In association with GALA (the Yale Gay and Lesbian Alumni/ae Association), LGBT Studies awards an annual GALA Senior Essay Prize. Any senior essay or senior project, submitted to any department or program in Yale College, is eligible if it addresses a topic relevant to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender studies.
Please submit nominations by Friday, April 30, 2021, 5:00pm.
GALA Senior Essay Prize Recipients
|2020||Minh Vu "Apple Pies and Butch-Femmes: An Archival Recipe of Interethnic Solidarity During Japanese American Internment"|
Elizabeth Karron “Kids First?”:Imagined Futures and Shifting Conceptions of Risk in Hepatitis B Immunization Policy in the United States, 1982-1999
Sam Leander American Radical Feminisms from 1970 to 1980: Lesbian Separatism, Trans Exclusion, and the Emergence of Trans Feminism
|2018||Anonymous At His Majesty’s Pleasure: The 1906 Bucknill Inquiry and the Global Fates Of Chinese Labor’|
|2017||Isabel Cruz Visibility & Violence: The Social and Legal Impacts of Argentina's Transgender Rights Law|
|2016||Sarah Giovanniello Marching Sideways: Queering Adolescence in Nadezhda Durova's The Cavalry Maiden
Eliana Kwartler The Marked Body of Christ: Constructing a Queer Religion in the AIDS-Era Works of David Wojnarowicz and Ron Athey
Jason Cyrus Mazzella Queer Civil Society in Contemporary China: Understanding Variation in Success Across Gay and Lesbian Organizations
Christopher Mulvey Male Bodybuilding: Theorizing the Hyperbuilt Body
|2014||Gabriel Murchison Clinics, Cancer, and Children: Lesbian Health in the U.S. AIDS Crisis|
|2013||Rachel Looff The “Dykes” Chapter: Response to “In Amerika They Call Us Dykes” as a Representation of Lesbian Participation in the 1970s US Women’s Health Movement|
|2012||Joan Gass "Queer Colonialism? International LGBT Funding in Bangalore, India"|
|2011||Gabriel Seidman - Title withheld by request|
|2010||Bradley Milam "Gay West Virginia: Community Formation and the Forging of a Gay Appalachian Identity, 1963-1979"|
Kathryn Himmelstein "Scared Straight: Institutional Sanctions against LGBTQ Youth"
Anna Wipfler "The Making of 'the Gay Ivy': A History of Lesbian and Gay Student Organizing at Yale, 1969-1987"
|2008||Michael Nedelman for his film "Everyone Who Has Ever Lived Here"|
Matthew Busick "Becoming a Yale Man: Intimacy among Yale Students in the Nineteenth Century"
Robin Pearce "A House Divided: The Shifting Identity of the Black Church Navigated through the Discourse of the Lives of Men Who Have Sex with Other Men"
|2006||Loren Elise Krywanczyk
|2005||Morgan Kate Richards|
Daniel James Nugent
Joshua Ryan Goodbaum
|2002||Lara Marie Rios|
|2001||Patrick Brennan Gerard|