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 2009 Recipient

Leah Freed Memorial Prize - Fall 2009 Recipient

The Fall 2009 recipient was as follows:

Maia Brown
Major: Studio Art & History

Project Title: From Mother to Daughter: the Legacies of Jewish Women’s Activism in the United States, Tracing the Roots of Jewish Solidarity Movements with the Palestinians

Project Description:  This project explores the legacies of a history of Jewish women’s activism within the Old and New Left in the United States in order to contextualize the phenomenon of contemporary Jewish women in the Palestinian Solidarity Movement. Through oral history collection and local archival research, I use the multigenerational community of radical Jewish women in Seattle, Washington, as a case study. The project interrogates how succeeding generations of women have understood and articulated the intersections of their Jewish, female, and activist identities in order to narrate their place in political and social justice struggles of their day.