Grants & Awards

Your continued support of Iowa State University’s Women’s and Gender Studies Program is greatly appreciated.

2018-2019 Linda Galyon Undergraduate Scholarship Award Recipients: Ashlyn Butler and Danika Nolte

The Women’s and Gender Studies Program is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2018-2019 Linda Galyon Undergraduate Scholarship: Ashlyn Butler and Danika Nolte. Ashlyn is a double major in English and Women’s and Gender Studies with a minor in World Film Studies. Danika is a double major in Biology and Women’s and Gender Studies with a minor in Spanish.

2018-2019 Graduate Student Award Recipients: Paul Hengesteg and Sonja Lindberg

The Women’s and Gender Studies Graduate Student Award was given to Paul Hengesteg and Sonja Lindberg. Paul is a PhD student in Education. He states that this area of study for him is “magnified by my experiences with WGS because now I understand that such praxis queers the notion of what it means to learn, and I find that exciting.” Paul is also working towards a graduate minor in Women’s and Gender Studies. Sonja is a Master’s student in Sociology with a minor in Women’s and Gender Studies and plans to study the nuances of empowerment issues among female farmers in sub-Saharan Africa. They were also the recipients of the graduate student scholarships.

WGS Faculty Affiliate Mini-Grants

To build a vigorous and diverse Women’s and Gender Studies research community at Iowa State University, and to enhance the dissemination of WGS scholarship locally, nationally, and internationally, the WGS program is pleased to offer mini-grants to our faculty affiliates for research, conference presentations, and professional development opportunities.

To apply for a mini-grant, you must be a tenure/tenure-track WGS faculty affiliate for a minimum of one-year. Download and complete the application form here.

Other grants and awards …

David Wahl, graduate student in Sociology with a minor in Women’s and Gender Studies, received a 2018 Teaching Excellence Award.
Itzel Padron Zuniga, undergraduate student in Women’s and Gender Studies, received an Undergraduate Social Action Award from the Sociologists for Women in Society (SWS). This national award, given during the SWS meeting in Memphis, TN, in 2016, recognized Itzel "for her coordination of a student demonstration meant to challenge rape culture and victim-blaming rhetoric."

Christiana Langenberg, academic advisor for English and Women’s and Gender Studies, was awarded a College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Advising Innovation Grant for $2500.  She worked with several undergraduate to develop and lead the workshop “Beyond the Gender Binary:  Developing an Understanding of Inclusive Language Practices” during the spring semester at ISU.

Amy Bix, Professor of History, was the Winner of the 2015 Margaret W. Rossiter History of Women in Science Prize, from  the History of Science Society for her book Girls Coming to Tech!: A History of American Engineering Education for Women; (Cambridge: MIT Press, 2013). This prize is awarded every other year in recognition of an    outstanding book on the history of women in science.

Abby Dubisar, Assistant Professor of English, was awarded a Women & Gender Studies Mini-Grant for Research & Professional Development. This award will help her conduct research in London at the archive of the Associate Country Women of the World (ACWW) where she will learn more about Iowa native Ruth Buxton Sayre who expanded the role of farm women as global citizens. 

Stacey Weber-Fève, Associate Professor of French, received the Nelson Brooks Award for Excellence in the Teaching of Culture. This award is given by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL).

May and August 2018 Graduates in Women’s and Gender Studies

Undergraduate BA Degree
Women’s and Gender Studies Major

Seth Backham, Management Information Systems and Women’s and Gender Studies
Angeline Powers, Women’s and Gender Studies and International Studies
Cheyanne Sorenson, Women’s and Gender Studies, Sociology minor

Undergraduate Minors

Ana Lavette Moreno, Psychology, minor in Women’s and Gender Studies
Kenni Terrell, Journalism and Mass Communication, minors in Women’s and Gender Studies and English
Emily Matson, Advertising, minor in Women’s and Gender Studies

Graduate Minors

Mwape Mwanakatwe, MS in Interdisciplinary Studies (Horticulture, Business, and Women’s and Gender Studies)
Alex Young, MA in Higher Education, graduate minor in Women’s and Gender Studies