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Kirkland Endowment

Michelle LeMasurier, Acting Chair
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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).

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News

Nejla Asimovic '16
Nejla Asimovic ’16 Scrutinizes Sexual Violence as a Weapon of War

Nejla Asimovic ’16 is returning to the country of her birth this summer to study the history and ongoing effects of sexual violence in the context of war.  Asimovic, a native of Sarajevo, the largest city in the Balkan nation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, is undertaking a research project titled Sexual Violence Against Women and Girls: A Weapon of War? under the advisement of assistant professor of government Gbemende Johnson.  Asimovic is one of four Hamilton students this summer whose research is funded through the Kirkland Endowment’s Summer Associates program.  More ...

Hamilton Reece Thompson '18
Hamilton Reece Thompson ’18 Studying Human Trafficking Through Kirkland Grant

Hamilton Reece Thompson ’18 is undertaking research this summer to uncover and illuminate the links in ideology that connect human trafficking with societal trends such as the medicalization of the human body, and the objectification and commoditization of women via advertising. Thompson is one of this year’s four Kirkland Summer Associates. He’s working on his research with Associate Professor of Women’s Studies Vivyan Adair.  More ...

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