2016 Graduate Student Recipients of the Phyllis Rackin Fellowship

The Awardees for 2016 are:

Natalie Shibley, Africana Studies and History

   Sexual Contagion: The
Politics of Sexuality and Public Health in the U.S. Military, 1941-1993

Danielle Hanley, Political Science

   Crying: The Political
Work of Tears

Julia Cox, English

   Breaking the Back of
Words: Women, the Protest Song, and the Long Civil Rights Movement

The Phyllis Rackin Fellowship was created in honor of
Phyllis Rackin, a pioneering feminist scholar and former faculty member in the
English Department here at Penn. The fellowship will provide up to $4,000 in
research or travel funding to a graduate student in the School of Arts and
Sciences whose research creates or promotes new scholarship on women, gender,
and/or sexuality in the humanities.