Linda Arnold Carlisle Faculty Research Grant | Women's & Gender Studies

Linda Arnold Carlisle Faculty Research Grant

Yarneccia Dyson, winner of the 2018-2019 Linda Arnold Carlisle Research Grant

Each academic year, the Women’s and Gender Studies Program awards a faculty member with the Linda Arnold Carlisle Faculty Research Grant to support research or creative work related to our program. Dr. Yarneccia D. Dyson, Assistant Professor of Social Work,  is the winner of the 2018-2019 Linda Arnold Carlisle Faculty Research Grant for her research project “Herstory: The Use of Womanism as an Epistemological Lens to Explore Sexual Health Risks and Lived Experiences of Women of Color in College Aged 18- 29″. She is a Health Disparities Researcher who is dedicated to work that emphasizes empowering marginalized communities. Her research agenda focuses on the exploration of sexual decision-making skills, testing behaviors, and all levels (Individual, Group, and Community) of risk perception for HIV and STI.

An excerpt from her project–“The Herstory project seeks to fill a gap in the literature regarding beliefs and effective practices for reducing sexual burden for all students at MSIs and HBCUs, with particular attention to the lived experiences of Women of Color. National surveillance data identifies this population as having elevated risk for HIV and STI, in comparison to other women. The goals of Herstory seeks to understand risk perception, sexual decision-making skills, attitudes towards prevention and testing, as well as the impact of the college environment on these social factors. This Award will be integral in collecting and publishing research using participants’ voices to detail their lived experiences—components that are understudied and absent from the literature. These stories will help explain sexual health risks, cultural factors unique to Women of Color, and the effects of the social environment when addressing the needs of this population.”

Award Description

Linda Arnold Carlisle Faculty Research Grants are awarded to UNCG faculty to support research or creative activity related to women’s and gender studies. All full-time faculty who have not received the Carlisle Grant within the past three years are eligible to apply. Grants are awarded based on the quality and completeness of the proposal, significance of the project, its implication for women’s and gender studies, and the significance of the project to the applicant’s career and future plans.

Carlisle Faculty grants provide a stipend of $1500 to support tenure-stream faculty research.  The funds should be used between July 1st and June 30th of the academic year of the award.  Typically each grant recipient gives a presentation of their research in the Spring of the award year.  These awards have contributed to other awards and honors for faculty. Michelle Dowd, for example, later won the Sara A. Whaley Book Award from the National Women’s Studies Association for Women’s Work in Early Modern English Literature and Culture, 2009.

Applications are available electronically and may be submitted via email with subject line “LAC Faculty Grant Application” to  All applications must be received by 5PM on the first Friday after spring break.

Previous LAC Research Grant Awards Winners

2017-2018: Cybelle McFadden
Associate Professor of French, Director of Undergraduate Studies
“Race, Place, and the Republic: Immigration, Discrimination and Citizenship in Contemporary French Film”

2016-2017: Lisa Levenstein
Department of History
“Women’s Rights are Human Rights: A Transnational History”

2015-2016: Sarah Dorsey
Head Music Librarian at UNCG
“Composing Her Way: The Life and Works of Louise Talma”

2014-2015: Risa Applegarth
Department of English
“Rhetorical Education and Professional Embodiment in Business and Professional Women’s Clubs, 1919-1945”

2013-2014: Noelle Morrissette
Department of English
“Southern Modernisms: Anne Spencer’s Letters and Legacy”

2012-2013: Christine Woodworth
Department of Theatre
“From Pantomime to Propaganda: Actress Kitty Marion and Birth Control Reform”

2011-2012: Elizabeth Bucar
Department of Religious Studies
“The Islamic Veil: A Beginner’s Guide”

2010-2011: Lisa Levenstein
Department of History
“Don’t Agonize, Organize” Displaced Homemakers and the Decline of the Family Wage in the Postwar United States

2009-2010: Stephen Sills
Department of Sociology
“Impact of Global Downturn on Filipina Factory Workers”

2008-2009: Michelle Dowd
Department of English
“Adam’s Rib: An Anthology of Early Modern Women’s Writing on the Fall”

2007-2008: Alexandra Schultheis Moore
Department of English
“The Songs and Sentences of the Drapchi 14”

2006-2007: Jody Natalle
Department of Communication
“Jacqueline Kennedy as International Diplomat”

2006-2007: Jennifer Keith

Department of Music
“The Poems of Anne Finch: A Critical Edition”

2005-2006: Elizabeth Keathley
School of Music
“The Feminine Face of Musical Modernism: Schoenberg’s Women Collaborators”

2004-2005: Juana Suarez
Department of Romance Languages
“From the Brigades: Critical Essays on Columbian Cinema”

2003-2004: Karin Baumgartner
Department of German and Russian
“Letters From Paris: A German Woman’s View from Post-Revolutionary France”

2002-2003: Ann Dils
Department of Dance
“Doris’ Children: History, Tradition, and the Humphrey Line”

2001-2002: Katherine M. Jamieson
Department of Exercise and Sport Science
“An Assessment of Physical Activity Patterns Among Immigrant Adolescent Latinas in North Carolina”

2000-2001: Lucinda Kaukas
Department of Housing and Interior Design
“Re-Placing Women in the History of Modern Architecture and Design”

1999-2000: Mary P. Erdmans
Department of Sociology
“Oral Histories of White, Working-Class Women”

1998: Dr. Leandra A. Bedini
Leisure Studies
“Differentiating Perceptions of Entitlement to Leisure of Caregivers of Older Adults”

1997: Dr. Jude Rathburn
Bryan School of Business
“Women Working Together as Friends and Collaborators: Building a Community of Scholars”

1996: Dr. Paige Hall Smith
Public Health Education
“Seeking Shelter: A Contextual Analysis of Decision-Making by Women Experiencing Battering”

1995: Dr. Hephzibah Roskelly
Department of English
“Widening the Circle: Group Learning for Change”