Graduate students awarded dissertation fellowship grants from the Center for Gender in Global Context

July 22, 2022 - Diane Huhn

“The GenCen is delighted to have this long-running collaboration with the Graduate School that allows us to support gender and sexuality scholarship across a range of disciplines. The awardees for this year’s fellowships have proposed innovative research that we anticipate will contribute to the broad interdisciplinary field of gender and feminist studies as well as to their disciplinary fields," said GenCen Director Dr. Stephanie Nawyn.

Five College of Social Science PhD students have been awarded fellowships from MSU’s Center for Gender in Global Context.

Receiving a Women’s & Gender Studies Dissertation Completion Fellowship is History doctoral student Katie Carline for her dissertation “African Women’s Christian Associations and the Making of Urban Cultures in Twentieth-Century South Africa, 1900-1994.” 

Angélica Ruvalcaba won a Women’s & Gender Studies Dissertation Research Fellowship for her work on her dissertation “Latina undergraduate students’ activism on a predominantly white campus.”  Angélica is a Sociology dual doctoral student with Chicano/Latino Studies.

WGS awards are for projects that incorporate a significant focus on women, gender, or sexuality. 

Sociology PhD student Marie Carmen Shinge received a Gender, Justice and Environmental Change Dissertation Completion Fellowship.  MC’s research is titled “Water In/Security In the United States: Non-Human Agency and Power Relations” 

Anthropology PhD student Kelsey Wagner and Sociology PhD student Ezgi Karaoglu each received a Gender, Justice and Environmental Change Dissertation Research Fellowship.  Kelsey’s research is titled “Creative Conservation: Human-Elephant Relationships and Environmental Art in Thailand.” Ezgi is studying “Gendered Dimensions of Social Citizenship Experiences and Belonging of High-skilled Migrants in Istanbul, Turkey.”

GJEC fellowships are specifically for students whose projects focus on gender dimensions of environment and/or agriculture.