News

Undergraduate Student Updates

Lucy Bloomberg (2016, American Studies and GSS) was awarded a Summer Undergraduate Research Grant to conduct archival research on Jane, an underground abortion service in Chicago from 1969-1973, and will begin a
senior thesis in American Studies in the fall.

Lauren Goldstein (2018, Communication Studies and GSS) was awarded a Summer Internship Grant from NCA and will be interning in the Social Media department of Birchbox in New York this summer.

Graduate Student Updates

Carla Della Gatta (PhD, Interdisciplinary Program in Theatre and Drama & GSS Certificate) was a GSS Teaching Assistant during the 2014-15 school year and designed and taught a new course on “Latina Theatre & Feminisms” in Winter quarter. She will begin a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Critical Studies - Theatre at the University of Southern California in the fall.

Theo Greene (PhD Sociology and Gender & Sexuality Studies Certificate) will begin a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Sociology at Bowdoin College in the fall.

Faculty Updates

Jillana Enteen (GSS/Asian American Studies) has been promoted to the rank of Associate Professor of Instruction.

Hector Carrillo (GSS/Sociology)
is the recipient of a Distinguished Teaching Award in the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences for the academic year 2015-2016.

Helen Thompson (English)
is the recipient of the E. LeRoy Hall Award for Excellence in Teaching in the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences for the academic year 2015-2016.

Mary Weismantel (Anthropology) has received an Alumnae of Northwestern University Award for Curriculum Development. She will spend the summer developing a new undergraduate course that will explore art and architecture through the context of Native American educational and cultural traditions, environmental sustainability and issues of diversity, inequality and politics.

Héctor Carrillo (Sociology/GSS) and Michelle Wright (African-American Studies) have been named 2016-17 Fellows at the Kaplan Fellows for the Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities.

Dyan Elliott (History) has been awarded the ACLS Fellowship for her project on “Sexual Scandal and the Medieval Clergy.” Her project examines the impact of the church’s scandal-averse policies on medieval clerical culture through the lenses of gender and sexuality.
Ji-Yeon Yuh (History/Asian-American Studies) has received a grant from Humanities Without Walls Global Midwest. She will be working with colleagues at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on a project to collect oral histories from Asian Americans in the Midwest, and with a playwright to create a dramatization of their stories.
Jeffrey Masten (English/GSS) has been awarded a fellowship by the National Endowment for the Humanities for his research on early modern sexuality and drama.