The CCWH / Berkshire Conference of Women Historians Graduate Student Fellowship is a $1000 award to a graduate student completing a dissertation in a history department. The award is intended to support either a crucial stage of research or the final year of writing.
The applicant must be a graduate student historian in a history department in a U.S. institution; must have passed to A.B.D. status by the time of application; may specialize in any field of history; may hold this award and others simultaneously; and need not attend the award ceremony to receive the award.
CCWH Berks award application 2019 (MS Word download)
Committee email – CCWHBerksAward@theccwh.org
The annual deadline for the CCWH / Berks award is 2 April.
NOTE – Applicants can only apply for one CCWH sponsored graduate student grant each year.
Donations by CCWH members and other patrons support the CCWH / Berkshire Conference of Women Historians Graduate Student Fellowship. To make a one-time or recurring monthly donation to any of of the Awards by credit or debit card, please fill out our secure online Awards Donation Form.
Or donate by check made payable to the CCWH and sent to our Treasurer: Pamela Stewart, PhD, College of Integrative Sciences and Arts, Arizona State University, 455 N. 3rd St Suite 380 Phoenix, AZ 85004-1601.
The Coordinating Council on Women in History is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. The Coordinating Council on Women in History is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. All donations to the CCWH / Berkshire Conference of Women Historians Graduate Student Fellowship are tax-deductible.
CCWH/Berkshire Graduate Student Fellowship Award Recipients
2018 – Beth Ann Williams, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Dissertation: “Women We Must Learn: Impacts of Faith and Mainline Churches on Gender, Well-being, and Empowerment in post-independence Kenya and Tanzania.”
2018 Honorable mention, Elizabeth A. Dillenburg, University of Minnesota
Dissertation: “Constructing “the Girlhood of Our Empire”: Education, Emigration, and Girls’ Imperial Networks in Britain, South Africa, and New Zealand, c. 1880-1920.”
Lucia Carminati, University of Arizona
Dissertation: “Būr Saʿīd/Port Said, 1859-1922: Migration, Urbanization, and Empire”
Kelly Kean Sharp, University of California, Davis
Dissertation: “Farmers’ Plots to Backlot Stewpots: The Culinary Creolism of Urban Antebellum Charleston”
Mary Klann, University of California, San Diego
Dissertation: “Citizens with Reservations: Race, Colonialism, and Native American Citizenship in the Mid-Twentieth Century American West”
Kathryn Lawton, State University of New York,Buffalo
Dissertation: “Deinstitutionalization and Disability Rights: Policy and Activism in New York State”
Allyson Brantley, Yale University
Dissertation: “We’re Givin’ Up Our Beer for Sweeter Wine”: Boycotting Coors Beer, Coalition-Building, and the Politics of Non-Consumption, 1957-1987”
Hilary Buxton, Rutgers University
Dissertation: “Disabled Empire: Race, Rehabilitation, and the Politics of Healing Non-white Colonial Veterans, 1914-1940”
2014 – Aiala Levy, University of Chicago
Dissertation: “Forging an Urban Public: Theaters, Audiences, and the City in São Paulo, Brazil, 1854-1930”
Dissertation: “All Consuming Nature: Provisioning and Inequality in Industrial Chicago, 1833-1893”
Dissertation: “Criminalized Births: Reproduction, Medicine, and the Law in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 1890-1940”
Honorable Mention: Kristen McCabe Lashua
Dissertation: “Children at the Birth of Empire, c. 1600-1760”
2012 – Einav Rabinovitch-Fox, New York University
Dissertation: “This is What a Feminist Looks Like: The Construction of the New Woman Imagery Through Fashion and the Political Culture of American Feminism 1890-1940”
2011 – Jennifer Lambe, Yale University
Dissertation: “Baptism by Fire: The Making and Remaking of Madness in Cuba, 1899–1980”
2010 – Lisa Arrastia, University of Minnesota
Dissertation: “The Racial Destinations of Dawes: Bureaucratic Violence and Cultural Citizenship”
2009 – Deirdre Clemente, Carnegie Mellon University
Dissertation: “From Snobs to Slobs: Collegiate Culture and the Transformation of the American Wardrobe, 1900-1960”
2008 – Lindsay Moore, George Washington University
2007 – Amanda Rago, University of Arizona
2006 – Lyndsey Rago, University of Delaware
2005 – Dorothea Browder, University of Wisconsin, Madison
2004 – Abigail Jackson, University of Chicago
2003 – Tiffany A. Thomas-Woodard, University of New Mexico
2002 – Kristin McGuire, University of Michigan
2001 – Sabine Marx, Carnegie Mellon University
2000 – Lynn Sacco, University of Southern California
1999 – Valinda Littlefield, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
1998 – Crystal Feimster, Princeton University
1997 – Marsha Weisiger, University of Wisconsin, Madison
1996 – Linda Nueva Espana-Maram, University of California, Los Angeles
1995 – Victoria Wolcott, University of Michigan
1994 – Cathy Skidmore Hess, University of Wisconsin, Madison
1992 – Sujata C. Bhatt, University of Michigan
1991 – Glenda Gilmore, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill