The Bingham Center is pleased to announce the recipients of this year’s Mary Lily Research Grants. These grants support the work of students, scholars, and independent researchers who will travel to Durham from all over the U.S. and from as far as Australia to make use of the Bingham Center’s rich collections.
, Women’s and Gender Studies, Rutgers University, for dissertation research on the role of feminist newsletters and newspapers in unifying and enabling the feminist movement of the 1970s.
, History, Florida State University, for dissertation research on the intersections, as well as the points of contention, between U.S. radicals and Latin American revolutionaries in the 1960s-80s.
, Women’s Studies, Arizona State University, for research for a book documenting the life of radical feminist Valerie Solanas in the context of early radical feminism and underground feminist publishing.
, University Libraries, Pennsylvania State University, for research for a book chronicling both the history of U.S. feminist presses and the publication history of “feminist bestsellers,” including Kate Millett’s Sexual Politics, Robin Morgan’s anthology Sisterhood is Powerful, and Alix Kates Shulman’s Memoirs of an Ex-Prom Queen.
, Arts Ipswich Program, University of Queensland, Australia, for research for a book on Kathy Acker’s work in relation to feminist and postmodern theories of literature, culture, and capitalism.
, English, Texas A&M University, for dissertation research on the existence of a third-wave terminology in the writings of zines and the impact of these texts on outside literary genres, particularly Chick Lit and women’s experimental writing of the 1960s-90s.
Ronald D. Lankford
, independent scholar, for research on a book-length study of feminist issues the music of women singer-songwriters in rock during the 1990s.
, History, University of Washington, for dissertation research on the intricate relationship between the development of radical feminism and women’s involvement in higher education.
, Foreign Languages and Literatures, University of North Carolina-Wilmington, for the preparation and expansion of a book-length manuscript on the cultural meanings of women’s laughter and smiling in medieval German tradition.