Kirkland Endowment

Michelle LeMasurier, Acting Chair

Kirkland Summer Associates and Interns

The Kirkland Endowment Advisory Committee sponsors up to four students in its program of Summer Associates. They do ten weeks of full-time work on a research or creative project of their own design. The program is designed to support students who wish to do research or creative work that fits under the mandate of the Endowment, "to support the needs and interests of women at Hamilton." The program is open to all students, but preference will be given to rising juniors and seniors.

Working closely with a faculty supervisor, students receive a stipend of $4000. The Kirkland College Summer Associates will produce an essay or creative piece and report on their work to the community in the following academic year (typically in the fall unless they are abroad). We advise students to contact potential faculty supervisors early in the spring semester. Faculty members receive a modest stipend ($1500 for the first project).

2014 Associates

Carol Antunez '15 with Associate Professor of Sociology Yvonne Zylan
Exploring Hair Performance for Black and Coloured Women in Cape Town


Dyllon Young '15 with Director of Opportunity Programs Phyllis Breland
Walking in Heels in the Technology Field: Exploring the Journeys and Obstacles of Executive Women


Tracy Mazerolle '15 with Title Associate Professor of Government Sharon Rivera
The Fight for Fair Pay: Analyzing Varied Gender Pay Gaps in the United States


Melanie Catlett '16 with Associate Professor of Women's Studies Vivyan Adair
Women in EMS: Practices and Ideologies of Gender


Sabrina Hua '15 with Visiting Assistant Professor of Communication Christina Ceisel
#Asian: The Effects of Racial Self-Branding in Social Media