Women and Gender Studies Department {College of Liberal & Creative Arts}

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MA Culminating Projects

Name Type Title Year
Glenn, Bridget Thesis Compassionate Release: The Convergence of Disability and the Prison Industrial Complex 2013
Henry, Sarah Thesis Furies, Fans and Feminism: Querying and Queering the Furry Fandom(s) 2013
Levario, Marcella Thesis A Queer Fat Future 2013
Reck, Denise Thesis Sexual Freedoms and Racial Divides in Contemporary Germany 2013
Negrete-Lopez, Gloria Thesis A Ti Querida Hija: Prison, Deportation, and the Act of Letter Writing 2012
Zomer, Charlotte Thesis Environmental Cultural Activism in Los Angeles County: Peformances within Neoliberal Structures 2012
Albright, Samantha Thesis Criminalizing Embodiment: Sexual Normativity, Administrative Discipline and Legal Resistance in California Prisons 2012
Byrne, Rachael Thesis Queering Settlers Complicity: from Zionist Transnational Pinkwashing to Palestine Solidarity 2012
Norling, William Thesis Staging Rock n' Roll: Performing Race, Sexuality, Masculinity, and Conterculture 2012
Robinson, Angela Thesis Sovereignty Queered: Politics of Interdependence Through the Discourses of Temporality and Terrorism 2012
Schmidt, Jenne Thesis Finding the Local within the Globalization: Neoliberal Politics and Surveillance Gentrifying San Francisco 2012
Smith, Lauren Thesis Imagining Social Justice Through Sci-Fi TV: From "Trek" to "Torchwood" 2012
Sutherland, Kory Creative Project The Embroidered Border: An Illustrated Book of Immigration Keywords 2012
Willock, Brooke Thesis For the Love of the Game: Disability Sport and the Athletic Ideal 2012
Agilar, Esme Thesis Happily Ever After? A Feminst Critique of Postmodern Fairy Tales 2011
Gomes, Anastasia Thesis Work and the City: A Materialist Analysis of the New Single Woman 2011
Hamilton, Anna Creative Project Nervous Disorders 2011
Kress, Isis Thesis Domestic Violence Policies and Laws Within the United States 2011
Robert, Deborah Thesis Deconstructing the Neoliberal War on Drugs: Gender, Race, Class and (Pharma)normative Hegemony 2011
Van Asselt, Bess Thesis Special Victims for Neoliberalism: Multiculturalism, Nonprofits and Media Activism 2011
Yee, Ashley Thesis The Not-So-Hidden Potential: Finding Gender Subversion in Mainstream Music Videos 2011
Abinate, Elizabeth Thesis Bite Me, I'm Yours: Vampire Romance, Female Readership and Negotiating Ideology 2010
Baez, Angela Thesis Holistic Feminism: Love and Consciousness as Motivations for Social Change 2010
Finkelstein, Lauren Thesis E/racing Realities: Negotiating Space of Fiction 2010
Hatlen, Melissa Thesis The Disabiling Effects of Legal Performances 2010
Kaur, Gurpreet Thesis Silent Voices 2010
Liu, Junyan Thesis Promising a Future: Revisiting Ecofeminism in the Global Era 2010
Miller, Sharon Thesis Representing Afghan Women in Post 9/11 Media and Feminist Discourses 2010
Vogt, Elizabeth Thesis Revealing Lise Meitner: Producing Knowledge about a “Woman in Science” 2010
Wheeler, Anna Thesis "The Whole Me": A Creative Culminating Experience Project 2010
Ah-Sue, Geraldine Thesis Screening 'Culture': Looking at Asian/American Cinema through a Feminist Lens 2009
Barr, Cheyenne Thesis Intersexed Embodiments and the Cripping and Queering of the Borders of Identites 2009
Lindbom, Camille Thesis French Masks, Arab Skins: French-Maghrebi Women Negotiating Cultural Differences in France 2009
Mukhopadhyay, Samhita Thesis The Politics of the Feminist Blogosphere 2009
Olivia, Jenn Thesis Performing Queers: Queer Performance, Venue and Disidentification in Contemporary San Francisco 2009
Peters, Kristi Thesis Is the MIC On? Reclaming Billie Holiday and Nina Simone 2009
Prather, Rebecca Thesis The Neo-Imperial Harem: Race, Gender, Sexuality and Nation in the American Belly Dance 2009
Rojas, Carol Thesis Caught in the Crossfire: Bordering the Latin Body in Post 9/11 Society 2009
Comas, Allegra Thesis Race(ing) Queer Pedagogy: Crafting Antiracist Methodologies for Queer Educational Praxis 2008
Cosenza, Julie Thesis Culminating Creative Performances: The Turtle Walker: Staging Disability, Crip, and Queer Theory 2008
Coto, Giovanna Thesis Extensions of Military, State, and Subversive Power: Dogs as Agents of Violence 2008
