The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation has selected doctoral candidate Deneil Hill as one of 10 Dissertation Fellows in Women’s Studies for 2015.
The fellowship is the only national program to support doctoral work on women’s and gendered issues. Each 2015 Newcombe Fellow will receive a $5,000 award to help cover expenses incurred while completing their dissertations.
Hill is a doctoral candidate in history. Her dissertation, “Shifting Feminist Visions at the United Nations: Self-Determination, Sexuality, and Human Rights, 1975-1995,” explores how transnational feminists working at the U.N. between 1975 and 1995 expanded human rights legal definitions to include women’s sexual rights.