Dissertations and Theses

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Dissertation and Thesis List

 

2017

Benson, Krista Generations of Removal: Child Removal of Native Children in Eastern Washinton State Through Compulsory Education, Foster Care, Adoption, and Juvenile Justice

Fuller, Denise A. Creating Resistance on the Border: Coalitions and Counternarratives to S.B. 1070

Gabbard, Sonnet D. Old Ties and New Binds: LGBT Rights, Homonationalisms, Europeanization and Post-War Legacies in Serbia

Sengupta, Anindita The Desired Baby: Assisted Reproductive Technology, Secrecy, and a Cultural Account of Family Building in India

 

2016

DasGupta, Debanuj Racial Regulations and Queer Claims to Livable Lives

Livingston, Katherine G. Adoptee Access to Original Birth Certificates and the Politics of Birthmotherhood in Ohio, 1963-2014

Swenson, Haley S. Reproducing Inequality: Cooking, Cleaning, and Caring in the Austerity Age

Tai, Yu-Chen (W)Holistic Feminism: Porous Bodies In Gloria Anzaldua’s Thought And Chinese Medicine Philosophy

 

2015

Husain, Taneem Empty Diversity in Muslim America: Religion, Race, and the Politics of U.S. Inclusion

Nieto, Nicole Recipes of Recovery and Rebuilding: The Role of Cookbooks in Post-Katrina New Orleans

 

2014

Chitnis, Varsha Sanjeev Women’s Lives, Women’s Stories: Examining Caste Through Life History Interviews in Baroda

Day, Allyson L. The Ability Contract The Ideological, Affective, and Material Negotiations of Women Living with HIV

Kaedbey, Dima Building Theory Across Struggles: Queer Feminist Thought from Lebanon

Rossie, Amanda New Media, New Maternities: Representations of Maternal Femininity in Postfeminist Popular Culture

 

2013

McKee, Kimberly Devon The Transnational Adoption Industrial Complex: An Analysis of Nation, Citizenship, and the Korean Diaspora

Roy, Raili ”Jagoron: Awakening” to Gender in Non Governmental Organizations in Contemporary Bengal

 

2012

Genetin, Victoria A. Shifting Toward A Spiritualized Feminist Pedagogy: Gloria E. Anzaldúa And Thich Nhat Hanh in Dialogue

Mkhize, Gabisile Promise African Women: An Examination of Collective Organizing Among Grassroots Women in Post Apartheid South Africa

Popielinski, Lea Marie Noncorporeal Embodiment and Gendered Virtual Identity

 

2011

Brown, Adriane J. Distinctly Digital: Subjectivity and Recognition in Teenage Girls' Online Self-Presentations (2011)

Kock, Stacia L. Towards Inclusion: Expanding And Challenging Citizenship Through Intersectional Antipoverty Activism (2011)

Linder, Kathryn E. Narratives of Violence, Myths of Youth: American Youth Identity in Fictional Narratives of School Shootings (2011)

 

2010

Brennan, Susan Catherine Cinematic Adaptation and the Problem of Citizenship: Mapping Women’s Diasporic Authorship in a Post-9/11 World

Cochran, Shannon M. Corporeal (isms): Race, Gender, and Corpulence Performativity in Visual and Narrative Cultures

Holmes, Christina M. Chicana Environmentalisms: Deterritorialization as a Practice of Decolonization

Mitchell, Anne Michelle Civil Rights Subjectivities and African American Women’s Autobiographies: The Life-Writings of Daisy Bates, Melba Patillo Beals, and Anne Moody

 

2009

Isbister, Dong The “Sent-Down Body” Remembers: Contemporary Chinese Immigrant Women’s Visual and Literary Narratives

Smith, Sarah Anne Love, Sex, and Disability: The Ethics and Politics of Care in Intimate Relationships

 

2008

Heo, Min Sook Globally Agreed Upon, Locally Troubled: The Construction of Anti-Violence Legislation, Human Rights Discourse, and Domestic Violence in South Korea

Johnson, Lakesia Denise The Iconography of the Black Female Revolutionary and New Narratives of Justice

Schrock, Richelle D. Cultural Divides, Cultural Transitions: The Role of Gendered and Racialized Narratives of Alienation in the Lives of Somali Muslim Refugees in Columbus, Ohio

Zhang, Lu Transnational Feminisms in Translation: The Making of a Women’s Anti-Domestic Violence Movement in China

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