Francisco Lopes Prize in the Humanities
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. 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.