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CSWGS is pleased to announce award-winners for the 2015-2016 academic year

Undergraduate Awards

2016 Sherry Matusoff Merfish Award ~ Samantha Love '16

2016 CSWGS Undergraduate Best Essay Prize (under 10 pages) ~ Jackson Paul Neagli '17 ~ “Women’s Increasing Self-awareness and Independence in the Late Han and Wei-Jing Period”

2016 CSWGS Undergraduate Best Essay Prize (over 10 pages) ~ Magen Eissenstat ‘16 ~ “'I’m a Feminist, You Should See My Facebook': The Body and Feminist Struggle on the World’s Largest Social Media Site”

2016 Undergraduate Honors Thesis ~ Martin Miller ’16 ~ “Negotiating Horizons: Homonationalism, Nostalgia, and Queer Futurity in Transnational Amsterdam”

Graduate Awards

2016 Seth Balkishan Das Singhal Award ~ Simranjit Khalsa (Sociology) ~ "Defining Sikhism: Boundaries of Religion and Ethnicity Among Sikhs in the United States"

2016-2017 Dissertation Fellows:

Minji Lee (Department of Religion) ~ “Bodies of Medieval Women as Dangerous, Liminal, and Holy: Representations in the Writings of Three Late Medieval Religious Women”

David Ponton (Department of History) ~ “Criminalizing Space: Residential Segregation, Criminal Justice, and the Ascent of Color-evasiveness in Houston”

2016 CSWGS Graduate Best Essay Prize ~ Helena Zeweri (Anthropology) ~ “At the Limits of Humanity: Figuring the Child and the Criminalization of Forced Marriage in Australia”