GWS News

Congratulations to Lee Mandelo, whose aricle "Necessary Fictions: Haunt(ed) Archives in Caitlin R. Kiernan's The Red Tree and the The Drowning Girl," was accepted for publication in Capacious: Journal for Emerging Affect Theory

Snehal Sharma recently published her article "Anti-Love Jihad Law: An Analysis of Women's Religious and Marital Rights," in a special issue of Explorations, the e-journal of the Indian Sociological Society. Congrats Snehal! You can find the article here.

Congrats to Dr. Aria Halliday on her recent publications! She co-authored, with Ruth Nicole Brown, “Mid-Twerk and Mid-Laugh” in Investing in the Educational Success of Black Women and Girls (Stylus), published December 14th, 2021. She also has a book review titled “For the Girls in the Place with Style and Grace: Excess as the Catalyst for Liberation” included in the December 2021 issue of American Quarterly.

* “The Unexpected Early Hour,” an eco-carol from A Winter Breviary (Oxford UP, 2022) premiered at Los Angeles Master Charole’s Festival of Carols December 4th, 2021. Composed by Reena Esmail, written by Assistant Professor Rebecca Gayle Howell.

* Congratulations to Charlie Yi Zhang, whose artile, "Releasing Masculinity for a More Just World: Lessons on How to 'Be Water' in Hong Kong," won the best paper award of the Southeast Asian Studies Association!

* Check out Dr. Carol Mason's article, "Sentimentalizing Resentment", about Taylor Caldwell, a prolific author of paperback novels and president of the Friends of Rhodesia, for Political Research Associates.

* Carol Mason was interviewed by The Guardian about her work on a West Virginia battle over textbooks, and its importance in the conservative movement. You can read the interview here.

* Congratulations to PhD student Miles Feroli, for receiving a grant from the Cooperative for Humanities and Social Sciences, to support the program: "Mutual Aid: Building Solidarity for this Crisis and the Next Workshop." 

* Congratulations to PhD student Lee Mandelo, whose book, Summer Sons, made it onto NPR's 2021 Book We Love list! You can find Lee's book here:  

* Check out the latest GWS newsletter here.

* Dr. Linda Kraus Worley, professor of German Studies and Folklore/Myth in the University of Kentucky’s College of Arts & Sciences’ Department of Modern & Classical Languages, Literatures and Classics and GWS affiliate, died after 13-month-long battle with a rare leukemia on Aug. 15, 2021.  Linda was an active supporter of the GWS program, and its transition to Department.  You can read MCCL's tribute here:

* You can read Srimati Basu's latest op-ed, "Why rape shouldn't be linked to promise of marriage" here

* 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.  


































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