Graduate Writing Awards

February 08, 2019

Writing Award Graduate Edited

The G. Margaret Porter Gender Studies Graduate Writing Prizes are awarded for the following:

  1. An award in the amount of $100 is awarded to the best paper written for a graduate course, and
  2. An award in the amount of $100 is awarded for the best article (draft, under review, or published), dissertation chapter, or MA thesis chapter.

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The Reckonings: Essays by Lacy M. Johnson

Fri Feb 22, 2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM • 339 O'Shaughnessy

The Reckonings Book Cover

This extraordinary, timely new collection of essays by the award-winning writer of The Other Side—rooted in her own experience with sexual assault—pursues questions of justice, sexual violence, and retribution.

In 2014, Lacy Johnson was giving a reading from The Other Side, 

Graduate Research Workshop - Minju Kwon

Tue Feb 26, 2019 3:00PM - 4:00PM • 337 O'Shaughnessy

Banning Child Pornography Minju Kwon Edited

Banning Child Pornography: Women’s Political Participation and Domestic Regulation

Presenter: Minju Kwon

Why do some states establish more robust legislative bans on child pornography than others? Despite the development of international institutions created to protect children from sexual violence, laws prohibiting child pornography still significantly vary from state to state. This research will be the first large-N cross-national analysis of the causal factors that affect states’ varying degrees of domestic regulations of child pornography. Taking the position that child pornography is primarily a gender issue, I predict that a state with a higher degree of women’s political participation is more likely to legislate more comprehensive child pornography bans. By statistically analyzing an original dataset that includes the varying strength of domestic regulations in 196 countries from 2006 to 2018, I investigate how women’s political participation in three types of institutions—legislative systems, cabinet systems, and civil society organizations—affects child pornography bans.…


Thu Feb 28, 2019 • McKenna Hall

Final No Image Top Portion Only Girlsstudyconf Poster2 Edited

The University of Notre Dame’s Gender Studies Program is happy to announce its hosting of the second meeting of the International Girls Studies Association, to be held in conjunction with our program’s fifth biennial international conference.…