CLAGS Fellowship Winners

Open Meadows/ CLAGS Award

Maria Norma Mogrovejo Aquise has won the one-time only $2,000 Open Meadows/CLAGS Fellowship. Completing her doctorate at the National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mogrovejo’s winning research proposal is on “the analysis of the relationship between the Feminist Movement and the Lesbian Movement in Latin America.” Through her study, she hopes to gain a broader understanding in general about sexuality and politics in Latin Americaand thereby make a contribution to “the formation of a new political culture.”

Kitty Tsui Wins Ken Dawson Award

Jay Prosser, a doctoral candidate in the English Program at the CUNY Graduate School, has won the first $4,000 Constance Jordan dissertation award. Prosser came to the U.S. on a Fulbright from London and has recently returned there to complete his research on transsexual autobiographies. His dissertation is entitled, “Bodily Crossings.” Prosser also has an upcoming article in Modern Fiction Studies 41:2 (a special issue on “Sexuality and Narrative”) entitled “No Place Like Home: The Transgendered Narrative of Leslie Feinberg’s Stone Butch Blues.” The $4,000 Constance Jordan Fellowships will be awarded each year through 1997-8, with the possibility of renewal thereafter. Constance Jordan, the donor, is herself a Professor of English at the Claremont (California) Graduate School, and a literary scholar of distinction. Her books include Renaissance Feminism: Literary Texts and Political Models and Pulci’s Morgante: Poetry and History in Fifteenth-Century Florence. Jordan has established the fellowships in order to encourage “gay and lesbian literary studies with historical content” at the CUNY Graduate School.

Winner of Constance Jordan Award Announced

Jay Prosser, a doctoral candidate in the English Program at the CUNY Graduate School, has won the first $4,000 Constance Jordan dissertation award. Prosser came to the U.S. on a Fulbright from London and has recently returned there to complete his research on transsexual autobiographies. His dissertation is entitled, “Bodily Crossings.” Prosser also has an upcoming article in Modern Fiction Studies 41:2 (a special issue on “Sexuality and Narrative”) entitled “No Place Like Home: The Transgendered Narrative of Leslie Feinberg’s Stone Butch Blues.” The $4,000 Constance Jordan Fellowships will be awarded each year through 1997-8, with the possibility of renewal thereafter. Constance Jordan, the donor, is herself a Professor of English at the Claremont (California) Graduate School, and a literary scholar of distinction. Her books include Renaissance Feminism: Literary Texts and Political Models and Pulci’s Morgante: Poetry and History in Fifteenth-Century Florence. Jordan has established the fellowships in order to encourage “gay and lesbian literary studies with historical content” at the CUNY Graduate School.