Women's Studies and Resource Center

The Kathleen Berkeley Inconvenient Woman Award

The Women’s Studies and Resource Center is pleased to announce the establishment of a new award. The Kathleen Berkeley Inconvenient Woman Award is being created to recognize a UNCW staff or faculty member for his or her sustained commitment to issues of social justice at UNCW.

 The Kathleen Berkeley Inconvenient Woman Award is hereby created as an annual award at the University of North Carolina Wilmington in recognition of Dr. Berkeley’s work as a courageous advocate for marginalized members of the UNCW community. Dr. Berkeley’s work at UNCW is commendable for more than her outstanding scholarly achievements. During her career here, Dr. Berkeley has continuously challenged the status quo in an effort to guarantee that UNCW would strive meet its obligation to every student, staff, and faculty member. Dr. Berkeley has taken risks, putting the needs of others before her own, and used her voice in her daring commitment to equality. Dr. Berkeley’s career is a testament to Audre Lorde’s belief that “your silence will not protect you.”

Nomination forms and details

For information on The Kathleen Berkeley Inconvenient Woman Award contact the UNCW Women's Studies and Resource Center at 910.962.7870

Past Recipients

2016-2017 Dr. Candace Thompson

2015-2016 Dr. Michelle Scatton-Tessier

2014-2015 Dr. Kathleen Berkeley