The award recognizes community-building projects like Women Who Rock and American Sabor that creates new forms of scholarship. Featured on Simpson Center for the Humanities
Associate Professor, Amanda Swarr and Professor Priti Ramamurthy are delighted to announce that Logan O'Laughlin, Ph.C. has won an AAUW American Dissertation Fellowship for 2017-18. Logan's doctoral dissertation explores representations of toxicity in popular culture, paying specific attention to the way that toxic spills co-articulate species with race, gender, and sex.
Yiyu Tian, GWSS graduate student, has been awarded the Global Opportunities (GO) Health Fellowship for her research on the fight for menstruation leave by factory workers in China. Join me in congratulating Yiyu on this well-deserved award - Nancy Kenney, Ph.D.
GWSS Associate Professor, Michelle Habell-Pallán, has received the 2017 Barclay Simpson Prize for Scholarship in Public. The prize, in memory of visionary philanthropist, Barclay Simpson, is awarded to scholars who foster scholarship in the humanities as a public good. The prize carries an award of $10,000. Many well-deserved congratulations to Michelle.
Congratulations to Christina (Yuen Zi) Chung, who has just returned from Hong Kong where she was helping launch an important new book for which she is major contributor. Creating Across Cultures: Women in the Arts from China, Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan features profiles of sixteen women whose work has at some time in their careers been supported by the Asian Cultural Council. The featured artists include groundbreaking writers, choreographers, musicians, composers, visual artists, filmmakers, and more.
GWSS graduate student, Yiyu Tian, has received a China Studies Program research grant for her project “The Female Body and Labor Mobilization—Menstruation Leave in China, the History and Present.” For this pilot dissertation research, she will continue fieldwork with The Green Rose (an NGO supporting migrant workers in Shenzhen), do archival research in Nanjing and Shanghai on the socialist history of menstruation leave from the 1920s on, and conduct oral history interviews with female oil workers in Daqing who entered the labor force in the 1960s and 70s.
The Gender Women and Sexuality Studies Department (GWSS) could not be more proud to announce and celebrate Mina Tari, one of this year’s Husky 100 Recipients.