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.

In Women's and Gender Studies, all our majors engage in in-depth research projects in our Senior Seminar course. Recent research topics from the Class of 2018 have included:

  • "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

Student Research Projects

Feminist Manifestos

Political Narratives