Ernestine Friedl Research Award. Duke Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies Department.


This award is given to foster research by graduate students working on the cultural, social and biological constructions of gender in any department of Duke University. It is named in honor of Dr. Ernestine Friedl, who became the first woman Dean of Trinity College and (jointly) Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Duke from 1980 to 1985. The Women's Studies Program at Duke was established under her deanship. During her years at Duke, she served on the National Science Foundation Board and as president of the American Anthropological Association.