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

To honor the distinguished career of Esther Kartiganer '59, a pioneer in broadcast journalism who became a senior executive producer at CBS News, the Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program faculty established the Kartiganer Prize for outstanding undergraduate work in the field of journalism and women's, gender, and sexuality studies. The prize is awarded annually for either an outstanding journalism project (broadcast or print) focused on women, gender, or sexuality or an outstanding research project about women/gender/sexuality  in the field of journalism itself. 

Award Recipent and Topic

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"