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Call for Submissions: Undergraduate Student Feminist Activism Award

Published: Tuesday, 10 Jan 2017
Author: Galena Marie Rhew Ostipow
Department: Center for Gender in Global Context

The Center for Gender in Global Context invites submissions for the Tracy Dobson Award for Undergraduate Student Feminist Activism

The Center for Gender in Global Context invites submissions for this award, 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 will recognize 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. To apply: please submit CV/resume and a three-page description of the feminist cause you have been involved in and your role in it. Two letters of support—from a supervisor, co-worker, peer activist or MSU faculty or staff mentor—are also required in support of your application materials.

Submissions will be reviewed by a faculty committee, and the award will be presented at the annual GenCen Open House in January. The award winner will receive a $200.00 prize.

Submissions are to be made to the GenCen office via email at gencen(at) (in Microsoft Word, in formats up to Word 2013). Letters of support may be submitted electronically via email to gencen(at) or by mail in hard copy. Please indicate that you are submitting to the Dobson competition and be sure to include a contact phone number and email address.


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