Congratulations to all WGS Contest Winners!

UWM Women’s & Gender Studies
2023 Research Paper & Project Contest Winners
Casey O’Brien Outstanding Activist Awardee
Florence L. Healy Scholarship

On behalf of Women’s & Gender Studies Program, Anna Mansson McGinty, WGS Chair, would like to extend congratulations to this year’s winners of the annual UWM Women’s & Gender Studies Student Research Paper and Project Contest and the Casey O’Brien Outstanding Activist Award.

Also, thanks colleagues who served as reviewers on the different committees.


Rachel Skalitzky Award for Undergraduate Research
Anonymous, The Egyptian Revolution of the 1920s: Feminism, Binaries, and “The Colonization of Consciousness”

 Runner Up Undergraduate Research
Kade Barkas, Netflix’s Arcane: How Close is the World to Creating a Queer Future?

Undergraduate Project Award
Ronan Carpenter, You Should’ve Raised a Baby Girl (I Could Have Been a Better Son): Understanding Punk’s Relationship to Genderqueerness and Transidentity Through My Chemical Romance’s Discography

Runner Up Undergraduate Project
Lia Smith, Last Day in Sarajevo

Eliana G. Berg Award for Graduate Research
Viashima David Ko, Intersectionality: Towards Anzaldúa’s New Mestiza Consciousness

 Runners Up Graduate Research
Molly Lieber, Queering Lactation
Elinor Ellenbecker, Neuroqueer Orientations: A Historical Analysis of Autistic Social Reproductions

Graduate Project Award
Anonymous, Architectural Program Study – Redeem & Restore Center

Casey O’Brien Outstanding Activist Award
Abagail Houck

Florence L. Healy Scholarship in Women’s & Gender Studies
Ducky Griesemer
Kaitlyn Hein
Molly Lieber
Blessing Uwisike

Congratulations to all!