Charlotte Stough Memorial Prize Call for Submissions for 2012-13 Award

The Department of Feminist Studies awards the Charlotte Stough Memorial Prize annually to a Feminist Studies Doctoral or Doctoral Emphasis student whose research extends the boundaries of gender inflected knowledge specifically related to scholarship arising out of feminist studies.

Charlotte Stough, one of the founders of the Women's Studies Program at the University of California, Santa Barbara, was a professor in the Philosophy Department.  She taught at UCSB from 1963 until her retirement in 1991, and from 1982 to 1985 was associate vice chancellor for Academic Affairs. Professor Stough earned her Ph.D. at the University of California, Berkeley.  Her academic research combined a lively engagement in Classical Greek moral philosophy and in contemporary feminist writing.

Competition for the Charlotte Stough Memorial Prize, which includes a monetary award, is open to all UCSB Feminist Studies Doctoral and Doctoral Emphasis students.  Applications to the Doctoral Emphasis Program will be accepted with Stough Prize submissions.  The winner will also receive recognition at the department's end of the year festivities.

The deadline for applications is Monday, May 6, 2013.  Applicants must submit a letter of application, a current curriculum vitae, and a single-authored unpublished paper of 20-30 pages in length.  The paper may be a dissertation proposal or chapter.  It may have been submitted for consideration for publication but must not yet have been accepted.  

The materials should be submitted by email to Barbara Tomlinson at btomlinson at  The prize recipient will be notified on or around May 22, and will be honored at the annual Feminist Studies Research Symposium and Commencement Celebration on Tuesday, May 28.  

Please contact Barbara Tomlinson at btomlinson at for further information.   To read about former prize papers, please visit: