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Priscilla Tate Award for Research and Creative Work on Women and Gender

2017-2018 Instructions

Fill out and refer to the following forms:

Priscilla Tate Award Flyer

Priscilla Tate Cover Sheet

Deadline: Thursday, March 29, 2018

Who is eligible: Any undergraduate TCU student

Criterion: Student may submit one of the following:

  1. A paper, not to exceed 3,000 words, which may be either a research or creative work
  2. A digital photograph or film clip of a creative project
  3. A multi-media or new media presentation

In addition to the project itself, the student must submit an accompanying paragraph, not to exceed 200 words, that explains how the project focuses on one of the aims of women and gender studies—

  1. To explore the social construction of gender
  2. To study the female experience
  3. To provide feminist and/or gender analyses of established disciplinary content or methodology
  4. To develop theories and methodologies of feminist or gender analysis

Award: Prize of $150 for first place

Judging: The WGST Awards Committee will evaluate research and creative projects based on the quality of the work and its capacity to deepen our understanding of women and gender studies. The Award winner will be announced at the annual WGST spring garden party.

Process: To be considered for the award, submissions must be sent no later than Thursday, March 29th, 2018.

Current Priscilla Tate Prize Winners



2018: Marisa Helf, “Assets, Liabilities, and Gender Equity: How Gender and Economic Performance Affect CEO Communications”

Previous Priscilla Tate Prize Winners


2017: Amy Wheeler, “Gender-Based Violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo”

2016: Krista Kee,”Dance, The Devine, and The Devious Other: Orientalism and The Presentation of Race and Gender in the Work of Ruth St. Denis”

2015: Alette Gamez, “A Double Standard: Gender Roles Following a Political Sex Scandal” (First Prize); Marcie Orjuela, “A Painful Difference: Nursing Care and Pain Management Treatment in Men and Women” (Honorable Mention)

2014: Tonya Maksimenko, “Women in Congress: An Analysis of Women´s Influence on Male Legislators”

2013: Kourtney Kinsel, “Reflectivity and the Nature of Power in John Fletcher´s A Woman´s Prize; or, the Tamer Tamed” (First Prize); Jacqueline Bolt, “A Shared Argument for a Shared Sphere”(Honorable Mention)

2012: Kourtney Kinsel, “Poor Katherine!: Alterity and Social- versus Self-Identity in Shakespeare´s The Taming of the Shrew

2011: Claire Taussig, “Suffragettes, Bra Burners, and Feminazis: The Ramifications of the Misconceptions of Feminism;” Sharie de Castro, “A Woman´s Place in the Literary World”

2010: Traci Clayton, “From Austerity to Prosperity:  The Challenge that Consumerism Posed to Women´s Roles in Franco’s Spain”

2009: Sam McMillan, “Transgender Health” (First Prize); Aimee Hunter, “Women in the Garden”(honorable mention); Julie Schoelles, “Moustaches, Monkeys, and Manhood” (honorable mention)

2008: Rachel Gollay, “You’ve Come A Long Way, Baby: Unplanned Pregnancy Delivered in Film;”
Veronika Terrian, “An Analysis of North American Hunters´ Media: Bringing Hegemonic Masculinity to a Coffee Table near You”

2007: Rachel Gollay, “Deceptacons and Rebel Girls: Searching for Identity in Feminist Underground Music”(First Prize); Molly Marten, “Doing Our Part: A Manifesta on Politics and Reproductive Freedom”(Honorable Mention); Erin Cooksley, “Gender Integration in the Military: Attitudes about Women’s Roles and Effects on Unit Cohesion.”(Honorable Mention)