Fairchild, Sheryl D. Thesis Women's Holocaust Literature: "The Whole Universe was Motherless during the War" 2008
Gollihar, Lindsy Creative Project Hyperlinked Scholarship: Exploring the New Existence of www.ccwsw.org, the Community College Women's Studies Web 2008
Guichard, Timothy Thesis Transmen and Feminist Theory: Notes on an Emerging Transgender Studies. 2008
Lee, Christine Thesis The Construction of Citizen, Woman, Criminal: Deconstructing Representation in Sex Work 2008
Mudora, Helen Obande Thesis From Rhetoric to Practice: Access to Education by Disabeled Children in Kenya 2008
Ruiz, Luis Aida Martinez Thesis Gender, Community, Radio and Popular Communication Trainings with Copinh Lenca women 2008
Villanueva, Pamela Thesis Cultural Competence in Curriculum Development and Instructional Technologies 2008
Bowker, Jessica L. Thesis Slashing/Gender: Fantasy, Sexual Difference and (Im)Possibility in Counternarrative Fanfiction 2007
Hosmon, Kiely Thesis "That Doesn't Happen Here": Addressing Racism in California Gay-Straight Alliances? 2007
Jatau, Mary Ladidi Thesis "We Own Our Bodies": Analyzing the Reproductive Health and Rights of Nigerian Women 2007
Miller, Sara Thesis Girls Policing Girls: Sexual Reputation, Regulation, and the Discourse of "American Girlhood" 2007
Rana, Babita Thesis Gender-Based Violence Against Women and Girls: Focusing on Sex Trafficking in Nepal 2007
Saddul, Christine Thesis Collisions, Complicities, and Girl Discourses: Race, Class, Gender, and the Hegemonic Girl 2007
Smith, Suzanne L. Thesis Constructing Queer Women's Space in San Francisco's Mission District 2007
Wan, Nancy Thesis Seeking the "Impossible" Subject: A Queer Diasporic Critique of Two Local Hawai'ian Novels 2007
Champagne, Delmeza J. Thesis Anxiety and Control: Gender and Intermarriage in Nineteenth Century Canada 2006
Goldman, Rochelle Thesis Challenging the Representations of Old Women in US Film: Ageism Revealed 2006
Gray, Michelle Thesis Building Brandon: The Media Construction of a Transgender Icon 2006
Lambert, Kristi Thesis Sexuality at the Border: Heteronormative Constructions of US Citizenship in Immigration Policy 2006
Onchiri, Sheba M. Thesis Environment Conservation in Kenya: Why is it a Rural Affair? 2006
Schuchard, Julie Creative Project A Picture of a Woman 2006
Solano, Christina Thesis Belles Rebelles: Maghrebines Negotiating Culture and Belief in France 2006
Staub, Lee Thesis Racist Transactions: An Examination of White Privilege in FTM Communities 2006
Stewart, Chloe Thesis "Liberation through Feminism: The Colonization of Afghan Women by United States Feminists 2006
Terry, Natalie C. Thesis American National Identity: Post 9/11 Intersections of Race, Gender, Sexuality, and Colonialism 2006
Villegas, Paloma E. Thesis Borders in Health: Undocumented Mexicans 2006
Crowley, Megan Thesis "We Know Our Bodies Best": Women's Health Zines, Feminisms, and DIY Culture 2005
Feig, Kimberly Thesis Feminizing Violence: (Re)Presentation of Female Martyrs and Suicide Bombers 2005
Greim, Katrin Thesis Theorizing Femme: The Politics of Invisibility 2005
Marcia, Amber Thesis A Look at Feminist Spirituality and Academic Feminism 2005
Wallin, Crystal Veronica Thesis Soldaderas: Marginalized Symbols of the Mexican Revolution 2005
Arruda, Elisabeth N. Thesis The Mother of Tomorrow: American Eugenics and the Panama-Pacific International Exposition 1915 2004
Asrani, Anjali Thesis Gurus, Footballers, and Diaspora: Commodification of South Asian Identities in Popular Culture 2004
Josephson, Tristan Thesis The Cultural Politics of FTM Transexuality: Representations and Identities of Transsexual Men 2004
Karalekas, Nicole Thesis Framed Speech: Truth and Reconciliation in South Africa 2004
Rickerson,-Riesen, Ricky Walter Thesis Breast Cancer: A Solid Construction of Illness 2004
Wachter, Heidi Thesis Assumed Motherhood: The Construction of Motherhood on Daytime Television 2004
Wun, Connie Thesis Special Abuse: An Intersectional Analysis of the Anti-Sexual Assault Movement 2004
Chakrabarti, Indira Thesis Start the Presses: Culture and Identity in South Asian/American Women's Anthologies 2003
Kawakami, Yoko Thesis A Critique of Memoirs of A Geisha from Perspective of Feminism 2003
