Award Winners

Genevieve D. Willis Senior Thesis Prize Competition

2020
Eileen DiPofi ‘20
Major: Film, Television, and Theatre
Minor: Honors Program
The Method on the Margins: Discourses of Authenticity and Method Acting in the United States

Isabel Weber ’20
Major: English
Minors: Honors Program, Anthropology, Gender Studies
[                             ]: Meaningful Blankness in The Little Review

2019
Lia Rocchino '19
Majors: History
Minors: Gender Studies
"Not One's Wife": Laura X and the 1979 California Marital Rape Bill

2018
Adam Moeller '18
Majors: History, Economics
Minors: Minor in Education, Schooling and Society
When Fire Swept The City: A History Of Uganda's Queer Community And The LGBTI Movement

2017
Gabrielle Marzke '17
Majors: Gender Studies
Rhetorical Construction of Responsible Parenthood  and Reproduction in the Context of Indiana Social Services

2016
Abigail Bartels '16
Majors: Political Science, Gender Studies (Supplementary)
Minors: Theology
My Strategy Brings All The Boys To The Yard: An analysis of the gender gap and its impact on the swing vote in United States presidential elections

2015
Sarah Helen Murphy '15
Majors: History, French-Romance Languages & Literatures (Supplementary)
Commanding Kinship: The Role of the Family in the Advancement of Antebellum Women’s Education

2014
Lindsay Dun '14
Majors: Political Science
Minors: Honors Program, Gender Studies
Breaking the Lonely Mirror: An Analysis of Sociopolitical Mobilization within the Italian Feminist Movement from the 1970’s to the Present

2013
Kathleen A. Monahan '13
Majors: History
Minors: Honors Program, Peace Studies
“Intelligent, Efficient, Industrious, Dishonest, and Dishonorable”: Conflicting Views of Working Women in the 1914 Chicago Waitress Strike

2012
Melissa Buddie '12
Majors: Sociology
Minors: Gender Studies
Student Perceptions of Peer Sexual Harassment: The “Where” and the “How” Matter More than the “Who”

Kyla Wargel '12
Majors: Psychology
Minors: Honors Program, Gender Studies
Mother and Father Speech Style as a Predictor of Insightfulness and Attachment

2011
Robyn Grant '11
Majors: History
Minors: Gender Studies
But who will do the dishes? Negotiating socialism with femininity in Mujeres magazine Cuba, 1961-1965

2010
Amanda Lewis '10
Majors: Sociology, Gender Studies (Supplementary)
Perceptions and Realities: Discerning the Relationship Between Mayan Women and the Roman Catholic Church

2009
Daniel A. Nolan IV ’09
Majors: Italian, Gender Studies (Supplementary)
Out of the Closet and Into the Fire: Gay Teen Identity in a Heterosexist Society

2008
Jamie Grebowski ’08
Majors: Economics
Minors: Gender Studies
Segregation by Sex: Estimating the Effects of Single Sex Schools on Further Education

Stacey Williams ’08
Majors: Psychology
Minors: Gender Studies
Objectivity and Gender in Science: Implications for Psychology

2007
Lizzi Shappell ’07
Majors: Political Science, Peace Studies
Evaluating Gender-Focused Initiatives in International Development: A Case Study of Afghanistan

 

Philip L. Quinn Essay Prize Competition

2020
Terese Schomogyi ‘20
Major: Political Science
Minors: Honors Program, Sustainability, Peace Studies
Colonization, Capitalism, and Gender-Based Violence in Indigenous Alaska

2019
Brooke Littman '20
Majors: Film, Television, and Theatre, Pre-Health Studies (Supplementary)
“Harold, They’re Lesbians”; A Semiotic and Queer Analysis of A Letter to Three Wives

2018
Rebecca L. Fritz '18
Majors: Neuroscience and Behaviour, Gender Studies
Feminist Critiques Of Neuroimaging Sex/Gender Difference Research

2017
Stephen Pete Freeman '18
Majors: Sociology, Gender Studies (Supplementary), Peace Studies (Supplementary)
An Evolution Of Tradition Understanding The Unintended Effects Of The 1999 Inheritance And Marital Property Law On Intra Family Relationships In Rwanda

2016
Abigail Bartels '16
Majors: Political Science, Gender Studies (Supplementary)
Minors: Theology
Variance in Quotas and Women in Legislatures: The impact of factors affecting quota implementation on quota success

2015
Katie Lee '16
Majors: Economics
Minors: Gender Studies
Construction and Destruction: Masculinity and Violence in America

2014
Maria Kosse '14
Majors: American Studies
Minors: Peace Studies
The Stripping Culture: An Analysis of Male and Female Strippers

2013
Zachary Aaron Wendeln '15
Majors: English, Film, Television, and Theatre
If You Can't Be Gay and Merry: Anchors Aweigh and Altman's Homosocial to Heterosexual Theory

2012
Caroline Maloney '12
Majors: Art History, Anthropology
More Stunning Than Can Be Expressed: Desire and Control in the Stunners of Dante Gabriel Rossetti

2011
Brigid Mangano '11
Majors: Art History, French
Minors: Honors Program
The Problem of the Woman Artist: How Eva Gonzalès was “Seen” in Late Nineteenth-Century France

2010 – No essay award

2009
Megan Baker ’09
Majors: English, Film, Television, and Theatre
Everyone Has their own Brokeback Mountain: Negotiating the Radical and the Mainstream

2008
Caitlyn K. Schneeman ’08
Majors: English
Minors: Irish Studies, Gender Studies
Pornography, Pleasure, and Policing Female Sexuality in Joyce’s Ulysses

2007
Patrick Wall ’07
Majors: Film, Television, and Theatre
The Threat of the Transvestite Terrorist: The Politics of Identity in Queer Theory and Breakfast on Pluto