Georgia Babladelis Best PWQ Paper Award

Established at the August 2010 Executive Committee meeting of the Society for the Psychology of Women, this award recognizes the best paper published in Psychology of Women Quarterly. The award is named in honor of PWQ’s founding editor, Georgia Babladelis, and it was initiated in March 2011 to mark the 35th anniversary of PWQ. A single plaque is presented to the lead author in the name of all authors at the following year’s SPW award ceremony at convention and is accompanied by an honorarium of $1000.

Eligibility and Selection

This paper is chosen by PWQ’s editor and associate editors from the pool of accepted papers from the year prior to the publication of the selected paper. Authors are not asked to nominate candidates for the award; rather, all accepted submissions are eligible. Associate editors nominate papers prior to the August Editorial Board meeting at which time these nominations are discussed and a short list is developed. Finally the associate editors and the editor rank order these selections to narrow the pool to a single recipient prior to the production deadline for the March issue.

All authors are notified of their paper’s selection prior to its print publication. Recipients are expected to work with PWQ’s and the publisher’s staff to promote their paper, including media releases and other electronic forms of promotion.



Grabe, S., Grose, R., & Dutt, A. (2014). Women's land ownership and relationship power: A mixed methods approach to understanding structural inequities and violence against women. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 39.

Fitz, C. C., & Zucker, A. N. (2014). Feminist with benefits: College women's feminist beliefs buffer sexual well-being amid hostile (not benevolent) sexism. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 38, 7-19.


Littleton, H. L., Grills-Taquechel, A. E., Buck, K. S., Rosman, L., & Dodd, J. C. (2013). Health risk behavior and sexual assault among ethnically diverse women. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 37, 1-15. doi: 10.1177/0361684312451842 (


Yost, M. R., & McCarthy, L. (2012). Girls gone wild? Heterosexual women’s same-sex encounters at college parties. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 36, 7-24. doi:10.1177/0361684311414818(


Gervais, S. J., Vescio, T. K., & Allen, J. (2011). When what you see is what you get: The consequences of the objectifying gaze for women and men. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 35, 5-17. doi:10.1177/0361684310386121(