Johnson Named Fellow in Women’s Studies for 2022 by the Institute for Citizens & Scholars





  Erin Johnson, Sociology PhD candidate (2018 cohort), has been named one of the WW Dissertation Fellows in Women’s Studies for 2022! The Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fellowship in Women’s Studies encourages original and significant research about women that crosses disciplinary, regional, or cultural boundaries. The WW Women’s Studies Fellowships support the final year of dissertation writing for Ph.D. candidates in the humanities and social sciences whose work addresses topics of women and gender in interdisciplinary and original ways.


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New Fellows Named for 2022 WW Dissertation Fellowship 
in Women’s Studies 

Promising Scholars Join Program That Has Built Field Over Five Decades 


PRINCETON, NJ (Thursday, March 17, 2022)—Eight promising scholars have been named WW Dissertation Fellows in Women’s Studies for 2022 by the Institute for Citizens & Scholars. 

Fellows in the 2022 class are completing their dissertations and studies at some of the nation’s top institutions. They are working in departments such as political science, sociology, anthropology, history, and public policy.  

Since 1974, the WW Women’s Studies Fellowship program has supported outstanding humanities and social science Ph.D. candidates whose work address women’s and gendered issues in interdisciplinary and original ways. Each Fellow receives a $5,000 stipend to use towards research related expenses such as travel, data work or collection, supplies, and others. 

These eight scholars join an international network of WW Women’s Studies Fellows who have become distinguished faculty members, artists and novelists, and leaders in business, government, and the nonprofit sector. They include a Pulitzer Prize winner, two MacArthur Fellows, numerous Guggenheim and Fulbright Fellows, and many others who have contributed greatly to their fields of study. 

This competitive Fellowship program remains the only national program of its kind. Over the course of its 47-year history, the WW Women’s Studies Dissertation Fellowship has named more than 600 Fellows. A number of these Fellows volunteer their time as reviewers to help select new Women’s Studies Fellows and enthusiastically support the next generation of scholars in their fields. 

As the program approaches its 50th anniversary, Citizens & Scholars is currently seeking major donations to sustain and refresh the Fellowship. Visit to learn more and give online at If you would like to discuss potential funders or funding commitments, please contact Beverly Sanford, Vice President and Secretary, at [email protected]

More information about the WW Dissertation Fellowship in Women’s Studies can be found online at


About the Institute for Citizens & Scholars 
The Institute for Citizens & Scholars ( is a 77-year-old organization that has played a significant role in shaping higher education. Now, with an expanded mission Citizens & Scholars prepares leaders and engages networks of people and organizations to meet urgent education challenges. The overarching goal is to shape an informed, productively engaged, and hopeful citizenry.