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2010-2011 Linda Arnold Carlisle Research Grant: The Decline of the Family Wage Ideal in the United States


Dr. Lisa Levenstein, Associate Professor in the History Department, is the 2010 recipient of the Linda Arnold Carlisle Faculty Research Grant. Dr. Levenstein’s research focuses on the decline of family wage ideology in the postwar United States. While family wage ideology, prescribing a male-breadwinner and female-homemaker model, was never the reality for many US families, it exerted a powerful hold on US culture and public policy. Dr. Levenstein’s current research focuses on how feminists and conservatives politicized household labor in the 1970s and 1980s and illuminates the historical roots of our current “work-family” debate. The grant will allow Dr. Levenstein to conduct archival research on conservatives who founded the “pro-family” movement.


Dr. Levenstein will present her research on March 30, 2011 at 12:00


noon at the Pecky Cypress Room, Alumni House. WGS awards the Carlisle grant annually to support faculty research or creative activity related to women’s and gender studies.


The Duncan Women’s History Lecture


Dr. Levenstein was instrumental in the establishment of the Duncan Women’s History Lecture through the Department of History, which was established through the generosity of Peggy Duncan Jeens, class of 1959. Emily Soapes, class of 1973, has funded the fi rst three years of the lectureship. The fi rst lecture by Dr. Sudie Duncan Sides, class of 1961, was held at the Alumni House in March 2010 and was co-sponsored by Women’s and Gender Studies. Sudie Sides att ended graduate school at UNC-Chapel Hill where she specialized in US women’s history and received her PhD in 1969. Dr. Sides’ lecture, “Personal Politics and History” told the story of her life and work as a historian, activist, and mother, illuminating how ordinary women’s lives comprise an important part of our nation’s history. The Duncan Women’s History lecture is intended to foster dialogue about women’s history and politics across disciplines and between the campus and the broader community. This year’s speaker will be Elsa Barkley-Brown, University of Maryland, who specializes in African American and African American women’s history. Her talk, “Clothes, Class, and Travel: Rewriting the Domestic Tradition,” will be held in the Virginia Dare Room, Alumni House, March 22 at 4pm.


Lisa Levenstein


Sally and Alan Cone Awards 2010-2011


Major Scholarship Anne Keyworth


Spring 2010


Course Scholarships Anne Keyworth Elizabeth McDaniel


Fall 2010


Course Scholarships Jill Channing


Sunny Yarborough Special Projects Award:


Carrie Hart for her research paper, “Commodifying D


Graduate Travel Award


Casey Buss for her paper presentation, “Fatness andQueerness” at the


National Women’s Studies Association Conference Outstanding Work Awards:


Ashlyn G. Swartout for her paper “What Your Data Didn’t Tell You the First TimeAround” Kevin M. Swartout for his paper “The Relationship Between Drug Use and Sexual Agression in Men Across Time”


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Dis/embodiment, ‘her s(p)liced self’” at the Gender, Bodies, and Technology Conference.


American Association of University Women


UNCG is a new institutional partner of the American Association of University Women (AAUW), joining more than 100,000 members and donors, 1,000 branches, and 500 college/university institutional partners. Working to advance equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research, the organization’s philanthropic work includes $3 million given annually for scholarships, to support research projects that advance the careers of women academics, and for community projects that promote education and equality. AAUW advocates for social justice through their Public Policy and Government Relations program, which maintains lobbying and educational initiatives in regards to sex discrimination, social security, and education policy. The AAUW Legal Advocacy Fund combats sex discrimination in higher education and the workplace. Local AAUW activity includes a Greensboro branch and institutional partners at Bennett College for Women and Elon University. Faculty and students are encouraged to visit the AAUW website (htt p://www.aauw.org) to fi nd out about the organization’s benefi ts, including research materials, information on scholarships, and networking and leadership opportunities.


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