Winners of the Graduate School Awards 2014-15

President's Award for Excellence in Teaching by a Graduate Student

Dylan Godwin

 Graduate and Faculty Research Program in the Arts, Humanities and Lettered Social Sciences

Beth Tsai 

 GSO Travel Award

Distinguished Travel Award 

       Claire Yu 

The Women’s and Gender Studies Graduate Certificate Program Awards

The Women’s and Gender Studies Graduate Certificate Program awards the Vivien Hartog Best Graduate Student Teacher Prize, which is given annually in memory of Vivien Hartog, who was a Ph.D. student in Sociology at Stony Brook and a Women’s Studies graduate certificate student. The $3000 award is given to the graduate certificate student who has not only received consistently high evaluations for their teaching, but has also demonstrated a strong commitment to social justice in and beyond the academy.

The second award, also funded by the Hartog family, consists of two annual travel grants of up to $500 each for graduate certificate students to attend the Feminist Theory Workshop at Duke University. The workshop is designed to introduce both faculty and students to the latest work in feminist scholarship and theory and includes keynote talks and seminars. Both Hartog awards are open to registered WaGS certificate students.

Hartog Award CeremonyVivien Hartog Award Recipients

2006            Jessica York

2007            Maureen Shaiman

2008            Maria Prado Ballerin

2009            Theresa Tiso

2010            Kristin Hole

2011            Rachel Tillman

2012            Shannan Hayes

2013            Timothy Johnston

2014            Kimberly Cox

2015           Jenny Strandberg


Vivien Hartog Travel Award Recipients

2010            Choonib Lee, Michelle Shepherd and Rachel Tillman

2011            Ana Fernandez and Kristin Hole

2012            Tim Johnston and Jeff Epstein

2013            Alexis Chartschlaa and Laura James

2014            Briana Martino and Aihua Zhang

2015            Michelle Ho


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Fall 2015

Co-Sponsored Events:

DANTE WORLDS Echoes, Places, Questions --

A Conference on the 750th Anniversary of Dante's Birth

Wednesday,  December 2, 2015

at Charles B. Wang Lecture Hall 2

9:30 am to 5:30 pm

English Graduate Student Conference - Spring 2016

Speaking Text(s): Communication in the Humanities

Cultural Analysis and Theory -Graduate Student Conference


2015 Stony Brook University, Dept. of Cultural Analysis and Theory, Graduate Student Conference

Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015

SBU Manhattan

387 Park Avenue South, 3rd Floor

New York, NY 10016

2015 CAT Colloquium

Wednesday, October 28th, from 1:00 - 2:20 p.m.

Humanities Institute room#1008

Speakers and Titles:

Professor E.K. Tan, “From Exile to Queer Homecoming: Chen Xue’s A Wife’s Diary (2012)"

Yalda Hamidi, “'Diasporic Literature as a Feminist Genre: Re-reading Persepolis and Reading Lolita in Tehran"


Kadji Amin published "'Blesser' le spectateur blanc américain: Les Nègres aux États-Unis, 1961-64 et 2003" in Études françaises.

Kadji Amin has been awarded a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship on SEX at the University of Pennsylvania Humanities Forum for the 2015-16 academic year.

Kadji Amin has been awarded a Humanities Institute at Stony Brook Faculty Fellowship for Spring semester of 2015 for the completion of his book, Queer Attachments.

Raiford Guins "Punk archaeologists" explain that they went looking for more than just video-game cartridges in a New Mexico landfill.  

Nancy Hiemstra has been selected to receive the 2014-15 Graduate and Faculty Research Program in the Arts, Humanities and Lettered Social Sciences.

Robert Harvey has been appointed to the rank of Distinguished Professor.

Izabela Kalinowska-Blackwood is curating a film series at the IWM in Vienna.


Marcus Brock has been selected to receive the Turner Conference Travel Award to participation in the "Audiovisualtopia" taking place in Madrid, Spain beginning on 10/23/2015. 

Beth Tsai has been selected to receive the 2014-15 Graduate and Faculty Research Program in the Arts, Humanities and Lettered Social Sciences.

Kudos Newsletter 

        June 2015

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