Dissertation Fellowship in LGBTQ+ Studies Recipient – Simon D. Elin Fisher

The Department of Gender & Women’s Studies, and the Center for Research on Gender & Women are excited to announce our first ever Dissertation Fellow in LGBTQ+ Studies, Simon D. Elin Fisher!

Simon is a PhD candidate in the Gender & Women’s History Program in the Department of History with a minor in African American Studies and works closely with Dr. Finn Enke and Dr. Brenda Gayle Plummer. The title of his dissertation is “Queer Intimacies and Nonviolence in Pauli Murray’s Early Civil Rights Movement.” His fellowship will begin in January 2022.

The Dissertation Fellowship in LGBTQ+ Studies is a 12-month fellowship available to a student who is a dissertator and is completing research on some topic in LGBTQ+ studies. The fellowship is open to students in any department or program at UW-Madison. The 12-month stipend will be $28,000. This fellowship is made possible by a generous gift from David A. Kaplan and Glenn A. Ostergaard, the Brautigam/Kaplan Foundation.

Kaplan, Ostergaard, and the Brautigam/Kaplan Foundation also fund the Scholarship in LGBTQ+ Studies for Undergraduate Students. Applications for the Scholarship are open until February 15, 2022, and the winners will be announced later in the Spring Semester.