PhD Award

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 

Listen to Jaya discuss her thesis.


2018 AWGSA PhD Award


Isobelle Barrett-Meyering (Macquarie University)

J. R. Latham (Deakin/University of Melbourne)


2016 AWGSA PhD Award

Winner Juliet Watson (RMIT)


Details of Juliet Watson’s PhD thesis can be found here.

2014 AWGSA PhD Award 

Winner: Erica Millar, University of Melbourne
Highly Commended: Kylie Weston-Scheuber (ANU), Catherine Bishop (ANU)

AWGSA PhD Award Judges’ Citations 2014


2012 AWGSA PhD Award

AWGSA PhD Award Judges’ Citations 2012


2010 Inaugural AWGSA Phd Award

AWGSA PhD Award Judges’ Citations 2010

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