2020: Faye Stewart (University of North Carolina Greensboro) for research on a book on The Queer Socialist Cinematic Gaze: Censorship and Sexual Politics in East German Film
2019: Hester Baer (University of Maryland) for her book project on The Politics and Aesthetics of the Feminist Film Movement.
2018: Jennifer Hosek (Queen’s University)
2017: Sonja Klocke (University of Wisconsin, Madison)
2015: Barbara Mennel (University of Florida), “Women and Work in Contemporary European Cinema.”
2014: Erika Berroth (Southwestern University) for her book project on Marica Bodrozic’s transnational identity narratives.
2013: The inaugural winner of the WiG Faculty Research Award is Olga Trokhimenko (UNC-Wilmington) for her book project “Constructing Virtue and Vice: Femininity and Laughter in Courtly Society (ca. 1150-1300).”