Giller-Sagan WGS Senior Paper Prize
The Giller-Sagan Prize was established in 1982 by Frimi and Eli Sagan, in honor of the grandmothers of Susannah Sagan ’81. Sadie Giller and Esther Sagan left the shtetl in their teens and came to America in search of a full and complex life. The prize is awarded each year to a senior major or minor for the finest Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality studies class paper (including essays and theses) written in their tenure at Brandeis.
Recent Award Recipients
|2017-2018||Yael Jaffe, co-winner||“Shuley, Shulie, Shulamith: The Evolution of Shulamith Firestone”|
|2017-2018||Alexandra Thomas, co-winner||“Black Feminist Theories of Flesh: Embodiment, Biopolitics, Visual Culture”|
|2016-2017||Kiana Nwaobia||“The Right to Pleasure: Race's Queer Interruptions and Legacies of Pain in Po Man's Child”|
|2015-2016||Cecile Afable, co-winner||“Toward Normalizing Multiplicity: A Historical Analysis of the Legal Construction of Intersectional Identities in Title VII Cases”|
|2015-2016||Aliya Bean, co-winner||“These Girlish Devotions: Women’s Colleges, the Evolution of Romantic Friendships, and the Development of a Lesbian Identity (1890-1939)”|