Recent MA Projects

 

WGSS - COMPLETE M.A. RESEARCH PROJECTS

 

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LAST

FIRST

PROJECT TITLE (2017-18)

COMMITTEE MEMBERS

 

MA

Chen

Bijun

Not Your Normal Marriage: How Tongqi, or Women Married to "Gay Men," Negotiate Marriage, Economy, and Culture in Contemporary China

Amy Lind (chair), Deb Meem, Gergana Ivanova

2018

MA

Elmeligy

Nehal

Making a Scene: How Young Women in Cairo Challenge Patriarchy in the Public Sphere

Ashley Currier (chair), Thérèse Migraine-George, Carolette Norwood

2018

MA

Kahle

Alyssa

Polyamory Self-Help Books: Creating Collective Identities and Reducing Stigmatization

Thérèse Migraine-George (chair), Ashley Currier, Deb Meem

2018

MA

Ouzounian

Sol

Complicating the Margins: Demonstrating the Need for a Complex Understanding of Voter Disenfranchisement

Michelle McGowan (chair), Ashley Currier, Amy Lind

2018

MA

Simmons

Gabrielle

Literature and Possibilities of Alternative Black Girlhood

Carolette Norwood (chair), Valerie Weinstein, Sunnie Rucker-Chang

2018

MA

Singh

Aparna

Women's Experiences during Natural Disasters: A Case Study of the 2015 Nepal Earthquake

Carolette Norwood (chair), Laura Dudley Jenkins, Olga Sanmiguel-Valderrama

2018

MA

Vaughn

Edward

A Language of Danger: Black Trans Women's Experiences with Verbal Violence

Ashley Currier (chair), Deb Meem, Amy Lind

2018

MA

Ziaee

Armaghan

Making Cold War Domesticities: Harry S. Truman's Point Four Program in Iran

Amy Lind (chair). Ashley Currier, Thérèse Migraine-George

2018

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LAST

FIRST

PROJECT TITLE (2016-17)

COMMITTEE MEMBERS

 

MA

Mazman

Ayça

Politics of Women's Rights, Modernity, and an Imperial Past: A Feminist Discourse Analysis of the Current Turkish State

Anne Sisson Runyan (chair), Amy Lind, Ashley Currier

2016

MA

Abusway

Haya

Deploying the Domestic: The Utilization of Palestinian Women in Modern Warfare

Carolette Norwood (chair), Frederic Cadora, Tara Maddock

2017

MA

Alber

Keighyn

A Little Less Conversation, a Little More Action: Using the Life and Works of Sarah Schulman to Conceptualize Postmodern Activism

Deb Meem (chair), Jennifer Glaser, Amy Lind

2017

MA/JD

Harrison

Christina

Femme-inist Subversion: Challenging Misogyny, Exploring Gender Performance as Play, and Radical Feminism through Diva Drag

Deb Meem (chair), Thérèse Migraine-George, Ashley Currier

2017

MA

Mason

Kimberley

The 1 in 3 Campaign: A Feminist Women’s Health Social Movement

Michelle McGowan (chair), Danielle Bessett, Ashley Currier

2017

MA

Moore

Payton

The 19th Century Incarcerated Invert to the 21st Century Incarcerated Queer Minor: The History and Importance of Queer Resistance against the Media Establishment

Deb Meem (chair), Amy Lind, Beth Ash

2017

MA

Mukherjee

Hemantika

Turbid Waters: Shikhandi’s Mahabharat

Ashley Currier (chair), Thérèse Migraine-George, Michael Griffith

2017

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First

PROJECT TITLE (2015-16)

COMMITTEE MEMBERS

 

 

 

 

 

2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

MA

El Amoor

Izat

Queering Teacher Inclusion in the Israeli High School System

Ashley Currier (chair), Thérèse Migraine-George, Michal Raucher

MA

Barrons

Samuel

Transgender Groups as Site of Safetly, Visibility, and Kinship in Greater Cincinnati

Thérèse Migraine-George (chair), Amy Lind, Ashley Currier

MA

Bazile

Sophonie

Dykeaspora: Subject Formation of Queer Haitian Women in the U.S. Diaspora

Thérèse Migraine-George (chair), Beth Ash, Olga Sanmiguel-Valderrama, Erin Durban-Albrecht

