Dissertation Scholarship to Study Women and Cancer

Are you a graduate student whose dissertation focuses on breast cancer? If so, you should know about this scholarship opportunity.

Sociologists for Women in Society is a nonprofit, scientific, and educational organization that works to improve women’s lives through advancing and supporting feminist sociological research, activism and scholarship. The organization is currently accepting applications for the 2011 Barbara Rosenblum Dissertation Scholarship for the Study of Women and Cancer. ($1,500). The candidate’s doctoral work can be in Sociology, Anthropology, Psychology or related fields (e.g. Ethnic Studies, Women’s and Gender Studies). As stated on the organizational website,

“The candidate will be a woman: With a feminist orientation who is sensitive to studying breast cancer and its impact on women of color as well as white women, on lesbians as well as heterosexuals, and women from diverse social classes and cultural backgrounds. With approval of prospectus for doctoral research on breast cancer that will be useful not only academically but which will have pragmatic and practical applications. Such applications would include research that could be used to inform and empower women and demystify the disease and/or prevent disease. Planning to present her research findings and applications to lay audiences as well as to social scientists.”

Application forms are on the website. They are due by April 1st. Materials should be submitted to susan.hinze@case.edu.

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    Why has the “study of women and cancer” been artificially limited to the study of women and ONE cancer? Don’t women get colon cancer, skin cancer, lung cancer, and so forth? Don’t you suppose the woman with pancreatic cancer is much more—and much more reasonably—frightened than the woman with the “pretend” breast cancer of LCIS?

  • Yes, you are correct. This particular scholarship was created in the name of a woman who had been diagnosed with breast cancer and focuses on that cancer. I’ll post others as I come across them. You’re also correct that the prognosis for pancreatic cancer is almost exactly the opposite of that of a stage zero condition that is not treated (such as LCIS). I’m not sure what your point is with that one though. Feel free to comment again.

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