English Grad Students Land Key CSWS Awards

Celeste Reeb, Stephanie Mastrostefano, and Carmel Ohman are recognized for promising work in women, gender, and society.

English graduate students Celeste Reeb, Stephanie Mastrostefano, and Carmel Ohman have won key awards from UO's Center for the Study of Women in Society (CSWS).

Reeb has been named Jane Grant Dissertation Fellow for 2019-2020.

The fellowship recognizes "Captions: Reading between the Lines," a provocative dissertation that explores the intersections of gender and closed captioning in American film and television. 

"Captions" extends Reeb's research in sound studies, audience reception, and film and new media.


Stephanie Mastrostefano has won a CSWS Graduate Research Grant for “Manufacturing Race at 24 Frames per Second: Creative Voice at the Intersection of Disney Animation and Audience."

Mastrostefano's research interests include contemporary American popular culture, film and media studies, children's studies, women's and gender studies, and feminist studies.


Carmel Ohman has also won a CSWS Research Grant for “Beyond Binary Consent: Sex, Power, and Embodied Performance in U.S. Black Feminist Novels and T.V., 1975-2018." 

Currently a Doctoral Fellow for the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (Canada), Ohman works in twentieth- and twenty-first-century American literatures; race and ethnic studies; women’s, gender, and sexuality studies; visual culture; literature and the environment; and rhetoric and composition.

For more details on these prestigious awards, visit the CSWS site. Please join us in congratulating Celeste, Stephanie, and Carmel!