We are delighted to announce that the winner of the FSA Student Essay Competition 2019 is Veronica Heney. Veronica’s winning essay is titled: ‘Unending and uncertain: thinking through a phenomenological consideration of self-harm towards a feminist understanding of embodied agency’. Veronica is a PhD student at the Wellcome Centre for Cultures and Environments of Health at the University of Exeter.

The winning essay along with the six other shortlisted entries will be published in the Journal of International Women’s Studies in February 2020.

The other shortlisted entries were:

  • Amy Finlay-Jeffrey, ‘Liminal Spaces and Minority Communities in Kate O’Brien’s Mary Lavelle (1936)’
  • Phoebe Chetwynd, ‘Postfeminist Hegemony in a Precarious World: Lessons in Neoliberal Survival from RuPaul’s Drag Race
  • Zara Ismail, ‘The Communal Violence Bill: Women’s Bodies as Repositories of Communal Honour’
  • Amy Masson, ‘A Critique of Anti-Carceral Feminism’
  • Katja May, ‘The Pussyhat Project: Texturing the Struggle for Feminist Solidarity’
  • Jess Taylor Weisser, ‘Masculine Failure and Male Violence in Noah Hawley’s Fargo

We congratulate Veronica and all of those who were shortlisted.