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Dorothy Berkson Writing Award Presentation and Reception

Date: 1:30pm - 3:00pm PDT April 14, 2017

Join us for the 9th annual Dorothy Berkson Writing Award in Gender Studies

Presentation and Reception 

Friday, April 14, 2017
1:30–3 p.m.
Smith Hall, Albany Quadrangle



A presentation will be given by our award winners during the Festival of Scholars and we will also celebrate our graduating Gender Studies minors. Light refreshments will be served. 

This award recognizes written achievement (e.g., scholarly essays, research projects,creative non-fiction, fiction, poetry, or playwriting) focused on gender and authored by a senior. The award winner will be honored at a reception that celebrates Professor Berkson’s contributions to Lewis & Clark College and the excellence of current students who study gender through scholarly analysis and  written expression.  


Dorothy Berkson, professor emerita of English, taught at Lewis & Clark College from 1981 until her retirement in 2004. She died in April 2007. Professor Berkson was a presenter in Lewis & Clark’s first Gender Studies Symposium. For the gender studies minor, she designed a course titled Gender and Aesthetic Expression, which she continued to teach for many years.





Check out photos and past winners of the Berkson award here!








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