Lee, In Hui Creative Project Creative Work Project: Raise the Black Lantern: An Autobiographical Manifesto 2003
Robinson, Rochelle Thesis Black Women and Suffrage: A U.S. History Untold 2003
Robinson, Rochelle Thesis Black Women and Suffrage: A U.S. History Untold 2003
Yoo, Kathryn H. Thesis Impact of Structural Adjustment Programs on Women 2003
Taguchi, Tomoko Thesis Officially Cross-dressing: Nationalism and Gender Performed in Modern Japan 2002
Vora, Neha Thesis Cultural Production of Authenticity: The Case of Ethnic Restaurants 2002
Allen, Rachel Thesis (In)forming Feminisms: Pedagogy, Assessment, and Women’s Studies 2001
Rainwater, Marie Thesis From Conquest to Nostalgia: National Geographic Articles on Mount Everest: 1933-1999 2001
Ruiz, Marisol Thesis Latinas in the Struggle for Higher Education 2001
Steinberg, Natalia Thesis Intimate Killings: Representations of Gender and Nation in Israeli Courtrooms 2001
Watson, Robyn Lynn Thesis Heart Disease: Racial and Sexual Disparities Surrounding America’s Number One Killer 2001
Abastado, Rinat Thesis Confiscated Children (Adopted Children—Israel) 2000
Cannon, Ali Thesis Deconstructing the Other in Herself 2000
Carli, Audra Thesis The Mechanization of Motherhood: Case Studies of Human Egg Donorship 2000
Chun, Chang Ok Thesis Women, Poverty, and Global Capitalism: Nation, Gender and Class in Post-colonial Korea 2000
Friel, Holly J. Field Study Field Study: The San Francisco Cedaw Ordinance: Local Implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (Cedaw) 2000
Jennings, Kirsten Thesis Between Feminist Theory and Activism: Critical Perspectives 2000
Larsen, Valerie Kim-Thuy Thesis Decolonizing Feminist Theory: A Review of Literary Criticism Devoted to the Works of Ama Ata Aidoo 2000
Nestel, Sheryl Thesis Obstructed Labour: Race and Gender in the Re-Emergence of Midwifery in Ontario 2000
Brenkert, Hannah Thesis Constructing Population Targets and Truths: Population and Gender in the Development Apparatus 1999
Brown, Marie Alicia Thesis Motherhood Commodified 1999
Blong, Ann Barbara Thesis Women’s Role in the Construction and Transformation of Twentieth Century Societies 1998
Comerci, Claudia Thesis Outside In: A Conceptual Deconstruction of Identities from a Feminist Perspective 1998
Ho, Fennis Thesis “Made in Taiwan”: Nationalism, Ethnicity, Gender and the Production of Identity 1998
Finney, Johanna L. Thesis Transforming the Social Safety Net: San Francisco’s Response to Welfare Reform 1997
Jones, Rachel K. Thesis U.S. Persecution of Refugee Women 1997
Kalaydjian, Alexandra Thesis Middle Eastern America: Gendered Lives 1997
Nenga, Sandi Kawecka Thesis Chasing Carmen Sandiego: Childhood, Gender and Television 1997
Peterson, Kristin Thesis Shaman Pharmaceuticals Inc.: Race, Gender, Class and Corporate Practices 1997
Dobel, Danielle Marie Thesis The Mark of Whiteness: Social Constructions of Race and Gender 1996
Domingo, Chris Thesis Understanding the Experience of Madness: ‘Manic-Depressive’ Women Tell Our Stories 1995
Shayne, Julia Denise Thesis Salvadorean Women Revolutionaries and the Birth of Their Women’s Movement 1995
Brown, Bethann Thesis Women Impacted by Violence and Substance Abuse: A San Francisco Needs Assessment 1994
Dunning, Christy June Thesis Toward a Screenplay 1994
Gottlieb, Karla Lewis Thesis “The Mother of Us All”: A History of Nanny, Leader of the Windward Jamaican Maroons 1994
La Bergere, Ileana Thesis Our Lady of Tonantzin: Re-Membering Greater Mexico’s Icon 1994
Trubach, Gabrielle C. Thesis Hawaiian Nation: The Native Hawaiian Sovereignty Movement 1994
Dudash, Tanya Renee Thesis Emerging Feminist Discourse among Dancers at a San Francisco Peep Show 1993
Sarramea, Adriana Thesis Imperialism, Women and the Third World: The Mothers of Plaza De Mayo 1993
Talvi, Silja Joanna Aller Thesis Cousins: Jewish and Palestinian Womyn Struggling for Peace for the Promised Land 1993
Zarcone, Julia Lynne Thesis For All My Relations: Resisting Maldevelopment on Hopi and Dineh Lands 1993
Laird, Ruth Marie Thesis Ethnography of a Disaster 1991
Castro-Rojas, Carmen Field Study Field Research on Community Based Organizations Dealing with Multiple Expressions of Violence against Women 1990
Brown, R. Lucile Thesis Status of Women at San Francisco State College 1971
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