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Three faculty awarded NEH fellowships, continuing record funding for humanities research

December 14, 2018 • Categories: Alumni and Students

Three University of Notre Dame faculty members — Rebecca Tinio McKenna, Sarah McKibben, and Vincent Phillip Muñoz — have been offered fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities in the 2018 award cycle. With 65 total awards, scholars in Notre Dame’s College of Arts and Letters have received more NEH fellowships any other private university in the United States since 1999. 

Congratulations Elizabeth Evans

December 10, 2018 • Categories: Alumni and Students

Congratulations to Elizabeth Evans, Gender Studies Concurrent Faculty, on her book's publication!

Threshold Moderism

Threshold Modernism reveals how changing ideas about gender and race in late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Britain shaped - and were shaped by - London and its literature. Chapters address key sites, especially department stores, women's clubs, and city streets, that coevolved with controversial types of modern women. Interweaving cultural history, narrative theory, close reading, and spatial analysis, Threshold Modernism considers canonical figures such as George Gissing, Henry James, Dorothy Richardson, H. G. Wells, and Virginia Woolf alongside understudied British and colonial writers including Amy Levy, B. M. Malabari, A. B. C. Merriman-Labor, Duse Mohamed Ali, and Una Marson. Evans argues that these diverse authors employed the 'new public women' and their associated spaces to grapple with widespread cultural change and reflect on the struggle to describe new subjects, experiences, and ways of seeing in appropriately novel ways. For colonial writers of color, those women and spaces provided a means through which to claim their own places in imperial London.…

Welcome to our newest Affiliated Faculty

November 20, 2018 • Categories: Alumni and Students

Gender Studies is pleased to announce the addition of two new Affiliated Faculty members, Sara Bernstein and Jessica Shumake.

Sara Bernstein is Associate Professor of Philosophy and Thomas J. and Robert T. Rolfs Collegiate Chair. She specializes in the metaphysics of causation, and in related topics in ethics and the law, with additional work in the metaphysics of time and time travel. She has multiple teaching and research interests in feminist philosophy, particularly on the topics of intersectionality, misogyny, and sexual consent. She has held the Philip L. Quinn Fellowship at the National Humanities Center, the Andrew W. Mellon Assistant Professorship, been a visitor at Arché at the University of St. Andrews, and is a frequent visitor at the Australian National University. Prior to her current position, she was assistant professor of philosophy at Duke University.…

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Gender Studies University of Notre Dame

October 31, 2018 • Categories: Alumni and Students

Position Description:
The Gender Studies Program at the University of Notre Dame invites applications for a one-year postdoctoral fellowship in Gender Studies to begin August 2019. The successful candidate will teach one course per semester (two courses total) and will be expected to pursue a program of independent research and participate in the scholarly life of the faculty. The fellowship stipend is $40,000 plus benefits and a $2,000 research and travel budget. Area of concentration is open; however, the Program has identified the intersectional study of sexualities, masculinities, transnational and U.S.-multiracial feminisms, and trans studies as core areas for growth. Applicants must be fluent in gender/feminist theory and methodologies and prepared to teach an undergraduate elective course in one or more of the areas listed above. Evidence of scholarly achievement and successful teaching experience is essential.…

Call for Graphic Artist

October 30, 2018 • Categories: Alumni and Students

Call For Graphic Artist Poster

Call for Graphic Artist

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

 

The Gender Studies Program seeks a student graphic artist to produce the cover artwork for Through Gendered Lenses, the annual undergraduate research journal published by Triota, the Gender Studies Honor Society. It is preferred (but not required) for the artwork to reflect in some way the workings of gender and/or sexuality 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.…

Graduate Research Grant Recipients

October 29, 2018 • Categories: Alumni and Students

Congratulations to our first Gender Studies Graduate Research Grant recipients:

Minju Kwon (Political Science) will conduct field research in January 2019 at the International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children, to further her study of women’s participation in domestic and international regulations regarding child pornography.…

