ELIZABETH RULE (co-winner)
“Reproducing Resistance: Gendered Violence and Indigenous Nationhood”
Ph.D, American Studies, Brown University
This work brings together Native American studies by indigenous people in combination with critical legal theory in a subtle and nuanced fashion. This project takes the insights of film theory very seriously, yielding a compelling account of the gendered violence at the border.
EMILY PRIFOGLE (co-winner)
“Cows, Cars, and Criminals: The Legal Landscape of the Rural Midwest, 1920- 1975”
Ph.D, History, Princeton University
This project employs a creative use of history, space and law in its unique methodological approach. Prifogle also combines personal narrative in combination with this structural analysis in a highly inventive fashion. The projects knits together individual, collective, and legal strands into its analysis in a sophisticated manner.