Honors Thesis Titles

Writing an honors thesis in Women's Studies gives highly motivated concentrators (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 look at in the Women’s Studies Reading Room adjacent to the main office in 1122 Lane Hall.

Undergraduate Honors Theses by Year


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


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

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


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


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


Emily Chaloner, A Never Ending Chase: Toward a New Understanding of Layered Agency in Prostitution

Stephanie J. Christians, Our Bodies, Our Cells: Toward a Preventative Prison Health Care Model for Women in Prison

Amanda Hooper, (De)Constructing Violence: Gender, Sexuality and Domestic Violence Discourse

Azmat Khan, Muslim Media Darlings: An Examination of the Monopoly on the Discourse of Islam and Gender in America

Rachel E. Lappin, Is there Really a Difference? Adolescent and Young Adult Women’s Use of Emergency Contraception: A Retrospective Study

Laura Pisarello, Domestic Violence: New Discourses in Hawaii, New York, and Texas

Jessica Roberts, Impacts of Centering Pregnancy on Feelings of Isolation in Latina Immigrants

Rebecca Rueble, Creating Active Agents: Transforming Girls’ IT Roles through the GirlTech Program

Elizabeth Turk, Representations of Rape in Medical Discourse: The SANE Perspective

Smita Walavalkar, Queer Activism and Women’s Same-Sex Desire in India

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Tamar Goldenberg, Connecting Women and Resisting Multiple Oppressions: Strengthening Cross-Race Coalitions in the Anti-Violence Movement

Sarah Ingersoll, Improving Behavioral Change Communication: An Analysis of The Haniff HIV/AIDS Education Module

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Jill Paul, The Effects of Welfare Reform on Women’s Criminality in Detroit

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Dejah Rubel, Sex Work as a Feminist Question: Toward an Integrative Theory

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Joni Angel, The Popular Representation of the Jewish-American Princess: A New Jewish Stereotype

Lucian Gomoll, Women Writing Art: Autobiographical Performances and Art World Politics

Vered Jona, Constitutional Abortion Rights: A New Equal Protection Analysis

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Shiri Klima, Legitimizing the Category of “Women”

Carrie Soloman, Accounting for the Invisible Recipients: Are Welfare Policies in Southeast Michigan Assisting Survivors of Domestic Violence?

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Sabrina Alli, From Degeneracy to Decriminalization: The Movement to Subvert Conventional Morals and to Decriminalize Prostitution

Britt A. S. Godchaux, “Jennifer Lopez is my Girlfriend:” Sex, Gender and Survival of the Lesbian Men of Kantura, Namibia

Meghan Rohling, The Effect of Gender on Perceptions of the Mentally Ill

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