March 27, 2013—The Center for the Study of Women in Society at the University of Oregon has awarded more than $70,000 in graduate student and faculty research grants to support research on women and gender during the 2013-14 academic year. Nine UO graduate students will receive awards ranging from $2,000 to $16,000. Six faculty scholars will receive awards of up to $6,000.
Jane Grant Dissertation Fellowship
Miriam Abelson, a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Sociology, was awarded the prestigious Jane Grant Dissertation Fellowship. Her field-based research looks at “Transgender Experiences and Transmasculinities in Three U.S. Regions.” Abelson conducted a portion of her research during the summer of 2010 in the southeastern United States. On that trip, funded in part by an earlier CSWS graduate research award, she traveled a total of 3,000 miles in three weeks and interviewed 16 transmen—“people whose bodies had been assigned as female at birth who transitioned to live as men.” She also has interviewed transmen in the San Francisco Bay area and the Midwestern United States and is engaged in a comparative regional analysis of their experiences.
Graduate Student Research Awards
Eight other graduate students will receive CSWS Graduate Student Research Grants ranging from $2,000 to $2,500. They are:
- Lindsey Brown (Counseling Psychology): “Women’s Intimate Partner Violence Experiences and Health and Vocational Outcomes: The Role of Trauma Appraisals”
- Megan Burke (Philosophy): “Gender as Time: A Phenomenology of the Violence of Gender Normativity”
- Erica Ciszek (SOJC): “Identity, Culture, and Communication: LGBTQ Youth and Digital Media”
- Sara Clark (International Studies): “Women in Society: Host Mother Experiences of Cross-Cultural Exchange”
- Lauren Joiner (Music): “Para-Liturgical Traditions: The Weingarten Cantionarium as a Women’s Manuscript”
- Samantha King (Anthropology): “The Ethics of Organic: Gender, Sustainability, and the Agrarian Economy in the Commonwealth of Dominica, Eastern Caribbean”
- Kristine Riley (CRES): “California’s Prison Realignment and Its Effects on Female Probationers”
- Ryan Robinson (Counseling Psychology): “Intersection of Minority Identities and Health Outcomes: Minority Stress and Resiliency in Men Who Have Sex with Men (MSM) of Color”
Faculty Grant Awardees
- Jessie Hanna Clark (Geography): “Women, Development, and Geographies of Insecurity in Post-Conflict Southeast Turkey.
- Debra Eisert (Center on Human Development): “Identifying Young Women with High Functioning Autism”
- Sangita Gopal (English): “Between State and Capital: Women Make Movies”
- Jocelyn Hollander (Sociology): “The Effectiveness of Self-Defense Training in a Diverse Population”
- Jolie Kerns (Architecture): “Interrogating Public Space: Architecture of Women’s Health Centers”
- Marsha Weisiger (History): “Slaves in My Past: A Family Story”