The WGST Research and Creative Activity Award is a one-year honorary appointment that recognizes excellence in scholarship and creative activity on women and gender by an affiliated faculty member in Women and Gender Studies at TCU. During the academic year of the award, the award recipient normally presents one public lecture on the scholarship or creative activity recognized by the award and leads one program to encourage research and creative activity on topics related to women and gender.
Calls for applications are sent out during Spring semesters.
This year’s recipient, Dr. Babette Bohn, gave a powerful presentation on the only known school of women artists in early modern Italy. Located in Bologna, which also boasted female writers, musicians, and mystics, this group raises key questions about women’s place in history. What made Bologna so receptive to women? What can be done, when many of their works are lost? How reliable are the male writers who celebrated these exceptional women? The lecture is free and open to the public.
2015: Babette Bohn (Art History)
2014: Jeannine Gailey (Sociology)
2013: Amy Freund (Art History)