GSWS Dissertation Prize
Winner: Mary Gryctko
Dr. Mary Gryctko (English) won the GSWS Dissertation Prize for "Eternal Innocence: The Victorian Cult of the Dead Child." Her dissertation committee members were Dr. Tyler Bickford (chair), Dr. Troy Boone, Dr. Jules Gill-Peterson, Dr. James Kincaid, and Dr. Patricia Crain (NYU). Gryctko, who also earned a PhD certificate from GSWS, will be a Visiting Scholar in the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Department at Northeastern University. This year's selection committee: Dr. Lisa Alfredson (chair), Dr. Olga Kuchinskaya, and Dr. Courtney Weikle-Mills.
Tamara Horowitz Graduate Student Paper Prize
Winner: Max Dosser
Max Dosser (Communication) won the Tamara Horowitz Graduate Student Paper Prize for the essay “ 'I'm Gonna Wreck It, Again': The False Binary of 'Healthy' and 'Toxic' Masculinity in Ralph Breaks the Internet,” which was written for a graduate seminar taught by Dr. Brent Malin. This year's selection committee: Dr. Carol Mastrangelo Bové, Dr. Linda DeAngelo, and Dr. Christopher Nygren.
Honorable Mention: Victoria LaFave
The judges commended LaFave's essay " 'Haven't I Felt This Somewhere Before?': Cap and Gown Club and Attachment Genealogy," written for a graduate seminar taught by Dr. Patrick McKelvey.
Honorable Mention: Corinne Sugino
The judges commended Sugino's essay "Multicultural Redemption and Gendered Racial Logics in Crazy Rich Asians," which was written as a dissertation chapter under the supervision of Dr. Paul E. Johnson.
Undergraduate Paper Prize
Winner: Kwudjwa Osei
Kwudjwa Osei won the Undergraduate Paper Prize for the essay "Textured Histories: Retracing Black Feminism in the Combahee River Collective," which was written for a course taught by Dr. Keisha Blain. Osei is majoring in History and Sociology with a minor in Africana Studies. This year's selection committee: Dr. Junyoung Véronica Kim and Dr. K. Francis Lieder.