Marianne Ferber Award
Marianne Ferber Award
The Marianne A. Ferber endowment was created to honor Marianne A. Ferber's thirty-eight years of excellence at the University of Illinois in scholarship, research, and teaching on the behalf of women. $1000 is awarded annually to a graduate student with the most outstanding dissertation proposal related to Gender and Women's Studies.
Twice director of the Women’s Studies Program and Professor Emerita in Economics, Professor Ferber’s colleagues and friends felt that her inspiring legacy to women would be best honored through the promotion of feminist scholarship.
Graduate students from any discipline may apply for the Marianne A. Ferber Graduate Scholarship in Women’s Studies. This $1000 scholarship for the 2016-2017 school year will be awarded for the most outstanding dissertation proposal related to Gender and Women’s Studies. Secondary considerations will include the student’s demonstrated commitment to Gender and Women’s Studies and financial need.
Deadline: March 15
Previous Award Recipients:
1998 Michelle C. Johnson, Department of Anthropology, “Contextualizing the Excision Debate: Women’s Initiation and Personhood in Guinea-Bissau.”
1999 Nicole Ranganath, Department of History, “Wedding Women to Tradition: Marriage in the South Asian Diaspora, 1965-1990.”
2000 Elsa Beatriz Padilla, Department of Sociology, “Women’s Organizing in a Global Context: Activism Crossroads of Race, Class and Gender in Salvador, Brazil.”
2001 Jesook Song, Department of Anthropology, “South Korean ‘Productive Welfarism’ 1997-2000: The Reproduction of Heteronormative Familism.”
2002 Dawn Flood, Department of History, “Proving Rape: Sex, Race, and Representation in Chicago Trials and Society, 1937-1969.”
2003 Diya Kallivayalil, Department of Psychology, “Mental Health Outcomes of South Asian Immigrant Survivors of Domestic Violence.”
2004 Sherita Johnson, Department of English, “’Truth is Stranger than Fiction’: Realities and Representations of Black Women in American Literature of the South.”
2005 Robin E. Jensen, Department of Communication, “Challenging Beliefs about Sex: The Gendered Rhetoric of Sexual Education Campaigns during the Progressive Era.”
2006 Jin-kyung Park, Institute of Communications Research,
2007 Jillian M. Báez, Institute of Communications research, “Between Spectacular and Ordinary Bodies: A Discourse Ethnography of the Latina Body and Popular Culture.”
2008 Emily Skidmore, Department of History, “Exceptional Queerness: Defining the Boundaries of Normative U.S. Citizenship, 1875-1936.”
2009 Kerstin Rudolph, Department of English, “The Race for the Real: Representations of Black Womanhood in American Literary Realism, 1868-1900.”
2010 Genevieve Clutario, Department of History, , “Woman Enough?”: Constructing Filipina Womanhood, Filipino Nationalism, and Empire.”
2011 Ozge Sensoy Bahar, School of Social Work, “Low-income Kurdish mothers’ experiences with displacement to a metropolitan city: Challenges, coping strategies, and aspirations.”
2012 Jungmin Kwon, Institute of Communications Research, “Spectacularizing the queer body: When Korean straight females appeared.”
2013 Amaziah Zuri Finley, Department of Anthropology, “’They Want to Wash Us Out…We Ain’t Going Nowhere”: Black Women, Vulnerability, and Resistance in Post-Katrina, New Orleans.”
2014 Molly Hyo J. Kim, Institute of Communications Research, "Women at 'Disposal': Censorship, Gender and Culture of South Korean Hostess Films (1974-1982)."
2015 Shantel Martinez, Institute of Communications Research, "Haunted belongings: Testimonios of body and home as autoethnography."
2016 Paul Michael Leonardo Atienza, Anthropology, "Mobilizing Digital Selves: Tracking Queer Intimacies and Fleeting Socialities in Mobile Apps of Gay Filipino Diasporas."