Eloise A. Buker Fellows

Every year, the Women’s and Gender Studies Committee names a number of rising Senior and Junior majors or minors as Eloise A. Buker Fellows.

This honor is given in the name of Eloise A. Buker, who was a Professor of Political Science and Director of Women’s Studies at Denison University from 1993 to 2002.

The Program’s mission is to foster our students’ critical awareness of and intellectual sensitivity of the content, method, and real-life implications of Women’s and Gender Studies. Thus, Fellows are nominated based on students’ demonstrated accomplishments in their academic excellence both in Women’s and Gender Studies and across their degree programs, their demonstrated leadership, and their contributions to the campus community, particularly as it relates to gender.

The Women’s and Gender Studies Program expects our fellows to be involved in the activities of our program and to provide positive leadership to other students. In addition, being a fellow provides students with a number of educational opportunities. The fellows’ involvement and activism may take many different forms, such as being an active presence at our Laura C. Harris events, including talks, luncheons, and dinners; providing liaisons between the Women’s and Gender Studies Program and other organizations on campus such as the Office of Gender and Sexuality, the Office of Multi-Cultural Student Affairs, Denison Feminists, Denison Coalition for Sexual Respect (DCSR), Denison Advocates for Sexual Health (DASH), or Sexual Harassment & Assault Resources & Education (SHARE); helping to organize our annual banquet; or serving as a student representative on the Women’s and Gender Studies Committee. They may serve as teaching or research assistants for faculty or as student office assistants (such positions are remunerated independently), or work on their own independent research projects (subject to approval by the Women’s and Gender Studies Committee). Fellows may take on other responsibilities in the program according to their interests and talents.

Fellows are usually selected in April and recognized at the Women’s and Gender Studies annual awards banquet. (If a student feels s/he is unable to take on the responsibilities of being a fellow, s/he may decline her/his nomination.) Fellows will be asked to write a brief statement reflecting on their experience at the end of their tenure.

Fellows are usually selected in April and recognized at our annual awards banquet. (If a student feels s/he is unable to take on the responsibilities of being a fellow, s/he may decline her/his nomination.) Fellows will be asked to write a brief statement reflecting on their experience at the end of their tenure.

Eloise A. Buker Fellows Past Recipients ↪

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