The Feminist of the Year Award is given out annually to people who have made significant activist contributions on campus that raise awareness about gender issues.
Candidates can be nominated in three categories: faculty, staff, and students.
In the past, winners have included FAM presidents Elizabeth Brookbank and Lauren Curatolo, Sister-to-Sister mentors Gail Smith and Liane Barrera, gender theory experts Laurie Essig, Sujata Moorti, Linda White, and Kamakshi Murti, Director of Health and Wellness Education Jyoti Daniere, Human Resources Director Drew Macan, Professor of French and African Studies Armelle Crouzières-Ingenthron, Professor of German and former Dean of Institutional Diversity Roman Graf. Award recipients are honored each year in the Gender Sexuality and Feminist Studies & Chellis House picnic in May.
(From left to right: J. Finley, Rebecca Coates-Finke, Chi Chi Chang; winners not pictured Elizabeth Dunn & Carter Curran)
The 2015 Nominees
The 2015 Winners
(From right) Molly McShane, Michelle Peng, Maddie Orcutt, Anson Koch-Rein, Mez Baker Medard and Sandra King.
Recipients of the Feminist Award Celebrate.
It was a full house as students, faculty and staff came together to celebrate each others' work to advance feminist causes on campus.
From left to right:
Nominee Olivia French ’14, co-president of Feminist Action at Middlebury. Nominee Jessie Tibbs-Tacke ’14, co-president of Feminist Action at Middlebury. Nominee Emily Pedowitz ’14, co-organizer of "It Happens Here." Winner Luke Carroll Brown ’13, co-organizer of "It Happens Here." Winner Maria Hatjigeorgiou, head of Ross Commons, visiting professor of Religion. Winner Tabasum Wolayat ’12, member of the Afghan organization Young Women for Change. Kaye-Lani Laughna, International Student and Scholar Advisor.