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Video: Chinese literature and culture professor Michel Hockx on censorship, China, and literary communities

September 11, 2017 • Categories: Alumni and Students

“I'm interested in literature as product of a community and the way in which they decide what to include, what not to include, what is good, what is bad, how they choose to engage with censorship or not engage with censorship,” said Michel Hockx, professor of Chinese literature and culture in the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures in the College of Arts and Letters and director of the Liu Institute for Asia and Asian Studies. Hockx has published works both in English and in Chinese on early 20th-century Chinese print culture as well as contemporary Internet culture in China.

Notre Dame economist finds campaigns to reduce elective early-term births effective

September 11, 2017 • Categories: Alumni and Students

A new study from researchers at the University of Notre Dame and the University of Central Florida shows that programs aimed at reducing early-term elective births have been successful, reducing the number of health complications in mothers and babies. Kasey Buckles, Brian and Jeannelle Brady Associate Professor of Economics at Notre Dame, and her co-author published the paper in the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management.


New French professor brings expertise in contemporary literature to Department of Romance Languages and Literatures

September 06, 2017 • Categories: Alumni and Students

The French phrase extrême contemporain is the perfect description for what Sonja Stojanovic is most passionate about — the study of French literature written in the past decade or so. She waits with great anticipation for her favorite authors to release new books and enjoys talking with those writers because she is “right there as it is happening.” “Sometimes you are the first one to write on an author, which is very exciting,” she said. Stojanovic joins Notre Dame’s Department of Romance Languages and Literatures this fall as an assistant professor of French.

Political science professor wins prestigious book award for research on women’s suffrage

September 06, 2017 • Categories: Alumni and Students

In the nearly 100 years since women won the right to vote, a conventional wisdom about the aftermath of the 19th Amendment developed. Christina Wolbrecht believed that conventional wisdom needed to be challenged. In her book, the Notre Dame professor of political science and her co-author investigated and often upended long-held assumptions about women’s suffrage and offered new insight into the largest expansion of the electorate in American history. Their efforts earned them the American Political Science Association’s Victoria Schuck Award for the best book on women and politics published in the past year.

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Recipient - Moira Horn '17

August 25, 2017 • Categories: Alumni and Students


The Fulbright U.S. Student Program, the National Science Foundation, the Rhodes Trust, and other organizations have awarded scholarships and fellowships to 23 members of the College of Arts and Letters’ Class of 2017.

Video: Class of 2017 reflects on how the liberal arts shaped their lives — and their futures (featuring Moira Horn, Gender Studies & Pre-Health)

August 25, 2017 • Categories: Alumni and Students

Congratulations to the Class of 2017! This video, screened at the Arts and Letters Diploma Ceremony, features several seniors reflecting on their time at Notre Dame and in the College of Arts and Letters. "Coming to Notre Dame has instilled in me a sense of possibility to do great things with those gifts that I've acquired here — knowledge, skills, friends, community — and bringing that to the world," said political science major Olivia Till, who will join Atlantic Media's National Journal as a research fellow. "And I'm excited for that journey."

Congratulations Dr. Pamela Butler

May 22, 2017 • Categories: Alumni and Students

Dear Gender Studies faculty, students and friends -

I’m very happy to announce that Dr. Pamela Butler will be joining us as Gender Studies’ long-term Associate Director and Director of Undergraduate Studies, beginning August 1, 2017.

We are thrilled that she will be returning to our program in the fall, and I hope that you will join me in congratulating her. …

Congratulations to Nicole L. Woods

May 08, 2017 • Categories: Alumni and Students

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Professor Nicole Woods (Assistant Professor, Modern and Contemporary Art History and Gender Studies Concurrent Faculty) has been honored with a Ailsa Mellon Bruce Senior Fellowship at the Center for Advanced Studies in the Visual Arts (CASVA) at The National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, which she will begin this fall. A CASVA appointment is one of the most prestigious national and international fellowships offered in the discipline of Art History.…

Jessica Collett to receive 2017 Sheedy Award

May 08, 2017 • Categories: Alumni and Students

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The Sheedy Award is the highest teaching honor in the College of Arts and Letters.

Atalia Omer and David Campbell Awarded 2017 Andrew Carnegie Fellowships

April 28, 2017 • Categories: Alumni and Students

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Omer, associate professor of religion, conflict and peace studies, and Campbell, Packey J. Dee Professor of American Democracy, will each receive $200,000 toward the funding of significant research and writing.

