April 30, 2009 — Jennifer Silva, a doctoral candidate in sociology at the University of Virginia, is one of seven students selected nationwide to receive a 2009-10 Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fellowship in Women's Studies.
Her topic is "Dreams Deferred: Gender, Race and the Social Reception of Risk."
Silva and the other fellows each receive $2,100 to be used for expenses connected with completing their dissertations, such as research-related travel, data collection and supplies. In addition, their dissertation titles will be publicized with leading scholarly publishers at the conclusion of the year.
The Woodrow Wilson Women's Studies Fellowship, now in its 35th year, is the only national fellowship for Ph.D. students writing on women's issues in various humanities and social science fields.