Student Project Award


Gender & Sexuality Studies Student Project Award

This award recognizes excellent student scholarship and creativity in the field of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies by NMSU students. Entries are reviewed by an interdisciplinary committee of Gender and Sexuality Studies faculty. The competition is open to all current students at New Mexico State University.

Awards are the following:

Outstanding Undergraduate Student Project in G.S.S.

Outstanding Graduate Student Project in G.S.S.


Entries must have been prepared for a course, seminar, or independent study at NMSU for the Women’s Studies/Gender and Sexuality Studies Program (or a course cross-listed with WS) during Spring 2017-Spring 2018 and should represent the student’s original work. The submitter must be the sole author. Limit one submission per student.

Submission Guidelines

  • The title of the paper, your name, Banner ID #, email address, name of the class for which the paper was prepared, instructor and semester taken, and classification (undergraduate or graduate) must be submitted as a separate document.
  • All entries must be 8-25 pages (12 pt font) including Work Cited, typed, and double-spaced.
  • Each entry must clearly have a title on the first page. The Author’s name must not appear anywhere on the paper.
  • Entries and Info documents should be submitted as two email attachments (DOCX or DOC) to Dr. M. Catherine Jonet (
  • Entries that do not follow these guidelines will not be accepted. The deadline to submit a paper is 01 April 2018.

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. M. Catherine Jonet (

2017 Awards

Best Undergraduate Paper Award Winners

Undergraduate Recipient: “Factors Affecting LGBT and Feminist Issues in Korea” by Jane Kim

Honorable Mention: “Women, Gender, and Gaming in HBO’s Westworld” by Julia Vulcan

Best Graduate Paper Award Winners

Graduate Recipient: “Sexual Assault, Infertility, and the Mechanics of Embodied Masculinity” by Holly Gregg

Honorable Mention: Jessica Jones: Narrative for Survivors of Rape, Trauma, and Abuse” by Abby Current

2016 Awards 

Best Undergraduate Paper Award Winners

Undergraduate Recipient: Chiann­Ling (Cindy) Yeh for “On Globalizing Perceptions of Hysteria”

Honorable Mention: Julia Vulcan for “Aggression Towards Gender-Nonconformity”

Best Graduate Paper Award Winners

Graduate Recipient: Zooey Sophia Pook for “7 Miles a Second: The Bildungsroman and the Mechanics of Othering Queer Bodies”

Honorable Mention: Holly J Gregg for “’I Stand With Black Lives’: Theory and Application of Collective Foregrounding Within Modern Social Justice Movements”