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Elaine Combs-Schilling Memorial Fund

About The Elaine Combs-Schilling Memorial Fund

The Elaine Combs-Schilling Memorial Fund was established in 2017 in memory of Elaine Combs-Schilling (1949-2016), Professor of Anthropology and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.  
Elaine found intellectual excitement and feminist community at the Institute for Research on Women, Gender, and Sexuality (IRWGS).  The fund established in her name gives IRWGS graduate students an opportunity to pursue summer archival research and travel in support of their doctoral work through the Elaine Combs-Schilling Memorial Fellowship.  It also opens up the larger university community to cutting-edge scholarship in women’s, gender, and sexuality studies by supporting the Elaine Combs-Schilling Memorial Lecture by a major scholar in the field.  
For more information on the Elaine Combs-Schilling Graduate Fellowship click here.


Checks should be made out to Columbia University and can be sent with the tagline “Elaine Combs-Schilling Memorial Fund” directly to:


Institute for Research on Women, Gender and Sexuality

1200 Amsterdam Avenue

763 Schermerhorn Extension, MC5510

Columbia University

New York, NY 10027



The Institute for Research on Women, Gender, and Sexuality is the locus of interdisciplinary feminist and queer scholarship and teaching at Columbia University.

Columbia University
Institute for Research on Women, Gender, and Sexuality

1200 Amsterdam Ave
763 Schermerhorn Extension, MC 5508
New York, NY 10027