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Faculty Awards

Penn Community Awards

  • Support for sustained engagement to explore emerging and/or under-supported areas of scholarship
  • To support the Alice Paul Center and GSWS Program’s goal of increasing the visibility and impact of gender, sexuality and women’s studies scholarship across the University, APC and GSWS provide financial and in-kind support to many campus-wide events each year.

Graduate Awards

Undergraduate Awards

Recent Award Recipients

Megan Robb

Empire of Letters: Digitizing Women’s Correspondence in 19thand 20thcentury South Asia

Trustees' Council of Penn Women Faculty Research Grants 2019

Professor Robb is currently interested in the link between print publics and group identity formation, particularly in the first half of the twentieth century in South Asia. Her monograph in progress focuses on the links between Urdu newspapers and the development of a common vocabulary of social and political Islam in North India between 1900 and 1950. Her recent article in Modern Asian Studies focuses on the trend toward men writing in women’s voices in mainstream and reformist Urdu newspapers, and the insights those practices lend to performances of masculinity in early twentieth century South Asia.