Past Honors Theses

Student honors theses for the past several years can be viewed in the WGSS Office.


  • Hookup Culture at Dartmouth: What a Neoliberal Sexual Model Reveals about Identity, Inequality, & Pleasure on Campus
  • Las Hermanas: Brown Lesbian World Making


  • Turning on the Red Light: A Historiographical and Thematic Study of Sexual Commerce in the United States


  • You Don't Have to Affirm the Dog: Gender and Other Stories


  • Her Black is Woman, Her Story Untold: Narrative Displacement as Ethical Absence in Maryland Police Reports
  • "Islam is #BlackLivesMatter": Muslim Women on the Frontier of anti-Blackness and Islamophobia
  • Normal and Positive Variations: Discourses on Queerness in the Mental Healthcare System


  • 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


  • Inventing the African Woman: From Colonial Discourse to Development


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


  • "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


  • 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


  • 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


  • "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


  • 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


  • 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


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


  • 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


  • 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


  • "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


  • 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


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


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


  • 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