Quigley Research Fellowship
Majors in the class of 2015 may compete for a limited number of Quigley Research Fellowships for the junior year. These paid research fellowships enable qualified juniors to work one-on-one with a faculty member in the Program for the Study of Women and Gender on a research or curricular project.
Quigley Proposals for Spring 2014
Applications due Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Quigley Research Fellowship
Quigley Proposal: ”Voices Echoing Across the Seas: Dominican Feminisms, 1882-1942”
Ginetta E.B. Candelario, SOC & LALS
I am working on a book manuscript about the history of feminist thought and activism in the Dominican Republic, from 1882 until the achievement of suffrage in 1942. Contrary to popular perception, including among Women’s Studies scholars and students in both the Dominican Republic and the United States, Dominican feminisms was not born of imported or foreign agendas. Rather, they emerged very much as a result of local politics as well as of geo-politics in the region. At the same time, they developed in concert and conversation with feminist thought and activism throughout the Americas and Western Europe.
I’d like to work with the Quigley fellow over the spring semester of 2014 to undertake the social network analysis (SNA) that comprises a critical methodology for this project. There are SNA software programs that facilitate this research, so the Quigley Fellow for this project must be comfortable researching, learning and utilizing that software. A useful example of using SNA for women’s history is available in the book Golden Cables of Sympathy.
The Quigley Fellow for this project will need some prior college-level course-work in at least one, ideally many of the following disciplines: Women’s Studies, Latin American and Caribbean Studies, History, and Sociological research methods. Primary responsibilities will include researching, securing and learning an appropriate SNA program; culling my research archives for the data; entering the data into the SNA software system; and generating the SNA.
How to Apply
To apply, submit a description of your interests, prior coursework and research skills that qualify you for the fellowship of your choice on the application form below (if applying for more than one project, a separate form must be submitted for each).
Quigley Application (pdf)
You may apply for more than one project, but you may only receive a single fellowship for work with a single faculty member as a Quigley fellow (up to a maximum of 10-hours-a-week for one semester*, five-hours-a-week over two semesters, or a more intensive hourly work schedule over interterm, depending on faculty member's needs.)
*Accepting a 10-hour a week Quigley Fellowship means you may not hold another full-time campus job or STRIDE position.
Quigley forms must be e-mailed to email@example.com by December 10, 2013. First priority will be given to SWG majors in the Class of 2015 and 2014.