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WGST Honors Theses 1990-2014

 

2014

 

  • Picture Perfect: Neocolonial Imagery and the Misrepresentation of Rwandan Women by International NGOs
  • An Exercise in Docility: Women's Fitness and Identity at Dartmouth College 

2013

  •  Inventing the African Woman: From Colonial Discourse to Development

2012

  • Let the Old Traditions Fail
  • Queering Relationships Between Subject and State 

2011

  • "Living, Deathless Hart:" Intertextuality as Queer Community in the Work of Tennessee Williams
  • Using Voices for Change: A Survivor-Centered Approach to Combating Sex Trafficking

2010

  • Gender Differences in Emotional Experience : Neural, Behavioral, and Hormonal Influences
  • Indigenous Feminisms: Four Native Women Explore the Intersections of Indigenous Activism and Women's Movements
  • Scars on Broadway: a Story in Words and Prints

2008

  • A Pace Only a Mother Could Love : How Professional Working Mothers Balance Careers and Motherhood and Manage Work/Life Conflict
  • A Philosophical Meditation on Homophobia: The Male-Female Disparity

2006

  • "Making Themselves from Scratch:" Black Lesbian Mothers in America
  • Law and Order Special Victim's Unit: Women's Fear of Rape and the Power of the Media

2004

  • Failing to Protect: a Critique of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Sexual and Bender-Based Violence Policy in African Refugee Camps
  • Undressing Eminem: Intersection & Abjection in the Formation of a Cultural Icon 

2003

  • Fasting and Medieval Asceticism: A Case Study Analysis of the Female Body in the Work of Catherine of Siena 
  • Subverting the Gothic: The Fiction of Jennifer Johnston

2002

  • Masturbation On-Stage: The Politics of Autoeroticism in the Performances of Betty Dodson, Annie Sprinkle and Madonna 

2000

  • The effect of Substance Abuse and Sex on Termination of Parental Rights
  • Selling Sports, Sporting Bodies: Myth, Advertising, Nike and the Women's National Soccer Team
  • Talking Dirty: Lesbian Code in the Poetry of Gertrude Stein, Adrienne Rich, Judy Grahn, and Marilyn Hacker

1999

  • Bound by Blood: Photography, Narrative, and Sisterhood
  • The Evolution of Standpoint Theory: Feminist Philosophy of Religion and the Shifting Category of "Women's Experience"
  • Why we Cry: A Theoretical Study Comparing the Biological and Societal Variables Contributing to Depression in Women During Menopause

1998

  • "As if mad is a direction, like west": Madness, Colonial Geographies, and Feminism in Jean Rhys's Wide Sargasso Sea and Margaret Atwood's Alias Grace
  • Subverting the Dominant Paradigm: Feminist Divergence from the Environmental Mainstream

1997

  • Everyday Revolutions, Extraordinary Lives: Black Female Laundry Workers in Birmingham, Alabama 1870-1945
  • The Revolutionary Potential of Living with Daily Contradictions: A History of Organizing in the Asian American Lesbian and Bisexual Women's Community 

1996

  • Narrating the Trauma of Incest: The Disruption of "I"s and the Opening of Mouths in The Bluest Eye and Bastard Out of Carolina 

1995

  • An Assessment of the Potential Therapeutic Effects of Disclosure Through Writing in a Population of Female Survivors of Sexual Abuse 

1993

  • Breaking With Tradition: A New Look at Biblical Women
  • Living What You Taught Us as Truth: The Legacy of Race and Gender in Female-Authored Literature of the Civil Rights Movement

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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