Honors Thesis Titles

Writing an honors thesis in Women's Studies gives highly motivated majors a unique opportunity to work closely with Women’s Studies faculty to investigate a particular intellectual question through feminist, interdisciplinary scholarship. Below are the Women’s Studies honors graduates and the titles of the theses they have written. The Honors theses are available to read in the Women’s Studies Reading Room adjacent to the main office in 1122 Lane Hall.

Undergraduate Honors Theses by Year

2014

Hannah Almeter, Reading Text and Image: The Use of Text in Artworks by Carrie Mae Weems and Yong Soon Min

Michael Lourie, Screening the Gay Body: Interpreting Gay Male Pornography through Compartmentalized Desire

Aubree D. Sepler, Baring the Queer Body: Restructuring the Narrative of Queer Female Presentation in Public Social Spaces


2013

Renee Gross, Negotiated Bonds: Analyzing the Mother/Daughter Relationship Through the Lens of Disability

Alex Kulick, How Gay Stayed White: Millennial White Gay Men and the Production of and Resistance to Racism, Sexism, and Heterosexism

Amy Navvab, From Fag Hags to Gay Best Friends: Understanding Millennial Straight Women’s
Heterosexual Authorship, Allyhood, and Friendships with Gay Men

2012


Alexandra Tourek, Gender Perceptions in Mathematics

Lauren Elizabeth Rink, “Even More Scared”: The Effects of Childbirth Reality Shows on Young Women’s Perceptions of Birth

Kirsten Meeder, The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops on Partial-Birth Abortion Law: A Real or Imagined Influence?

Anne Laverty, Practice What You Read?: A Feminist Critique of the Theory-Practice Relationship in Clinical Psychology

Kaitlyn Filip, Genre Trouble: Locating the Politics of Women’s Humor

Rachel Fentin, Disobedient Youth: Political Involvement and Genre Resistance in Contemporary Young Adult Dystopian Fiction

Lindsay Acker, Femicide or Genocide?: Tracing the Evolution of Jurisprudence on Sexual Crimes in International Law

2011

Adonia-Lynn Arteaga, Diosa y Hembra, Feminista Y Activista: Rediscovering a Chicana Feminist Text

Katila Howard, Early Education From a Parental Perspective:  A Qualitative Study

2010

Alex Cooperstock, The F-Word: Feminist (Non-)Identification among Undergraduate Women

Lindsay Hoyle, Adolescent Conceptualizations of Dating Problems: Bullying, Sexual Harassment, and Dating Violence

2009

Micaela G. Battiste, Realizing Neoliberal Globalization:  A Transnational Feminist Reading of Fair Trade and Gender Mainstreaming

Amy M. Bowers, Embracing English, A Subtle Violence: Five Essays on Contemporary South Asian / Western Literature

Jamie Budnick, Subversive Stories / Hegemonic Tales: Conversations with Non-heterosexual College Women on Sexuality, Society, and Self

Amanda Grigg, Popping the Question:  (Do Marriage Promotion Programs Live Up to the Hype?) A Response to Feminist Concerns Over Federal Marriage Promotion

Rebecca Halpern, Making It Count:  A Gendered Analysis of the Survival of Incarcerated Women

2008

Emily Gelmann, The Promise of a Better Future: An Argument for Androgyny.  The Power of Children’s Books as a Socializing Agent for Change

Anna Luke, Food for Change: The WIC Program and Community-Based Care

Andrew McBride, Transmen in Porn:  Alternative Masculinities and Dilemmas of Visibility

Kelly Rauser, '‘FemHags’ vs. ‘Big Daddy Protector:’ The Fight over Women in Combat in the Blogosphere”

Ian Spear, Considering Crime: Reflections on the Resubjectivation of Gay Male Identity

 

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