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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)

Teaching Apprenticeships for Graduate Students - application deadline

January 28, 2019 • Categories: Alumni and Students

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.…

Call for Applications: Gender Studies Internal Scholar-in-Residence

January 28, 2019 • Categories: Alumni and Students

Gender Studies Internal Scholar-in-Residence Position Description

The Gender Studies Program invites applications for a competitive one-year Internal Scholar-In-Residence position that grants a tenured Gender Studies faculty member a one- year teaching release—one course per semester—from their home department. During the year of residence, the scholar will teach one course originating in Gender Studies and receive relief from teaching another course in exchange for teaching, mentoring, and/or programming service to Gender Studies. Specific responsibilities will be determined by the scholar’s profile and interests, but may include developing one or more courses in targeted subject areas, teaching one of Gender Studies’ core courses, and/or developing a specific program initiative. To participate fully in the life of the Program, the Scholar-in-Residence is expected to work primarily from the Gender Studies office for the term of their commitment and to be regularly available for meetings with Gender Studies staff, faculty, and students.

Marian Mullin Hancock Teaching Award

January 28, 2019 • Categories: Alumni and Students

Marian Mullin Hancock Picture

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. …

Call for Undergraduate Papers - Through Gendered Lenses

January 03, 2019 • Categories: Alumni and Students

Call For Papers Tgl Poster 2019 New Edited

Through Gendered Lenses is an academic journal published by Triota, the Gender Studies Honor Society at Notre Dame, 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.…