Western Association of Women Historians
Founders' Dissertation Fellowship
The Founders’ Dissertation Fellowship is an annual award to graduate students who show promise of significant contributions to historical scholarship. Funds from these Awards may be used for purposes directly or indirectly related to the dissertation, such as expenses for research, attendance of scholarly conferences, and the preparation of the dissertation. Award bylaws are available.
Katie Jarvis, University of Wisconsin, Madison, "Politics in the Marketplace: The Popular Activism and Cultural Representation of the Dames des Halles during the French Revolution."
Sarah Keyes, University of Southern California, "Beyond the Plains: Migration to the Pacific and the Reconfiguration of America, 1820-1900."
Elaine M. Nelson, University of New Mexico, "Dreams and Dust in the Black Hills: Contested Identities in America’s 'Land of Promise.'"
Robin Sager, Rice University, "Marital Cruelty in Antebellum Virginia, Texas, and Wisconsin."
Lindsay Holowach, University of California, Irvine, "Women in Revolution: A Biogaphy of Rosalie Ducrollay Jullien."
Lauren Kientz, Michigan State University, "Cosmopolitan Ambitions: African-American Scholars in Europe, 1919-1939."
Liz Willis-Tropea, University of Southern California. "Hollywood Glamour: Sex, Power and Photography, 1925-1939."
Eleonory Gilburd, UC Berkeley, "'To See Paris and Die': Foreign Culture in the Soviet Union, 1956-1968."
Bonnie Miller, Johns Hopkins University, "'The Spectacular Little War': A Study of Spanish-American War Visual and Popular Culture."
Amanda Littauer, University of California, Berkeley, "V-girls, B-girls and Vagrants: Women, Sexuality and Criminality in the Wartime and Postwar Urban West, 1943-1960."
Amy Meschke, Southern Methodist University, "Bender and Inheritance in the Spanish and Mexican Borderlands, 1750-1846."
Katherine Benton, University of Wisconsin-Madison, "What About Women in the `White Man's Camp'? Gender, Class, and the Re-invention of Race in Cochise County, Arizona, 1853-1940."
Chiou-ling Yeh, University of California at Irvine,“‘Taking it to the Streets’: Representations of Ethnicity and Gender in San Francisco’s Chinatown Chinese New Year Festivals, 1953-1993”
Honorable Mention: Katherine A. Benton, University of Wisconsin, Madison, “What About Women in the ‘White Man’s Camp’?: Gender, Class and the Reinvention of Race in Chochise County, AZ, 1853-1940”
Lynn Sacco, "Not Talking About 'It': A History of Incest in the United States, 1900-1940."
Van Nguyen-Marshall, University of British Columbia, “Issues of Poverty and Poor Relief in Colonial Northern Vietnam: The Interaction Between Colonial Modernism and Elite Vietnamese Thinking (1900-1945)”
Marie Francois, University of Arizona, When Pawnshops Talk: Material Culture and Petty Credit in Mexico City."
Honorable Mention: Regina Lark, University of California, Los Angeles, "Japanese War Brides: Marriage and Migration."
Jennifer L. Green, UCLA, "Charity to the poor in medieval Spain: The Catalan diocese of Girona, 1180-1285."
Rebecca Lynn Winer, UCLA, "Silent Partners? Women, Commerce and the Family in Perpignan, c.1250-1300"
Martha Rampton, University of Virginia, “The Gender of Magic in the Early Middle Ages.”
Kathleen Gilmartin, Yale University, "'Call Me an Amazon;" Sexual Identities and Gender Among Colorado Lesbians, 1940-1960."
Cecelia O'Leary, University of California, Berkeley, "Politics and Patriotism: The Making of an American Identity, 1870s to 1920s."
Anne Marie Poole, University of California, Los Angeles, "Madonnas or Magdalenes?: Saint-Simonian Women, Paris, 1832-1834."
Lois Huneycutt, University of California, Santa Barbara, "Margaret of Scotland, Edith-Matilda, and Formation of a Queenly Ideal in Medieval England."
Kathryn A. Edwards, UCLA, “Families and Frontiers: Urban Reactions and Re-creations on the Burgundian Border, 1477 - c. 1530.”
Joan Waugh, UCLA, "Unsentimental Reformer: The life of Josephine Shaw Lowell."
Lori Liowski, University of Southern California, "From Rhetoric to Reality: Unionism and the Shaping of Winneshiek County, Iowa, 1840-1880."
Mary Murphy, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, "Class, Gender, and Leisure in the Urban West, 1917-1940."
Nina Silber, UC Berkeley
Sherry Katz, UCLA, "Dual Commitments: Feminism, Socialism, and Women's Political Activism in California, 1890-1920"
Mary Ellen Odem, UC Berkeley
Margaret Rose, University of California, Los Angeles, "Women in the United Farm Workers: A Study of Chicana and Mexicana Participation in a Labor Union, 1950-1980."
Graduate Student Paper Prize
Judy Kutulas, UCLA, "Anna Louisa Strong and Eleanor Roosevelt: A Political Friendship."
updated May 12, 2012