Christine Messina

The personal connection between students and faculty in the Women’s Studies program is one of the main things that attracted me to the minor.
– Christine Messina ’07, English major, women’s studies minor

Past Winners


2016: Shannon Griffiths — A Governing Body


2014: Jess Steever

ENDA 2013: Ending Transgender Workplace Discrimination


2013: Brittany Harty

The Importance of Being a Lady : Breaking Down Femininity as A Gender Norm


2011: Becky Cressy

“Some Demon’s Mistress, or the Demon’s Self”

The Vilification of Women in the Poetry of the British Romantic Period


2009: Carrie E. Waldron

Triolets, Rechargeability and the Feminist Movement:

Multiple Connotations in Kathleene West’s “Current Event”

2008: Hilary Austin

June 29th, 2008 by Bridget

More Than Just Fat: Jenny Saville and Body Image

2007: Caitlin Stevens

June 29th, 2007 by Bridget

The Importance of Being Crafty: The Benefits of Crafting to Women and Feminism In the Past, Present, and Future

2006: Naomi Judd

June 29th, 2006 by Bridget

American Mountain Women: On a Footpath All Their Own

2005: Nora Toomey

June 29th, 2005 by Bridget

I Am A Woman, Read My Blog

2004: Dawn A. Smith

June 29th, 2004 by Bridget

Feminist Backlash, Motion Pictures, and Post-Feminist Theory

Featured in Plymouth Magazine

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The Best Job Perk Ever

 An Interview with Donald Hall ■ Diane Jeffrey ’97, Director of the Silver Center for the Arts When I tell people that I am director of PSU’s Silver Center for the Arts, they often say “That sounds like fun!” Not only do I confirm their suspicions, I often tell them about the fascinating people I […]

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Building Excitement

Get an inside look at PSU’s newest building.

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Round the Track

It’s been a long 30 years for supporters of Plymouth State’s track and field program, but the wait is finally over. For the first time since 1985, PSU’s track team hosted a meet December 12 at the new ALLWell North facility, which features an NCAA regulation 200-meter track, long- and high-jump pits, pole vault, and a weight area. For […]