Alumna Baiocchi Wins Women's Studies Fellowship

April 6, 2018

CEU Alumna Maria Baiocchi (SOCI '08) was recently named a 2018 Woodrow Wilson Women’s Studies Fellow. The program supports PhD candidates in the humanities and social sciences, in their final year of dissertation writing, whose work addresses women’s and gendered issues in interdisciplinary and original ways.

Maria is one of 10 winners this year who will receive a $5,000 award for expenses connected with completing their dissertations. A graduate of CEU's Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology, she 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, click here. 

Congratulations, Maria!