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