Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies
Department Chair:
Greggor Mattson

Administrative Assistant:
David Divins

Department Email:

Phone: (440) 775-8923
Fax: (440) 775-6698

Rice Hall 29
10 N. Professor St.
Oberlin, OH, 44074

Leah Freed Memorial Prize - Fall 2001 Recipients

Leah Freed Memorial Prize - Fall 2001 Recipients

The Fall 2001 recipients are as follows:

  1. Dominique Atchison

    Project Title: "Pass Me Not"

    Project Description: "Pass Me Not," was a performance piece created by Dominique Atchison. It gave light and legitimacy to the experiences Africans displaced in the US. The main focus was on the lives and daily struggles of Black-American women of the past and present. She used the personal stories of four generations of her family from her great grandmother to herself. The history in the show was enhanced by the many forms of media and performance, including dance, song, spoken word, instillation art and slides.
  2. Jennifer Leigh Katz

    Project Title: "Internalization of Social Values as a Function of Manner of Pregnancy Termination"

    Project Description: The Changing Arenas of Abortion in America: This paper discusses the potential impact of the United States Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) approval of the drug combination mifepristone and misopristol as a non-surgical abortion method. The paper explores the ways that this new methodology can shift the focus of abortion practice from its current public and political orientation to one that is more centered on the private and personal ways that the termination of pregnancy affects women as individuals. The paper makes use of a substantial history of abortion in the United States, introduction to mifepristone, a review of the literature, as well as a qualitative study and analysis.