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2014 CWGS Student and Faculty Awards

Thu, May 8, 2014
WGS MA Thesis Award Winner, Patena Key with Dr. Matt Richardson and Dr. Alex Wettlaufer
WGS MA Thesis Award Winner, Patena Key with Dr. Matt Richardson and Dr. Alex Wettlaufer



CWGS Student and Faculty Awards were presented at the 2014 Annual Awards reception on May 6, 2014




Click to see photos of the reception (Photo Credit: Sian Paulin)


Lucia, John, and Melissa Gilbert Teaching Excellence Award in WGS - Given to a faculty member with an outstanding record of undergraduate and/or graduate teaching in Women's and Gender Studies courses.

Presented by: Dr. Carol MacKay and Dr. Pauline Strong

Winner: Hector Dominguez-Ruvalcaba (Department of Spanish and Portuguese)


Cynthia Walker Peña Scholarship - In Recognition of Outstanding Record of Service and Scholarship in Women's and Gender Studies.

Presented by: Jackie Salcedo

Winner: Karen Michelle Duke (Women's & Gender Studies)


The Lora Romero Memorial Award for Interdisciplinary Research in Race, Ethnicity and Gender - To honor and support students investigating the intersections between race, ethnicity and gender.

Presented by: Dr. Barbara Jones

Winner: Oluwakanyinsola ("Kanyinsola") Oluwademilade  Obayan (Double major in International Relations and Global Studies; African and African American Studies), "State Violence, Radical Protest and the black/African Female Body"


Ellen Clarke Temple Award In the Study of Women in History -  For the study of the women in American history, particularly in Texas or the Southwest.

Presented by: Dr. Mollie Marchione

Winner: Lady Anima Adjepong (Sociology), "Imagined lives in diaspora: Gender, race, and sexuality in the lives of black African women immigrants to the United States"


Women's and Gender Studies Dissertation Fellowship -  Given to deserving graduate students who are doing research on a feminist or gender-related topic.

Presented by: Dr. Bob Jensen

Winner: Kristine M. Kilanski (Sociology), "Gender and Work in an Economic Boom"


Women's and Gender Studies MA Thesis Award - Given to deserving WGS MA graduate students based on their thesis and its contribution to the field of Women's & Gender Studies.

Presented by: Dr. Alex Wettlaufer

Winner: Patena Starlin Key (Women's & Gender Studies), "No Such Thing as Gender?: Black Vernacular, Sex and Street Lit"


Contributor of the Year Award

Presented by: Dr. Lisa Moore

Winner: Judge Bea Ann Smith

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