The Gender Studies Program offers graduate students at Notre Dame the opportunity to serve as Teaching Assistants for our Introduction to Gender Studies undergraduate course. Two graduate students in good standing in the Gender Studies Graduate Minor program are selected for these positions each spring. The following fall semester, the students serve as Teaching Assistants for the Associate Director, who instructs the class. The Teaching Assistants participate in the annual review and updating of the course syllabus, teach a few lectures, help grade papers and exams, discuss papers with students and meet weekly with the Associate Director to discuss the course. In the spring semester, the Teaching Assistants co-teach the class, with the Associate Director in an advisory capacity. During the fall, the Teaching Assistants receive standard TA pay; in the spring, they receive adjunct pay. This is an excellent opportunity for graduate students to strengthen their knowledge and pedagogical skills by getting concrete experience teaching Gender Studies. Applications are reviewed in February, and details on applying can be found on the Gender Studies website.…
This annual award honors teaching excellence in the area of gender studies at the University of Notre Dame. Via this award faculty members are recognized for their essential contributions to the intellectual growth of Notre Dame students and development of the Gender Studies Program through excellent teaching in interdisciplinary courses focused on gender. The award is named for Marian Mullin Hancock (1903-1992), a benefactor of the Gender Studies Program who attended Saint Mary’s Academy and received many honors for her philanthropic work, including the Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice medal. …
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Mujeres en tránsito: viaje, identidad y escritura en Sudamérica (1830-1910). Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2017.
This book is a part of the book series North Carolina Studies in the Romance Languages and Literatures.
Recipient of the Honorable Mention, Victoria Urbano Prize to the Best Critical Monograph on Gender Studies 2017. Asociación Internacional de Literatura y Cultura Femenina Hispánica (AILCFH). …
Gender Studies T-Shirts are available.
If you are a Gender Studies student (Undergraduate or Graduate) stop by the office to pick up your FREE shirt. If you are Concurrent Faculty, Affiliated Faculty or on the Steering Committee - you, too, get a FREE shirt. …
Undergraduate Academic Journal
Through Gendered Lenses– An Undergraduate Academic Journal in Gender Research and Scholarship
Through Gendered Lenses is an academic journal published by Triota, the Gender Studies Honor Society, created to foster research in the broad field of Gender Studies and to highlight excellent gender-related work being done by undergraduate students across the university. We welcome submissions from all disciplines. Submissions must focus on topics related to gender, including but not limited to sexuality, religion, politics, the family, media, health, economics, culture, and violence. Paper submissions are due on January 31 by 5:00 PM…
Call for Graphic Artist
Through Gendered Lenses
An Undergraduate Academic Journal in Gender Research and Scholarship
The Gender Studies Program seeks an undergraduate graphic artist to produce the cover artwork for Through Gendered Lenses, the annual undergraduate research journal published by Triota, the Gender Studies Honor Society. The art must pertain to gender, and it is preferred (but not required) for the artwork to reflect the workings of gender in the Notre Dame community. Abstract imagery is welcome! Past experience in graphic design is preferred. The artist will be paid $150 for their contribution.…
Call for Undergraduate Papers - New Directions 2018 Midwest Undergraduate Conference in Gender Studies
CALL FOR PAPERS (deadline February 2, 2018):
We welcome undergraduate student submissions of original research-based scholarship on any topic related to gender. Presentations should take the form of 15-minute presentations, with or without visual support, such as posters or slides. Students must have a faculty mentor from their field of research to offer guidance on the project. Faculty mentors are not required to attend the conference, though they are welcome.…
Lessons from Breaking Bad: Why being an avid fan of the groundbreaking series inspired him to study negative representations of Latinos in popular culture.
A new study from researchers at the University of Notre Dame and the University of Central Florida shows that programs aimed at reducing early-term elective births have been successful, reducing the number of health complications in mothers and babies. Kasey Buckles, Brian and Jeannelle Brady Associate Professor of Economics at Notre Dame, and her co-author published the paper in the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management.
Video: Chinese literature and culture professor Michel Hockx on censorship, China, and literary communities
“I'm interested in literature as product of a community and the way in which they decide what to include, what not to include, what is good, what is bad, how they choose to engage with censorship or not engage with censorship,” said Michel Hockx, professor of Chinese literature and culture in the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures in the College of Arts and Letters and director of the Liu Institute for Asia and Asian Studies. Hockx has published works both in English and in Chinese on early 20th-century Chinese print culture as well as contemporary Internet culture in China.
New French professor brings expertise in contemporary literature to Department of Romance Languages and Literatures
The French phrase extrême contemporain is the perfect description for what Sonja Stojanovic is most passionate about — the study of French literature written in the past decade or so. She waits with great anticipation for her favorite authors to release new books and enjoys talking with those writers because she is “right there as it is happening.” “Sometimes you are the first one to write on an author, which is very exciting,” she said. Stojanovic joins Notre Dame’s Department of Romance Languages and Literatures this fall as an assistant professor of French.
In the nearly 100 years since women won the right to vote, a conventional wisdom about the aftermath of the 19th Amendment developed. Christina Wolbrecht believed that conventional wisdom needed to be challenged. In her book, the Notre Dame professor of political science and her co-author investigated and often upended long-held assumptions about women’s suffrage and offered new insight into the largest expansion of the electorate in American history. Their efforts earned them the American Political Science Association’s Victoria Schuck Award for the best book on women and politics published in the past year.
