The Mary Elizabeth “Betsy” Perry Graduate Student Conference Poster Prize recognizes an outstanding scholarly poster presented by a graduate student at the annual WAWH conference. All fields of history will be considered. Current WAWH board members are not eligible for the prize. Graduate student poster presenters must be present and available to interact with observers during the poster session. Posters will be judged on content, clarity, and effectiveness of overall presentation. Conference attendees will cast their votes by secret ballot.
All posters accepted for the poster session will be considered for the $100 prize, provided the graduate student is a current member of WAWH at the time of the conference, and is present at the poster session. No application is required.
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2022 – Joint winners
Viola Burlew, University of Colorado
“Wonder Woman, Lois Lane and the Amazing Disappearing Act: Female Representation and Comic Censorship, 1940-1970”
Faith Stackhouse Daly, Pace University
“Crushing Prohibition: Northern California’s Wine, Women, and the Fight for Repeal”
Emily Hawk, Columbia University
“Civic Discourse Embodied: New York City’s Dancemobile Program, 1967–1988”
No conference. No award given
Katherine Bush & Eden Redmond, Portland State University, Portland
“Punching In, Punching Up: The Subversive Spectacle of 1980s Women’s Workplace Comedies.”
Kristin C. Howard
“Reformation & Transformation: From Convent to Hospital in Calvin’s Geneva”
“‘No Law West of St. Lewis’: Lawlessness in Indian Territory and the Road to the Major Crimes Act”
“Swedish Movement-Cures and American Reform Movements”
Gianna May, University of New Mexico
“Suffrage and Statehood in New Mexico: 1890 – 1920”