Lynda S. Hart Award in Sexuality Studies

A prize of $250 will be given each year for a senior thesis or seminar/course paper in the field of LGBTQ Studies. Awarded in memory of Lynda Hart, Professor of English at Penn and groundbreaking scholar in feminist performance studies and queer theory, the prize recognizes original, rigorous scholarship on gender and sexuality by a Penn undergraduate in any field.
To apply, please submit your paper to with the subject header "Lynda S. Hart Prize submission." Include a cover sheet with the title “Lynda S. Hart Prize” and the title of your paper, your name, and your contact information (your major, your advisor, your email address).
Deadline for submissions: March 25, 2019

Recent Award Recipients

Zachary Willis

A Marriage Proposal: A Critique of Post-Marriage Equality Tax Regulation of Domestic Partnerships and Civil Unions