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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.…