GWS News

* The local oral history project that PhD student, Adriana Sisko, is project manager for was profiled in the Lexington Herald Leader.  You can read the feature here.  Congrats, Adriana!

* On May10, 2021 we gathered virtually via zoom for the annual GWS end of year awards day, where several GWS undergraduate, graduate, and graduate certificate students were presented with awards. Congratulations to all the awardees!

  • GWS Honors: Caroline Clay, Blake Johnson, Saturn Kendrick, Jiali Ma, Keaija Turner, Jacob Zimmerman
  • 2021 Joan Callahan Award for Scholastic Achievement: Jacob Zimmerman and Saturn Kendrick
  • 2021 Kate Black Award for Activism: Blake Johnson
  • 2021 Jan Oaks Feminist Creativity Award: Jiali Ma
  • Space, Place, and Southern Grace Fund for Feminist Studies:  Sarah McCurrach
  • Algernon Sydney Sullivan Medallion:  Michelle Kuiper
  • Lyman T. Johnson Torch of Excellence: Eunique Gaither
  • GWS graduate certificate awardees: Alessandra Boisvert Del Brocco, Brittany N. Derr, Katarina Hoskins, Karen Suzanne Kinslow, Lindsay Littrell, Marlee McCloud, Shelby Roberts, Amanda Salmon. 
  • A&S Dean's Competitve Fellowship:  Ruwen Chang
  • Sarah Bennet Holmes Graduate Student Award and UK Women's Club Fellowship: Mel Lesch
* Congratualtions to Carol Mason, who was named 2021-2022 University Research Professor. 

* Congratulations to Anastasia Todd, who was awarded the A&S Outstanding Teaching Award in the Humanities, 2020-2021. 

* Congratulations to PhD student, Lee Mandelo, whose novella Feed Them Silence, will be released in Fall 2022.  You can read the book announcement here

* Congratulations to Patricia Cooper, Professor Emerita, for being awarded one of the highest honors in the College of Arts and Sciences by being inducted to the A&S Hall of Fame on April 9, 2021.  

*  Check out this blog post by Bernadette Barton, Grad Certificate in GWS and PhD in Sociology  

* Congratulations to Aria Halliday on two featured interviews published this month:

 KISA Public Radio writer Danielle Harvey and Aria Halliday discussed hip-hop and the history of misogyny in the genre:

The 19th News writer Ko Bragg and Dr. Halliday discussed rapper Megan thee Stallion’s Grammy wins and why people are still so angry about her song, WAP, with Cardi B:

Newest publications from Cristina Alcalde and Srimati Basu.  Congrats!

M. Cristina Alcalde (2020) Coloniality, belonging, and indigeneity in Peruvian migration narratives, Latin American and Caribbean Ethnic Studies, DOI: 10.1080/17442222.2020.1805846

This article received an Honorable Mention for the Peru LASA Section Prize for best article

ABSTRACT: Transnational lives include not only the mobility of individuals, but of racialized discourses that reinforce and sustain inequalities and exclusion. Building on the seminal work of migration scholars Grosfoguel, Oso, and Christou, this article brings together Quijano's coloniality of power with cultural critic Aviles’s insights on contemporary forms of discrimination and anthropologist Briones’s conceptualization of ‘internal Others’ to center racialization in approaching contemporary middle-class Peruvian identities across borders. I suggest that similarly to how racialization is key to the processes of creating internal Others in Peru, middle-class Peruvians seek to assert higher status in relation to other migrants in the U.S. and Canada by employing discourses of indigeneity and internal Others. These forms of status-marking through racialization and differentiation are central to contemporary peruanidad within and beyond Peru’s physical borders, and to understanding the role of race, racism, and coloniality of thought among Peruvians outside Peru.

Srimati Basu. “The End(s) of Marriage: Feminists, Antifeminists and Indian Law” Feminist Anthropology 1.2 (2020): 184-191.

