WGST students and faculty
Senior Research Symposium 2020
Senior Research Symposium 2017
Sara Cohen presenting research
Undergraduate Research
Women's Studies major Sara Cohen ’16 presenting her research at LMU's 2015 Undergraduate Research Symposium.

The Department encourages students to seek out opportunities to grow as scholars through faculty-mentored research. 

University-wide opportunities include the Summer Undergraduate Research Program and the annual Undergraduate Research Symposium.

Student Research Projects

Feminist Manifestos

Political Narratives

Senior Research Symposium

In Women's and Gender Studies, all our majors engage in in-depth research projects in our Senior Seminar course. See below for a selection of research topics. 

  • A selection of senior theses from 2019 and 2020:

    “The Association between Latinx Parent(s) and Adolescent(s) Conversations on Sexual and Reproductive Health”

    “Braving the Wilds: Metronormativity in Netflix’s Queer Eye

    “Desert as a Weapon: The Implications of Perverted Desert in Incels, Sexual Assault and Victim Blaming”

    “Disrupting Disease: A Historical Account of HIV Prevention and a Media Analysis of PrEP Advertisements”

    “Is College Athletics Exploitative? The Exploitation of Women Athletes Despite Title IX”

    “White Environmentalism, Neoliberalism, and Mainstream Fossil Fuel Divestment: Critical Reflections for Campus-Based Divestment and Reinvestment Campaigns”

    “Representing Misrepresentation in the Sensitivity Reader Debate: Harm, Offense, and Diversity in Fiction”

  • A selection of senior theses from 2018:

    "'Dirty Pretty' - Gender in Heavy Metal and the Paradox of Rebellion"

    "The Forgotten Women's Center: An Excavation of Activist History at Loyola Marymount University"

    "Across Borders & Beyond White Feminism - Building Transnational Feminist Solidarity with Salvadorian Women from a U.S. Perspective"

    "Lyme Disease Is a Feminist Issue"

    "Young Adults' Political Ambition in the Trump Presidency"

    "Feminism in the Modern Market: A Look at Brand Feminism and its Affect on Target Audience"