Marilyn Yalom Prize
The Marilyn Yalom Prize supports currently enrolled Stanford Ph.D. candidates working in the humanities on issues concerning women and gender.
The award supports original research or conference costs. Dr. Yalom was a part of the Clayman Institute since 1978, having served as both associate director and acting director. Prior to her death in 2019, she was a senior scholar and a well-known, internationally acclaimed historian of women's and gender issues.
Yalom Prize Winners
2023 Recipient: Seyi Osundeko
Examining "Feminine Sorrow", a kind of self-mourning that includes the dual refusal to be consoled and an insistence on acknowledging a loss of self or potential selves produced by structural, societal, and/or cultural forces, in African and Black diasporic literature.
2022 Recipient: Joan O'Bryan
Research concerning the way in which different political "origin stories" of patriarchy shape feminist discourse
2021 Recipient: Cyle Metzger
Deep Cuts: Transgender History in US-American Art
2020 Recipient: Maria Massucco
The "Opposition of Essentialist and Constructivist Understandings of Gender” in 20th Century Italian Literature
2019 Recipient: Luz Jimenez Ruvalcaba
Honest About Yesterday: Intimate Violence in 20th Century and Contemporary Latinx Literature
2018 Recipient: Murphy Temple
There Is No Death: British Spiritualists and the First World War
2017 Recipient: Justine Modica
“The Atlanta Crawl” and the “Wichita Walk”: Physical Resistance, Conservative Respectability Politics and Gendered Discourse in Operation Rescue’s Anti-Abortion Protests of the 1980s and 1990s
2016 Recipient: Jessi Piggott
Feminism meets Brecht: A Gender-Bending Production of "Saint Joan of the Stockyards"
2015 Recipient: Hannah LeBlanc
Assessing the Nation's Diet: Home Economists at the USDA and the Problems of Food Science in the Twentieth Century
2014 Recipient: Adrienne Johnson
Adam or the Ape? Diet Books and the American Myths of Human Origins
2013 Recipient: Rebecca Chaleff
Embodying Absence: The Ins and Outs of Trio A
2012 Recipient: Alexandra Russell
Do Implicit Theories Shape Goals and Outcomes in Mental Health and Wellbeing?
2011 Recipient: Yvon Wang
Protecting the Hearts of the People: Sex, Media, and State in China, 1875-1927