Video: Class of 2017 reflects on how the liberal arts shaped their lives — and their futures (featuring Moira Horn, Gender Studies & Pre-Health)
Congratulations to the Class of 2017! This video, screened at the Arts and Letters Diploma Ceremony, features several seniors reflecting on their time at Notre Dame and in the College of Arts and Letters. "Coming to Notre Dame has instilled in me a sense of possibility to do great things with those gifts that I've acquired here — knowledge, skills, friends, community — and bringing that to the world," said political science major Olivia Till, who will join Atlantic Media's National Journal as a research fellow. "And I'm excited for that journey."
The Fulbright U.S. Student Program, the National Science Foundation, the Rhodes Trust, and other organizations have awarded scholarships and fellowships to 23 members of the College of Arts and Letters’ Class of 2017.
Dear Gender Studies faculty, students and friends -
I’m very happy to announce that Dr. Pamela Butler will be joining us as Gender Studies’ long-term Associate Director and Director of Undergraduate Studies, beginning August 1, 2017.
We are thrilled that she will be returning to our program in the fall, and I hope that you will join me in congratulating her. …
The Sheedy Award is the highest teaching honor in the College of Arts and Letters.
Professor Nicole Woods (Assistant Professor, Modern and Contemporary Art History and Gender Studies Concurrent Faculty) has been honored with a Ailsa Mellon Bruce Senior Fellowship at the Center for Advanced Studies in the Visual Arts (CASVA) at The National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, which she will begin this fall. A CASVA appointment is one of the most prestigious national and international fellowships offered in the discipline of Art History.…
The Gender Studies Outstanding Essay Award, presented to a Notre Dame undergraduate for an outstanding essay on a topic related to gender studies:
The Philip L. Quinn Essay Prize, for the best academic essay written by an undergraduate at Notre Dame on a topic related to Gender Studies ($100). This prize is named in honor of Professor Philip L. Quinn (1940-2004) who taught in the Notre Dame Philosophy Department for many years and was a generous supporter of the Gender Studies Program. Philip Quinn joined the faculty of University of Notre Dame in 1985 as the John A. O'Brien Professor of Philosophy. A scholar who specialized in the philosophy of religion and the philosophy of science, Quinn was the author of more than 200 articles, reviews, and entries in major reference works and presented more than 180 papers or lectures for learned societies and universities. He served as the editor of Faith and Philosophy from 1990-1995 and on the editorial boards of eight other journals, and was a significant force in the American Philosophical Association. In 2003, he was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.…
Omer, associate professor of religion, conflict and peace studies, and Campbell, Packey J. Dee Professor of American Democracy, will each receive $200,000 toward the funding of significant research and writing.
Gender Studies 2017 Recipient of the Marian Mullin Hancock Teaching Award
Janet Kourany, Associate Professor of Philosophy
Janet Kourany is an Associate Professor of Philosophy, Fellow of the Reilly Center for Science, Technology, and Values and Concurrent Faculty in Gender Studies. She is also on the Steering Committee of the History and Philosophy of Science Program. Kourany’s research areas include philosophy of science, science and social values, agnotology, and feminist philosophy (especially feminist epistemology and philosophy of science). Her books related to gender studies include Philosophy of Science after Feminism…
The Gender Studies Program is pleased to announce that Marisol Fonseca Malavasi (doctoral student, PhD in Literature, minor in Gender Studies) and Marjorie Housley (doctoral student, English, minor in Gender Studies and Irish Studies) will serve as the Teaching Apprentices for the 2017-18 academic year. As Teaching Apprentices, they will TA for the Introduction to Gender Studies in the fall and they will team-teach the course in the spring. Please join us in congratulating them!…
Angel Matos will be a tenure-track Assistant Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the San Diego State University, with a specialization in children’s and young adult literature and queer studies starting Fall 2017. He was the Gender Studies Research Coordinator 2014-15 and was the Gender Studies Teaching Apprenticeship Recipient 2014-2015.…
It is a great pleasure to announce to the Notre Dame community that Jessica Collett, Associate Professor of Sociology, is the recipient of the 2017 Sheedy Award for Excellence in Teaching. This award, bestowed annually on a faculty member in the College of Arts and Letters, is named for the Rev. Charles E. Sheedy, C.S.C., a much-beloved former dean of the College. It recognizes a faculty member who has demonstrated sustained excellence in teaching, informed by research, over a wide range of courses while employing innovative and creative teaching methods. For more information on this prestigious award, including a list of former winners, see: https://al.nd.edu/about/the-faculty/sheedy-teaching-award/
Notre Dame is proud to celebrate women whose scholarship and leadership are empowering change in the global community. Read more here.
The following faculty have been elected to the Gender Studies Steering Committee:
Barbara Green will serve as a new Humanities/Fine Arts Representative (2017-20).
Mary Ellen Konieczny will serve as a new Social Science Representative (2017-20).
Marisel Moreno will serve as a new At-Large Representative (2017-20).…
Six notable University of Notre Dame women, with illustrious careers in higher education and beyond, will gather for a panel discussion focusing on their vision and accomplishments as pioneering women in the academy from 4 to 5:15 p.m. March 29.