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Sociology and Gender Studies Major Named Gilman Scholar

August 09, 2016 • Categories: Alumni and Students

Gilman Scholarship

Notre Dame student Stephen “Pete” Freeman, a sociology and gender studies major, has been selected to receive the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, to study or intern abroad during the 2016-2017 academic year. Gilman Scholars receive up to $5,000 to apply toward their study abroad or internship program costs. The program aims to diversify the students who study and intern abroad and the countries and regions where they go.

Three Questions with Political Science Associate Professor Christina Wolbrecht

August 09, 2016 • Categories: Alumni and Students


Christina Wolbrecht, associate professor of political science, C. Robert and Margaret Hanley Family Director of the Notre Dame Washington Program, and director of the Rooney Center for the Study of American Democracy at the University of Notre Dame, teaches and writes about American politics, political parties, women and politics, and American political development. Now at work on a study of the first 100 years of women as voters in American politics, she is co-author, with J. Kevin Corder, of the recently published book Counting Women’s Ballots: Female Voters from Suffrage through the New Deal.

Job Posting: Coordinator for 2017 Intersectional Inquiries and Collaborative Action: Gender & Race Conference

August 01, 2016 • Categories: Alumni and Students

This conference is being hosted by the Gender Studies Program and will be held at Notre Dame from March 2-4, 2017.  The Organizing Committee is looking for a Notre Dame graduate student to help us with planning.  Further details about the conference and the position are outlined below.

If you’re interested in applying for this position, please submit a brief letter of application explaining your interests in this position and your administrative experience, along with a current CV.  Please direct this material and any questions to Mary Celeste Kearney, Director of Gender Studies, <

Visiting Associate Director and Director of Undergraduate Studies

August 01, 2016 • Categories: Alumni and Students

Professor Pamela Butler has been appointed Gender Studies' Visiting Associate Director and Director of Undergraduate Studies for the 2016-2017 academic year. 

Pbutler Faculty Photo 2009

Professor Butler earned her PhD in American Studies from the University of Minnesota.  She has taught at the University of Michigan-Flint, the University of Minnesota, and the University of Notre Dame, and her areas of expertise include feminist theory, critical-race and transnational feminisms, U.S. media culture, knitting and handcrafts, sexuality, marriage, and prisons.  This fall Professor Butler will be teaching Introduction to Gender Studies