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Chicago Tribune Article about Pam Wojcik's Class

November 18, 2011 • Categories: Alumni and Students

The 1972 film screens Friday and Tuesday at the Siskel Film Center as part of the cinema's "Designs for Living: The Apartment Genre" series, which concludes early next month. Each Tuesday screening includes a discussion led by Pamela Robertson Wojcik, a professor at the University of Notre Dame, who has drilled down to examine the apartment not just as a setting but a thing that motivates and informs the plot.

Betsy Cornwell just finalized a two-book deal with Clarion/Houghton-Mifflin-Harcourt

November 11, 2011 • Categories: Alumni and Students

Betsy Cornwell

Twenty-three-year-old Betsy Cornwell’s debut Tides, is about eighteen-year-old Noah who moves to New Hampshire’s remote Isles of Shoals for a marine biology internship, where he learns of his grandmother’s romance with a selkie woman, falls for the selkie’s daughter, and must work with her to rescue her siblings from his mentor’s cruel experiments.…

Call for Papers - Undergraduate Journal

November 10, 2011 • Categories: Alumni and Students

Through Gendered Lenses is a student-organized academic journal created with the purpose of fostering research in the broad field of Gender Studies and highlighting excellent gender-related work being done by Notre Dame undergraduate students across the university.  We welcome submissions from all disciplines.  Submissions must focus on gender-related topics, including but not limited to, sexuality, religion, the family, media, health, economics, culture, and violence.

New book released by Kevin J. Burke

October 27, 2011

We get our fixed - or malleable - notions of sexuality and gender from a variety of sources: family expectations, a hyper sexualizing media gaze, and through the dictates of those great monoliths, Faith and Obedience within a/the Church. However, gender is also being formed in the well-worn halls and the ordered environment of classrooms: schools are the great throughways where gender gets most articulated - bartered for and with - during adolescence.

English Doctoral Candidate Receives Dissertation Fellowship

October 14, 2011 • Categories: Alumni and Students

Lauren Rich, a Ph.D. candidate in Notre Dame’s Department of English, has been awarded a 2011–12 American Dissertation Fellowship from the American Association of University Women for her research on food in early 20th century British and colonial fiction. Fewer than 10 percent of the more than 900 applicants were given fellowships.…

2011 Graduate Writing Award Recipient

September 30, 2011 • Categories: Students and Awards

Jacquilyn A. Weeks - English PhD Candidate, Gender Studies Graduate Minor 
"Changeling in the Attic: The Other (worldly) Female Self in Charlotte Mew's  "The Farmer's Bride'"

Get Bent! New T-Shirts are here!

August 23, 2011 • Categories: Alumni and Students

Get Bent! The Gender Studies 2011 T-shirts have arrived!

Stop by the office to get your tee and support the Gender Studies Program.

Get Bent! T-Back

Get Bent! T-Front

Congratulations to Pamela Wojcik

May 10, 2011

Colleagues, it is with pride and pleasure that I announce that Pam has been promoted to Professor.  This well-deserved upgrade recognizes her teaching, her many contributions to the department, to Gender Studies, her international standing in media and gender studies, and her consistently innovative ongoing program of scholarship, most recently manifested in her book The Apartment Plot

Robyn Grant selected as winner of the 2011 Undergraduate Library Research Award

May 03, 2011

Robyn Grant’s History/Honor’s Track Thesis “But who will do the dishes?  Negotiating socialism with femininity in Mujeres magazine Cuba, 1961-1965” has been selected as the winner of the 2011 Undergraduate Library Research Award.  

Robyn will be presented with the cash award of $1000 on Friday, May 6 at the Undergraduate Research Conference

Through Gendered Lenses

April 26, 2011

Congratulations to the Gender Studies Honor Society for their 2nd Annual publication of Through Gendered Lenses - an Undergraduate Academic Journal of Gender Research and Scholarship.  Congratulations to the following students for their contributions to the journal:

Brigid Mangano - The Problem of the Woman Artist:

Congratulations to Graduate Minors

April 26, 2011

Congratulations to Courtney McDermott and Karen Monique Gregg, two of our 2011 Gender Studies Graduate Minors,  for receiving Outstanding Student Teacher Awards from the Kaneb Center.  All three students, Sara Troyani, Courtney McDermott and Karen Monique Gregg met in Spring 2010 while taking Gender & Space taught by Pamela Wojcik.

