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Awards for Feminist Scholarship and Creative Work

The Women's and Gender Studies Program is pleased to announce open submissions for the Faculty, Graduate and Undergraduate Awards for Feminist Scholarship and Creative Work.

Details

Purpose:  To recruit, encourage and support feminist scholarship in the JMU community from both emerging and established scholars.

Eligible Faculty Projects:  New or published creative or analytical work by members of the JMU faculty or research staff

Eligible Student Projects:  New or published creative analytical work authored or co-authored by JMU undergraduate(s) and graduate(s) (work co-authored with a faculty member will not be considered)

Deadline:  March 24, 2014

Decision Date:  April 21, 2014

Selection Committee:  The Women’s and Gender Studies Advisory Board

Award: $500 for faculty, $300 for graduate students, $250 for undergraduate students

Decision Criteria

1. Originality of work or performance
2. Impact on the feminist project of ending gender-based inequality
3. Clarity & accessibility
4. Attention to human diversity

PLEASE NOTE: All applications will be visible on the WS Blackboard site. For more information on this award, contact Dr. Jessica Davidson at davidsjb@jmu.edu or (540) 568-2697.

Submission Process for Faculty

Submit the following in the electronic form to mcdonnkc@jmu.edu:
1. A cover letter specifying feminist contri-butions of project
2. A curriculum vitae
3. An abstract of the submitted project
4. A copy of the published or unpublished project

Submission Process for Students

Submit the following in the electronic form to mcdonnkc@jmu.edu:
1. A cover letter specifying feminist contri-butions of project
2. An abstract of the submitted project (in the case of work from an honors thesis, please submit a summary of the larger project)
3. A copy of the project; limit 20 pages (if submitting work from an honors thesis, please submit only one chapter)

Items not available in electronic form may be submitted to Kristi McDonnell at MSC 1206. Materials will be returned upon request.

List of Previous Winners

Faculty

2009 - “Quarantined: Women and the Partition” by Debali Mookerjea-Leonard

2010 - “Heroes of Hell Hole Swamp” by Dolores Flamiano

2011 - Up and Down Purity  by Brillian Besi Muhonja

2012 - “Opposing ‘Both Sides’: Rhetorics, Reproductive Rights and Control of a Campus Women’s Center” by Matthew Ezzell

2013 - "Picturing the Past: Gender in National Geographic Reconstructions of Prehistoric Life" by Julie Solometo and Joshua Moss

 

Undergraduate Students

2010 - “The Romance of the Gas Oven: Academia and the Media’s Love Affair with the Suicide of Sylvia Plath” by Mitch Hobza

2011 - “The Making of a Migrant Mother: Female Okie Identity in Dust Bowl-Era SanJoaquin Valley” by Leela Pereira

2012 - "Only Through Men" by Brooke Covington

2013 - "Mammies and Memoirs" by Anders Bruce