Jessie Bernard Contribution to Feminist Scholarship Paper Award

2016 Recipient - Jennifer Randles - California State University Fresno
"Redefining the Marital Power Struggle Through Relationship Skills: How United States Marriage Education Programs Challenge and Reproduce Gender Inequality"

Purpose

This award is presented in memory of Jessie Bernard, former NCFR Board Member and pioneer in the field of feminist family studies. Jessie

Bernard declared herself a feminist in 1970 and is known for her celebrated description of "his" and "her" marriages. She was a board member of the American Sociological Association, the Groves Conference on Marriage and Family, and NCFR. This award recognizes a graduate student or new professional who has published or is about to publish a paper using feminist frameworks and methodologies in research.

Award

The winner will receives a gift of complimentary books, up to $350 in travel allowance, up to $95 toward NCFR Annual Conference registration to accept the award, and a plaque. A summary of the recipient's research results is published in the Feminism and Family Studies Section newsletter.

Criteria

Nominees should be graduate students or new professionals (with up to five years of post-doctoral work). Their papers should contribute to feminist scholarship about families and the use of feminist frameworks and methods.

Membership in NCFR or the Feminism and Family Studies Section is not required.

Nomination/application process

  • Authors should identify themselves only in their cover letters so that all entries can be reviewed anonymously - all identifying references should be removed from the paper or proposal submissions.
  • The abstract of not more than 150 words. Papers may not exceed 35 manuscript pages.
  • Applicants should be the sole author or first author of the paper. Both published an unpublished papers will be considered, although the paper should be at near-submission status.

Deadlines

April 15: Application deadline. Submit all materials to [email protected]
July 31: The winner will be notified by this date.