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Undergraduate Writing Awards

February 28, 2019 • Categories: Alumni and Students

Writing Awards Undergraduate Edited

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 excellence for the Gender Studies Program.…

2019 Graduate Writing Award Recipients

February 27, 2019 • Categories: Students and Awards



Stacy Sivinski - English PhD Candidate, Minors: Gender Studies and Irish Studies  “Velvet, Silk, and Other Ecstasies: Exploring Affective Encounters with Clothes in Early Issues of Vogue”



Abigail Jorgensen - Sociology PhD Candidate, Gender Studies Graduate Minor
“Rethinking Besiegement: Understanding boundaries and conflict in Women’s and Gender Studies academic units”…

Historian Paul Ocobock awarded American Historical Association prize for book on the role of age in Kenyan violence

February 27, 2019 • Categories: Alumni and Students

Kenya has been troubled by ethnic violence for many years, especially surrounding elections, and most histories of the country focus on the issue of ethnicity. But there is another factor that is just as important, Paul Ocobock argues — age. He was awarded the 2018 Morris D. Forkosch Prize for his exploration of the centrality of age and masculinity in the lives of young men in his book, An Uncertain Age: The Politics of Manhood in Kenya.

‘Ways of seeing and changing the world’: Gender Studies Program marks 30 years of rigorous, interdisciplinary study and a commitment to social justice

February 19, 2019 • Categories: Alumni and Students

Three decades after its founding, the Gender Studies Program is thriving, with more than 70 students currently pursuing gender studies majors, supplementary majors, and minors at the undergraduate and graduate levels, as well as more than 50 associated faculty across campus. Hundreds of students have found a home in the program over the years — including Sarah A. Mustillo ’96, the I.A. O’Shaughnessy Dean of the College of Arts and Letters.

Fewer unintended pregnancies contribute to all-time low U.S. fertility rate, according to new research by concurrent faculty member

February 16, 2019

Kasey Buckles, Brian and Jeannelle Brady Associate Professor of economics at the University of Notre Dame, and her co-authors, Melanie Guldi at the University of Central Florida and Lucie Schmidt at Williams College, found that the number of births that were likely unintended has fallen 16 percent since 2007.

Graduate Writing Awards

February 08, 2019 • Categories: Alumni and Students

Writing Award Graduate Edited

The G. Margaret Porter Gender Studies Graduate Writing Prizes are awarded for the following:

  1. An award in the amount of $100 is awarded to the best paper written for a graduate course, and
  2. An award in the amount of $100 is awarded for the best article (draft, under review, or published), dissertation chapter, or MA thesis chapter.

Graduate Research Grants

February 08, 2019 • Categories: Alumni and Students

Congratulations to our Spring 2019 Gender Studies Graduate Research Grant recipients:


Patricia Bredar (English) will present her paper, “Wild Wanderings: Imagining Women’s Mobility in Charlotte Smith’s Elegiac Sonnets,” this April at the 2019 British Women Writer’s Conference in Auburn, Alabama.


Shinjini Chattopadhyay (English)