Elizabeth Polcha, Ph.D. candidate in English and American Literature from Northeastern University, is the winner of the 2015 Mother Board Writing Prize. Elizabeth received the award for her paper, titled Fiction as Archival Data: Building a Feminist Transatlantic Genealogy from Zora Neale Hurston to Erna Brodber. The review committee was impressed by Elizabeth’s approach and definition of “archival data,” and found her work to be “truly innovative and interdisciplinary.”
The committee also chose to award an honorable mention to Boston University’s Stacey Goguen, a Ph.D. candidate in Philosophy, for her work titled Expanding Our Picture of Stereotype Threat.
Congratulations to both Elizabeth and Stacey!
For more information about the Mother Board Writing Prize visit: http://web.mit.edu/gcws/students/mother-board-writing-prize.html
Graduate students from all GCWS member institutions may apply and must have taken or currently be enrolled in a GCWS course upon the time of submission. Check out this year’s course listings if you’d like to have the opportunity to be involved, and to apply for the prize in Spring 2016.