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Awards and Fellowships

PLEASE NOTE: SUBMISSIONS FOR FORTIN AND HEILBRUN AWARDS ARE DUE ON JUNE 5, 2014.


Please visit the Women's Studies office or contact Elizabeth Small, at 212-817-8905 or esmall@gc.cuny.edu, for further information about the following awards.

Nina E. Fortin Memorial Fund Dissertation Proposal Award

The annual Nina E. Fortin Dissertation Proposal Award of $300 plus tuition will be given to a student in any Ph.D. Program at The Graduate School who submits an outstanding dissertation proposal that addresses an issue of concern in the lives of women from a feminist perspective. While special consideration will be given to those proposals that examine a health-related issue, any Ph.D. proposal that has been accepted by the student's program is eligible. In the event that no proposals qualify for the award, it will not be given until the following year.

Please submit a 5-page summary of the proposal, including a brief bibliography (hardcopy and a Word document via email). Underscore its feminist perspective, research design, and policy implications for the lives of women. Please attach a two-page statement on the progress of the dissertation to date, with a tentative timetable for completion, and two letters of reference. Attach a completed cover page available from the Women's Studies Certificate Program in Room 5116.

For further information, contact the Graduate Center Women's Studies Office at 212-817-8905 or e-mail Elizabeth Small.

Submissions should be sent to:

Ms. Elizabeth Small
Women’s Studies Certificate Program, Room 5116
The Graduate Center, CUNY
365 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10016
212-817-8905

Deadline for submissions: June 5, 2014

The Award will be announced by June 30, 2014

2012-2013
Amy Baker, "Running Head: Unmasking the Female Face of the Risky Lending Crisis"

2011-2012 Recipient
Risa Cromer, “Inconceivable? The Politics of Frozen Embryos in the United States”

2010-2011 Recipient
Leah Souffrant , English,'"She said plain, burned things": A Feminist Poetics of the Unsayable in Twentieth Century Literary & Visual Culture'

2009-2010 Recipient
Diana Polson, Political Science, "The Caring Precariat: Home-Based Care Work in America's Three Largest Cities"
Kery Chez, English, "The Affect of Humaneness: Humane Movements and Pet-Keeping in late 19th-century England and America," Honorable Mention.

2008-2009 Recipient
Lauren Jade Martin, “Reproductive Tourism in the Age of Globalization”

2007-2008 Recipient
Zeynep Goker, Political Science, “Silence in Presence: Feminist and Democratic Implications of Ordinary Political Practices.”

2006-2007 Recipients
Jennifer Gaboury, “The Case for Gender Liberation: Citizenship and Fatherhood in the Remaking of Masculinity in the United States,” (co-winner)

Alicia Bralove Ramirez, “The Road Not Taken: Portrayal of Women in Ten French Novels on the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939),” (co-winner)

2005-2006 Recipient
Jean Mills, “Goddesses and Ghosts: Virginia Woolf and Jane Ellen Harrison”

2004-2005 Recipient
Deidre Conlon, Environmental Psychology, "Women, Migration and the Social Reproduction of Nationhood"

Catherin Ma, Psychology/Social Personality, "Beyond Mother’s Milk: A Critical Examination of Breast-feeding and its impact on Women’s Lives," Honorable Mention

2003-2004 Recipient
Melanie Panitch, “Accidental Activists: Mothers, Organization and Disability”

2002-2003 Recipient
Ann Wallace, English, "Inscribed in Skin: Gender, Trauma and Marked Bodies"

2001-2002 Recipient
Sarah Carney, Psychology, "Analyzing Cases of 'Failure-to-Protect': Legal, Media, and Maternal Narratives"

2000-2001 Recipient
Anne Hayes, History, "Rich Coast: Export-Led Economic Growth and the Rise of Female Prostitution in the Port of Puntarenas, Costa Rica, 1880-1940

Melissa Ditmore, “Trafficking and Sex Work,” Honorable Mention

1999-2000 Recipient
Sue C Grady, “Low Birthweight Among Black Women and the Contribution of Residential Segregation: A Neighborhood Assessment, New York City”

1998-1999 Recipient
Julie Miller, “The Discovery of the Foundling: New York City’s Abandoned Infants, 1819-1920”

