Department of Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies

Richard Saber Undergraduate Research Grant

Claudia Roldan poses with her grant certificate and the presenter

Claudia Roldan, 2018 winner of the Richard Saber Undergraduate Research Grant

This grant was established by Brian Saber '84 in 1993 in memory of his father, Richard Saber. The grant is awarded every fall to a Brandeis undergraduate to support a research project in the field of Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies.

Recent Award Recipients

Prize Year Recipient Paper
2022-23 Logan Shanks, co-winner "Us had the kind of love couldn't be improved"
2022-23 Madeline Toombs, co-winner "Black Churchwomen: The Shaping of Leadership and Legacy in Atlanta, Georgia"
2022-23 Youyuan Zhang, co-winner "Flying Under the Radar: The Impacts of Ambiguous Language on Discourse in Modern ChineseQueer Communities"
2021-22 Alison Hagani "Understanding Anti-Violence Resource Use on College Campuses in Connecticut"
2020-21 Quinn Weiner "Experiences with Complex Attribution and Interpersonal Gendering"
2019-20 Eli Wasserman "The Impacts of Non-Inclusive Sex Education on the Rates of Sexually Transmitted Infections, Teen Pregnancy, and Young People's Mental and Emotional Health." 
2018-19 Yiyi Wu "The 'Coming-out' of Tongqi: Stories of Chinese Heterosexual Women who Marry Homosexual Men"
2017-18 Claudia Roldan "Incorporation of Cultural Values in the Treatment of Post-Partum Depression for Latino Mothers"
2016-17 Mingyue Chen, co-winner "Life of Female Factory Labor in China"
2016-17 Rachel Gabrilowitz, co-winner "Jewish Mothers of Autistic Children: Ritual and Disability Through a Feminist Lens"
2015-16 Aliya Bean "Women's Colleges, the Evolution of Romantic Friendships, and the Development of a Lesbian Identity (1890s-1930s)"