2017 Leboy-Davies Graduate Student Award Recipients

The Leboy-Davies Fellowship was created in 2006 to honor two pioneers in the fight for women at Penn, Phoebe Leboy and Helen Davies, both of whom are distinguished senior faculty members in the health sciences.  The award is given to graduate students whose research will foster women's health, well-being, and educational equality in the world. 

Congratulations to the 2017 Award Recipients

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

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



Past Recipients:


  • Prakirti Nangia, Political Science. Development, Maternalism, and Women’s Social Citizenship: A Case Study of India, 1985-
  • Hafeeza Anchrum, Nursing. Mercy Douglas Hospital & Nurse Training School, 1948-1960


  • Cochav Elkayam-Levy, Law. Invisible women: International Law Jurisprudence, Gender and Religion – Towards a Substantive Reform
  • Michael Kokozos, Education. The illusion of Queer Inclusion: Disrupting the Homonational Project

  • Katie Clonan-Roy, Ph.D. Candidate in School of Education, Emergent Intimacies: Latina Girls Navigating the Intersections of their Social, Emotional, Sexual, and Academic Lives in the New Latino Diaspora
  • Su Kyung Kim, Ph.D. Candidate in Nursing, Domestic Violence and Women’s Community Activism in a Korean American Community 


  • Sarah Abboud, Ph.D Candidate in Nursing, Understanding Virginity from the Perpectives of Arab Women
  • Diana Burnett, Ph.D Candidate in Anthropology, Navigating the Impact of Neoliberalism & Nutrition Transition and its Relationship to the Food Marketing Environment on the Consumption Patterns, Lifestyle Practices, and the Health of Black Women in Salvador da Bahia, Brazil
  • Aliya Rao, Ph.D Candidate in Sociology, Islam, Gender, and Sexuality: The Experiences of American Converts to Islam


  • Tugce Ellialti, Sociology


  • Samira Ali, Social Work
  • Kamila Alexander, Nursing

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