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.

Recent Award Recipients

Prize Year Recipient Paper
2015-2016 Anni Long “Becoming Chinese Feminists”
2014-2015 Brianna Majsiak “Brave Miss World”
2013-2014 Sara Dejene & Philip Gallagher “Gender, Race, and Science at Brandeis”