The University Record, April 1, 1998

15 receive IRWG support

From the Institute for Research on Women and Gender

The Institute for Research on Women and Gender has awarded 15 grants for scholarly activities focusing on women and gender. The funding will support research in the Museum of Anthropology, six schools and colleges--LS&A, Social Work, Education, Public Health, Medicine and Music--and more than 13 academic departments.

Competition for the awards, which range from $1,000 to $10,000, was stiff and many more applications were received than could be accommodated. This is the third year of the program.

An interdisciplinary committee reviewed the applications with the following criteria in mind:


Quality and significance of the proposed scholarly or creative activity.

Centrality of research on women and gender to the project.

Inclusion of attention to issues of race/ethnicity, sexuality, culture, nationality, social class or other differences among women and men.

Value of the project to the applicant's career development.

Contribution of the project to the study of women and gender at the University in terms of scholarly work, training, curricular or external funding.

The recipients and their projects are:

Naomi Andre, music, "Subverting the Expected: Verdi, Character and Vocal Types for Women's Lower Voices"; Deborah Carr, sociology, "Women's Self-Employment: Why Does the Gender Pay Gap Exist?"; Terrie Epstein, education, "Gendering the Past? Urban Children's and Adolescents' Views of Gender and History"; Richard Ford, anthropology, "The Two-Spirit (a.k.a. Berdache) Perspective in Prehistoric North America"; Susan Gelman, psychology, "Essentialists Beliefs about Gender in Children";

Sioban Harlow, public health, "Methods and Measures: Emerging Strategies for Women's Health Research"; Kristin Harrison, communication studies, "Women Viewing Women's Sports: The Body Benefits of Sports Spectatorship"; Nancy Hunt, history and medicine, "Gender Politics, Youth Cultures and Reproductive Health Care in Kinshasa (Congo-Zaire) since 1945"; Karin Martin, sociology and women's studies, "Gendered Bodies: Doing Gender in Three Groups of Undergraduate Women"; Jacqueline Mattis, psychology and women's studies, "The Role of Gender Socialization in the Religious and Spiritual Development of African American Men";

Suzanne Raitt, English, "May Sinclair and the Sadness of Modernity"; Beth Glover Reed, social work, "Women, Men, Minorities and the Climate for Research Productivity: Organizational Processes and Quality of Worklife"; Denise Sekaquaptewa, psychology, "When Is Being Different Detrimental? The Effects of Solo Status on the Test Performance of Caucasian and African American Women"; Patricia Simons, history of art and women's studies, and Valerie Traub, English and women's studies, "Lesbianism in the Renaissance: Words and Images"; and Jon-Kar Zubieta, psychiatry and medicine, "Mu Opioid Receptor Involvement in Alcohol Dependence and Alcohol Craving in Women."