Accepting Submissions Now: Rosaldo/Lopes Essay Contest

Do you (or your students) have a paper or a thesis focusing on Feminism, Gender, or Sexuality?


Consider submitting the work for the
Michelle Zimbalist Rosaldo & Francisco Lopes Competitions

SUBMISSIONS DUE by 12:00 p.m. on Friday, May 12th

The Michelle Zimbalist Rosaldo and Francisco Lopes Prizes are awarded annually by the Stanford Program in Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies for the best essays and MA or Honors theses on women (or a woman), 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 awards are given in two divisions: The Honors Thesis Division (including master's theses) and the Essay Division.

The Rosaldo Prizes are awarded to one thesis and one essay in the social sciences. The Lopes Prizes are awarded to one thesis and one essay in the humanities.  Announcements will be made at the Annual Banquet on May 31, 2017.
Applicants must categorize their submission into one of the following categories and sub-categories:
  • Humanities OR Social Sciences
  • Creative, Analytical, or Research
Each Applicant should submit a PDF version of the essay/paper or thesis to by 12:00 p.m. on May 12, 2017.
*Submissions must be accompanied by an entry form. Downloadable Entry Form here or visit