1997-1998 Recipient
NO AWARD GIVEN

1996-1997 Recipient
Cecilia T. Castelino, “Battered Women’s Relationship to the Housing in Which They Were Battered: Institutional Programs and Non-institutional Strategies Some Battered Women Use to ‘Stay Put’ and Get Their Batterers to Move Out”

1995-1996 Recipient
Ann E. Cameron, “Life Histories of Women with HIV Disease”

1994-1995 Recipient
Longmun Wong, “Disrupted Journeys: Poor Women, Institutions and Subjectivities”

1993-1994 Recipient
Ara Wilson, “Gender and Consumption in Bangkok, Thailand”

1992-1993 Recipient
NO AWARD GIVEN

1991-1992 Recipient
Margaret Yard, “Social Silences: Illustrated Features of the Epiphenomenon of Silence in the Institution of Medicine”

1990-1991 Recipient
Jaclyn Packer, “Effects of Weight Attribution on the Attitudes of Fat People Toward Physician Visits”

Carolyn G. Heilbrun Dissertation Prize

The Carolyn G. Heilbrun Dissertation Prize will be awarded to an outstanding feminist dissertation in the humanities completed at the CUNY Graduate Center in a given academic year. The prize is meant to recognize feminist scholarship consonant with the broad intellectual aims of Carolyn Heilbrun's work.

To be considered for the prize, candidates must submit both a hard copy and an electronic copy (Word document via email) of the completed dissertation, a dissertation abstract, and a letter from the dissertation sponsor or the Executive Officer of the relevant program, in the spring semester preceding graduation. These materials should be directed to Elizabeth Small, Women's Studies, CUNY Graduate Center, Room 5116. The amount of the award will be determined each year, in relation to the monies available usually between $200 and $300. The prize will not be awarded in a given year unless the committee agrees that the dissertation is worthy of distinction.

The competition for the Carolyn G. Heilbrun prize will be open to dissertations completed between April 1, 2013 and April 30, 2014.
For further information, contact the Graduate Center Women's Studies Office at 212-817-8905 or e-mail Elizabeth Small.

Submissions should be sent to:

Ms. Elizabeth Small
Women’s Studies Certificate Program
The Graduate Center, CUNY
365 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10016
212-817-8905

Deadline for submissions: June 5, 2014
The prize will be announced at the end of June.
 
2012-2013 Recipient 
Jen Jack Gieseking, Environmental Psychology, “Living in an (In)Visible World: Lesbians’ and Queer Women’s Spaces and Experiences of Justice and Oppression in New York City, 1983-2008”
 
2011-2012 Recipient
Sara Pursley, History, “A Race Against Time: Governing Femininity and Reproducing the Future in Revolutionary Iraq, 1945-63”
2010-2011 Recipient
Stacie McCormick, English , "The Open Wound: Writing Black Female Bodies"
2009-2010 Recipient
Sophie Martinez, French, "Gender, Architecture, and Self-Construction in the Works of Mademoiselle de Montepensier"
2009-2010 Honorable Mention
Jody Cross-Hansen, History,"Transcendental Reform: Quaker Women and Social Reform During the Kicksite Schism"
2008-2009 Recipient
Sara McClelland, "Intimate Justice: Sexual Satisfaction in Young Adults"
2008-2009 Honorable Mentions
Federica Clementi, "Recreating the Mother: Shoah Autobiography in Ruth Kluger, Edith Bruck, Sarah Kofman"
Kathryn Coad Narramore, "Beyond Agency; Women Writing Romance as Political Intervention in the English Revolution"
2007-2008 Recipients
Stepahnie Jensen Moulton, Music, “Sparring with Fate: Miriam Gideon’s 1958 Opera ‘Fortunato.’”
Rebecca Wisor, English, “’My country is the whole world’: Three Guineas and the Culture of Pacifist Dissent.”

