Yale Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies
Volume 2, Issue 2
spring 2012
Editor, Geetanjali Singh Chanda
Managing Editor, Linda Hase
Layout Design, Nick Appleby

WGSS and LGBTS 2012 Senior Essay prize winners

WGSS and LGBTS are pleased to announce the 2012 Senior Essay prize winners.  WGSS continues the tradition of offering the Steere Prize in Women’s Studies and the Lily Rosen Prize in Women’s Health.  LGBT Studies, in association with Yale-GALA, also offers the GALA Senior Essay Prize.

STEERE PRIZE IN WOMEN’S STUDIES (1983)

Awarded annually for the Yale senior essay which best exemplifies advance in scholarship gained by focusing on women or gender roles and/or by employing feminist theory.

Winner: 

Joan Gass, WGSS 2012
“Queer Colonialism? International LGBT Funding in Bangalore, India”

Honorable Mention: 

Esi Hutchful, WGSS 2012
“Shifting Narratives:  Radicalized Representations of Rape Victims and Perpetrators in News Media”

LILY ROSEN PRIZE IN WOMEN’S HEALTH (2000)

Awarded annually to an undergraduate in Yale College for the best essay that contributes to knowledge about women’s health.

Co-Winner:

Katherine Orazem, History 2012
“The Female Circumcision Controversy and the Politicization of Kikuyu Women”

Co-Winner:

Micha’le Ricara Simmons, WGSS 2012
“Transforming the Movement Through Reproductive Justice:  The Politics of Health Equity at Planned Parenthood of Southern New England”

GALA SENIOR ESSAY PRIZE (2000)

In association with GALA (the Yale Gay and Lesbian Alumni/ae Association), LGBT Studies awards an annual prize to the Yale senior essay or senior project that best addresses a topic relevant to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender studies.

Winner:

Joan Gass, WGSS 2012
“Queer Colonialism?  International LGBT Funding in Bangalore, India”

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