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Lozoff Prize Winners

2017 Recipient

Amee Azad is a first year student in the Stanford School of Medicine.  An aspiring surgeon, Amee's research will take her to Malawi during the summer of 2017 where, under the direction of Professor of Surgery Sherry Wren, she will study the reasons for gender disparities in low income countries in receipt of surgical care. As Amee noted in her application, “previous studies have shown that women are significantly less likely to receive surgery than men, especially in the developing world, but no work has been done in this area to understand what factors are causing this disparity in access.”  

2016 Recipient

Tina Cheuk is a PhD candidate in the Graduate School of Education at Stanford University.  Tina's research works to deepen our knowledge of mechanisms that create gendered inequalities within higher educational institutions, and to generate solutions the improve the organizational normas and structures, with a focus for women in traditionally male-dominated STEM fields.

2015 Recipient

Swethaa Ballakrishnen is a Ph.D. candidate in the Sociology Department at Stanford University.  Her research focusses on organizational innovation, social stratification and the influence of gloablization in emerging markets.  Currently she is investigating the ways in which cultural norms and assumptions about the West orient and organize individual outcomes, interactions and institutions in the developing world.  Swethaa will continue her research with a postdoctoral fellowship at NYU Abu Dhabi in Fall 2015.

2014 Recipient

Devon Magliozzi is a Ph.D. candidate in the Sociology Department at Stanford University. Her research interests include gender, embodiment, and crime. She is currently studying how the social lives of men and women are shaped by their perceived risk of victimization, and how the self-defense strategies that individuals practice reflect and produce beliefs about feminine vulnerability and masculine dominance. 

2013 Recipient

Susan Fisk is a Ph.D. candidate in the Sociology Department at Stanford University, a Ric Weiland fellow, and the 2013 recipient of the Clayman Institute Marjorie Lozoff Prize.  Her research interests span the range of social-psychology, gender, status and economic sociology, while her dissertation explores gender and risk-taking.  Specifically, she is interested in how gender stereotypes influence how women and men perceive risk, perform in risky situations, and how others react to their failure at a risky task.  She is the co-author of the chapter, “Class Rules, Status Dynamics, and Gateway Interactions," in the book Facing Social Class: How Societal Rank Influences Interaction.  Before attending graduate school, she worked as a strategy consultant and graduated with highest honors and highest distinction from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a BA in Economics and Public Policy.

2012 Recipient

Adrienne Johnson is a PhD Candidate in Modern Thought and Literature at Stanford University.  She studies American popular culture with a particular attention to the body, labor, and the landscape; her dissertation uses these themes to study 20th century American dieting literature. Johnson was awarded the Lozoff Prize for her essay, “Romancing the Dude Ranch, 1925-1947."

2011 Recipient

Scott Spillman is a doctoral candidate in History at Stanford University. He studies American intellectual history, with particular interests in education, liberalism, and slavery. His dissertation, "Slavery and Progress: The Origins of Slavery Studies in America, 1750-1950."

2010 Recipients

Rikhil Bhavani
For his essay "Do Electoral Quotas Work after They are Withdrawn? Evidence from a Natural Experiment in India."
Hilary Chart
For her essay "Child Care and Commodification of 'Women's Work' in Botswana; New Perspectives on Three Critiques of Capitalism."

2009 Recipient

Erica Lorraine Williams
For her essay "Mulata tipo Exportacao: Race and Gender in the Sexual Economies of Tourism in Salvador."

2008 Recipients

Benedetta Faedi
For her essay "From Violence Against Women to Women's Violence in Haiti."
Tiffany Romain
For her essay "The Futures Markets of Eggs: Commodifying Time and Hope."

2007 Recipient

Brooke Ricalde
For her essay "Women-Owned Small Businesses in the United States: A Growing Trend Reviewed in Historical Context."

2006 Recipients

David Siddhartha Patel
For his essay "Concealing to Reveal: The Changing Informational Role of Islamic Dress."
Sarah Richardson
For her essay "Feminist Contributions to Genetic Models of Sex Determination."

2005 Recipient

Sapna Cheryan
For her essay "The Social Representation of Computer Scientists: A Barrier to Inclusion for Women."

2004 Recipient

Jennifer Chertow
For her essay "Gender, Medicine, and Modernity: Childbirth in Tibet Today

2003 Recipient

Amalia Miller
For her essay "Can Certified Nurse-Midwifery Change the Face of Maternity Care