CFUW Linda Souter Humanities Award 2021-2022


Value: $6,000

Inaugurated in 2015, the award is named to honour Linda Souter, the only Canadian member of CFUW that has served both as President of CFUW and Graduate Women International (formerly known as International Federation of University Women, IFUW).

Awarded to a masters or doctoral student studying in the area of the Humanities. Generally, study in the Humanities is theoretical and does not involve empirical methodology. The Humanities could include the following: English Language and Literature, History, Languages Study, Classics, Philosophy, Film Studies, Communication Studies, and Culture Studies.

2021-2022 Winner:

Vincenza Mazzeo - Linda Souter Humanities Award WinnerVINCENZA MAZZEO

  • H.B.A. History/Political Science, 2008, University of Toronto
  • M.A. History, 2010, Carleton University 
  • Ph.D. History, 2018-2023, Johns Hopkins University 

Vincenza is currently a Fellow at the Center for Medical Humanities and Social Medicine at JHU.  Her interests include African history; histories of the body and health; gender and sexuality studies, and postcolonial studies. 

Vincenza’s dissertation uses oral history and alternative media to examine the entanglements between non-racialism, feminism, and anti-apartheid health activism in South Africa during the 1980s.  Her research delineates the limits and possibilities of non-racial and feminist activism in the 20th century.