Susan B. Anthony Writing Award
Open to any Niagara University undergraduate who writes a critical paper about women’s issues.
Two Awards Will Be Given
- One to a first-year student
- One to a sophomore, junior, or senior
- Length for first-year students: 4-15 pages.
- For sophomores, juniors, & seniors: 6-15 pages.
- A condensed version of an honors thesis chapter is acceptable.
Submissions Will Be Evaluated on These Criteria
- Paper must exhibit sensitivity to women’s issues.
- Paper must have been written for an undergraduate course at Niagara University within the last three semesters, or be an original piece of writing.
- First-year students: Paper must exhibit high-quality research and appropriate documentation; or must closely examine a primary text about women or women's issues; or must critically examine a woman's issue.
- Sophomores, juniors, and seniors: Paper must exhibit high-quality research and include appropriate documentation.
- Paper must exhibit high-quality writing and include a clear thesis.
- Paper must be of interest to a general audience.
- Resubmitted papers will not be accepted unless substantially revised.
- Only one submission per student is allowed.
- Submit four paper copies to Sharon Green, chair of Writing Awards, Office of Academic Support, Seton Hall, First Floor.
- Do not put any identifying information on your paper. When you bring your submission to the Office of Academic Support, you will be asked to complete a cover sheet with identifying information.
Monetary awards will be given to the 2015 winners at the annual Susan B. Anthony Birthday Celebration on Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015, at 6 pm in VIN 301. Thank you to Dr. Tim Ireland, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, for funding these awards.
Previous Winners of the Susan B. Anthony Writing Award
|2014||Sarah Page||"Under the British Raj: Women and Gender in British India"|
|2013||Jessica Yagoda||"Women Matter: The Importance of Women in Science and Engineering"|
|Marissa Felser||"The Origin of Turkey's Headscarf Ban and the Implications for Women: Past and Present"|
|2012||Amy Young||"Media's Construction of the 'Perfect' Body: Taking a Closer Look at Weight Loss Supplements"|
|Kelsey McGinty||"The Woman Caught in Adultery: The Story of Forgiveness, A Closer Look at John 7:53-8:12"|
|2011||Elizabeth Trzaska||"The Perception of Women in the Workplace"|
|2011||Kaitlin Harvey||"C'est un Monde de Femmes: Simone de Beauvoir's Unique Approach to Resisting a Patriarchal Society"|
|2010||Sebastian Galbo||"'A Landscape of Imperfections': Sylvia Plath's Quest for Dismantling and Reconstructing Natural Landscapes in Patriarchal Literary Traditions"|
|2010||Colline Landry||"When Is It Enough? How Media's Portrayal of Women Is Affecting Women in Real Life"|
|2009||Daphne Wyse||"I'll Cut Off My Hair and March Off to War"|
|2009||Sarah Chaudhry||"Rape Culture" (Honorable Mention)|
|2009||Lauren Ceier||"The Woman Behind the Mask: Living in a TIme In Which She Had No Voice" (Honorable Mention)|
|2008||Sarah Traphagen||"'The Walls of Her Forsaken Home Seemed to Encircle Her': Dorcas Bourne's Domestication of the Foreign in Hawthorne's 'Roger Malvin's Burial'"|
|2007||Kelly Jabar||“Women’s Rights in the Middle East: Islam vs. Culture”|
|2006||Betty Andropolis||“From Interdependence to ‘Female Parasitism’: The Evolution of Marriage, Motherhood and Women’s Loss of Identity due to the Rise of the ‘Sexuo-Economic Relationship’ ”|
|2006||Meghan Anson||“‘Cruel-hungry’: Appetite in Elizabeth Stoddard’s The Morgensons”|
|2005||Nola Cornett-Heidrich||“Gender Perceptions and Battered Women Who Kill: It Matters Who the Jurors Are”|
|2005||Kristen Wagner||“Manipulating the Account of Hannah Dustan”|
|2004||Katie Young||“Female Genital Mutilation: An Increasingly Global Concern”|
|2003||Michelle A. Cooke||“The Conditioning of Children to Fit Stereotypical Gender Roles”|
|2002||Patricia Alaimo||“Words, Memory and a Young Mind: In Tina DeRosa’s Paper Fish”|