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Call for Graphic Artist - Through Gendered Lenses

November 02, 2016 • Categories: Alumni and Students

The Gender Studies Program seeks an undergraduate graphic artist to produce the cover artwork for Through Gendered Lenses, the annual undergraduate research journal published by Triota, the Gender Studies Honor Society. The art must pertain to gender, and it is ideal (but not required) for the artwork to reflect the workings of gender in the Notre Dame community. Abstract imagery is welcome. Past experience in graphic design is preferred. The artist will be paid $150 for their contribution.…

Show Some Skin

October 19, 2016 • Categories: Alumni and Students

Break the Silence - submit your stories by November 7…

CFP - ND Intersectional Inquiries Conference

October 03, 2016 • Categories: Alumni and Students

The University of Notre Dame’s Gender Studies Program is happy to announce its fourth biennial international conference:

Intersectional Inquiries and Collaborative Action: Gender and Race

University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, Indiana USA
March 2-4, 2017

Deadline for submissions: Saturday, October 8, 2016

Questions of race and gender continue to undergird broad sections of inquiry in the academy and beyond. The ongoing legacies and current manifestations of racism and sexism continue to demand intellectual analysis, institutional recognition, and collective intervention. Reaching a critical crescendo during the political upheavals of the 1960s’ civil rights/anti-colonial era and the responding cultural turn in the humanities, Black feminists have discussed the ways in which both race and gender are co-constitutive and rely on intersecting paradigms of power and constructions of difference. Indeed, the concept of “intersectionality,” coined by Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw, has become a key mode of framing how identities and sites of contestation around identity are multiple and complex. Furthermore, critics and activists from a myriad of socio-political milieus have underscored the importance of intersectional approaches in struggles for social justice and in the making of inclusive public spaces. From feminist scholarship to human rights policy to commentary via Twitter memes, intersectionality as a theoretical concept, method of analysis, and mode of collaborative action circulates in both grassroots and intellectual discourse.…

Sociology and Gender Studies Major Named Gilman Scholar

August 09, 2016 • Categories: Alumni and Students

Gilman Scholarship

Notre Dame student Stephen “Pete” Freeman, a sociology and gender studies major, has been selected to receive the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, to study or intern abroad during the 2016-2017 academic year. Gilman Scholars receive up to $5,000 to apply toward their study abroad or internship program costs. The program aims to diversify the students who study and intern abroad and the countries and regions where they go.

Three Questions with Political Science Associate Professor Christina Wolbrecht

August 09, 2016 • Categories: Alumni and Students

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Christina Wolbrecht, associate professor of political science, C. Robert and Margaret Hanley Family Director of the Notre Dame Washington Program, and director of the Rooney Center for the Study of American Democracy at the University of Notre Dame, teaches and writes about American politics, political parties, women and politics, and American political development. Now at work on a study of the first 100 years of women as voters in American politics, she is co-author, with J. Kevin Corder, of the recently published book Counting Women’s Ballots: Female Voters from Suffrage through the New Deal.

Job Posting: Coordinator for 2017 Intersectional Inquiries and Collaborative Action: Gender & Race Conference

August 01, 2016 • Categories: Alumni and Students

This conference is being hosted by the Gender Studies Program and will be held at Notre Dame from March 2-4, 2017.  The Organizing Committee is looking for a Notre Dame graduate student to help us with planning.  Further details about the conference and the position are outlined below.

If you’re interested in applying for this position, please submit a brief letter of application explaining your interests in this position and your administrative experience, along with a current CV.  Please direct this material and any questions to Mary Celeste Kearney, Director of Gender Studies, <mckearney@nd.edu

Visiting Associate Director and Director of Undergraduate Studies

August 01, 2016 • Categories: Alumni and Students

Professor Pamela Butler has been appointed Gender Studies' Visiting Associate Director and Director of Undergraduate Studies for the 2016-2017 academic year. 