Outstanding Graduate Student Teacher 
Awards 2011

    Sara Troyani, Courtney McDermott, Karen Monique Gregg

Congratulations to our 2011 Research Grant Recipient

April 21, 2011

Congratulations to our 2011 Genevieve D. Willis Research Grant recipient, Jennifer Gast.

Jennifer Gast '12
“Women's Role in Government: A Comparative Analysis between the US and UK”

 As a political science and gender studies major I have always been interested in exploring the intersection of women and political life, particularly the gender gap in American elections. In this research project, I will explore women’s leadership roles in American and British national politics, specifically analyzing the effects of the structural differences between the two nations and whether this has given the United Kingdom more success in recruiting and retaining high-level female politicians. I will focus on the social and cultural barriers that women encounter in the United States as well as the legal and structural opportunities available in the United Kingdom.…

Congratulations to our 2011 Thesis Award Recipient

April 11, 2011

Genevieve D. Willis Thesis Prize
Awarded to:  Robyn Grant ‘11
But who will do the dishes?  Negotiating socialism with femininity in Mujeres magazine Cuba, 1961-1965”
Major:  History/Honors Track   Minor:  Gender Studies
Advisor: Jaime Pensado


Congratulations to our 2011 Essay Award Recipients

March 28, 2011

Congratulations to the Winners of the 2011 Annual Gender Studies Writing Prize Competition

Philip L. Quinn Essay Prize
Awarded to Brigid Mangano ‘11
Majors:  Art History and French
Minor:  Glynn Family Honors Program

The Problem of the Woman Artist:
How Eva Gonzalès was “Seen” in Late Nineteenth-Century France

2011 Boehnen Summer Internship Grant Recipients

March 01, 2011 • Categories: Undergraduate Internship Grants and Students

Congratulations to Maureen Choman '12 and Katherine Lukas '12 our 2011 Boehnen Summer Internship Grant Recipients.

Maureen Choman '12
Physiology Lab of Dr. Annette Gabaldón, Colorado State University at Pueblo, Department of Biology

Maureen will work under the supervision of Dr. Annette Gabaldón, who studies the physiology of aging. This summer, Dr. Gabaldón will be studying bone density in mice through experiments analyzing mechanical strength, ash content and mineral composition; bone density is related to osteoporosis, a disease that affects men and women differently, with a higher number of incidences occurring in women. Maureen hopes to take advantage of the opportunities that this position offers to contribute to knowledge about an issue that affects the health of women and the aging population and to explore the possibility of a career in research science, a field in which women are underrepresented. …

Congratulations to Pam Wojcik

February 24, 2011

Congratulations to Pam Wojcik, who has been elected to the Executive Council of the Society for Cinema and Media Studies, the professional organization of the discipline.…

Amber Handy - Distinguished Graduate Student 2011

January 21, 2011

Congratulations to Amber Handy (History/Medieval PhD) - Distinguished Graduate Student 2011.

Established in 1991, the Distinguished Graduate Award is conferred on a graduate student who has excelled in academic and service and who has demonstrated a high level of leadership while at Notre Dame.…

Course Development Grant for Courses in Gender

January 18, 2011

This grant is especially intended to encourage the development of courses that have gender as their primary organizing structure and theme.  Courses can be in any discipline.  Courses that take up questions of gender more broadly than a focus on women will be given preference.  In other words, proposals with an emphasis on masculinity, gay, lesbian and queer theory, issues of transgender, and/or a mix of these are most desirable.  Any course developed using this grant will be cross listed in Gender Studies and must be offered at least twice.