Nancy C.M. Hartsock (1943-2015) joined University of Washington faculty in 1984 teaching in Political Science and Women Studies (now Gender, Women, & Sexuality Studies). Her work in feminist and political theory was pioneering. Important works by Nancy include: Money, Sex, and Power: Toward a Feminist Historical Materialism (1983), and The Feminist Standpoint Revisited and Other Essays (1998). The purpose of the Nancy C.M. Hartsock Prize for Best Graduate Paper in Feminist Theory is to honor her intellectual legacy and to recognize important work by budding scholars at the University of Washington, Seattle Campus.
Two GWSS graduate students have received this important prize for 2017, Jiwoon Yu-Lee for her paper, "Paradoxical Consciousness: Cyclical Time, Strikes, and Workers' Perplexity," and Mediha Sorma for her paper, "Denationalizing the Body: Kurdish Women's Guerilla Resistance Towards a Stateless Freedom."
Congratulations Jiwoon and Mediha!