Gender Studies Student Named Top Finalist in Google Photography Competition

Claudia Alexandra Manta, a PhD student in gender studies, was recently named a top finalist in the Google Photography Prize, a student photography contest judged by renowned artists, photographers, and other leaders in the field. Manta shot the photo—recognized in the travel category—at Vienna's Natural History Museum. She and the other nine top finalists won a trip to London to see their work displayed at the Saatchi Gallery in conjunction with the opening of the exhibition "Out of Focus: Photography" that features works of well-known photographers. To see all the winning photos visit