The AWGSA PhD Award was established to promote and advance feminist scholarship in Australia by recognising emerging research in the fields of Women’s and Gender Studies and related disciplines. The award is made to the most outstanding doctoral thesis completed at an Australian university that clearly and extensively engages with feminist paradigms. The inaugural award was made in 2010, and the prize is awarded every 2 years.
The latest PhD Award occurred at the AWGSA Conference in Adelaide in July 2021.
2021 AWGSA PhD Award
Jaya Keaney (Deakin University )Technologies of Likeness: Theorising Race in Queer Families Made Through Third Party Reproduction
2018 AWGSA PhD Award
Isobelle Barrett-Meyering (Macquarie University)
J. R. Latham (Deakin/University of Melbourne)
2016 AWGSA PhD Award
Winner Juliet Watson (RMIT)
2014 AWGSA PhD Award
Winner: Erica Millar, University of Melbourne
Highly Commended: Kylie Weston-Scheuber (ANU), Catherine Bishop (ANU)
2012 AWGSA PhD Award
2010 Inaugural AWGSA Phd Award