• Sami Schalk:  promotion from Assistant to Associate Professor with tenure
  • Anna Campbell:  promotion from Assistant to Associate Professor with tenure
  • Jenny Higgins:  promotion from Associate Professor to Full Professor

Research Grants, Fellowships and Awards

  • Sami Schalk received the Provost’s Early Career Award
  • Kate Phelps has received a 4W Initiative Innovation Grant
  • Aili Mari Tripp, Professor of Political Science and GWS, Residency at the Wilson Center, Washington, D.C.
  • Aili Mari Tripp, Professor of Political Science and GWS, Residency at Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study (STIAS), South Africa
  • Aili Mari Tripp, Chair Research Fellowship Award
  • Anna Campbell was selected by the Arts Awards Review Committee of the UW-Madison Division of the Arts to receive the 2020 Edna Wiechers Arts in Wisconsin Award
  • Chris Barcelos received the Summer 2020 Research Service Award for exceptional service outside one’s own department.
  • Keisha Lindsay received the Vilas Associates Award
  • Chris Garlough: Feminist Scholars Award
  • Chris Garlough: Sabbatical
  • Araceli Alonso: Baldwin Wisconsin Idea Endowment Grant Pre-Proposal
  • Kelly Ward, Associate Professor of Psychology and GWS, Anna Julia Cooper Award

Awards for Conferences and Events

  • Annie Menzel received a Kemper K. Knapp funds for a Reproductive Justice conference
  • Stephanie Rytilahti, Kemper Knapp award for UW-System students to attend “Resistance and Reimagination: Gender, Change, and the Arts” conference
  • Stephanie Rytilahti: University Lectures for “Resistance and Reimagination: Gender, Change, and the Arts” conference keynote by  Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha
  • Annie Menzel:  Anonymous Fund Committee has awarded the Department of Gender & Women’s Studies funds for its 2020-21 events entitled “Relations of Care: Across and After Worlds.”
  • Chris Garlough and Annie Menzel: Our Shared Future Heritage Marker Grant
  •  Jenny Higgins, Annie Menzel, and Chris Garlough:  Kemper K. Knapp Bequest 2020-21 – Reproductive Justice

Awards Recognizing Excellence

  • Keisha Lindsay, Associate Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies, won the American Political Science Association (New Political Science section) Michael Harrington Book Award! The book was: In a Classroom of Their Own: The Intersection of Race and Feminism in All-Black Male Schools (University of Illinois Press, 2018).
  • Chris Garlough and Annie Menzel Awarded “Our Shared Future Heritage Marker Grant”
  • Sami Schalk Awarded OutReach LGBTQ Advocate of the Year
  • An article by Janet Shibley Hyde has received the 2019 George A. Miller Award
    • This award is for an Outstanding Recent Article on General Psychology from Division 1, Society for General Psychology.
    • Hyde, J. S., Bigler, R., Joel, D., Tate, C. C., & van Anders, S. (2019). The future of sex and gender in psychology: Five challenges to the gender binary. American Psychologist, 74, 171-193.

Teaching Awards

  • Chris Garlough won the Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award

Undergraduate Awards

Phi Beta Kappa:

  • Lauren Hoffarth
  • Emily Izenman
  • Jessica Kuzniewski
  • Claudia Liu
  • Taylor Marquardt
  • Maura Pallitta
  • Skye Stanwich
  • Claire Warsek


Research Awards

Janet Hyde

Association for Psychological Science James McKeen Cattell Fellow Award, for lifetime achievement in research addressing a critical problem in society, 2018

The inaugural Alfred C. Kinsey Distinguished Researcher Award

Keisha Lindsay

National Conference of Black Political Scientists

2019 Alex Willingham Best Political Theory Paper Award

Ellen Samuels

Awarded the 2018 Fineline Competition for the piece “Cigarette-Paper Scars”

Research Grants & Fellowships

Jenny Higgins

Grant from a private philanthropic foundation to conduct research on “Patient Awareness of Religious Restrictions on Reproductive Healthcare in Wisconsin.”

Araceli Alonso

Distinguished Prefix Award

Baldwin Wisconsin Idea Grant

Annie Menzel

Institute for Research in the Humanities

L’Engle Travel Fellowship

Chris Barcelos

Morgridge Fellowship

Pernille Ipsen

Vilas Associates Award

Staff Excellence

Susan Nelson

Academic Professional Development Grant

Graduate Awards

Katka Showers-Curtis

FLAS to study Kazhak

Suzanna Schulert

L&S Teaching Fellow


Teaching Awards

Lacey Alexander

Ph.D. Capstone Teaching Award

Araceli Alonso

Chancellor’s Hilldale Award for Excellence in Teaching

Ann Fink

Outstanding Faculty/Staff Award, First Wave Hip Hop and Urban Arts Learning Community

Chris Garlough  

Fall 2017 Honored Instructor

Janet Hyde

Spring 2018 Honored Instructor

Keisha Lindsay 

Award for Mentoring Undergraduates in Research, Scholarly and Creative Activities

Kate Phelps

Spring 2018 Honored Instructor

Sami Schalk

Spring 2018 Honored Instructor

Research Awards

Jill Casid

Clark-Oakley fellowship, Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, MA

Christy Clark-Pujara

Feminist Scholars Fellowship from the Center for Research on Gender and Women, UW-Madison

Jenny Higgins 

Romnes Award

Judy Houck 

Evjue Bascom Professorship

Janet Hyde  

James McKeen Cattell Award, Association for Psychological Science

Pernille Ipsen

Feminist Scholars Fellowship from the Center for Research on Gender and Women, UW-Madison

Aili Tripp 

Wangari Maathai WARF Professorship

Staff Awards

Su Ann Rose

University Staff Excellence Award

Research Grants: Faculty

Jenny Higgins and collaborators

R01 grant from the NIH (4 year, $1.3 million grant to support study of sexual acceptability among 4,000 new contraceptive users)

Two-year planning grant from an anonymous donor to fund the project ”Supporting Reproductive, Infant and Family Health in Wisconsin”

Undergraduate Scholarships

Kate Craemer

Betty Nelson Humanities Scholarship

Melady Elifritz

Outstanding Undergraduate Returning Adult Student Award

Erika Gallagher

Betty Nelson Humanities Scholarship

 Kayla Hui

 Mr. Thomas W. Parker Scholarship

Jordan Madden

Harry S. Truman Scholarship

Undergraduate Research Award

Sophia Burroughs

2018 Women and Gender Studies Consortium Undergraduate Research Award for paper “Lack of Equity for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Seniors with Disabilities”