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Professor Butler earned her PhD in American Studies from the University of Minnesota.  She has taught at the University of Michigan-Flint, the University of Minnesota, and the University of Notre Dame, and her areas of expertise include feminist theory, critical-race and transnational feminisms, U.S. media culture, knitting and handcrafts, sexuality, marriage, and prisons.  This fall Professor Butler will be teaching Introduction to Gender Studies

Congratulations and Best Wishes to Abigail Palko

May 27, 2016 • Categories: Alumni and Students

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Visiting Associate Director of Gender Studies position

May 27, 2016 • Categories: Alumni and Students

The Gender Studies Program at the University of Notre Dame invites applications for a Visiting Associate Director at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professional Specialist. This is a one-year appointment. Gender Studies is an interdisciplinary academic program in the College of Arts and Letters, and offers a primary and supplementary major and minor for undergraduate students as well as a minor for graduate students. Information on the program can be found at http://genderstudies.nd.edu/

Congratulations to our 2016 Graduates

May 17, 2016 • Categories: Alumni and Students

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Faculty awards honor exemplary work in undergraduate teaching and advising

May 05, 2016 • Categories: Alumni and Students

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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, and the recipients are selected through a process that includes peer and student nominations.

Boehnen Summer Internship Grant Recipients

May 02, 2016 • Categories: Alumni and Students

Congratulations to our 2016 Boehnen Summer Internship Grant Recipients

Molly Burton ’18
NETWORK A Catholic Social Justice Lobbying Agency (DC)

Molly will work at NETWORK, a Catholic social justice lobbying agency based in D.C., that focuses on issues such as economic justice, immigration reform, peacemaking, healthcare access, and ecology. She will write and create content for online and print materials, research presidential candidates’ positions on top policy issues, assist with an advocacy training for college students, create toolkits and resources to engage the public, and work with either the Communications, Government Relations, and/or Grassroots Mobilizations teams.…

Genevieve D. Willis Research Grant Recipients

May 02, 2016 • Categories: Alumni and Students

Congratulations to our 2016 Willis Summer Research Grant Recipients

Pete Freeman ’18
Gender Differences in Entrepreneurship: Motivation and Entrepreneurial Training of Mother Technopreneurs in Switzerland

Moira Horn ’17
Rhetoric of Maternal Healthcare Policy in Rural Mexico…

Congratulations to Dr. Angel Daniel Matos

May 02, 2016 • Categories: Alumni and Students

Congratulations to Dr. Angel Daniel Matos, who successfully defended his dissertation, entitled "Feeling Infinite: Affect, Genre, and Narrative in Young Adult Queer Literature."…

Dockweiler Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Advising

May 02, 2016 • Categories: Alumni and Students

Congratulations to Abigail Palko on being selected as a recipient of the Dockweiler Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Advising.

Established in 2007 through a gift from the Julia Stearns Dockweiler Charitable Foundation, the Dockweiler Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Advising annually recognizes members of the full-time faculty or exempt staff who have demonstrated a sustained commitment to Notre Dame undergraduates through outstanding mentoring, academic advising or career counseling services.…

Congratulations to our Writing Award Recipients

April 27, 2016 • 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.…

Domers React to What if Bears Killed One in Five People

April 25, 2016 • Categories: Alumni and Students

In honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, the Gender Relations Center has put together a special Domers React episode.

Marian Mullin Hancock Teaching Award

April 19, 2016 • Categories: Alumni and Students

Congratulations to Abigail Palko, Associate Director of Gender Studies, who has been selected as the inaugural recipient of our Marian Mullin Hancock Teaching Award in recognition of her excellence in teaching gender studies. 

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Thank you to the Teaching Award Committee for the time they devoted to creating guidelines for this award as well as to the judges for their evaluation of nominations and supporting material.  Our gratitude also to everyone who took time to nominate their favorite professor.  Last but not least, thanks to all of the remarkable nominees: Gender Studies is proud to have so many outstanding professors associated with our program.…

LDS Production Staff - Apply now

April 12, 2016 • Categories: Alumni and Students

If you are interested in being a member of the LDS Production Staff for the upcoming year or just want to know more about how we function, please check out out the job descriptions and application on our website at www.loyaldaughtersandsons.com. The application is due April 17th with interviews to follow.…

Gender, Race, and Concepts of Difference - Submissions

April 04, 2016 • Categories: Alumni and Students

FEMMSS 6: Inside, Outside, and Across Disciplines:  Gender, Race, and Concepts of Difference
 
