Mitchell Institute Masters Student wins 2019 Sídh Prize
Elizabeth Charash has won the 2019 Sídh Prize (academic year 2018-2019) from the Irish Society for the Academic Study of Religions.
The prize is for the best postgraduate essay on religion written in a university on the island of Ireland. Elizabeth's essay for the 'Religion and Peacebuilding' module, taught by Dr Gladys Ganiel, was titled, 'Silent Sisters: the Absence of Black Women from the Religious Peacebuilding of the Gun Violence Prevention Movement.' It is the second year in a row a student from this module has won the prize, with Alan McKinstry winning in 2018.
Elizabeth graduated with distinction from Queen’s University, Belfast with a MA in Conflict Transformation and Social Justice. She graduated Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa and with Honors from the University of Connecticut in History and Human Rights. Her work on inequality in the gun violence prevention movement has been published in Everyday Society, Sociological Forum, Teen Vogue and US News and World Report. Her current research focuses on the intersection of gender, firearms, and citizenship within U.S. gun culture.
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