UCSB Feminist Studies Scholar Wins National Book Prize
Eileen Boris, Hull Professor and chair of feminist studies at UC Santa Barbara, is the recipient of the 2012 Sara A. Whaley Prize for her book, “Caring for America: Home Health Workers in the Shadow of the Welfare State” (Oxford University Press, 2012).
Presented by the National Women’s Studies Association (NWSA), the Whaley Prize recognizes outstanding work that addresses women and labor. It is named for Sara A. Whaley, who, in the 1970’s, owned Rush Publishing –– one of the first publishing companies to focus on feminist studies –– and served as editor of its scholarly journal, Women’s Studies Abstracts. The award will be presented this week at the NWSA annual conference in Oakland.
“On behalf of the UC Santa Barbara community, I congratulate Professor Boris on her receipt of the Sara A. Whaley Prize,” said UCSB Chancellor Henry T. Yang. “This important award is representative of Dr. Boris’s stature in the field of feminist studies, and recognizes her valuable scholarly research on the politics of home health care in America –– a subject that affects millions of people every day.”...
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