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Cynthia Enloe


Mr. President, I have the honor of presenting Cynthia H. Enloe, Research Professor in the Department of International Development, Community, and Environment at Clark University. Professor Enloe, after serving on the faculty as an Associate Professor of Political Science at Miami University, you joined the Clark faculty in the Department of Government as an Associate Professor in 1972, promoted to the rank of Full Professor in 1980. After retiring (although youve never really retired), you became Research Professor in 2003. You have been recognized as an outstanding teacher at Clark, and in 1981 you were the first recipient of the Excellence in Teaching Award. You received the Outstanding Teaching Award two more times, and you were awarded the University Senior Faculty Fellow for Excellence in Teaching and Scholarship. You have been awarded Fulbrights for study in Guyana and Malaysia, and recognized for your pioneering research as a visiting fellow and/or professor at many universities and institutes, including York University, the Radcliffe Institute and Schlesinger Library at Harvard University, and Australian National University, to name a few. You have received honorary degrees from universities around the world, including the University of Wales. A prolific author of more than a dozen books, you have made a significant impact on the field of political science. For example, the International Studies Association, the premier professional organization for the study of international relations and comparative politics, has acknowledged the significant contribution you have made as the recipient of the Susan Strange Award in recognition of a person whose singular intellect, assertiveness, and insight most challenge conventional wisdom and organizational complacency in the international studies community during the previous year. In keeping with the Clark motto Challenge Convention. Change Our World, you challenge us to ask the critical questions about masculinities and femininities, gender, militarization, and globalization and how these are connected. You ask us to take women seriously and you ask us to investigate womens lives and the workings of masculinities and femininities. As a feminist scholar, you embolden us to change our world. You are truly a Clarkie. Mr. President, on behalf of the Trustees, faculty, students, and staff at Clark University, it gives me great pleasure to request that the degree of Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa, be conferred upon Cynthia H. Enloe.