The Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fellowship in Women’s Studies

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Women's Studies Selection Committees


Chair: Tricia Lootens WS ’84 • English, University of Georgia
Maria Cristina Alcalde WS ’02 • Anthropology, University of Kentucky
Michele Barale WS ’81 • English and Women and Gender Studies, Amherst College
Elora Shehabuddin WS ’97 • Humanities and Political Science, Rice University
Saadia Toor WS ’00 • Sociology, Cornell University


Beth Widmaier Capo WS ’01 • English, Illinois College
Susan P. Casteras WS ’75 • Art, University of Washington
Marisela Chavez WS ’02 • History, California State University, Dominguez Hills
Lorena Garcia WS ’04 • University of Illinois at Chicago
Nancy Rose Hunt WS ’90 • History, University of Florida
Colin Johnson • Gender Studies • Indiana University
Laura Klein • Anthropology, Pacific Lutheran University
Marilee Lindemann WS ’87 • English, University of Maryland
Catherine Lugg • Graduate School of Education, Rutgers University
Deepti Misri • Comparative Literature and Gender Studies • University of Colorado at Boulder
Lise Nelson • Geography and Women’s Studies • Penn State University
Martha Nell Smith WS ’84 • English, University of Maryland
Sarah Phillips WS ’01 • Anthropology, Indiana University
Sandra Soto • Gender and Women’s Studies • University of Arizona
Tracey Weis WS ’90 • History, Millersville University of Pennsylvania
Kathleen Gallagher Cunningham • Government and Politics, University of Maryland

WS = Woodrow Wilson Women’s Studies Fellow


Changing the name of the Foundation

The Board of Trustees of the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation has voted unanimously to rename the organization and to remove Woodrow Wilson from its name; a new name will be announced by early fall.

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