PhD Student wins the prestigious Victoria Urbano Graduate Student Essay Award

October 23, 2018 • Categories: Alumni and Students

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Paola Uparella Reyes, PhD candidate in the Spanish program in the department of Romance Languages and Literatures won the Victoria Urbano Graduate Student Essay Award by the International Association of Gender and Sexualities Studies. Her essay titled “The Guamanpumian Gaze and Colonial Shame (Guaman Poma's sketches of genitalia)” studies Guaman Poma's overlooked textual and visual representations of indigenous woman genitalia and annus (“güergüenzas”). This research is part of an upcoming article and of a chapter of Paola’s dissertation “Mirada, poder y genitalidad. La emergencia visual del género” [Gaze, Power and Genitality: the Visual Engendering of Gender] directed by Professor Carlos A. Jáuregui. Paola has presented this work at professor Jauregui’s graduate Seminar on Cultural Theory (2017), the Kellogg Institute’s Latin American History Working Group (organized by Professor Karen Graubart; Feb. 2018), the Universidad de los Andes (Aug. 2018), and the University of Illinois-Chicago (Sep. 2018).…

2018 Thesis Award Recipient

September 30, 2018 • Categories: Students and Awards

Adam Moeller '18
When Fire Swept The City: A History Of Uganda's Queer Community And The LGBTI Movement

2014 Graduate Writing Award Recipient

September 30, 2018 • Categories: Students and Awards

Danielle M. Fulmer - Peace Studies & Sociology PhD Candidate, Gender Studies Graduate Minor 
Gender-Inclusive Peacebuilding and Changes in Gender Equality - A Comparative Case Study: Rwanda and Sierra Leone

Willis Research Grant Recipients - 2007

September 27, 2018 • Categories: Students and Undergraduate Research Grants

Andrea Torres Hermoza ’09
“Women’s Changing Roles in Latin American Politics”

Jamie Catherine Grebowski ’08
“Estimating the Effects of Single-Sex Secondary Education on Further Education and the Labor Market”

Daniela De Luna ’08
“Bebe a Bordo: Teenage Pregnancy among Mexican-American Girls”…

Willis Research Grant Recipients - 2016

September 27, 2018 • Categories: Students and Undergraduate Research Grants

Pete Freeman ’18
Gender Differences in Entrepreneurship: Motivation and Entrepreneurial Training of Mother Technopreneurs in Switzerland

Moira Horn ’17
Rhetoric of Maternal Healthcare Policy in Rural Mexico

Amit Paul ’18
Gendered Recreation of Underprivileged Children: Savannah Beach Setting

Arielle Sims ‘17

Graduate Grant Recipients - Fall 2018

September 27, 2018 • Categories: Students and Graduate Grants

Minju Kwon (Political Science) will conduct field research in January 2019 at the International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children, to further her study of women’s participation in domestic and international regulations regarding child pornography.

Stacy Sivinski (English) will present her paper, “Judging a Book by Its Cover: H.L. Menken, The Smart Set

Willis Research Grant Recipients - 2019

September 27, 2018 • Categories: Students and Undergraduate Research Grants

Dinuka Cooray ‘20
How Race and Socioeconomic Status are Related to Maternal Mortality in St. Joseph County
Gender Studies senior thesis research

Andrea Martinez Dominguez ‘20
The Effects of Recent Immigration and Birth Order on Latinx Daughters
Gender Studies senior thesis research

James Zwierzynski ‘20
Dead/Naming: Perspectives on Trans(Un)Becoming

Willis Research Grant Recipients - 2018

September 27, 2018 • Categories: Students and Undergraduate Research Grants

Allison Dopazo ‘19
“Gendering Cybercrime”

Gender Studies senior thesis research

 

Sarah Kelly ‘19
“The Criminalization of Motherhood and California Safe Baby Surrender Laws”

Gender Studies senior capstone essay research

 

Lawrence (Trey) Murphy ‘19

“A Cross-Cultural Comparison of Gay and Lesbian Dating Patterns in Santiago de Chile and Chicago, Illinois”…