Congratulations to Writing Award Winners

April 28, 2017 • 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, for the best academic essay written by an undergraduate at Notre Dame on a topic related to Gender Studies ($100). This prize is named in honor of Professor Philip L. Quinn (1940-2004) who taught in the Notre Dame Philosophy Department for many years and was a generous supporter of the Gender Studies Program.  Philip Quinn joined the faculty of University of Notre Dame in 1985 as the John A. O'Brien Professor of Philosophy.  A scholar who specialized in the philosophy of religion and the philosophy of science, Quinn was the author of more than 200 articles, reviews, and entries in major reference works and presented more than 180 papers or lectures for learned societies and universities.  He served as the editor of Faith and Philosophy from 1990-1995 and on the editorial boards of eight other journals, and was a significant force in the American Philosophical Association.  In 2003, he was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Congratulations to Janet Kourany

April 24, 2017 • Categories: Alumni and Students

Gender Studies 2017 Recipient of the Marian Mullin Hancock Teaching Award

Janet Kourany, Associate Professor of Philosophy

Janet Kourany is an Associate Professor of Philosophy, Fellow of the Reilly Center for Science, Technology, and Values and Concurrent Faculty in Gender Studies. She is also on the Steering Committee of the History and Philosophy of Science Program. Kourany’s research areas include philosophy of science, science and social values, agnotology, and feminist philosophy (especially feminist epistemology and philosophy of science). Her books related to gender studies include Philosophy of Science after Feminism

Teaching Apprenticeship 2017-18

April 20, 2017 • Categories: Alumni and Students

The Gender Studies Program is pleased to announce that Marisol Fonseca Malavasi (doctoral student, PhD in Literature, minor in Gender Studies) and Marjorie Housley (doctoral student, English, minor in Gender Studies and Irish Studies) will serve as the Teaching Apprentices for the 2017-18 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. Please join us in congratulating them!…

Congratuations to Angel Matos

April 12, 2017 • Categories: Alumni and Students

Angel Matos will be a tenure-track Assistant Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the San Diego State University, with a specialization in children’s and young adult literature and queer studies starting Fall 2017.  He was the Gender Studies Research Coordinator 2014-15 and was the Gender Studies Teaching Apprenticeship Recipient 2014-2015.…

Congratulations Jessica Collett - 2017 Sheedy Award for Excellence in Teaching Recipient

April 11, 2017 • Categories: Alumni and Students

It is a great pleasure to announce to the Notre Dame community that Jessica Collett, Associate Professor of Sociology, is the recipient of the 2017 Sheedy Award for Excellence in Teaching. This award, bestowed annually on a faculty member in the College of Arts and Letters, is named for the Rev. Charles E. Sheedy, C.S.C., a much-beloved former dean of the College. It recognizes a faculty member who has demonstrated sustained excellence in teaching, informed by research, over a wide range of courses while employing innovative and creative teaching methods. For more information on this prestigious award, including a list of former winners, see:

Women lead

March 27, 2017 • Categories: Alumni and Students

Notre Dame is proud to celebrate women whose scholarship and leadership are empowering change in the global community. Read more here.

Steering Committee Election Results

March 14, 2017 • Categories: Alumni and Students

The following faculty have been elected to the Gender Studies Steering Committee:

Barbara Green will serve as a new Humanities/Fine Arts Representative (2017-20).

Mary Ellen Konieczny will serve as a new Social Science Representative (2017-20).

Marisel Moreno will serve as a new At-Large Representative (2017-20).…

Vision and action: Pioneering women faculty at Notre Dame panel

March 09, 2017 • Categories: Alumni and Students

Vision and action

Six notable University of Notre Dame women, with illustrious careers in higher education and beyond, will gather for a panel discussion focusing on their vision and accomplishments as pioneering women in the academy from 4 to 5:15 p.m. March 29.

Marian Mullin Hancock Teaching Award

February 01, 2017 • Categories: Alumni and Students

This annual award honors teaching excellence in the area of gender studies at the University of Notre Dame.  Via this award faculty members are recognized for their essential contributions to the intellectual growth of Notre Dame students and development of the Gender Studies Program through excellent teaching in interdisciplinary courses focused on gender.  The award is named for Marian Mullin Hancock (1903-1992), a benefactor of the Gender Studies Program who attended Saint Mary’s Academy and received many honors for her philanthropic work, including the Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice medal. …

Hoosiers Out Together Conference (HOT Con)

January 30, 2017 • Categories: Alumni and Students

The 2017 Planning Committee at Purdue University is excited to invite you to be part of the first Hoosiers Out Together Conference (HOTCon)!


We ask that you please share this Call for Proposals with undergraduate and graduate students, staff, faculty, and anyone interested in presenting a poster or a 60-90-minute workshop at HOTCon during the weekend of March 31st

Major's Night 2017

January 27, 2017 • Categories: Alumni and Students

Majors Night 2017

Thank you to everyone who helped to make Major's Night 2017 successful, especially our Associate Director Pam Butler.  If you or anyone you know would like information regarding a Gender Studies major or minor, please feel free to stop by our office.…

Pamela Nolan Young: An emphasis on diversity and inclusion

January 26, 2017 • Categories: Alumni and Students

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Pamela Nolan Young, director for academic diversity and inclusion, joined the University in April 2016. It is a newly created role, the result of the work of the President’s Oversight Committee on Diversity and Inclusion and the emphasis President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., has placed on diversity since the committee was formed in 2013.

Call for Papers - Through Gendered Lenses Deadline 1/27

January 26, 2017 • Categories: Alumni and Students

Through Gendered Lenses is an academic journal published by Triota, the Gender Studies Honor Society, created to foster research in the broad field of Gender Studies and to highlight excellent gender-related work being done by undergraduate students across the university. We welcome submissions from all disciplines. Submissions must focus on topics related to gender, including but not limited to sexuality, religion, politics, the family, media, health, economics, culture, and violence.…