Honors & Awards

Nan Nowik Memorial Awards

Women’s Studies

The Denison Women’s Studies Program announces its annual awards for outstanding scholarly, artistic and/or activist student work in the area of Women’s Studies. The awards are given in the name of the late Nan Nowik, Associate Professor of English, former Women’s Studies Coordinator, co-founder of the Women’s Resource Center, editor of the Women’s Studies Newsletter, and teacher and scholar of women’s literature.

Awards for four types of projects:
  • Senior Academic Scholarship (open to all seniors): Senior research and honors projects (one or two semesters)!
  • Essay (open to all students): Papers of various lengths will be considered. Senior research or honors projects may not be submitted for this category.
  • Artistic Expression (open to all students): Creative writing, art, dance performance, and film.
  • Activism (open to all students): Activities performed on or off campus which have had the effect of improving the status of women in some context or which have increased community awareness of gender/women’s issues on or off campus. Submit a brief description of the activist work (1-2 pages). Two recommendation letters must accompany submission. Recommendations may be from faculty/staff, and/or others who are familiar with the activist work.
Submission Criteria:
  • Conscious use of gender as an analytical category
  • Creative use of non-traditional sources, materials and methodologies to examine gender related topics
  • Contribution to the development of an inclusive feminist theory
  • Development of feminist insight based on personal experience
  • Informed and sustained feminist activism that has an educational impact on the community or which furthers the status of women
Application Deadline

The deadline has passed for 2013. Please check back for next years deadlines.

For more information, contact Melissa Feldner (feldnerm@denison.edu) or call the Women's Studies office at x6297.

Nan Nowik Memorial Award Winners