Alice Drum Summer Research Award in Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies

This award celebrates Alice Drum, who served as Vice President of the College; was instrumental in the founding of the Women’s Center, now named in her honor; directed the Women’s and Gender Studies Program; and taught legendary classes on women writers. The “Athena Citation” honoring her at Commencement in 2008 reads, “An intellectual connection with women’s literature and her own life experience made her a fervent advocate for women’s rights in the academy and beyond. She served as a role model for those seeking to balance a demanding career with love of family.”

This award is given annually to support student summer projects related to research, creative arts, or community and public service. Proposed projects must further knowledge of the roles of women and/or gender in society. Recipients must also show quality of character, personal and intellectual promise, and an enthusiasm for learning from the proposed experience. 

Alice Drum Summer Research Award Winners 

Story 8/30/2018

Hannah LaChance '20 attends SWIP Ireland's Conference

"As a student at F&M, I had not been exposed to the modes of thinking displayed at this conference."  - Hannah LaChance '20

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Story 9/18/2017

Studying Multicultural Perspectives on Consent Education

In Summer 2017, Alice Drum Summer Research Award recipient Lauren Matt ‘18  investigated effective consent curricula in Prague, Amsterdam and Istanbul.

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Story 11/4/2015

Studying Media Representations of Gender

Senior Joanna Radov, winner of an Alice Drum Summer Research Award for Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies, is studying representations of gender in sports broadcasting and fashion design.  

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Story 10/7/2015

Studying Gender and Music in China

Senior Bess Liu, winner of an Alice Drum Summer Research award for Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies, studied female piano pedagogy in China during the summer of 2015.

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Story 12/1/2014

Dani Roth '14 Studies Gendered Violence in South Africa

Chemistry major Danielle Roth '14 spent the summer of 2013 doing public health work in South African townships using funding from her Alice Drum Summer Research Award in Women's & Gender Studies. 

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Story 9/12/2011

Alice Drum Award Winner Supports Efforts to Prevent Assault

With the help of the Alice Drum Award, Shuyun Liu '12, a Psychology major and Math minor, worked at the Beijing Cultural Development Center for Rural Women during the summer of 2011.

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Story 9/7/2009

First Alice Drum Award Winner Studies 'Living Dolls of Tokyo'

Art Major Gabby Jiayin She '11 received the Alice Drum Award in 2009 to support a research trip to Japan. 

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