2014 CSWS Jane Grant Fellowship and Faculty and Graduate Student Grant Awardees

Jenée Wilde

Jenée Wilde


March 31, 2014—The Center for the Study of Women in Society at the University of Oregon recently awarded almost $80,000 in graduate student and faculty research grants to support research on women and gender during the 2014-15 Academic Year. Research projects funded include a documentary film focused on the daily difficulties of an extended family of Zapotec indigenous immigrants divided between Oregon and Oaxaca, and a theatre collaboration that brings indigenous playwrights together with regional Native women to create a new performance work thematically focused on Women and Rivers. CSWS funded research on bisexuality; Military Sexual Trauma; the sexualization of cheerleading and its impact on college students, children, and families, and much more. In all, twelve UO graduate students will receive awards ranging from $2,400 to almost $16,000. Eight faculty scholars will receive awards of $6,000 each.

Jane Grant Dissertation Fellowship

Jeneé Wilde, Department of English (Folklore) was awarded the prestigious Jane Grant Dissertation Fellowship. Her dissertation topic is “Speculative Fictions, Bisexual Lives: Changing Frameworks of Non-Binary Desire.” Wilde wrote in her application: “While studies of gay, lesbian, and transgender communities and cultural production have dramatically increased over the last two decades, research on bisexuality remains highly undervalued in humanities and a majority of social science disciplines. To challenge this dearth of scholarship and to demonstrate the untapped potential of bisexuality studies, my English/Folklore PhD project develops a fresh approach using textual, cultural, and ethnographic methods of bisexuality research.”

Faculty Grant Awardees
  • Aletta Biersack, Department of Anthropology, “Gendered Transformations in the Ipili Mining Era.”
  • Yvonne Braun, Departments of Women’s and Gender Studies and International Studies, “Networking for Women’s Rights: Transnational Feminist Organizing in Southern Africa.”
  • Sara Hodges, Department of Psychology, “Women’s Perceptions of Feedback in STEM.”
  • Lori Kruckenberg, School of Music and Dance, “Beyond Hildegard: Female Cantors in the German-Speaking Lands, 900-1400.”
  • Theresa May, Department of Theatre Arts, “The Women and Rivers Project: Native Women Theatre Artist Workshop / Residency.”
  • Priscilla Ovalle, Department of English, “Media/Hair/Style.”
  • Judith Raiskin, Department of Women’s and Gender Studies, “Parenting without Protection: How Legal Instability Influences LGBT-Headed Households.”
  • Lynn Stephen, Department of Anthropology, “Tristeza/Alegria: Gender and Citizen Children of Undocumented Parents, Cinthya’s Story.”
Graduate Student Research Awards
  •  Matthew N. Hannah, Department of English, “’The Growing Ego’: Dora Marsden’s Collaborative Modernism.”
  • April Lightcap, Department of Psychology, “An Efficacy Trial for Birth Your Way: an ACT-Based Prenatal Intervention.”
  • Kathryn L. Miller, Department of Political Science, “Violence on the Periphery: Migration and Gendered Violence Against Women in the U.S. Context.”
  • Kristen M. Reinhardt, Department of Psychology, “Came to Serve, Left Betrayed: Violence Against Women in the Military.”
  • Dana L. Rognlie, Departments of Philosophy and Women’s and Gender Studies, “Domestic Violence and Manly Courage: Toward a Feminist Theory of Political Action.”
  • Marina N. Rosenthal, Department of Psychology, “Sexy and Sexualized: Cheerleading’s Impact on College Students, Children, and Families.”
  • Ivan Sandoval-Cervantes, Department of Anthropology, “Gender, Migrations, and Relatedness: Care and Kinship in a Zapotec Transborder Community.”
  • Carly P. Smith, Department of Psychology, “A National Study of Campus Sexual Violence and Title IX: The Institutional Betrayal of Mere Compliance.”
  • Brandy Todd, Educational Methodology, Policy and Leadership, “Identity Formation and Gender Disparities in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Disciplines.”
  • Tongyu Wu, Department of Sociology, “Coding ‘Productive Masculinity’: Gendered Meaning of Exploitation in High-Tech Corporations.”
  • Qing Ye, Department of East Asian Languages and Literature, “Aesthetic Beauty and Authentic Sentiment in the 18th-century Chinese Novel Guwangyan (Preposterous Words).”