CEU Alumna Maria Baiocchi was named a 2018 Woodrow Wilson Women’s Studies Fellow. The program supports PhD candidates in the humanities and social sciences whose work addresses women’s and gendered issues in interdisciplinary and original ways who are in their final year of dissertation writing. Baiocchi is one of 10 winners this year who will receive a $5,000 award for expenses such as research-related travel, data work/collection, and supplies connected with completing their dissertations. She is a 2008 graduate of CEU's Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology and is currently earning her doctorate in anthropology at the University of Pittsburgh.
At the end of the fellowship year, recipients' dissertations will be publicized with leading scholarly publishers. Baiocchi's dissertation is titled “Becoming Workers: Changing Labor Laws and Domestic Workers' Challenges in Buenos Aires, Argentina.”
Now in its 44th year, the Woodrow Wilson Women’s Studies Fellowship is still the only national dissertation award for doctoral work on women’s and gendered issues. The program has supported PhDs in various fields and includes a Pulitzer Prize winner, two MacArthur Fellows, a number of Fulbright Fellows, and many others who have achieved significant distinctions in their fields.
For more information on the Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fellowship in Women’s Studies, visit https://woodrow.org/fellowships/womens-studies/.