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Genevieve D. Willis Senior Thesis Prize Competition

March 03, 2012 • Categories: Alumni and Students

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 the Gender Studies Program.

Hesburgh Library Concourse Exhibit

February 08, 2012 • Categories: Alumni and Students

The Gender Studies Program invites you to visit our Hesburgh Library concourse exhibit (in the wall display case opposite the auditorium doors), featuring the work of Nicole Kenney (BFA ’03) and Kamilah Campbell (MFA, gender studies minor ’13). And after spring break, the Introduction to Gender Studies course (under the supervision of the graduate Teaching Apprentices, Lourdes Hurtado and Keelin Burke) will install an exhibit in commemoration of the 40th anniversary of Notre Dame becoming co-ed.…

University hosts conference on gender and foodways

January 31, 2012 • Categories: Alumni and Students

Food and gender everywhere, but never a bite to link … or is there?

The conference, "Food Networks: Gender and Foodways," hosted by the Notre Dame gender studies program, explored the link between food and gender this past weekend.

Pamela Wojcik, director of the Gender Studies Program, said the conference allowed for a dialogue that focused on a popular topic. 

"I started thinking about food just because it is clearly a dominant topic in the culture," she said. "We're talking about food at levels and ways across the board … Newt Gingrich is [attacking] Obama as the food stamp president … Michelle Obama is launching anti-obesity campaigns [and] everyone is excessively watching the Food Network. There is just so much stuff right now."