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. to make use of the Bingham Center's rich collections.
Katherine McVane Armstrong, Ph.D. candidate, History, Emory University, for dissertation research on the cultural pressures and standards that influenced the grieving process of southern elite women following the death of a child.
Melissa Estes Blair, Lecturer, History, University of Georgia, for research for a book examining the role of women's organizations in Denver, Durham, and Indianapolis, from 1960-1980 in forming activist communities.
Caroline Kaltefleiter, Associate Professor, State University of New York-Cortland, for research expansion on a book about the emergence of the Riot Grrrl movement, transgender activism, and Third Wave feminism.
Jessica Lingel, independent scholar, for research on a collection of essays about American twentieth century women writers' experiences with medical trauma and how illness impacted their writing and art.
Jeannie Ludlow, Assistant Professor, Women's Studies and English, Eastern Illinois University, for research on an article and conference presentation about the political and sociocultural evolution of abortion and reproductive rights discourse during the past 40 years of the women’s movement.
Ailecia Ruscin, Ph.D. candidate, American Studies, University of Kansas, for dissertation research on the fan culture of riot grrrls across the U.S. and its influence on the production of zines, as well as films, photographs, and records.
Denise Shaw, Assistant Professor, English and Women's Studies, University of South Carolina, for research on a book about the social and cultural constraints upon a single mother and her daughter, Virginia and Julia May, faced in the first half of the twentieth century.
Mary Tasillo, independent scholar, for creation of a zine and other publication about Third Wave feminism and women's self-production based on an exploration of text and image relationships within artists' books and zines.
Jamie Schmidt Wagman, Ph.D. candidate, American Studies, Saint Louis University, for dissertation research on production and consumption relating to birth control devices from 1958 to today, with particular focus on public attitudes towards contraception revealed in feminist writings, zines, and advertisements.
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