Community Friends of Women's Studies, Inc. generously funds an award each year to recognize the best research paper written by a student in a Women's Studies class. The award comes with a $100 monetary award.
Faculty can nominate student papers, or students may submit a paper on their own. The deadline for submissions is March 1 each year for essays written the previous calendar year. Essays should be submitted electronically directly to the Women’s Studies office at firstname.lastname@example.org. The papers will be read anonymously, and we will need to remove student names to do so, we ask for editable submissions only please. Please also include the cover sheet for the submission. Papers submitted not following this process will be returned to the student for correction and submission.
Any paper is eligible for the award provided it meets the following requirements:
Past Award Recipients
2012 - Nikolas C. Heimach, "Where Did All The Men Go? Examining How Y: The Last Man Challenges Hegemonic Masculinity"
2013 - Adrian J. Rivera, "Wrestling with the Labyrinth: The Career of WWE Vice President of Creative Stephanie McManhon Levesque"
2014 - Monica A. Young, " Sylvia Plath and Mid-Twentieth Century Notions of Mental Illness"
2015 - Amanda Neumann, "Feminist Zines: An Engaged History"
2016- Danielle Parsons, "The Beautiful Dead: An Analysis of the Use of Women’s Bodies