Past Award Recipients



2016-2017 Prizes and Fellowships – GSWS/APC


Trustees’ Council of Penn Women

Francesca Ammon, City & Regional Planning and Historic Preservation
Preserving the City: Salvaging the Past to Reconstruct the Future in Society Hill, Philadelphia

Hsiao-wen Cheng, East Asian Languages and Civilizations
Manless Women: Medicine, Celibacy, and Female Sexuality in Medieval China

Lynch, Julia, Political Science
Progressivism without the People: How the Politics of Health Inequality Undermines Redistribution

Ramah McKay, History and Sociology of Science
More-Than-Global Health in Mozambique: Locating Care Work in Transnational Spaces

Lisa Mitchell, South Asia Studies
Hailing the State: Collective Action and the Politics of Representation in Modern India


Graduate Student Fellowships


Rackin Fellowship

Claire Mullaney, English
American Imprints: Disability and the Material Text, 1858-1932

Eziaku Nwokocha's, Africana and Religious Studies
Fashioning the Spirit: Diasporic Adornment and Spiritual Exchange in Haitian Vodou

Melanie Hill, English
Personified Preaching: the Black Feminist Sermonic Practice in Literature and Music

Leboy-Davis Fellowship

Akudo Ejelonu, Environmental Studies
Dying to Go: Why Access to Toilets Is Not Just Women’s Rights but Women’s Burden

Peter Harvey, Sociology
The Influence of Class on Gender Equality for Children aged 9-11


Undergraduate Prizes

Carroll Smith-Rosenberg Prize in Women’s Studies

Abbie Starker- “Sex Education and Sexual Violence Prevention: School-Based Sex Education’s Failure to Teach Students about Healthy and Unhealthy Relationship Behavior”

Lynda Hart Prize

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