GWS News

* 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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