The Carol Gold Graduate Student Conference Paper Prize is an annual $150 prize that recognizes the outstanding paper presented by a graduate student at the annual WAWH conference. The committee will judge the presented paper, normally 10-12 pages. The presenter must also still submit a copy to the commentator of their panel. All fields of history will be considered.
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Kristina Molin Cherneski, University of Alberta
“”Quite a pleasant little afternoon’s sport”: Imperial Femininity and Hunting Culture in 19th-Century Women’s Travel Literature”
From the Judging Committee:
Cherniski’s work examines the ways that women – Susan McKinnon St. Maur in particular – both drew on and subverted typically masculine understandings of sport in the late 19th century. By cloaking herself in “imperial femininity,” Cherniski argues, St. Maur was able to engage in British imperialism in Canada as she engaged in outdoor activities and wrote about the settlers and indigenous peoples she met in her travels and adventures. In this way, she both expressed the ambivalences or biases inherent in the imperial project (generally supporting it), while at the same time complicating gender norms of the time. The committee unanimously agreed on Cherniski’s ability to cogently present a clear argument and evidence.
Madeline Dede-Panken, CUNY Graduate Center
“Craving Knowledge, Carving Space: Gender and Mycological Work in Late Nineteenth-Century America”
Jaclyn Schultz, University of California, Santa Cruz
“William George’s Junior Republic, Progress Childhood, and Capitalist Training as Cure”
Sarah Gold McBride, University of California, Berkeley
“’I Have a Piece of Thee Here’: Locks of Hair in Nineteenth-Century America”
Jessica Derleth, Binghamton University
“Kneading Politics: Cookery and the American Suffrage Movement”
“Mahjong: Jewish Women, a Chinese Game, and the Paradoxes of Postwar Domesticity”
“I Resolved Never to be Conquered: Resistance and Dignity in the Slave Narratives of Harriet Jacobs and Mary Prince”
Mary Klann, University of California, San Diego
“Babies in Baskets: Tourism and Native American Motherhood in the 20th Century American West.”
Carrie Adkins, University of Oregon
“Gentlemen’s Daughters,” “Womanly Women,” and “Hen Medics”: Class, Gender, and Medical Education in the United States, 1870-1920.”
Jennifer Robin Terry, University of California, Berkeley
“Evening the Score: Rebellion, Ingenuity, and Masculinity Manifested through Illicit Pregnancy.”
Sarah Levine-Gronningsater, University of Chicago
“Performing Interracial Abolition: The Women and Children of the New York Colored Orphan Asylum in the Marketplace.”
Brenda Frink, Stanford University
“A Barren School Yard Can Produce Naught Save a Barren-Hearted Pupil: Arbor Day in Progressive Era California.”