What's Up in GWS

  • Visiting Professor
Martin School of Public Policy and Administration
*  Dr. Cristina Alcalde was awarded the inaugural Marie Rich Endowed Professorship from the College of Arts and Sciences. Dean Mark Kornbluh recognized Dr. Alcalde at the College of Arts and Science’s Hall of Fame awards ceremony. Afterward, they enjoyed a reception with Mr. Robert E. Rich, whose family created the professorship to honor his grandmother’s long legacy of community work and dedication to home and family. Ms. Rich, or “Aunt Ree” as she was lovingly called, lived to be more than 100 years old and remained civically engaged well into her last years. A leading scholar of transnationalism, violence, and migration, Dr. Alcalde has a robust research profile that honors Ms. Rich’s interest in Peru as well as her overarching commitment to social harmony.  
*Dr. Ellen Riggle was awarded the 2017 William B. Sturgill Award for outstanding contributions to graduate education in Political Science and Gender and Women’s Studies. In a ceremony on April 25th in the Gatton School of Business and Economics, representatives from the Graduate Council heralded Professor Riggle’s exemplary work. They said, “She embodies all of the characteristics that make UK proud of the faculty – she is an outstanding teacher; a valued colleague and citizen of her department, college, and campus; a well-respected researcher; and, most importantly for the Sturgill Award, an exemplary mentor to graduate students.” We in GWS are proud that this university-wide prize was awarded to Dr. Riggle, a constant advocate of graduate students and of our PhD program in Gender and Women’s Studies.



* Dr. Susan Bordo recently celebrated the publication of her sixth book, The Destruction of Hillary Clinton. Released to wide acclaim, Dr. Bordo has completed speaking engagements about the book at Purdue University, in Washington D.C., and in New York City with author and friend Katha Pollitt. Called “...a fascinating take on the painfully long campaign and how the political upset happened” by Bustle, Dr. Bordo’s work is an “...in-depth look at the political forces and media culture that vilified and ultimately brought down Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential campaign.” The book was also recently spotted on singer Katy Perry’s instagram feed!

* Dr. Melissa Stein recently celebrated a promotion from assistant professor to associate professor with tenure. Her first book, Measuring Manhood: Race and the Science of Masculinity, 1830–1934, published by the University of Minnesota Press, received swift and unanimous acclaim from scholars in the field of feminist science studies, medical history, American history, and sexuality studies. According to Anne Fausto-Sterling, Measuring Manhood is "the first in-depth scholarly exploration of just how the history of racial science, sexual science (including scientific accounts of gender and human sexuality), and citizenship intertwined and mutually constituted each other over the course of a tumultuous century in American history." Within the department, Dr. Stein has most recently served as a supportive and enthusiastic teaching assistant coordinator. Congratulations, Dr. Stein!
* Congratulations to Chamara Kwakye for recognition of her work at the William Wells Brown Community Center:

*GWS graduate students Shawna Felkins and MaryAnn Kozlowski recently presented at the Southern Feminisms Conference at Arkansas State University.  





















































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