The Center for Gender in Global Context conducts this annual activism competion, named to honor Tracy Dobson's tireless efforts to bring gender equity to MSU, launching MSU's enhanced plan to recruit and retain women faculty and administrators. Her commitment to inform and inspire students to work for social justice led many to law school and to seek careers in public service through elected positions or the non-profit sector. Professor Dobson retired in 2011 from MSU's Department of Fisheries and Wildlife. The award honors an MSU undergraduate who has distinguished him or herself through exemplary local, national, or international activism on behalf of gender equity and social justice. The award recognizes those who have achieved a leadership position on behalf of their chosen cause. Evidence of commitment to a feminist cause through the college career as well as dedication to a career in some aspect of gender equity and social justice is required.
For each year's competition, students must submit a submit CV/resume and a three-page description of the feminist cause they have been involved in and their role in the cause. Two letters of support—from a supervisor, co-worker, peer activist or MSU faculty or staff mentor—are also required. A Call for Applications announcement is posted each fall on GenCen's homepage with a specific deadline.
Submissions will be reviewed by a faculty committee, and the award will be presented at GenCen's annual Open House in January. The award winner will receive a $200.00 prize.
For her leadership in, advocacy for, and dedication to gender, disability, and social justice.
The Center for Gender in Global Context conducts this annual undergraduate student paper/project competition, named to honor former women's rights activist and MSU Women's Studies scholar Mary Anderson, who lost her battle with breast cancer in 1993. The competition is designed to stimulate research in gender studies and to recognize outstanding work by a young scholar in the field.
For each year's competition, the paper/project should have been completed within the past year and should focus on issues related to women and gender in global perspective. Papers should be approximately 20 double-spaced pages in length, with the equivalent for films, websites, etc. A Call for Papers announcement is posted each fall on GenCen's homepage with a specific deadline.
The papers will be reviewed by a faculty committee, and the award will be made at GenCen's Annual Open House in January. The winning paper may be peer reviewed for publication in the GPID Working Paper Series or on the GenCen website and its author(s) will receive a $200.00 prize.
Caring for the North: Female Domestic Workers in Los Angeles and Rome
Rebecca Farnum and Aileen Reid
Feminists in Fundamentalism: Orthodox Jewish Women and Empowerment
Hannah Rubitschun, Emily Dubosh, Megan Havrilla, and Rachael Soren
Female Genital Mutilation: The Intersection of Law and Policy on Bodily Rights
What's Happening to Uganda's Girls? The Effects of War on Youth Culture in Northern Uganda
“More Determined:" Women’s Participation in Environmental Movements in Ecuador, Bolivia, and Brazil
The Center for Gender in Global Context conducts this annual graduate student paper competition, named for Rita S. Gallin, Professor of Sociology at Michigan State University, in honor of her 13 years as director of the Women and International Development Program and her scholarship in the area of women, gender, international development, and globalization.
For each year's competition, the paper should have been written within the past year, should be approximately 20 double-spaced pages in length, and should focus on issues related to women, gender, international development, and globalization. A Call for Papers announcement is posted each fall on GenCen's homepage with a specific deadline.
The papers will be reviewed by a faculty committee, and the award will be made at GenCen's Annual Open House in January. The winning paper will be peer reviewed for publication in the GPID Working Paper Series and its author will receive $200.00.
Ya Sartan Ya Mout: An Alternative Approach to the Mammography Screening Controversy in Israel
Environmental (In)Justice: Water Conservation in Rural Jordan
No winner selected
H. Louise Davis
Famine Porn: The Construction and Appeal of Ethiopian Madonna Icons in Televised News Coverage of Famine
Especially Encultured: Indigenous Women's Struggles in Mexican Development
On the Periphery of Midwifery: A Critical Analysis of a Community-Based Cancer Screening Program in Mexico
Auditing Labor Standards in the Global Agrifood Chain: The Social and Ethical Implications for Chile's Farm Workers
Michael Madison Walker
Women, Water Policy and Reform: Examining Global Water Debates and Implications for Women
Rising Expectations: A Study of Parental Expectations for Girl's Education in China's Sichuan Province
Legacies of Colonialism and Islam for Hausa Women: A Historical Analysis, 1804 to 1960