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The UNC Department of Women’s and Gender Studies
requests nominations from all departments for the Annual Mary Turner Lane Award for
Excellence in Research in WGST
**Deadline: FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2021**
THE MARY TURNER LANE AWARD honors a senior, from any discipline, judged by the
faculty in the Department of Women’s and Gender Studies to have made an outstanding
contribution through original scholarship and/or creative production on gender and feminist
issues. Its purpose is to further academic research in the field of Women’s and Gender Studies,.
The award established on the campus in 1978 by Mary Turner Lane, a tireless feminist, advocate,
and educator
To have your student considered:
• Submit a nomination letter. Seniors must be nominated by a UNC faculty member whose letter
of support explains the significance of the project. We invite nominations from faculty in all
disciplines.
• Submit research. The faculty nominator must submit a copy of the student’s research project
along with the nomination letter. Research is broadly defined as original research papers, artistic
presentations that resulted from significant analysis, contributions to feminist theory, or
significant analytical essays. Students are encouraged to use chapters of their honors theses or
revise research. The work submitted must be entirely student- authored.
Faculty members should send submissions to Ariana Vigil, Chair, Department of Women’s and
Gender Studies, avigil@email.unc.edu.

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