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2017 Thesis Award Recipient

September 30, 2017 • Categories: Students and Awards

Gabrielle Marzke '17
Rhetorical Construction of Responsible Parenthood  and Reproduction in the Context of Indiana Social Services

2017 Boehnen Summer Internship Grant Recipients

September 27, 2017 • Categories: Undergraduate Internship Grants and Students

Luciana Jansen Albuquerque '18 (Gender Studies and Marketing double major) will be interning with Perfect Search Media in Chicago, in their Digital Marketing and Data Analysis Internship program.

Rebecca Fritz '18 (Gender Studies and Neuroscience double major) will be interning with Becky’s Fund in Washington, D.C. Becky’s Fund is a domestic violence advocacy group that focuses on community prevention of domestic violence and consciousness raising about gender issues that contribute to the problem of domestic violence.…

Notre Dame economist finds campaigns to reduce elective early-term births effective

September 11, 2017 • Categories: Alumni and Students

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

September 11, 2017 • Categories: Alumni and Students

“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

September 06, 2017 • Categories: Alumni and Students

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.

Political science professor wins prestigious book award for research on women’s suffrage

September 06, 2017 • Categories: Alumni and Students

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.