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CWGS Spring Awards Reception and Open House

Mon, May 23, 2011

The Undergraduate Cynthia Walker Peña Scholarship is awarded each spring to deserving WGS undergraduates in Recognition of their Outstanding Record of Service and Scholarship in Women’s and Gender Studies. This year the  award went to Darcy Kues (Sociology).

The Lora Romero Memorial Award for Interdisciplinary Research in Race, Ethnicity and Gender honors and supports students working in the area of gender studies and Chicano/a studies or the intersection between race, ethnicity and gender. The 2010-2011 winner is Ganiva Reyes (Ph.D., Education) for her paper It’s not because I wanted it...I knew I wasn’t ready”: Young Mothering Teens in the Borderlands Speak Out about the Pressures of Sex, Love and Relationships.

The Lucia, John, and Melissa Gilbert Teaching Excellence Award winner is  Dr. Gigi Awad (Associate Professor) in the Department of Education, in Recognition of Outstanding Record of Teaching in Women’s and Gender Studies Courses.

CWGS Student Contributor of the Year was awarded to  MA student, Tatiana Young for her work co-organizing The Students Speak which supported CWGS and the ethnic studies centers against the budget cuts, and she was an editor of Intersections: Women’s & Gender Studies in Review across Disciplines, the CWGS graduate student journal.

The Dissertation Fellowship Award is awarded to doctoral students writing dissertations on topics related to Women’s and Gender Studies. This year awards went to Corinne Reczek (Sociology), Gender and “Health Work” in Long-Term Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Couples and Courtney Morris (Anthropology), To Defend This Sunrise: Afro-Nicaraguan Women’s Community Activism and Political Subjectivity, 1990-2010.

The Ellen Clarke Temple Graduate Award  provides support for Liberal Arts graduate students to aid student travel, research, and similar needs in the study of American history. This year’s winners are Valerie Martinez (History), World War II Texas Latina Servicewomen: Racializing and Gendering International Politics, and Rebecca McEntee (Journalism), Graphic vs Non-Graphic War Photography, and Women’s Input.

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