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JIWS Fellowships

Fellowship Details

The Journal of International Women’s Studies offers an annual $300–$1500 fellowship competition. The guidelines for submission are as follows:

  • Write a 3-4 page essay, double spaced, 12 point font, that identifies the goals of the project, methodology for implementation, and qualifications for carrying out the project. Please include a C.V.
  • The JIWS mission must be integral to the project.
  • A condition for receiving the award is that the recipient must send the editors a report of the final outcome of the awarded project.

Recipients

2016-2017 JIWS Fellowships:

  • Seyedehbehnaz Hosseini, PhD, Department of Islamic Studies at the Institute of Oriental Studies, University of Vienna: "Women, Slavery in Iraq, and Forced Migration"
  • Caitlin McDonald, Master of Public Administration candidate, University of Utah: “Why Don’t They Ask for Help? Refugee Service Providers’ Perceptions of Needs and Best Practices related to the Mental Health of Resettled Refugee Women”
  • Farhana Rahman, PhD Candidate, Centre for Gender Studies, University of Cambridge: "Moral Crimes" in Afghanistan: Women, Violence, and the Construction of Gender Identity"
  • Gaama Gloria “MaMa G” Simms, Paramount Queen of the Maroons, Jamaica, Founder & Director of Maroon Indigenous Women Circle: awarded for the article series, “Maroon Indigenous Women Circle, Jamaica: Views/Reviews/Perspectives”

2015-2016 JIWS Fellowships:

  • Shabana Shamaas Gul Khattak: “The War on Terror is a War on Women: The Impact of Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism on Women’s Education in Swat, Khyber Pukhtunkhwah Pakistan”
  • Gloria Simms: with assistance in organizing the first “Maroon International and Indigenous Women’s Conference, Jamaica”

2014-15 JIWS Fellowships:

  • Norah Mwakio: “Education Access by the Girl Child in Kenya: Overcoming Obstacles”
  • Joshua A. Irizarry, Department of Anthropology, Bridgewater State University: “Gender, Age, and Religiosity in Japanese Sōtō Zen Goeika Music”
  • Naina Rao Athalye: “Girl Power: Governance and Leadership among Culturally Oppressed Dalit Girls in the Human Trafficking Area of North Karnataka”
  • Jihan M. Zakarriya Mahmoud: “Contrapuntal Readings of the Interaction between Politics and Gender Studies in Arab Academia”

2013-14 JIWS Fellowships:

  • Lomarsh Roopnarine, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Caribbean and Latin American History, Jackson State University History Department: “East Indian Women Leadership During Indenture in British Guiana.”
  • Trevor G. Gates, Ph.D., LCSW, Assistant Professor Department of Social Work School of Education and Human Services College at Brockport, State University of New York: ”Heterosexism and Homophobia in Tbilisi: Social Workers’ Feminist and Gay-affirmative Practice Intentions.”

Seetha Menon
The 2012-2013 JIWS Fellowship was awarded to Seetha Menon for her proposal: “Quantifying the costs of Gendered Violence in India.” Seetha Menon is affiliated with the Institution of Social and Economic Research (ISER) at the University of Essex

Alexandra S. Guild
Winner of the JIWS Logo contest.

Sarah Feinbloom
The 2011-2012 JIWS Fellowship was awarded to Sarah Feinbloom for her proposal: “Filming Survival: Water, Gender and Biocultural Diversity.” Sarah Feinbloom is the founder of Sarafinaproductions: Media for Social Impact, a Media Company that builds hope, awareness and community by telling compelling stories.

Naveed S. Sheikh
The 2010-2011 JIWS Fellowship was awarded to Naveed S Sheikh for her proposal: “Feminism & Terrorism: Women’s Studies and the Global War on Terror Ten Years After 9/11.” Naveed is a Lecturer in International Relations at Keele University, United Kingdom.

Olivera Simic
The 2009-2010 JIWS Fellowship was awarded to Olivera Simic, LL.B, MA, LL.M, Doctoral Candidate at Melbourne Law School for “My Past and my Future: Women's reflections on the transitional justice processes in Bosnia and Serbia.”

Avant Strangel
The 2008-2009 JIWS Fellowship was awarded to Avant Strangel, Chair, Minority Caucus, Democrats Abroad–France for “Domestic Violence: Website Outreach, Education and Mobilization for Minority Women Ex-Patriots.”

Nurul Mustakim
The Third Annual JIWS Fellowship was awarded to Nurul Mustakim, Collective for Empowering Sasak Muslim Women in partnership with Dr. Bianca J. Smith, Islamic Research and Training Centre, Lombok, Eastern Indonesia “Literacy Training for Muslim Women in Lombok, Eastern Indonesia.”

Yeliz Kizilarslan
The Second Annual JIWS Fellowship was awarded to Yeliz Kizilarslan, a Turkish citizen, who will use the funds to travel to the region and interview the women and write their stories as “Maidenhood and Motherhood: Narratives from Kurdish Women of Diyerbakir”. On completion of her project, Yeliz will publish a version of her manuscript in the JIWS.

Joy Keshi Walker
The First Annual JIWS Fellowship in the amount of $300 was awarded to Joy Keshi Walker, to launch her non-profit organization in Nigeria to assist with education and prevention of Female Genital Mutilation.