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Quigley Research Fellowship

Majors in the class of 2018 and 2019 may compete for a limited number of Quigley Research Fellowships for 2017-2018. These paid research fellowships enable qualified juniors and seniors 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 Fall 2017 and Spring 2018
Applications due Friday, April 14, 2017

SWG Quigley Research Project Description:

Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking
Carrie Baker
This Quigley fellowship involves research into the social movement against sex trafficking of youth in the United States and legal changes relating to domestic minor sex trafficking over the last two decades. Areas of research include the historical treatment of youth involved in commercial sex, how youth advocates have leveraged anti-trafficking frameworks to push for changes to the legal treatment of minors, strategies and tactics of anti-youth-trafficking activists, critiques of the movement, legal changes including safe harbor laws and reform of child welfare treatment of minors involved in sex trade, and media portrayals of juvenile sex trafficking. Skills and interests required: A student research assistant would help conduct primary and secondary research, including research in scholarly databases and on the internet, legal research, organizational research, and archival research in the Sophia Smith Collection
Full year fellowship, 4-5 hours a week.

Archives and Violence
Jennifer DeClue
This Quigley Fellowship will support research into the archival documentation of acts of violence committed against black women during Reconstruction and the Jim Crow Era, as they are represented in black feminist films. The areas of research for this fellowship, beyond the historical periods mentioned above, include black popular culture, experimental cinema, black feminism, and the study of the archive.
This fellowship will draw upon and help strengthen the candidate’s ability to conduct primary and secondary research, use and navigate research databases, read scholarly articles and discuss their key points.
Full year fellowship that requires (4-5) hours of work per week.

Meridians: feminism, race, transnationalism
(2 Fellowships)
Ginetta Candelario
The Quigley fellowship involves research assistance to the editor and staff of the journal Meridians, feminism, race, transnationalism.
Work will include providing background information on various subjects published by the journal; helping to assess published essays for possible use in the undergraduate curriculum; and learning publishing-related tasks that will help the fellow to understand how to edit and/or prepare a scholarly journal for publication. Other tasks may include organizing information for the author/subject database and other general clerical needs of the journal.

Students applying should be interested in the publishing process as well as the journal content and have sufficient technical skills to perform the required tasks.
(2) Full year fellowships

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).

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 rsiegel@smith.edu by April 14. First priority will be given to SWG majors in the Class of 2018 and 2019.