Rutgers Graduate Student Receives 2012 Frankel Scholarship
The American Men’s Studies Association awarded the 2012 Loren Frankel Scholarship at the Annual Conference banquet in Minneapolis, Minnesota on March 30 to Mary Manning, a doctoral Candidate and Teaching Assistant in the Department of Art History at Rutgers University. Manning’s paper was entitled “Monet’s Vulnerable Masculinity in Frederic Bazille’s ‘The Improvised Field Hospital.’”
he Board of Directors of the American Men’s Studies Association established the Loren Frankel Student Scholarship Fund in 2005. The fund is dedicated to the memory of Dr. Loren Frankel, a young professor of psychology at Shepherd University in Shepherdstown, West Virginia who died tragically in an automobile accident in 2004. Dr. Frankel was known as an inspiring teacher, an accomplished scholar, and a respected colleague. He presented several papers on adolescent sexuality and male heterosexual identity at AMSA’s annual conferences.
The competitive Scholarship Fund supports students engaged in the critical study of men and masculinities like Dr. Frankel. It provides up to $500 each year to a qualified student or students attending and presenting at the annual AMSA Men’s Studies Conference.