The Shana Alexander Research Fellowship in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

The Shana Alexander Research Fellowship in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies provides a limited number of fellowships to support original undergraduate research projects in women’s, gender, and sexuality studies. Priority will be given to research not significantly supported elsewhere. The award is made possible through the generosity of the Shana Alexander Foundation, in honor of Ms. Alexander’s pioneering work in journalism and her commitment to feminist ideals. Currently enrolled freshmen, sophomores, and juniors are eligible to apply. Preference will be given to those students, especially juniors, whose research is intended to contribute to their senior essays.

Application Instructions: The next application deadline is February 15, 2017 by 5:00 p.m. Applications should be submitted on-line with the Yale College Student Grants and Fellowships Office. For more information regarding application procedures, visit studentsgrants.yale.edu, and search for Shana Alexander Research Fellowship. (You must have a Yale netid to access the page)

2017 Jake Colavolpe, “Parsing Out the Body: Deconstructing ‘Human’ in the Russian Avant-Garde through Contemporary Cyborg Feminism”

Marie Celeste Dushime, “Emerging Femininities After Violent Conflicts – A Case of the Rwandan Genocide”

Marisa London, “The Preservation and Internalization of Sexual Violence in Black Female Sexual Identity”

Jordana Gardenswartz, “Activism and ‘Self-Care’: A Critical Analysis of the Politics of Care”

Isadora Milanez, “Brazilian Domestic Workers Perspectives”

Angela Sim, “Not One Virtuous Chinawoman: The Page Act of 1875”

2016

Kathy Amiliategui, “Examining Labor Conditions and Cultural Formations of Latina Garment Workers in the Los Angeles Garment District”

Nathaly Aramayo, “ ‘Muxes: Si. Y Los Demas?’: On Muxes, their Communities, Gender Non-conformity, and the Spanish Language”

Eliza Hopkins, “ISIS, ‘Vulnerable’ Women, and the Media Politics of a New Captivity Narrative”

Hannah McCormick, “Lives of Gender Non-conforming People in Rural Mississippi”

2015

Rebecca Bakal, “Innovations in Reentry: The Birth Justice Project Doula Training Program & Internship at ANSIRH

Emily Hays, “Anti-Rape Movements in India”

Dianne Lake, “Female Empowerment in Post-conflict Societies”

2014

Mary Turfah “The Effects of Parisian Secularism on Muslim Religious Life”

Felicity Sheehy “ ‘A Lie in the Soul’: Grieving the First World War in Katherine Mansfield’s Fiction”

2013

Winnie Hong “Gender Performance on the Web:The Effects of New Social Networking Technology on Gender Performance and Dating Culture in the Lesbian Community in South Korea”

Erin Maher “Our Scene, Our Music, Our Movement: Northwest Hip Hop’s Changing Representations of Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality”

Sophia Nguyen “The Films of Neil Jordan and Pat Murphy: Competing Visions of Gender and Sexuality in Irish National Identity”

Olivia Lynch ”Reproductive Healthcare in the United States:Local Policy Implementation and Impact”

2012

Hilary O’Connell “Mothers and Whores: Legal Obstacles to Family Formation for Sex Workers in Philadelphia County”

Mira Vale ”Reproduction and Resources: Family Planning and Environmental Constraints in Singapore”

2011

Bonnie Antosh “Isis Onstage: Dramatizing the Life of Madame Helena Blavatsky.”

Miranda Lewis “A Qualitative Study of the Value of Female Leadership in Rwanda’s Parliament in the Context of Authoritarian Rule.”

Liane Membis “The New Woman of the Urban South: A Documentary on How African-American Women Reclaimed Sites of Tension.”

Micha’le Simmons “Planned Parenthood of Southern New England Clinical Advocacy Program: Reflections on Patient Activism.”

2010

Ersilia De Filippis Research on Female Intercollegiate varsity Athletes.

Kendall Wilson Research at the Society for Women’s Health Research.

Zackary Enumah “Attitudes and Intersections of Healthcare: Gender Issues around Traditional, Spiritual, and Biomedical Healing among Muslims in Old Town, Mombasea, Kenya.”