Carroll Smith-Rosenberg Senior Thesis Award in Women's Studies

The Carroll Smith-Rosenberg Prize awards $250 each year for a superior senior thesis paper in the field of Gender, Sexuality & Women's Studies. The prize is named in honor of distinguished historian Carroll Smith-Rosenberg, a founder of the Women's Studies Program at Penn. 

To apply, please submit your paper to gsws-apc@sas.upenn.edu with the subject header "Carroll Smith-Rosenberg Prize submission." Include a cover sheet with the title “Carroll Smith-Rosenberg Prize” and the title of your paper, your name, and your contact information (your major, your advisor, your email address).

 Deadline for submissions: April 5th, 2021



Recent Award Recipients


2021
Simran Chand
GSWS & Biology


Familial Sexual Education for South Asian American Undergraduates and its Implications on Sexual Well-being
2020
Catherine Campbell
History and Sociology of Science


“But if you could see the difference the library and a woman has made in that place!”: Taking Care of Men and Books in World War I
Chloe Tan
GSWS


Matters of Heart(land): Housing Kinship, and State Power in Singapore
2019
Lea Eisenstein
History and Sociology of Science


From Icon to Bygone: The Rise and Fall of the Diaphragm in Twentieth-Century America
2018
Alisa Feldman


Be Fruitful and Medicalize: IVF Risk Communication and the Politics of Assisted Reproduction in Israel
2017
Abbie Starker


Sex Education and Sexual Violence Prevention: School-Based Sex Education’s Failure to Teach Students about Healthy and Unhealthy Relationship Behavior
2016
Sheila Shankar


South Asian American Women's Voices: Narratives of Resistance, Isolation, and Belonging
2015
Joanna Kamhi


College Campus Based Women's Centers
2014
Arielle Pardes


The Birds, the Bees, and the Swedes: Exploring the Role of Pleasure in Swedish Sex Education