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Congratulations to Writing Award Winners

April 28, 2017 • 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, 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.

 

2017 Recipient

Stephen Pete Freeman/Noblesville, Indiana

Major: Sociology

Supplemental Majors: Gender Studies and Peace Studies

Graduation date: May 2018

An Evolution of Tradition: Understanding the Unintended Effects of the 1999 Inheritance

 and Marital Property Law on Intra-Family Relationships in Rwanda.

 

 

 

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The Gender Studies Senior Thesis Award, presented to a Notre Dame undergraduate senior for the best senior thesis on a topic related to gender studies:

The 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 excellence for the Gender Studies Program.

 

2017 Recipient

Gabrielle Marzke/South Bend, Indiana

Major: Gender Studies

Graduation date: May 2017

“The Crisis in Our Nation”:

Rhetorical Construction of Responsible Parenthood

 and Reproduction in the Context of Indiana Social Services

 

 

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Graduate Writing Prize, presented to a Gender Studies Graduate Minor student for the best essay on a topic related to gender Studies.

The 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).  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.

 

2017 Recipient

Patricia Bredar/South Bend, Indiana

Graduate PhD English

Graduate Minor: Gender Studies

Graduation date: May 2024

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