• Home
  • Academics
  • Awards
  • A Mile in These Shoes

A Mile in These Shoes


Dr. Omofolabo Ajayi, Professor Emerita in Theatre and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, created a new award in Spring 2015: "A Mile In These Shoes." WGSS staff will accept submissions and a committee of faculty, including Dr. Ajayi, will deliberate and choose a winner. At the end of each spring semester, the chosen student will be presented with a check for $250.00.


To be eligible for this award, students must meet the following critieria:

  • Be a WGSS major or Human Sexuality major.
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above.
  • Identify as a student of color.


If you meet the above criteria, send the following application materials to Amara Simons at wgss@ku.edu by Friday, April 30, 2022:

  • An essay or creative work that considers race alongside gender and/or sexuality. The essay or creative work may have been submitted in fulfillment of an assignment for a WGSS class or not. 
  • A cover sheet that includes your name, KUID, email address, and telephone phone number

2022 Newsletter
Need help?
Calendar Events
Follow Us


Student Summer Support Fund
Please donate to our Student Summer Support Fund Here