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The LANG Ann Snitow Award is an award that is given every year to an undergraduate student in recognition of their work in gender and sexualities studies.

For the Academic year of 2020-2021, the directors of Gender Studies at the New School in consultation with the Gender Studies Faculty have chosen Diana Edelman as recipient of the LANG Ann Snitow Award.

My name is Diana Edelman. I am a fourth year Literary Studies major, with an emphasis in Playwriting, and a minor in Philosophy. My favorite courses at the New School have been Melodrama in the Arts with Elana Greenfield, Theories of Subjectivity with Daniel Rodriguez-Navas, and Theater of Cruelty with Rose Rejois – all genius professors. Rose Rejois encourages creative projects, and with her I have been able to create several video projects, including a video manifesto inspired by Antonin Artaud. This Third Manifesto of Cruelty attempts to expose the trappings of identity as categories, established by society, for what they are – absurd – and is based on the idea that no one can be free until we all are.

Previous Recipients

Delia Rogers, 2019-2020

My name is Delia Rogers, I am a third year at Lang studying Global Studies and Gender Studies. I think that my favorite class has been Ecofeminism and Global Justice with Abigail Perez Aguilera, she is an amazing professor and her classes are all so so wonderful. In her class, I completed a project on collective memory which looked at the lives of midwives and examined the marginalization of midwifery practices within medicine in the United States using an anti-colonial, anti-capitalist, ecofeminist framework.

Read “The Dyer’s Hand” by Ann Snitow

Read “Sex for Fun: Reflections from Ann Snitow’s Przegorzały Classroom”

Awards given to GSSI Faculty

  • Claire Potter
    Audre Lorde article prize by the Committee on Lesbian and Gay History (American Historical Association affiliate society), 2007-08.
  • Francesca Granata
    Coby Foundation Grant for the completion of “Otherworldly: Performance, Costume and Difference”.
  • Katayoun Chamany
    John A. Moore Award For Science as a Way of Knowing.
    2019 New School Award for Outstanding Achievements in Social Justice Teaching.
  • McKenzie Wark
    Thoma Foundation Prize, winner of the Digital Arts Writing category, 2019.
  • Stefania de Kenessey
    (Music) “Menstrual Rosary,” libretto by Chiara Bottici and Vanessa Place, directed by Cecilia Rubino, videography by Anomie Williams.
    • Merit Award: Experimental Category, 2022 Winter LGBTQ Unbordered Film Festival
    • Nominee: Milan Arthouse Film Festival; Portland New Alternative Voices Film Festival
    • Semi-Finalist Awards: London Indie Short Festival; Madrid Arthouse Film Festival; Palm Springs Shorts, Paris International Short Festival; Paris Women’s Festival of Ontario; Rio de Janeiro World Film Festival; Rotterdam Independent FIlm Festival; San Francisco Indie Short Festival

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