CFUW Linda Souter Humanities Award 2022-2023


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.

2022-2023 Winner:


Allison L. Bennett - Winner of Souter Award 2022-2023
Allison L. Bennett

B.A. History (Hons), Minor in English, 2013, Memorial University of Newfoundland

M.A. History, 2014, Memorial University of Newfoundland 

B.Ed. (Intermediate/Secondary), 2015, Memorial University of Newfoundland

Ph.D. History, 2017-2023, Memorial University of Newfoundland 

Allison’s doctoral research examines the nature of British, Australia, and New Zealand servicemen’s sexual encounters with civilian women in First World War Macedonia and the Middle East. These sexual encounters threatened servicemen’s health; their masculine, imperial, and military identity; challenged social mores; and jeopardized the future of empire. This project uses archival records from England, Australia, and New Zealand, and analyses the intersection of gender, sexuality, race and racism, medicine and disease, and empire.