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Siegfried Lectureship

Brandie R. Siegfried Lectureship in Global Women's Studies

Established in 2021, the Brandie R. Siegfried Lectureship honors the life and legacy of a distinguished teacher, scholar, and mentor. Dr. Brandie Siegfried taught at BYU from 1993-2021, during which time she brought Margaret Cavendish, Queen Elizabeth I, and the Pirate Queen Gráinne Ní Mháille to life in her classes, lectures, books, and articles, inspiring generations of students and scholars.

Once a year, the Global Women's Studies program invites a distinguished scholar of women’s studies to share their research with the BYU community both in a formal lecture and in informal meetings with students and faculty. Lecturers are awarded with a stipend to further their research on women. Future lecturers join inaugural lecturer Dr. Elizabeth Hodgson, Professor of English Literature at University of British Columbia, in receiving this honor.

GWS faculty affiliates are invited to nominate potential lecturers. Submit your nominations here. Nominees may include BYU faculty members, faculty at other universities, and independent scholars.

All are invited to attend the Brandie R. Siegfried Lecture—a celebration of intellectual curiosity and generosity--held each in March during Women's History Month.

The 2023 Brandie R. Siegfried Lecture will be held on Wednesday, March 15 at 4 pm in the Alice Louise Reynolds auditorium (1060 Harold B. Lee Library). Dr. Lara Dodds of the Mississippi State University Department of English will speak on “Margaret Cavendish, Feminist Formalism, and the Future of Literary History.”

Those who are interested in supporting the legacy of Dr. Brandie R. Siegfried may contribute to the Brandie R. Siegfried scholarship fund.