Graduate Student Awards

Susan Porter Benson Graduate Research Paper Award: This award recognizes cutting- edge research in the field of feminist studies that takes an interdisciplinary and intersectional approach and provides an innovative articulation of theory and practice.

Excellence in Graduate Teaching in Women’s Studies Award: This award recognizes excellence in teaching by graduate students in the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program. It is awarded annually to a graduate student who exemplifies feminist pedagogy in the classroom and brings a passion and commitment to women’s issues to teaching.

Marita McComiskey Distinguished Graduate Career Award for Feminist Praxis: This award honors contributions by a current Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies graduate student who, over the course of their graduate career, has provided distinguished service to the WGSS Program and modeled feminist praxis in their career as a graduate student.