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2015 Sandra Donaldson Award Winners
Michele Willman, “Feeding”
Michele’s essay is part of a work-in-progress that is a creative “side project” while she completes a research dissertation on female explorers. The committee is excited that she plans to further develop this piece. The selection committee found her piece on breastfeeding to be emotionally powerful, and applauds her creative approach to this hot-button topic. She raised important issues including maternal guilt, competition and shaming among mothers, and policies surrounding breastfeeding and pumping in public spaces.
Tess Groen, “The Handmaid’s Tale: A Critical Approach.”
The selection committee was impressed with the way she drew connections between Atwood’s story, the history of the Moral Majority, and scriptural references. They also remarked on the clarity of her writing.
Laura Parson, “Are STEM Syllabi Gendered? A Feminist Critical Discourse Analysis.”
The selection committee was impressed with the clarity of Laura’s argument and intellectual framework, and the effective manner in which she applied feminist methodology. We look forward to her doctoral research.
2014 Sandra Donaldson Award Winner
- Angela Cary: "The Evolution of TV's Feminine Heroines"