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Esther Kartiganer Prize for Excellence in Journalism and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

This prize honors the distinguished career of Esther Kartiganer ’59 (1938-2012), a pioneer in broadcast journalism who became a senior executive producer at CBS News and produced award-winning segments of “60 Minutes” over the course of a long career. Esther was also a founding member and long-time co-chair of the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program National Board. Established in 2007 by the WGS faculty in gratitude for Esther’s service to Brandeis, the Kartiganer Prize honors an undergraduate for involvement in social activism around feminism or sexuality, on or off campus.

Award Recipent and Topic

2015-16
Anni Long

"Becoming Chinese Feminists"

2014-15
Brianna Majsiak

"Brave Miss World"

2013-14
Sara Dejene & Philip Gallagher

“Gender, Race, and Science at Brandeis”

2012-13
Jon Ostrowsky

“Student Questions University Response to Alleged Rape Case”

2011-12
Jon Ostrowsky

“Staff Contradicts Official Account of Sexual Assault”

2010-11
Leah Finkelman
“Zach’s Story, A Lifetime of Little Things”

2009-10
Justine Root
Jewish women in WWII forThe Justice

2007-08
Shana D. Lebowitz
Four Feature Articles for The Justice

2006-07
Abra Lyons-Warren

"The Choice: Female Journalists' Decisions about Family and Career"

2005-06
Neena Pathak 
"Coercion and Conversion: The Organic Farming Movement in Maharashtra, India"