Submission deadline April 15, 2016
Acceptance notifications by May 6, 2016
 
Submissions are invited for the sixth meeting of The Association for Feminist Epistemologies, Methodologies, Metaphysics, and Science Studies (FEMMSS; http://femmss.org/

Congratulations to our newly elected Steering Committee Student Representatives

March 29, 2016 • Categories: Alumni and Students

The Gender Studies students have elected the following two students to serve as their representatives on the GSSC for the 2016-2017 academic year:

Undergraduate Representative: Arielle Sims, Junior, Gender Studies major
Graduate Representative: Colleen Mitchell, PhD student, Political Science.

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…

Congratulations Catherine Brix

March 23, 2016 • Categories: Alumni and Students

Catherine Brix, of the Ph.D. in Literature Program and Graduate Minor in Gender Studies, passed her candidacy exams and the defense of her dissertation proposal with distinction on March 18. In addition, she was just awarded a Fulbright Research Scholarship to Chile for next year in order to conduct research and write her dissertation entitled, "Transformative (Re)Inscriptions: Traumatic Memories and Testimonio in Chile" and which is directed by Dr. María Rosa Olivera-Williams.…

Teaching Apprenticeship 2016-17

March 23, 2016 • Categories: Alumni and Students

The Gender Studies Program is pleased to announce that Danielle Green (doctoral student, English, minors in Gender Studies and Irish Studies, with a background in history) and Eric Lewis (doctoral student, English, minors in Gender Studies and Irish Studies, with a background in philosophy) will serve as the Teaching Apprentices for the 2016-17 academic year. As Teaching Apprentices, they will TA for the Introduction to Gender Studies in the fall and they will team-teach the course in the spring.…

Political Science Alumna Brings Passion for Service to West Hollywood Mayor’s Office

March 21, 2016 • Categories: Alumni

Lindsey Horvath '04

Lindsey Horvath ’04 had one goal for her future—to be of service to others. At Notre Dame, she developed a broad range of skills that would help her pursue that goal, both in her career and in her community. The political science and gender studies major now serves as mayor of West Hollywood, Calif., in addition to owning an entertainment advertising agency.

Writing Award - Graduate

March 17, 2016 • 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.  Dissertatin chapters and sections of MA theses are not eligible.  Only graduate students enrolled in the Gender Studies Minor may apply. …

Writing Awards - Undergraduate

March 17, 2016 • 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.…

Steering Committee Election Results

March 14, 2016 • Categories: Alumni and Students

Congratulations to our newly elected members of the 2016-2017 Gender Studies Steering Committee:

Social Science Representatives:
Atalia Omer, Associate Professor – Sociology
Vania Smith-Oka, Associate Professor – Anthropology

Humanities/Fine Arts Representative:
Alison Rice, Associate Professor – Romance Languages and Literature…

Consortium for Faculty Diversity Postdoctor Fellowship in English at Bowdoin College

March 01, 2016 • Categories: Alumni and Students

Angel Matos (PhD English and Gender Studies Graduate Minor student) officially accepted a Consortium for Faculty Diversity Postdoctoral Fellowship in English at Bowdoin College in Maine, where he will continue his research and teaching in young adult literature and LGBTQ studies. Congratulations Angel and go polar bears!…

Katherine Singer Kovács Essay Award

March 01, 2016 • Categories: Alumni and Students

Big congratulations to Mary Celeste Kearney, Associate Professor in the Department of Film, Television, and Theatre and Director of Gender Studies Program, who will receive this year's Katherine Singer Kovács Essay Award from the Society for Cinema and media Studies (SCMS) for her essay,"Sparkle: Luminosity and Post-Girl Power Media," which appeared in Continuum: Journal of Media and Cultural Studies. The award will be announced formally on April 1 at the 2016 SCMS Conference in Atlanta.…

Notre Dame to commemorate first anniversary of the death of Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C.

February 18, 2016 • Categories: Alumni and Students

Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C.

The life of Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., president emeritus of the University of Notre Dame, who died Feb. 26, 2015, at the age of 97, will be remembered in events on campus and in the community this month. Events including a memorial concert, special content from Notre Dame magazine and a WNIT program.