GSS Certificate Student Naimah Hakim Selected as One of Seven Ambassadors for the Women and Girls Rising Conference

GSS Certificate Student Namiah Hakim '16, was selected as one of seven ambassadors for the Women and Girls Rising Conference. 
This conference will be held September 11-13 at the Roosevelt Institute, a progressive policy think tank.  This invitation-only conference will convene major leaders on gender issues from organizations like the UN, the Center for Reproductive Rights, Planned Parenthood, Human Rights Watch, etc. 

GSS Students Attend 8th Annual Feminist Theory Workshop at Duke University

Several GSS Certificate Students attended the 8th Annual Feminist Theory Workshop at Duke University. This workshop offered a unique opportunity for scholars to engage in sustained dialogue about feminist theory as a scholarly domain of inquiry.

Naimah Hakim '16, Brittney Edmonds (English, GS) , Nimisha Barton (History, GS), Kat Huemoeller (Classics, GS), Nicholas Williams '15

GSS Grad Student Keisha Blain receives 2014 Huggins-Quarles Award from the Organization of American Historians

At the 2014 OAH Annual Meeting, OAH President Alan M. Kraut and OAH President-Elect Patricia Limerick presented Keisha N. Blain, Princeton University, with a 2014 Huggins-Quarles Award, which is given annually to one or two graduate students of color to assist them with expenses related to travel to research collections for the completion of the PhD dissertation.
 
Blain’s study, “ʻFor the Freedom of the Race’: Black Women and the Practices of Nationalism, 1929–1945,”  is an innovative work that examines the role of African American women in the development of African nationalism from the 1930s through the World War II era. These women, she argues, played significant—yet little understood or appreciated—roles in shaping and reshaping black nationalist and internationalist movements and thoughts. Her focus on a leading group of African American women leaders demonstrates that these women “asserted their political agency,” despite the rampant racial and sexual discrimination they faced on a daily basis. Blain finds that, to accomplish their goals, they set out a practical agenda that drew upon and extended “Garveyism,” the political thought engendered by black nationalist and pan-Africanist leader Marcus Garvey in the early twentieth century. These women organized at the grass roots level, lobbied the legislature, carried out letter-writing campaigns, and even made what she calls “unlikely alliances” with other racial and ethnic minorities in the United States to achieve their goals of eradicating “racism, sexism, colonialism, and imperialism.” Blain plans to use her award funds to travel to Chicago, Illinois where she will visit the Newberry Library and the Chicago Public Library.
 
For more information about the Huggins-Quarles Award, visit the OAH online at http://www.oah.org/programs/awards/huggins-quarles-award/.

Brooke Holmes Awarded New Directions Fellowship

Brooke Holmes, Associate Professor of Classics and GSS Associated Faculty, has been awarded a New Directions Fellowship. New Directions Fellowships assist faculty members in the humanities, broadly understood to include the arts, history, languages, area studies, and zones of such fields as anthropology and geography that bridge the humanities and social sciences, who seek to acquire systematic training outside their own areas of special interest.  The program is intended to enable strong scholars in the humanities to work on problems that interest them most, at an appropriately advanced level of sophistication.  

GSS Grad Student Keisha Blain Selected For Competitive Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at the Africana Research Center at Penn State

GSS Grad Student Keisha Blain was selected for a competitive postdoctoral research fellowship at the Africana Research Center at Pennsylvania State University. 

Professor Stacy Wolf Gives Lecture on Gender Roles in Broadway Musicals at CMU

Professor Stacy Wolf visited Carnegie Mellon University where she gave a lecture on the history of music theater titled "Divas, Darlings and Dames: Women in Broadway Musicals of the 1960s".

Angela Creager Publishes New Book on Atomic Research

A new book by GSS Executive Committee member Angela Creager, explains how knowledge and technology that grew out of the secret U.S.-led effort to build atomic bombs delivered on that promise — making possible important breakthroughs in medicine and biology.

GSS Grad Student Alexander Davis Wins Rose Laub Coser Dissertation Proposal Award

GSS Graduate Certificate Student Alexander Davis was the recipient of the 2014 Rose Laub Coser Dissertation Proposal Award at Eastern Sociological Society Annual Meeting. The Coser award is given annually to a graduate student for an outstanding doctoral dissertation proposal in the area of the family or gender and society.