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2011 Lucy Stone Award for Outstanding Minor in Women’s and Gender Studies
Winner: Beth Tevault, for her scholarly research on representations of madness in the Victorian novel.

The Lucy Stone Award for Outstanding Minor in Women’s and Gender Studies was developed in the 2008-2009 academic year. The award is named after a prominent abolitionist and female suffragist in the United States.  Lucy Stone (1818-1893) was the first woman from Massachusetts to earn a college degree, and she helped organize the first National Women’s Rights Convention.  Called “the orator,” and “the morning star of the woman’s rights movement,” Stone published her radical views in the Woman’s Journal and delivered a speech that sparked Susan B. Anthony to take up the cause of women’s suffrage.  Elizabeth Cady Stanton wrote that “Lucy Stone was the first person by whom the heart of the American public was deeply stirred on the woman question."  beth tevault and sarah wilsonStone was also the first American woman to revert to her maiden name after marriage.

2011 Emma Goldman Award for Outstanding Interdisciplinary Major with an Emphasis in Women’s and Gender Studies
Winner: Sarah Wilson, for her scholarly research in queer/feminist theories of (trans)sexuality. 

The Emma Goldman Award was developed in the 2008-2009 academic year to reward high achievement in IDS/WGS.  The award is named after a famous Marxist feminist activist who developed a philosophy of feminist anarchism, a political philosophy that foregrounds individual and collective will over the will of the government. Emma Goldman (1869-1940) is known for her vitality and charisma, and was admired by her allies for being a radical free-thinker.  

These characteristics reflect the independent spirit that leads some of our USC Upstate students to create a major of their own – in the absence of a Women’s and Gender Studies major – by majoring in IDS with a WGS concentration.  This choice is quickly gaining in popularity among the WGS minors.

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