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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 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. The essay must not have been previously published.

Entry requirements:

  1. 20 pages maximum (double spaced, 12-point font), not including bibliography and notes
  2. Footnotes or endnotes required, using the style of the entrant's academic discipline.

Please submit your paper electronically as a PDF or .doc/x Word file to Ailesha RInger @ femresin@unm.edu.

The deadline for submission is March 24, 2017 by 5pm

For more information, please contact femresin@unm.edu.

Previous Recipients

2013
Justin Brock, "The Critical Voices from Joyous Gard: The Homosocial and the Feminine in the Stanzaic Morte Arthur"

2011
Erin Murrah-Mandril, "Misreading the Feminine: Representation of Women in the Far West in Mary Hallock Foote’s 'Maverick.'"

2010
Susan Ruth, "Women's Toolkits: Engendering Paleoindian Technology" (first place)
Leigh Johnson, "Chicana Literary Activism: Motherwork as a Response to Domestic Violence"(second place)

2009
Stacey Kikendall, “’The eye of Glorvina met mine’: Vision, Gender, and Imperialism in The Wild Irish Girl”

2008          
Cindy Murillo, paper “Reclaiming Motherhood through Exile: Body Politics in Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin”

2007
Ying Xu, “Edited Melancholy and the Construction of Self: Mary Wollstonecraft’s Letters Written During a Short Residence in Sweden, Norway and Denmark,”

2006
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”

2005
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”

2002
Hadar Dubowsky for “Feminist Methodology and a Qualitative Case Study of a Masculine Female Adolescent”