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Annual Gender Studies Writing Awards

March 28, 2014 • Categories: Alumni and Students

Genevieve D. Willis Senior Thesis Prize Competition

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.…

Summer Internship Grant

March 24, 2014 • Categories: Alumni and Students

The Boehnen Fund for Excellence in Gender Studies Summer Internship Grant

The Boehnen Summer Internship Grants are competitive grants that are awarded annually to Notre Dame Gender Studies undergraduate students who have secured unpaid summer internships that will help them analyze, understand, and gain valuable work experience in fields pertaining to Gender Studies. The internships may be at any organization or business, inside or outside the United States, insofar as the student makes a persuasive case for its relevance to his or her Gender Studies education. Our expectation is that the Boehnen Summer Internship Grants will help to offset living expenses for the students as they undertake their unpaid internship work; to that end, the student is expected to work full-time for the sponsoring agency, business, or organization (as they define full-time) and to explain to their supervisor that they have received funding that enables them to work full-time. All currently enrolled Gender Studies Majors and Minors are eligible to apply for these grants. The typical amount awarded is $2500. The typical length of the internship should be a minimum term of five (5) weeks with a maximum term of eight (8) weeks. However, the award amount and length of internship term are negotiable with respect to the specifics of each internship and these specifics should be described in detail in the “Statement of Purpose” of the grant application.…

Research Grants

March 24, 2014 • Categories: Alumni and Students

What can the Genevieve D. Willis Research Grant help me to achieve?

The Genevieve D. Willis Research Grant is a competitive grant awarded to students in the Gender Studies Program who plan to undertake research in preparation for a senior thesis/essay in either Gender Studies or their primary major.  The grant awards up to $1,000 for expenses incurred during research, including, but not limited to, books and materials and travel expenses and accommodations.  Recipients of the grant have the opportunity to receive feedback on their work from faculty, graduate students, and fellow undergraduates and will be expected to submit their thesis/essay for the annual Genevieve D. Willis Gender Studies Senior Thesis Prize competition or the annual Philip L. Quinn Essay Prize competition.…

Congratulations Erin Hinz

March 19, 2014 • Categories: Alumni and Students

Erin Hinz, MFA, Art History/Design Painting and Gender Studies Graduate Minor Student is in Issue II of Fresh Paint Magazine.  Congratulations Erin!…

Congratulations Kevin Burke

March 17, 2014 • Categories: Alumni and Students

Toward a Theory of Liking written by Kevin Burke and Adam Greteman has been voted article of the year by the Queer Studies Special Interest Group in (AERA) the American Educational Research Association.

In the current essay, Kevin Burke and Adam Greteman challenge this thing called love by looking at how we might instead “like” in education. Within education, multiculturalism can be viewed as a way of loving, or learning to love, diversity and, as such, learning to love the self; this tendency is notably apparent in the recent rise of concern expressed about student self-esteem. According to the authors, however, critical research on multiculturalism demonstrates how, in loving diversity, multicultural discourses limn the possibilities for subjects to come into being and be liked for their differences. Drawing on James Alison's On Being Liked

Congratulations to our Teaching Apprenticeship Recipients

March 04, 2014 • Categories: Alumni and Students

Catherine Brix (PhD in Literature) and Melissa McCoul (PhD English) are the 2014-2015 Teaching Apprenticeship recipients.  They represent two graduate students (who are in good standing in the Gender Studies Graduate Minor program) who in Fall 2014 will serve as teaching assistants in the Introduction to Gender Studies which will be taught by the Director of Undergraduate Studies in Gender (DUS