ABSTRACT: Feminist anthropology sought to transform the sex‐gender systems that enabled marriage. This essay considers the complications of that promise in the context of my recent research with antifeminist marriage resisters called Men Going Their Own Way (MGTOWs). Despite a history of marriage resistance in the Indian women's movement, contemporary women's organizations rely on civil and criminal law relating to marriage to secure resources for their clients and thus cannot afford to transform its heteronormative patriarchal logic. MGTOWs challenge gender roles and paid labor within marriage and seek alternatives to conjugality, but do so on terms that highlight their pain and disavow their privileges.

* Congratulations to Bernadette Barton, Professor of Sociology and Director of GWS at Morehead State, on her upcoming book The Pornification of America: How Raunch Culture is Ruining Society., which will be released on March 30, 2021. Dr. Barton has a PhD in Sociology and graduate certificate in GWS from UK.  
* Congrats to Abby Folberg, who  recently had this paper accepted:  *Marshburn, C. K., *Folberg, A. M., *Crittle, C., & *Maddox, K. B. (in press). Racial bias confrontation in the United States: What (if anything) has changed in the COVID-19 era, and where do we go from here?. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations (Note. *Indicates all authors contributed equally.)

Contemporary racial inequities rooted in historically biased systems (e.g., policing) have largely been confronted by those directly affected. We argue, however, that the U.S. response to the COVID-19 pandemic created a context that led many White Americans to recognize the direct impact that systems and structures have on individuals—particularly in the case of systemic anti-Black racism. This recognition was accompanied by large-scale confrontation actions (in the form of mass protests) throughout the U.S. The current paper uses the Confronting Prejudiced Responses (CPR) model to outline conditions that fostered White Americans’ shift in awareness surrounding racial inequity and the consequences of this perception change. Furthermore, we describe how reactions to confrontation efforts may depend on the messenger, message, modality and audience. Finally, we provide recommendations for individuals and organizations to support confrontation efforts aimed at reducing biased behavior and policies.

* Congrats to Ellen Riggle, who recently had this paper accepted:  Bochicchio, L., Drabble, L.A., Riggle, E.D.B., Munroe, C., Wootton, A.R., & Hughes, T.L. (2021). Understanding alcohol and marijuana use among sexual minority women during COVID-19: A descriptive phenomenological study. Journal of Homosexuality. [In Press]

Participants in this study described how their alcohol/marijuana use intersected with the complex and changing context of the pandemic, revealing four themes: 1) losing old and creating new routines; 2) seeking recreation and relief from stress; 3) connecting, reconnecting, and disconnecting with others; and 4) monitoring alcohol and marijuana use boundaries.

* Srimati Basu was recently featured in Ms. Magazine.  You can read her timley article on International Women's Day here.  

* Susan Bordo, Professor Emerita, was recently featured in WalletHub's recent piece about the Best & Worst States for Women.  Read it here.
* Congratulations to Jenn Hunt and Abby Folberg on their newest publication.   This work is an important advance in how we think about measuring prejudice and prejudice reduction:  Hunt, J. S., Folberg, A. M., & Ryan, C. S. (in press). Tolerance of racism: A new construct predicts prejudice confrontation. European Journal of Social Psychology
*Congratulations to Abby Folberg and Ellen Riggle on their newest publication. This paper develops a measure of a minority stressor for LGBTQ folks that can be used to understand distress and well-being: Riggle, E. D. B.., Folberg, A.M., Richardson, M. T. & Rostosky, S. S. (in press). The development of the hypervigilance scale for gender and sexual minorities. Stigma and Health
* Carol Mason's work on reproductive justice was recently featured in Ms. Magazine twice.  You can read Dr Mason's first article here and the second article here.  
* Frances Henderson was featured in Inside Higher Ed with a two part article offering tips for faculty members who are Black, Indigenous and people of color to help alleviate anxiety as they prepare for 2021.  You can read the first installment here and the second installment here
* Congratualtions to Cristina Alcalde, who was featured in the Nov/Dec issue of Anthropology News (V 61/Issue 6). 

* Congrats to Srimati Basu on her latest publication in Feminist Anthropology- "The End(s) of Marriage: Feminists, Antifeminists, and Indian Law".  You can read the article here
* Aria Halliday was recently featured in NBC Today about the future of America according to teachers.  You can read the article here




































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