Introducing... Liz Clarke!


Congratulations to one of our first Researchers of Laurier! Liz Clarke is a doctoral student in English & Film Studies.

Liz is a doctoral candidate in the English and Film Studies department. Her dissertation, “War and the Sexes: Gender in American Film, 1898-1927,”examines representations of gender and militarism in entertainment film in the context of progressive-era politics, early film exhibition practices, intended (female) audiences, and changing gender norms in society more broadly.

In preparation for writing, Clarke performed research in numerous archives including the George Eastman House, Museum of Modern Art and the Library of Congress in Washington, DC, as part of the SSHRC-funded Michael Smith Foreign Studies travel grant.

Her work currently advocates that archival research is necessary to understanding the history of women in film.


 A new program showcasing excellence in graduate student research!

Apply yourself or nominate a Laurier graduate student to be recognized for their exceptional research program! The GSA will be showcasing a difference graduate student every two weeks, and all of the Researchers of Laurier will be eligible for an award at the conclusion of the Winter term.

This new program will be carried out in collaboration with Laurier departments, but is focused on graduate students being honoured by their colleagues.

Please download the application form & send your nomination to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

> Application Form

> Letter to Students re: Researchers of Laurier

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