Lynda S. Hart Undergraduate Award in Sexuality Studies

A prize of $250 will be given each year for a senior thesis or seminar/course paper in the field of LGBTQ Studies. Awarded in memory of Lynda Hart, Professor of English at Penn and groundbreaking scholar in feminist performance studies and queer theory, the prize recognizes original, rigorous scholarship on gender and sexuality by a Penn undergraduate in any field.
 
To apply, please submit your paper to gsws-apc@sas.upenn.edu with the subject header "Lynda S. Hart Prize submission." Include a cover sheet with the title “Lynda S. Hart 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


2019
Benjamin Chansky


Investigations into Queer Experience: An Ethnographic Comparative Analysis Tracing the Development of Queer Identity from Adolescent High School to Young Adulthood at the University of Pennsylvania
2018
Kerry Schellenberger


Android Embodiment: Gender, Sexuality, and Disability in Star Trek
2017
Zachary Willis


A Marriage Proposal: A Critique of Post-Marriage Equality Tax Regulation of Domestic Partnerships and Civil Unions
2016
Virginia Seymour


Representing Gender and Sexuality in Disability Photography, 1847–2015
2015
Dawn Androphy


Before Liberation: Political Ideology and Self-Expression in the U.S. Homophile Movement, 1950-1965
2014
Lexi White


Dynamics and Consequences of the Street Harassment Experienced by Women of Color