Rose Olver Prize (Formerly the SWAGS Prize)

In memory of Professor Rose Olver, this prize is awarded annually to the thesis that best explores gender, race and sexuality in historical, social, cultural, political or national contexts.

This prize is partially supported by generous donations from Dr. Daniel C. Wack '77 P '13 and Dr. Veronica Kelly P '13, parents of Claudia Wack '13.


Graduating seniors whose theses focus on sexuality, women’s and gender studies and who have taken two or more courses in these areas, at least one of which was through the Amherst College SWAGS Department.

Your Submission Should Include

  • Thesis
  • One-paragraph abstract
  • Titles of two sexuality, women’s and gender studies courses that you have taken

How to Submit

Please complete the online application.

Extended Deadline

Wednesday, April 17, 2024 at Noon


For more information contact Stephanie Orion, ADC of SWAGS, at 413-542-5781 or

Past Winners

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