

CONSOLE-ING PASSIONS

International Conference on Television, Video, Audio, New Media, and Feminism

 

June 16-18, 2016

University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame, Indiana

 

Console-ing Passions was founded in 1989 by a group of feminist media scholars and artists looking to create a space to present work and foster scholarship on issues of television, culture, and identity, with an emphasis on gender and sexuality.  The first Console-ing Passions conference was held at the University of Iowa in 1992.  Since then, Console-ing Passions has expanded to become not only the most important conference for scholars studying gender in television but also among the top conferences for scholars of media generally.…

Steering Committee Student Representatives

December 10, 2015 • Categories: Students and Alumni

Gender Studies welcomes our first two student members to the Gender Studies Steering Committee: 

Dominique Duverney is a Junior majoring in Gender Studies with a Supplemental Major in Peace Studies, and 

Angel Matos is a PhD candidate in English with a Gender Studies Graduate Minor.

The Gender Studies Steering Committee includes as part of its membership one undergraduate and one graduate student representative in a non-voting capacity. Because Steering Committee members work with the Gender Studies administration to develop the Program’s academic curriculum and programming, they welcome students’ input on their experiences within Gender Studies, as well as discussion of students’ academic needs and interests.  The student representatives are elected by their peers and serve one-year terms.  They attend all Steering Committee meetings and bring student views and concerns to its members. The student representatives are excused from those parts of the meetings involving discussion of individual students and faculty in the Program. Following Steering Committee meetings, the representatives report back to their fellow students, informing them of upcoming events and new initiatives within the Program.…

Call for Stories - Loyal Daughters and Sons

December 02, 2015 • Categories: Students and Alumni

The Call for Stories has been extended to December 10th!
 
Loyal Daughters and Sons, now in its 10th year, gathers anonymous stories from community members about gender issues, gender identity, sexuality, and sexual assault at Notre Dame. We then take those stories and adapt them for the stage, so that we can tell the stories that otherwise would not be heard. You may have seen our "Tell Your Story" posters, featuring anonymous quotes about many of these issues, around campus. Those are some of the stories other people have shared anonymously, with us or on social media, and now we want to hear your story.…

Erin Hinz - Graduate Minor Recipient 2014

October 26, 2015 • Categories: Students and Alumni

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Professor Wins ACLS Fellowship to Explore Political Philosophy in Mary Shelley’s ‘Frankenstein’

August 13, 2015 • Categories: Students and Alumni

Eileen Hunt Botting

Eileen Hunt Botting’s students have suggested, only half jokingly, that had someone only given Dr. Victor Frankenstein’s creature a hug, a lot of violence and tragedy could have been avoided. Botting, an associate professor of political science, has come to believe those students aren’t far from Shelley’s main point—that so much can go wrong when society shirks its responsibilities for its most vulnerable citizens. She will get to elaborate on that theory over the course of a year thanks to an American Council of Learned Societies fellowship supporting her book project, Frankenstein and the Question of Human Development.

Faculty awards honor exemplary work in undergraduate teaching and advising

May 08, 2015 • Categories: Students and Alumni

Presidential Seal

Twenty University of Notre Dame faculty members have received Rev. Edmund P. Joyce, C.S.C., Awards for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, and three have been honored with Dockweiler Awards for Excellence in Undergraduate Advising.

The awards are presented by the Office of the Provost, but recipients are selected through a process that includes peer and student nominations.

Anthropologist Meredith Chesson Awarded NEH Grant

May 05, 2015 • Categories: Students and Alumni

Anthropologist Meredith Chesson in the field

Meredith Chesson, an associate professor in Notre Dame’s Department of Anthropology, has been awarded a three-year grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to continue fieldwork in Italy’s Bova Marina region. Her project—examining how human landscapes of the Mediterranean have changed over millennia—is an outgrowth of 18 years of research by the Bova Marina Archaeological Project (BMAP). The project is co-directed by Chesson, John Robb of the University of Cambridge, and Lin Foxhall of the University of Leicester, working under the auspices of the Soprintendenza per i Beni Archeologici della Calabria.

Congratulations to our 2015 Summer Internship Grant Recipients

April 28, 2015 • Categories: Students and Alumni

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.…

Congratulations Angel Matos

April 27, 2015 • Categories: Students and Alumni

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: Students and Alumni

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: Students and Alumni

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: Students and Alumni

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: Students and Alumni

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: Students and Alumni

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: Students and Alumni

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: Students and Alumni

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: Students and Alumni

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: Students and Alumni

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.…

Pam Wojcik elected President - Society for Cinema and Media Studies

March 09, 2015 • Categories: Students and Alumni

Pamela Robertson Wojcik, Professor in the Department of Film, TV and Theatre and current Director of the Gender Studies Program has been elected President of the Society for Cinema and Media Studies. She will serve as President Elect for two years (beginning July 1) before becoming President for another two-year term, then Past President for a final two-year term.…

Teaching Apprentices 2015-2016

March 03, 2015 • Categories: Students and Alumni

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: Students and Alumni

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: Students and Alumni

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: Students and Alumni

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.…

Loyal Daughters & Sons Interviews

January 21, 2015 • Categories: Students and Alumni

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 loyaldaughtersandsons@gmail.com

Call for Undergraduate Papers

January 21, 2015 • 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 January 31 by 5:00 PM

Congratulations Sophie White

January 19, 2015 • Categories: Students and Alumni

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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: Students and Alumni

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.…