The Koonja Mitchell Memorial Prize
The Koonja Mitchell Memorial Prize will be awarded to a student in any Ph.D. Program at the Graduate Center working on a dissertation concerned with issues of social justice. Special consideration will be given to work on militarism and trauma.
To be considered for the prize, candidates must submit a 10-page dissertation prospectus, a letter of recommendation from their dissertation advisor, and a CV by email. All material should be submitted as attachments in one email. These materials should be directed to:
Elizabeth Small, email@example.com (Women’s Studies)
The deadline for proposals is November 12, 2015.
The amount of the award is $ 750. The prize will be announced at the Center for the Study of Women and Society’s annual Student Awards event in December 11, 2015.
Rachel Brown, “The Emotional Politics of Migrant Labor: Domestic Caregivers and the Case of Israel”
Carolina Muñoz Proto,“When I Heard about the March”: Peacebuilding Through Testimonies and Participatory Archiving
Mohamad Junaid, “Being and Becoming in Kashmir: Military Occupation, Resistance, and the ‘Critical Experience’”
Puleng Segalo Psychology, “In our own voices: Black women’s narratives of conflict and post-conflict experiences”
Sandra Trappan, Honorable Mention
Kim Cunningham, Sociology, “The EMDR Machine: Sensory Assemblages of Memory and The new BioPolitics of Trama”
Marisa Lerer, “30,000 Reasons to Remember: Patronage and Artistic Strategies for Memorializing Argentina’s Disappeared”
Shana Siegal, “Transgenerational Trauma related to the History of Militarized Repression of Indigenous Populations in Canada”