Honorable Mention
Diedre Conlon, Environmental Psychology, “The Nation as Embodied Practice: Women, Migration and the Social Reproduction of Nationhood in Ireland.”
Hosu Kim, Sociology, “Virtual Mothering: A Cultural Critique of the Emergent Figure of Korean Birthmothers in Popular Media.”
Jean Mills, English, “Goddesses and Ghosts: Virginia Woolf and Jane Ellen Harrison.”
2006-2007 Recipient
Katherine D. Harris, English, The Nineteenth Century British Literary Annual: A genre’s Journey from Nineteenth-Century Popularity to Twenty-First Century Representation.
2005-2006 Honorable Mention
Anne M. Hayes, History, Rich Coast : Female Prostitution in the Port Puntarenas , Costa Rica , 1880-1930

2004-2005 Recipients
Christine Rudisel, English
Karen Winkler, Clinical Psychology

2003-2004 Recipient
Kimberly Engber, English, "Intimate Observers: American Women Writers in an Ethnographic Tradition"
Debra Wacks, Art History, Honorable Mention

2002-2003 Recipient
Jennifer Disney, Political Science
Sara Claire Peacock Raymond, English

2001-2002 Recipient
Susan H. Berg, School of Social Work, Hunter College

2000-2001 Recipient
Robin Hackett, English
Gay Wachman, English

Sue Rosenberg Zalk Travel Award

The Sue Rosenberg Zalk Travel Award of $500.00 will be awarded to a student enrolled in the Women's Studies Certificate Program who needs to travel to an archive, library, or other source in order to complete his or her research. Preference will be given to students who are at the dissertation stage. Students who wish to be considered for the award should submit a copy of your transcript, a description of your project and the travel that is necessary for its completion (five pages maximum), and a recommendation from your advisor.
Submissions should be sent by email to:
Elizabeth Small
esmall@gc.cuny.edu
Women’s Studies Certificate Program
The Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue, Room 5116
New York, NY 10016-4309)
Deadline for submissions for the Fall 2014 award is November 4, 2014
 
2013-2014 Recipient
Pilar Pilar Ortiz, Sociology, “Coffee with legs: the production of gendered bodies in Santiago's ‘cafés con piernas’”
 
2012-2013 Recipient
Antonia Levy, Sociology, “Polyamory Movement in the U.S. and Germany”
2011-2012 Recipient
Natascia Boeri, Sociology
2010-2011 Recipient
Zoë C. Meleo-Erwin, Sociology
2008-2009 Recipient
Valerie Francisco, Sociology, “Going Abroad: Filipino Women, Labor and Transnational Governance.”
2007-2008 Recipient
Keridiana Chez, English, “Construction of “the human” in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries”
Award $500
2005-2006 Recipients
Robert Diaz, Sociology
“Performance Studies International,”
Award $255
Kara Van Cleaf
“Eastern Sociology Society”
Award $255
Craig Willse
“Eastern Sociology Society”
Award $255
Salvador Vidal-Ortiz
“First Congress of Qualitative Inquiry”
Award: $255
2002-2003 Recipient
Ananya Mukherjea, Sociology
Award: $1100

Koonja Mitchell Award

The Koonja Mitchell Memorial Prize will be awarded to any doctoral student at the Graduate Center working on a dissertation concerned with issues of social justice. Special consideration will be given to work on militarism and trauma.
To be considered for the prize, candidates must submit a 10-page dissertation prospectus, a letter of recommendation from their dissertation advisor, and a CV.
Submissions should be sent as attachments in one email to:
Elizabeth Small
esmall@gc.cuny.edu
Women’s Studies Certificate Program
The Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue, Room 5116
New York, NY 10016-4309)
The deadline for proposals is November 4, 2014.
The prize will be announced at the Center for the Study of Women and Society's annual Student Awards lunch in December 2014.
2013-2014 Recipient
C     Carolina Muñoz Proto,“When I Heard about the March”: Peacebuilding Through Testimonies and Participatory Archiving
 
2012-2013 Recipient
Mohamad Junaid, “Being and Becoming in Kashmir: Military Occupation, Resistance, and the ‘Critical Experience’”
2011-2012 Recipient
Puleng Segalo Psychology, "In our own voices: Black women's narratives of conflict and post-conflict experiences"


Sandra Trappan, Honorable Mention.

2010-2011 Recipient
Kim Cunningham, Sociology, "The EMDR Machine: Sensory Assemblages of Memory and The new BioPolitics of Trama"
2009-2010
Marisa Lerer
"30,000 Reasons to Remember: Patronage and Artistic Strategies for Memorializing Argentina's Disappeared"
2008-2009 Recipient
Shana Siegal, “Transgenerational Trauma related to the History of Militarized Repression of Indigenous Populations in Canada"