Mahan-Brandon Research Fund

 

Mahan-Brandon The USA Gender Studies Program is pleased to announce the Mahan-Brandon Fund for Research in Gender Studies and Women's History.  This funding opportunity is open to all tenured and tenure-track faculty as well as undergraduate and graduate students in the College of Arts & Sciences. This fund was established by the late Dr. Howard Mahan, founding chair of the USA History Department and his wife, Dr. Betty Brandon, Professor Emerita of History at USA, as well as the USA Foundation which matched their gift. The generosity of Dr. Mahan and Dr. Brandon, and the USA Foundation will allow faculty and students in the College of Arts & Sciences to gain additional support for their endeavors in the fields of Gender Studies and Women's History.

The Mahan-Brandon Fund is intended to support faculty research, teaching, and professional development for those faculty members whose research and teaching focuses upon and/or includes any aspect of gender, sexuality, or women's history.  Awards will be determined through a competitive process of proposal submission and evaluated by the Gender Studies Committee, an interdisciplinary A&S committee.  Depending upon the number and nature of applications received, awards of up to $4000 may be granted.  Some examples of activities to be funded include, but are not limited to, research travel, professional development travel, research material, assistance with research, equipment, copyright and image costs. 

For undergraduate and graduate students in the College of Arts & Sciences, awards will be determined through a competitive process of proposal submission.  Depending upon the number and nature of applications received, awards of up to $1000 may be granted.  Some examples of activities to be funded include, but are not limited to, research travel, research material, assistance in attending a conference or other professional opportunities related to gender and/or women’s history.

For further information, please contact Claire Cage, Interim Director of Gender Studies: ccage@southalabama.edu

 

Award Winners
 
2013-14
Lesley Gregoricka, Gender Dynamics during the Transition to Agriculture in the Bronze Age Levant
Corina Schulze, The Rape Myth Pilot Study
 
2014-15
Christina Lindeman, Representing Duchess Anna Amalia’s Bildung
Becky McLaughlin, “Wild” Analysis and the Symptomatic Storyteller: Lacan avec Chaucer avec (the) Moi
Justin St. Clair, Mary Holland: A Recuperative History
Hosik Min, Why Women Exercise Less than Men? A Multilevel Approach
Megan McDowell, Gender and Japan during World War II
 
2015-16
Lesley Gregoricka, Engendered Mortuary Practices in Bronze Age Arabia
Claire Cage, Gender and Legal Medicine in Nineteenth-Century France
Delwar Hossain, The Role of Communication in Women Empowerment and Social-economic Development in Bangladesh
Micaela Walley, Novel writing in Rome
 
2019-20
Sarah Koon-Magnin, Sexual Assault Response Teams (SARTs) in the Southeastern U.S. 

 

2020-21
Kyle Brasil, Testing Measurement Invariance of Measures of Masculinity Ideologies between Rural and Collegiate Populations
Lesley Gregoricka, Articulated women in commingled tombs from Early Bronze Age Arabia 
Hosik Min, The Changes of Social Network Relations by Gender and The Effect of Social Networks on Health: General Social Survey in 1985 and 2002