Undergraduate Prizes

Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies awards annual prizes for outstanding papers, Honors or MA theses, and graduate teaching on topics related to gender, feminism, and sexuality. Upcoming contests for undergraduate and coterm writers are listed below along with their due dates.

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The Francisco C. Lopes Prize

The Francisco C. Lopes Prize is awarded annually by the Program in Feminist, Gender and Sexuality Studies for the best papers and MA or Honors thesis in the Humanities on feminism, gender or sexuality, written by any undergraduate, or co-terminal B.A./M.A. student currently enrolled at Stanford. Each prize carries a cash award of $500. The prizes are given in two divisions: The Honors Thesis Division (including coterminal Master’s theses) and the Paper Division. Prizes are conferred by the Program in Feminist, Gender and Sexuality Studies at our annual community end-of-the-year banquet.

The Francisco C. Lopes Prize honors the memory of Professor Francisco Caetano Lopes Jr. Professor Lopes, a native of Brazil, joined the Stanford faculty in the fall of 1990. At Stanford, Lopes developed and taught courses in the Program in Feminist Studies. His course on Brazilian cinema was very popular, and it was the final course he taught at Stanford before he died in 1994 died of cancer He was 39 years old. Besides taking part in the interdisciplinary Feminist Studies Program, Lopes also was active at the Bechtel International Center.

A call for submissions will go out in April 2016.

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The Michelle Zimbalist Rosaldo Prizes

The Michelle Zimbalist Rosaldo Prizes are awarded annually by the Program in Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies for the best papers and MA or Honors theses in the social sciences on feminism, gender or sexuality, written by any undergraduate or co-terminal B.A./M.A. student currently enrolled at Stanford. Each prize carries a cash award of $500. The prizes are given in two divisions: The Honors Thesis Division (including coterminal Master’s theses) and the Paper Division. The Rosaldo Prizes are conferred by the Program in Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at our annual community end-of-the-year banquet.

The Michelle Zimbalist Rosaldo Prize honors the memory of Professor Michelle Zimbalist Rosaldo (1944, New York – 1981, Philippines), known to her friends and colleagues as Shelly, was a social, linguistic, and psychological anthropologist famous for her studies of the Ilongot tribe in the Philippines and for her pioneering role in women’s studies and the anthropology of gender. Michelle Rosaldo wrote or edited several important works in the anthropology of women and gender relations and co-founded the Program in Feminist Studies here at Stanford University. In 1979 she received Stanford’s Dinkelspiel Award for outstanding service to undergraduate education. Michelle Rosaldo died from an accidental fall while conducting fieldwork in the Philippines in 1981, cutting short one of the brightest anthropology careers of her generation. She was survived by her husband Renato Rosaldo and their two sons. The Michelle Z. Rosaldo Summer Field Research Grant was also established in her memory at the Department of Anthropology at Stanford University to provide funding for undergraduate students to conduct fieldwork.

A call for submissions will go out in April 2016.

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Frequently-asked questions

Q: Do I have to be an FGSS major, minor, or honors student to apply?

A: No. We accept submissions from all majors.

 

Q: My paper was previously published. Is it still eligible for submission?

A: No, only unpublished works will be considered.

 

Q: Do you accept co-authored papers?

A: No, papers must have a single author.

 

Q: Do I need to remove identifying information (i.e., my name) on the file?

A: No, that is not necessary.