• David C. Frederick Honors College
  • School of Social Work
  • School of Education
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
  • Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business
  • School of Public Health
  • Department of Psychology
Accolades & Honors

Winners of Political Engagement Award Announced

On Wednesday, Jan. 27, the Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies Program and the Graduate School of Public Health will host a virtual ceremony to recognize the 2020-21 recipients of the Iris Marion Young Award for Political Engagement.

This year’s honorees include undergraduate students Beatrice Fadrigon, a psychology major, and Kathryn Fleisher, who is majoring in politics-philosophy and gender, sexuality, and women’s studies. Doctoral graduate student Kess Ballantine from the School of Social Work was also recognized.

Faculty member Gina Garcia, associate professor of higher education in the Department of Education Foundations, Organizations and Policy, and staff member Prince Matthews, Sr., academic and student services coordinator in the Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business, were also honored.

Sponsored by both programs, the awards recognize those who work to promote justice—whether at the local, national or global levels, or in the University—under the belief that social activism takes many forms. The award was created in 2008 in memory of philosopher, social theorist and Graduate School of Public and International Affairs professor Iris Marion Young, who passed away in 2006. Read more about the current and past recipients of the award

All members of the Pitt community are welcome to attend the ceremony: Register for the Zoom event.