Willis Research Grant Recipients - 2017

September 27, 2018 • Categories: Students and Undergraduate Research Grants

Molly Burton '18
Senior thesis research on the topic of sex-work decriminalization

Pete Freeman '18
Sexualized  Ceroplasty and the Male Medical Gaze: How Wax Anatomical Models Toe the Line Between Seduction, Instruction, and Sexist Feminine Reconstruction…

Willis Research Grant Recipients - 2015

September 27, 2018 • Categories: Students and Undergraduate Research Grants

Abigail Bartels '16
Proportional Representation's Effect on Women

Kristin Brennan '16
Can American women drink Cabernet Sauvignon?: How U.S. wineries are using gendered marketing

Daniella Grover '16
What Mother Does, Daughter Believes?  The Relation of Maternal Childhood Experiences to Parenting Attitudes…

Willis Research Grant Recipients - 2014

September 27, 2018 • Categories: Students and Undergraduate Research Grants

Kristin Brennan ‘16
Exploring Women’s Role in the Israeli Food Industry

Daniella Grover ‘16
Childhood Experiences to Maternal Attitudes: Breastfeeding, Positive Touch, Responsiveness, Play, Embedded-ness, and Social Support

Anne Kuster ‘16
The Effect of Family Solidarity on Economic Independence of Single Mothers in Mexico…

Willis Research Grant Recipients - 2013

September 27, 2018 • Categories: Students and Undergraduate Research Grants

Kristine (Leah) Corachea '14
The Power of the Visual: A Study of the Effects of Gendered Advertising

Christina Dines ’14
Gender Issues Faced by the Refugee Population in Western New York: Success Predictors Resulting in Effective Refugee Resettlement

Molly Shank ‘14
Sadomasochism and Gendered Power: A Study of Three of Jamaica Kincaid's Novels…

Willis Research Grant Recipients - 2012

September 27, 2018 • Categories: Students and Undergraduate Research Grants

Nora Goebelbecker ’14
“A Comparison of the Impact of Gender Norms on Women’s Experiences in Public Office in Spain and Ireland”

Lauren Kelly '13
"Pretty in Orange"

Maria McLeod ‘13
“The Psychology of Motherhood”…

Willis Research Grant Recipient - 2011

September 27, 2018 • Categories: Students and Undergraduate Research Grants

Jennifer Gast '12
“Women's Role in Government: A Comparative Analysis between the US and UK”…

Willis Research Grant Recipient - 2010

September 27, 2018 • Categories: Students and Undergraduate Research Grants

Kelly McGauley '11
"Exploring the Role of the Governess in Victorian and Gothic Fiction"…

Willis Research Grant Recipient - 2009

September 27, 2018 • Categories: Students and Undergraduate Research Grants

Amanda Lewis ’10
“Perceptions and Realities: Discerning the Relationship between Mayan Women and the Roman Catholic Church”…

Willis Research Grant Recipients - 2008

September 27, 2018 • Categories: Students and Undergraduate Research Grants

Amanda Lewis ’10
“Perceptions and Realities: Discerning the Relationship between Mayan Women and the Roman Catholic Church”

Daniel Nolan ’09
“Coming Out and Identity Formation in Gay Male Teens”

Patrick Tighe ’10
“Matrilineal and Christian Traditions: Moral Resources Against Ghanaian Female Subjugation”…

2018 Boehnen Summer Internship Grant Recipients

September 27, 2018 • Categories: Undergraduate Internship Grants and Students

Allison Dopazo ‘19 (Gender Studies major; Interdisciplinary Minor in Constitutional Studies)

Allison will be interning in the Domestic Crimes unit at the Florida State's Attorney’s Office in Coral Gables.

 

Abigail Ferguson ’19 (Psychology major; Gender Studies supplementary major)

Abby will be working with Becky’s Fund, a nonprofit organization in Washington, D.C. focused on preventing relationship violence and encouraging healthy relationships among adolescents in the D.C. area.…