Graduate Student Paper Prize
The FRI Graduate Student Paper Prize is awarded to an original paper written by a University of New Mexico graduate student who is working toward an MA, PhD, or professional degree.
The author of the prize-winning paper will receive a $300 award. The recipient will give a public reading of the paper in the Fall semester.
Essays will be judged on the use of feminist/LGBT/Queer/Queer of Color inquiry to analyze topics related to gender or sexuality; the quality and clarity of writing; originality; and effective use of primary source material where applicable. Please note that papers are read by faculty from all across campus and thus should take a broad audience into consideration. The essay must not have been previously published.
- A cover page with current contact information (department affiliation, degree status, campus mail address, email address, and telephone number)
- 20 pages maximum (double spaced, 12-point font), not including bibliography, notes and cover page
- Footnotes or endnotes required, using the style of the entrant's academic discipline.
Please submit your paper electronically as a single PDF or .doc/x Word file in the order listed above to Ailesha RInger @ email@example.com.
The deadline for submission is Friday March 9, 2018 by 5pm MST.
For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rachel Levitt, "Rethinking School Shooters: Queer Futures, Gay Panic, and the Right to Victimization."
Yuka Doherty, "The State, Sex, and Women's Agency."
Kelsey Martin, "Ambiguous Consent: An Analysis of Female Agency in Eighteenth-Century French fêtes galantes."
Justin Brock, "The Critical Voices from Joyous Gard: The Homosocial and the Feminine in the Stanzaic Morte Arthur"
Erin Murrah-Mandril, "Misreading the Feminine: Representation of Women in the Far West in Mary Hallock Foote’s 'Maverick.'"
Susan Ruth, "Women's Toolkits: Engendering Paleoindian Technology" (first place)
Leigh Johnson, "Chicana Literary Activism: Motherwork as a Response to Domestic Violence"(second place)
Stacey Kikendall, “’The eye of Glorvina met mine’: Vision, Gender, and Imperialism in The Wild Irish Girl”
Cindy Murillo, paper “Reclaiming Motherhood through Exile: Body Politics in Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin”
Ying Xu, “Edited Melancholy and the Construction of Self: Mary Wollstonecraft’s Letters Written During a Short Residence in Sweden, Norway and Denmark,”
Andrea López, “Beyond the Maquilas: Gender Discourse and Gendered Violence in Cd. Juárez”
Justin Parks, “‘Our Eyes Look Out’: The View from the Window and the Noise from the Street in Two Poems by Mina Loy”
Birgit Schmidt-Rosemann, "The Pleasure of Destroying It": Creating and Undoing Standards of Female Virtue in The Female Husband and Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure”
Hadar Dubowsky for “Feminist Methodology and a Qualitative Case Study of a Masculine Female Adolescent”