Call for Undergraduate Papers - Through Gendered Lenses

January 03, 2019 • Categories: Students and Alumni

Call For Papers Tgl Poster 2019 New Edited

Through Gendered Lenses is an academic journal published by Triota, the Gender Studies Honor Society at Notre Dame, 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.…

Marian Mullin Hancock Teaching Award

December 18, 2018 • Categories: Students and Alumni

Marian Mullin Hancock Picture

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. …

Three faculty awarded NEH fellowships, continuing record funding for humanities research

December 14, 2018 • Categories: Students and Alumni

Three University of Notre Dame faculty members — Rebecca Tinio McKenna, Sarah McKibben, and Vincent Phillip Muñoz — have been offered fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities in the 2018 award cycle. With 65 total awards, scholars in Notre Dame’s College of Arts and Letters have received more NEH fellowships any other private university in the United States since 1999. 

Congratulations Elizabeth Evans

December 10, 2018 • Categories: Students and Alumni

Congratulations to Elizabeth Evans, Gender Studies Concurrent Faculty, on her book's publication!

Threshold Moderism

Threshold Modernism reveals how changing ideas about gender and race in late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Britain shaped - and were shaped by - London and its literature. Chapters address key sites, especially department stores, women's clubs, and city streets, that coevolved with controversial types of modern women. Interweaving cultural history, narrative theory, close reading, and spatial analysis, Threshold Modernism considers canonical figures such as George Gissing, Henry James, Dorothy Richardson, H. G. Wells, and Virginia Woolf alongside understudied British and colonial writers including Amy Levy, B. M. Malabari, A. B. C. Merriman-Labor, Duse Mohamed Ali, and Una Marson. Evans argues that these diverse authors employed the 'new public women' and their associated spaces to grapple with widespread cultural change and reflect on the struggle to describe new subjects, experiences, and ways of seeing in appropriately novel ways. For colonial writers of color, those women and spaces provided a means through which to claim their own places in imperial London.…

Teaching Apprenticeships for Graduate Students - application deadline

December 07, 2018 • Categories: Students and Alumni

The Gender Studies Program offers graduate students at Notre Dame the opportunity to serve as Teaching Assistants for our Introduction to Gender Studies undergraduate course.  Two graduate students in good standing in the Gender Studies Graduate Minor program are selected for these positions each spring.  The following fall semester, the students serve as Teaching Assistants for the Associate Director, who instructs the class. The Teaching Assistants participate in the annual review and updating of the course syllabus, teach a few lectures, help grade papers and exams, discuss papers with students and meet weekly with the Associate Director to discuss the course. In the spring semester, the Teaching Assistants co-teach the class, with the Associate Director in an advisory capacity. During the fall, the Teaching Assistants receive standard TA pay; in the spring, they receive adjunct pay. This is an excellent opportunity for graduate students to strengthen their knowledge and pedagogical skills by getting concrete experience teaching Gender Studies. Applications are reviewed in February, and details on applying can be found on the Gender Studies website.…

Call for Applications: Gender Studies Internal Scholar-in-Residence

December 04, 2018 • Categories: Students and Alumni

Gender Studies Internal Scholar-in-Residence Position Description

The Gender Studies Program invites applications for a competitive one-year Internal Scholar-In-Residence position that grants a tenured Gender Studies faculty member a one- year teaching release—one course per semester—from their home department. During the year of residence, the scholar will teach one course originating in Gender Studies and receive relief from teaching another course in exchange for teaching, mentoring, and/or programming service to Gender Studies. Specific responsibilities will be determined by the scholar’s profile and interests, but may include developing one or more courses in targeted subject areas, teaching one of Gender Studies’ core courses, and/or developing a specific program initiative. To participate fully in the life of the Program, the Scholar-in-Residence is expected to work primarily from the Gender Studies office for the term of their commitment and to be regularly available for meetings with Gender Studies staff, faculty, and students.

Welcome to our newest Affiliated Faculty

November 20, 2018 • Categories: Students and Alumni

Gender Studies is pleased to announce the addition of two new Affiliated Faculty members, Sara Bernstein and Jessica Shumake.

Sara Bernstein is Associate Professor of Philosophy and Thomas J. and Robert T. Rolfs Collegiate Chair. She specializes in the metaphysics of causation, and in related topics in ethics and the law, with additional work in the metaphysics of time and time travel. She has multiple teaching and research interests in feminist philosophy, particularly on the topics of intersectionality, misogyny, and sexual consent. She has held the Philip L. Quinn Fellowship at the National Humanities Center, the Andrew W. Mellon Assistant Professorship, been a visitor at Arché at the University of St. Andrews, and is a frequent visitor at the Australian National University. Prior to her current position, she was assistant professor of philosophy at Duke University.…

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Gender Studies University of Notre Dame

October 31, 2018 • Categories: Students and Alumni

Position Description:
The Gender Studies Program at the University of Notre Dame invites applications for a one-year postdoctoral fellowship in Gender Studies to begin August 2019. The successful candidate will teach one course per semester (two courses total) and will be expected to pursue a program of independent research and participate in the scholarly life of the faculty. The fellowship stipend is $40,000 plus benefits and a $2,000 research and travel budget. Area of concentration is open; however, the Program has identified the intersectional study of sexualities, masculinities, transnational and U.S.-multiracial feminisms, and trans studies as core areas for growth. Applicants must be fluent in gender/feminist theory and methodologies and prepared to teach an undergraduate elective course in one or more of the areas listed above. Evidence of scholarly achievement and successful teaching experience is essential.…

Call for Graphic Artist

October 30, 2018 • Categories: Students and Alumni

Call For Graphic Artist Poster

Call for Graphic Artist

Through Gendered Lenses
An Undergraduate Academic Journal
in Gender Research and Scholarship


The Gender Studies Program seeks a student graphic artist to produce the cover artwork for Through Gendered Lenses, the annual undergraduate research journal published by Triota, the Gender Studies Honor Society. It is preferred (but not required) for the artwork to reflect in some way the workings of gender and/or sexuality 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.…

Graduate Research Grant Recipients

October 29, 2018 • Categories: Students and Alumni

Congratulations to our first Gender Studies Graduate Research Grant recipients:

Minju Kwon (Political Science) will conduct field research in January 2019 at the International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children, to further her study of women’s participation in domestic and international regulations regarding child pornography.…