Stonewall prize poster 2018

Established by Jack W. C. Hagstrom of the Class of 1955 and David L. Kirp of the Class of 1965, the prize is awarded annually to the student whose work offers substantial and exceptional commentary on some facet of queer, bisexual, intersex, gay, lesbian, or transgender experience.

Submissions may take a number of forms including prose, poetry, fiction, drama, videos, films, art projects, photography and performance art. They may be created as part of a classroom assignment or honors project, or they may be original for this competition.

Submissions are due April 9, 2018.

Please e-mail your submission to the Sexuality, Women's and Gender Studies Department (SWAGS). If your submission cannot be sent electronically, please hand-deliver it to the SWAGS Office (Grosvenor House, room 14).

Past Winners Include

2018: Shantanu Havaldar '18 [“Favourites” of Fallen Kings: Eunuchs and the Colonial Transition in Northern India, 1556-1856]

2017: Amir Hall '17 ["Who Love You?"]

2016: Robert Neel '16 ["Stretching Hearts: Understanding Sexuality Politics and Institutional Homophobia in the Anglo‐Caribbean"]

2015: Theophilus  Agbi '15 ["MSM and its subversion of the Gay Identity"], Amira Lundy-Harris '16 ["Not To Her Shame But To Theirs: The Policing of Black Feminine Identity in Community"]

2014: Yasmina Martin '14 ["For God, For Volk, and For Self: Deconstructing White Masculinity in South African Literature"]

2013: Dexter Padayachee '13

2012: Lilia Kilburn '12

2011: Rachel Tuchman '11

2010: Joseph Smeall '10

2009: Tierra Aubrianna Allen '09, Charles Bradley Tanenbaum '09

2008: Lenore Angela Bell '08, Kathleen Kinlan Boucher '08

2007: Jennifer Drew Cotton '07

2006: Max Rosen '07 ["Spy Game"]

2005: Kate Stayman-London '05 ["Dias de la Gracia (Days of Grace)"]

2004: Vanessa Eve Hettinger '04 ["Effects of Heterosexism and Gender Stereotyping in Constructive Memory"], Sophia Rochmes '04 ["Kara Walker's Silhouette Dramas"]

2003: Christian Miller '03 ["Bawds, Mollies, and Onanists: Popular Depictions of Sexual Deviance in England, 1680-1730"]

2002: Eric Thalasinos '02 ["Gay History of Amherst College"]

2001: David Azoulay '01 ["The Remaking"]