Regina Fuller is one of two recipients of the Deborah A. Hobbins Graduate Student Award in Reproductive Health, Rights, and Justice from UW–Madison’s Center for Research on Gender and Women. Fuller was recognized for her project, “Debating sexuality: Sexual ideologies, gender, and education policy in Ghana.”
Fuller is a doctoral candidate in the School of Education’s Department of Educational Policy Studies with a concentration in comparative international education and global studies. Her dissertation research, conducted from 2018 to 2020, is an ethnographic study of debates surrounding the introduction and removal of Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) policy in Accra, Ghana.
Fuller finds that battles over sex education bring to the fore larger concerns about normative sexuality, gender, culture, and religion. Her research draws on critical development studies, anthropology, and African feminism. Throughout her time at UW–Madison, Fuller has consulted on education and health projects with the World Bank, Save the Children, UNFPA, and the Population Reference Bureau.
The Center for Research on Gender and Women offers the Deborah A. Hobbins Award to support research and/or advocacy pertaining to reproductive health, rights, and justice. The intended purposes of this award are twofold: first, to support the scholarly and career trajectories of future professionals in this topic area; and second, to advance the reproductive health, rights, and justice of residents of Wisconsin and beyond.
Fiona Weeks also received the Deborah A. Hobbins Graduate Student Award in Reproductive Health, Rights, and Justice, for her project, “Characterizing experiences of facility-based maternity care: Intersections with social identity and trauma.” Weeks is a PhD Student in Population Health with a concentration in Health Services Research.
Learn more about the Deborah A. Hobbins Award, here.