Skip to main content

2023 College of Arts & Sciences Awards

The Glasscock Center team has received 3 awards from the College of Arts & Sciences - 1 in each category: Student, Staff, & Faculty


Kate Girvin, our Student Coordinator, received the Outstanding Graduating Senior award. Kate will receive her B.A. in Philosophy in May 2023.

Kate Girvin is a senior philosophy major. She is recognized for her campus involvement in various philanthropic student organizations and editorial contributions for Aletheia, Texas A&M’s undergraduate journal of philosophy. As a former Glasscock Summer Scholar and LAUNCH Undergraduate Research Scholar, Kate’s research combines the dialogues of decolonial feminist, Maria Lugones, with feminist autonomist, Silvia Federici, to explore how Western attitudes towards gender and race reinforce motherhood reproductive imperatives for women of the U.S./Mexico Borderlands. Her research recognizes that families of the borderlands model resistance to European centered feminism and refute Western social determinations that impose corresponding social relations upon them. Kate will graduate with University and Departmental Philosophy Honors and pursue a dual degree program in law and philosophy thereafter.


Amanda Dusek, our Assistant Director, received the Outstanding Staff Achievement Award.

Amanda Dusek joined the Glasscock Center team in 2015, having graduated magna cum laude from Texas A&M earlier that year with a Bachelor of Arts in Telecommunication Media Studies. As the Assistant Director, Amanda coordinates the various programming, events, and grant opportunities presented by the Glasscock Center, as well as our communication and design efforts.


Dr. Jessica Herzogenrath, our Associate Director, received the Early Career Teaching Award.

Jessica Ray Herzogenrath, an Instructional Assistant Professor of History, joined Texas A&M University in 2020. She teaches about and researches US cultural history, specifically popular culture and dance. Drawing on her experience performing, choreographing, and teaching dance, she explores how dance simultaneously reveals long-established cultural traditions and holds the potential for immediate change. Her recently published article, “Voice from the Wings: Ann Barzel and Twentieth-Century Dance Writing,” appears in one of two special issues on dance for Feminist Modernist Studies, which she also co-edited and co-authored their introductions. Forthcoming publications include an essay on dance at the 1893 World’s Fair in Chicago for the compilation Dancing on the Third Coast: Chicago Dance Histories (University of Illinois Press) and a chapter in Dance in US Popular Culture (Routledge).

Herzogenrath also pursues interests in curriculum innovation. Following work as the course designer on an Enhancing the Design of Gateway Experiences (EDGE) grant from the Office of Student Success, she served as the faculty lead for the US history survey on the Digital Design for Student Success (D2S2) project, a collaboration with the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB). Beyond Texas A&M, Herzogenrath acts as an artistic advisor to Houston-based Social Movement Contemporary Dance Theater and writes for Dance Source Houston’s the dance dish.