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2015 Iris Marion Young Honorees

The University of Pittsburgh Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies Program, in conjunction with GSPIA, is happy to announce the winners of the 2015 Iris Marion Young Award: Robin Clarke (faculty); Abby Yochum (graduate student); and Marko Gudic (undergraduate). The Iris Marion Young Award for Political Engagement honors members of the Pitt community who have worked on behalf of social justice and democracy. See the IMY section of our website for further information. Congratulations Robin, Abby, and Marko, and thank you for your justice work! 

The 2015 Iris Marion Young Honorees: 

Robin Clarke is a non-tenure-track faculty member at the University of Pittsburgh and a member of the Adjunct Faculty Association of the United Steelworkers, a group of faculty who are organizing unions for academic workers in Pittsburgh. She was active in the fight to save Braddock Hospital and, more recently, to try to prevent her neighbors from being priced out and displaced as East Liberty undergoes gentrification. She is the author of Lines The Quarry (Omnidawn, 2013), winner of the Omnidawn 1st/2nd book prize for poetry, and Lives of the Czars (nonpolygon, 2011), a chapbook co-authored with the poet Sten Carlson.

Abby Yochum is a third-year, joint-degree student in the School of Law and School of Social Work. She is a Pittsburgh native of the South Hills. She is currently the Director of Development at the Pitt Legal Income Sharing Foundation, Vice President of the Pitt Law Democrats, and Articles Editor of the Pittsburgh Tax Review. She is also a proud Planned Parenthood volunteer and former intern. She hopes to continue her career in the area of feminist advocacy and reproductive rights.

Marko Gudic is a senior at the University of Pittsburgh. He is majoring in both Politics and Philosophy and Economics. He is minoring in Statistics and Portuguese, and earning a certificate in Global Studies. As a leader on campus and in the city, he has worked to promote equality, expand political representation and participation, and foster greater collaboration between the University and the broader Pittsburgh community. He is passionate about public policy and international development, and is committed to innovating government through the advancement of democracy and the application of technology.​

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