Grant for Graduate Research

This grant was established in 1986 by the Sagan Family to recognize an outstanding research project in the field of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. All Brandeis graduate students in any program are eligible to apply.

Prize amount: $1,000

Recent Award Recipients

Prize Year Recipient Dissertation/Paper
2021-2022 Caitlin Sackrison
PhD History
"Norwegian Women in a Borderland: The Complicated History of
Immigrant Women's Land Claims in Brown County, Minnesota in the Mid-to-Late 19th century."

jessie neal
MA Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

“Hafa Adai: (the Aloha you’ve never heard) A
CHamoru coming of culture.”
2020-2021 Daniella Gáti
PhD English
"Tactile Trans-Media: Queer Touch in the Digital World."
2019-2020 Sari Fein
PhD Near Eastern and Judaic Studies
"Conceiving Motherhood: The Reception of Biblical Mothers in the Early Jewish Imagination."
2017-2018 Diana Filar
PhD English
“Naming the System: Literary Onomastics in the Post-1980 U.S. Immigrant Novel”
2016-2017 Natalie Cornett
PhD History
“Empowering Women Through Love and Letters: Narcyza Zmichowska and the Enthusiasts of Nineteenth-Century Poland”
2014-2015 Cassandra Berman
PhD History/Joint MA WGS & History
“Motherhood, the Law, and the Court of Public Opinion: Contesting Maternity in America, 1776-1865”
2013-2014 Celene Ibrahim
PhD Near Eastern and Judaic Studies/Joint MA NEJS & History
“Gender and Islamic Medicine in America”