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Exciting news to share!

Posted on Friday, June 10th, 2016
Thanks to former WGS Director Susan Hill for sharing with us the following exciting info:
I just got a message from Johnanna Ganz, who graduated in 2011 from WGS.  Her MA thesis was entitled, "Defining the 'Good' Mother: Examining the Myths of Motherhood and the Hierarchical Construction of Femininity in 'Weeds' and Weekly Magazines."  
Johanna is currently pursuing a PhD at Bowling Green State.  She sent me a message this morning stating that she had won an Excellence in Research Competition.  Her paper was one of 6 chosen from nearly 100 submissions.  She won first place in the competition with a paper that used some of the data she collected when doing her UNI thesis.  She has also already published an article in the Fat Studies Journal entitled, "'The Bigger, the Better': Challenges in Portraying a Positive Fat Character in Weeds."

Congratulations Johanna!

Catherine MacGillivray, Ph.D.
Interim Director & Associate Professor
Women's & Gender Studies