WMU News

Grant funds chronicling of Jewish women in sports

Feb. 25, 2005

KALAMAZOO--Linda Borish, associate professor of history at Western Michigan University, has received a research grant to fund her project chronicling American Jewish women in sports history.

The $3,500 grant from the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute will support Borish's research, titled "Not Merely Confined to the Gymnasium: Jewish Women in American Sport." Borish's project was selected from among more than 90 proposals this year, a record number. The effort will culminate in the publication of a book.

The Hadassah-Brandeis Institute awards grants to support interdisciplinary research or artistic projects on Jewish women and gender issues. Scholars, activists, writers and artists pursuing research on questions significant to the field of Jewish women's studies are invited to apply.

Media contact: Cheryl Roland, 269 387-8400, cheryl.roland@wmich.edu

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