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Nathan Winship Smith - MFA Thesis Show

March 27, 2015 • Categories: Alumni and Students

MFA thesis show opens Friday April 10th (5-7pm)  and  runs until May 17th

We have a link through the snite's website that is not yet open to the public... (for your eyes only right now , code = 2015, if you want to see the website... in process) here is the link:

Through Gendered Lenses 2015

March 19, 2015 • Categories: Alumni and Students

Our 2015 edition is here and free copies are available.  Feel free to stop by the office to pick one up or contact to request a copy be mailed to you.

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

Through Gendered Lenses

CM's Guide to a Gender Studies Major

March 16, 2015 • Categories: Alumni and Students

Did you know Joss Whedon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Avengers, Firefly) was a women’s studies major? Gender studies is an evolving field that’s become increasingly relevant in the face of racially charged situations and cases of gender discrimination. The major is pretty interdisciplinary—if you like history, science and pop culture, and are passionate about working through the challenges facing society today, gender studies is a great place to start learning the skills needed to address these issues.  For the entire article, please go to: CM’s Guide to a Gender Studies Major

Research Grant

March 10, 2015 • Categories: Alumni and Students

The Genevieve D. Willis Endowment for Excellence Gender Studies Summer Research Grant

The Genevieve D. Willis Endowment for Excellence has been established to promote excellence in undergraduate research in Gender Studies at Notre Dame through the following initiatives:

Undergraduate Writing Prizes
Summer Research Grants for Senior Theses/Essays…

Summer Internship Grant

March 10, 2015 • 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.…

Undergraduate Writing Awards

March 10, 2015 • 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.

Graduate Writing Award

March 10, 2015 • Categories: Alumni and Students

The G. Margaret Porter Gender Studies Graduate Writing Prize ($150) is awarded to the best essay by a Gender Studies Graduate Minor student written in the calendar year (January to December).  This prize is named in honor of G. Margaret Porter, who worked as the Gender Studies Librarian at the Hesburgh Library and enabled high caliber research in gender by ensuring that students and faculty at Notre Dame have access to the very best resources in Gender Studies.  Submissions can be essays written for a class, or papers presented at conferences.  Chapters of a dissertation and MA papers are not eligible.  Only graduate students enrolled in the Gender Studies Minor may apply.  Papers will be judged by a committee consisting of the Director of Gender Studies and two members of the Gender Studies affiliated faculty.…

Pam Wojcik elected President - Society for Cinema and Media Studies

March 09, 2015 • Categories: Alumni and Students

Pamela Robertson Wojcik, Professor in the Department of Film, TV and Theatre and current Director of the Gender Studies Program has been elected President of the Society for Cinema and Media Studies. She will serve as President Elect for two years (beginning July 1) before becoming President for another two-year term, then Past President for a final two-year term.…

Teaching Apprentices 2015-2016

March 03, 2015 • Categories: Alumni and Students

The Gender Studies Program is pleased to announce that two of our Gender Studies graduate minors, Angel Matos (PhD, English '16) and Suzi Garcia (MFA, Creative Writing '16), have been selected as the Teaching Apprentices for the academic year 2015-16. They will serve as TAs for the Introduction to Gender Studies course in the fall semester and then they will team-teach the course in the spring semester. They both bring great enthusiasm for teaching and a clear commitment to gender in their scholarly and creative work to the apprenticeship. Please join us in congratulating Angel and Suzi!…