We are pleased to commemorate our previous award winners, listed below.

Jan Monk Service Award Recipients

2015: Linda Peake, York University

2014: Lynda Johnson, University of Waikato

2013: Robyn Longhurst, University of Waikato

2012: Kath Browne, U. of Brighton

2011: Melissa Gilbert, Temple University

2010: Saraswati Raju, Jawaharlal Nehru University

2009: Pennsylvania State University chapter of Supporting Women in Geography

2008: Maria-Dolors Garcia-Ramon, Autonomous U. of Barcelona

2007: Karen Morin

2006: Janet Momsen

2005: Ellen Hansen, Emporia State University

2004: Pamela Moss

2003: Liz Bondi and Mona Domosh, Founders of Gender, Place and Culture

2002: Amy Trauger, Pennsylvania State University


2000: Susan Mains

Susan Hanson Dissertation Proposal Award Recipients

2015: Aparna Parikh, Pennsylvania State University, “‘Is there anything else I can help you with today?’: Exploring the nightscapes and intimate labors of call centers in Manila and Mumbai”

2014: Kayla Yurco, Penn State University, “When the cows come home: Gender and pastoralism in Southern Kenya” 

2013: Sunčana Laketa, University of Arizona, “Embodied Politics of Everyday Life in Mostar, Bosnia-Herzegovina”

2012: Nazgol Bagheri, University of Missouri, “Modernizing the Public Space: Gendered Space and Multiple Modernities in Twentieth Century Tehran”

2011: Jill Williams, Clark U., “Border Enforcement and the Gendered Politics of Humanitarianism”

2010: Beth Bee, Pennsylvania State U.,“Women Weathering the Climate: Adaptive Capacities and Changing Rural Livelihoods in Mexico,” 

Jacquelyn Micieli, Syracuse U., “Re-membering 9/11: the (geo)Politics of Mourning and Memorialization”

2009: Holly Worthen, U. of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, “Mexico’s ‘New’ Rural Women: Gendered Labor and Formulations of Rural Citizenship”

Glenda Laws Paper Award Recipients

2015: Ana Grahovac, Masters Student, University Of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, “Geographies Of Abortion Access In the US”

Christine Alic, Undergraduate, Brock University, “Contested Landscapes of the Female Gaze: Self –Portraits as Resistance to Gender Oppression”

2014: Sarah Stinard-Keil, Temple University, “Networks of intimacy: Moving ‘the family’ from object to assemblage” 

2013: Juliane Collard, MA Candidate, University of British Columbia, “On the power of property: Space, violence, and the law in Portland’s Prostitution-free Zone Ordinance”

Denise Goerisch, PhD Candidate, San Diego State University and UC Santa Barbara, “Be Prepared: Girls Imagining Future Selves through Scouting”

2012: Leticia Garcia, B.A. Candidate, Temple U., “The Social Construction of Garden Space as a Site for Anti-Racist Struggle”

2011: Rosemary Collard, Ph.D. student, U. of British Columbia, “Cougar Figures, gender and the performances of predation”

2010: Roberta Hawkins, Ph.D. student, Clark U., “One Pack = One Vaccine = One Global Motherhood? A Feminist Analysis of Ethical Consumption”

2009: Caroline Faria, Ph.D. Student, U. of Washington, “’Women Wa-yee!:’ Sudanese Feminisms and the Politics of Unity,”

Kate Coddington Senner, Ph.D. Student, Syracuse U., “Alaskan Colonial Legacies, Both Strange and Familiar: A Ghost Story”

2008: Emma Crossley, Undergraduate Student, Simon Fraser U., “The Personal is Global,” 

Kate D. Derickson, Ph.D. Student, Penn State U., “Towards a Non-Totalizing Critique of Capitalism”

2007: Rosemary Collard, Undergraduate Student, “Gender and Nature in Campus Space: An Ecofeminist Reading of the University of British Columbia’s Sustainability Policies.”

Serin D. Houston, PhD Student, “Challenge, Complicity, and Conformity: Expressions of Whiteness in Mixed-Race Households in Tacoma, Washington.”

2006: Undergraduate: Jessica Barnes, Undergraduate, “A Space of Her Own: The Notion of Home in Chopin’s The Awakening”

Elizabeth (Liz) Lee, Masters Student, “Migrant Remittances and Gender Relations in the Transnational City”

Ann Marie Murnaghan, PhD Student, “Representing Nature in Elizabeth Posthuma Simcoe’s Diary: An Examination of Toronto’s Colonial Past”

2005: Helen Watkins and Eunyoung Choi


2003: Tiffany Muller Myrdhal, University of Minnesota, and Karen Dias, Simon Fraser University

2002: Amy Trauger, Pennsylvania State University

2001: Risa Whitson, “Making Work Count: Gender and the Informal Economy,” Pennsylvania State University

2000: Jennifer Fluri

1999: Sarah Halvorson, PhD Candidate, U. of Colorado at Boulder, “Children, Disease Hazard, and the Social Construction of Vulnerability in Pakistan.” 

1998: Elizabeth Gagen, Syracuse University

Laura Y. Liu, MA Student, “Controlling Choice by Controlling Access: Abortion and Its Protestors.”

1997: Donna B. Rubinoff, “Towards a Feminist Perspective on Alternative Development.”

Other Awards:

1992: Dissertation Proposal Award:  Altha Cravey1994: Graduate Student Paper Award, Elsbeth Robson, “Sexuality and Seclusion: The Spatial Praxis of Gender Ideology in Hausaland

1992: Dissertation Proposal Award: Karen Falconer Al-Hindi, University of Kentucky

1991: Outstanding Service Award: Joni Seager

1987: GPOW Award: Jacquelyn Beyer