Sarah Joanne Davis AwardRecipients


Tia Perkins: “Sexual Health Zine”

Nicholas Lyons: “Size Matters – And Color, Too! Considering The Polka Dot Sock for Packing as a Garment for Non-Binary Gender Affirmation and Artifact of Trans* History”


Kelsey Brown: “Privilege and Boundary Work in Boston Party Cultures”

Kris Berg: ““Gender Affirming Product Program”


Anne Jonas: “One is not born, but rather becomes, a ‘French Girl’”: Gender, Race, and Genre in American Francophilic Self-Help Literature””


Ina Joseph: “OSHUN vs. Beyoncé: Artistry and Intention in the Depiction of Yoruba Tradition”

PK Kaushik: “The Bidirectional Arrow: A Review of the Understanding of the Relationship Between Hormones and Gendered Behavior Over Time”


Caroline Kinsella: “Rape and Resistance: The Strategic Abuse of Female Bodies in the Bosnian War and Rwandan Genocide”

Wen-Lin Chow: “Her Hijab: The Intersectional Analysis of the Hijab and Female Solidarity in Middle Eastern Films”


Ashley Barquin: Anita Hill: Raising awareness of African American women’s sexual abuse”

Caroline Aaron: Geek, Fag or Menace: Subverting Stereotypes of Black Masculinity in Dope and Moonlight”

Kellen Dorio: Analyzing the International Lack of Gender Parity in Education”

2015 – 2016

Sarah Boone: Changes in Transgressive Potential: The Plot of Remarriage and the Unruly Woman Outside of Screwball and Romantic Comedy”

Nicole Rizzo: Sensationalism of Female Sexuality in Oscar Wilde’s Salome”

2013 – 2014

Eliza Berg: Everyday Uprisings: Women’s Rights Activism in Morocco”

Julia Perrotta: The Evolution of Sexuality Education in the United States: How Peer Education is Changing How Teens Learn about Sex”

2011 – 2012

Smriti Kattel: Sex Trafficking in Nepal: Myth and Discourse”

Alessandra Goodfriend: Organizing and documenting the “Take Back the Night” March

Shantel Mendez: Cultural Commentary: WS 340 Women, Race, and Gender in Media

2010 – 2011

Lisa Dukart: BU Quad writings

2009 – 2010

Jess Bartlett: Creating Q: Queer Activist Collective

2008 – 2009

Lolly Spindler: “The Boston University Women’s Resource Center Lending Library: A History”

Jackie Catcher: “Teen Voice, Inc. Editorial Mentor Editorial Assistant”

SJD group photo

2007 – 2008

Carrie Chiusano: Creating the Women’s Resource Center

Mackenzie Welch: Creating the Women’s Resource Center

2006 – 2007

Heather Foley: “Water”

Rachel Fletcher: “Our Bodies, Our Orgasms?”

2005 – 2006

Tessa Benau: Interpretation of a Problem: An Analysis of the History of Theoretical Research on Poor Women”

Megan Campbell: “Safe, Rare and Legal: A Cross-National Study of Abortion Rates and Policy”

2004 – 2005

Shiwali Patel: “War and Rape: The Situations in the Former Yugoslavia and Kashmir”

Laura Cote: “Finding a Voice: Empowerment through Feminist Literature”

2003 – 2004

Julia Gefter: “Economic Inequality: Effective Organizing and Self-Enlightenment”

Lisa Morris: “Child Abuse and Sexuality Development: A Historical Perspective”