Best Paper in WOST

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Best Paper in WOST

Declared majors and minors in Women's Studies may submit scholarly papers to be reviewed by an interdisciplinary committee of Women's Studies faculty members. Scholarly papers must be at least five pages, but not more than twenty-five pages. It should focus on women or issues relevant to women, particularly around race/ethnicity, class, and other differences, but it need not be written for a Women's Studies class.

Submissions should:

  • focus on women or issues relevant to women, particularly around race/ethnicity, gender, class, and other differences.
  • be word-processed with no instructor marks.
  • printed on a one-sided page and unstapled (use paper clips instead).
  • be accompanied by a submission form.

Please note that your name should not appear anywhere on the paper itself. Only one submission per year will be accepted. A student may receive the Best Paper in Women's Studies Award only once.

Papers will be reviewed by an interdisciplinary committee of Women's Studies faculty members and judged on the basis of their treatment of the criteria and on the quality of writing.

The recipient will receive a cash award and a certificate of recognition, to be presented at the Abigail Quigley McCarthy Center for Women Annual Awards Celebration.

Look for submission materials in February of each academic year. They are usually due in mid-March.