MA

Clapp

Morgan

The Spy who Harmed Me: An Examination of Female Violence in Le Femme Nikita, Alias, and Nikita

Lisa Hogeland (chair), Omotayo Banjo, Rebecca Borah

MA

Denney

Adam

Changing Plans

Amy Lind (chair), Kristin Kalsem, Thérèse Migraine-George

MA

Merrill

Maria

"It always seems like something else is more important than the students": the Experiences of Students with Disabilities at the University of Cincinnati

Michele Reutter (chair), Amy Lind, Erynn Masi de Casanova

MA/JD

Porter

Sherry

The Ohio Prison Nursery Program: A Critical Race Feminist Examination of Why Black Mothers are Denied Admission

Verna Williams (chair), Janet Moore, Anne Runyan, Emily Houh

MA

Shupe

Kyle

An App to Grind: Analyzing the Discourse of Desire and Navigating Sexual Preferences on Grindr

Amy Lind (chair), Marissa Oelhof, Ashley Currier

MA

Teut

Jo

Beyond the True Asexual: Queer Diversity and Inclusion within the Asexual Community

Lisa Hogeland (chair), Thérèse Migraine-George, Beth Ash

MA

Wnek

Lisa

Putting the Man in the Machine: A Feminist Security Studies Analysis of Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems and Militarized Hypermasculinities

Anne Runyan (chair), Cristina Masters, Stephanie Sadre-Orafai, Rebecca Sanders, Eva Torner

MA

Zbib

Cyrena

I am not Haraam: How Do South African and Lebanese Queer Muslims Navigate their Religious Identity, Marriage, and Coming Out?

Ashley Currier (chair), Anne Runyan, Thérèse Migraine-George

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PROJECT TITLE (2014-15)

COMMITTEE MEMBERS

 

 

 

2015

 

 

 

 

MA

Griffin

Mattie

Mind, Body, and Meaning: Women's Experiences and Conceptualizations of Healing in Alcoholics Anonymous

Therese Migraine-George (chair), Jeffery Jacobson, Michael Brubaker, Giao Tran

MA

Harchaoui

Courtney

Constucting Masculinites in Campus Gender Violence Prevention Programming

Ashley Currier (chair), Rina Williams, Erika Gasser

MA

Merz

Emily

Bargaining with the Patriarchy: Feminist Activist Sisters in the Roman Catholic Church

Deb Meem (chair), Debra Meyers, John Brolley

MA

Montgomery

Tanya

Worse than Low comedy: Queering the Duke and Dauphin in Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Liland S. Person (chair), Deb Meem, Lisa Hogeland

MA

Ratajczak

Kathleen

Creating Victims, Creating Survivors: The Criminal Justic System's Influence on Rape Survivor's Narratives

Ashley Currier (chair), Jana Braziel, Annulla Linders

MA

Scarver

India

Neutralizing Inequalities: Hobby Loggy and Schuette in an Adverse and Anti-Intersectional Colorblind Jurisprudence

Emily M.S. Houh (chair), Verna Williams, Amy Lind

MA

Tuesta

Talia

Don't Mistake Me as (In)visible: Queer Latinidades in the Midwest

Amy Lind (chair), Ashley Currier, Patricia Valladares-Ruiz

MA

Lawrie

Mia

Through All of Time and Space: The Roles of Black Women in Science Fiction Television

Lisa Hogeland (chair), Omotayo Banjo, Giao Trans

 

 

 

 

 

 

2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MA

Novelli

Lauren

Racism and Infant Mortality: Links Between Racial Stress and Adverse Birth Outcomes for African American Women and their Infants

Therese Migraine-George (chair), Giao Tran, Amy Lind

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LAST

FIRST

PROJECT TITLE (2013-14)

COMMITTEE MEMBERS

MA

Arbogast

Annabelle

Aging Bodies, Sexual Subjects: Feminist Health Activism and Biomedical Constructions of Sexual (Dys)function

Deb Meem (chair), Lisa Hogeland, Margery Gass

MA

Dorsett

Niki

Unworthy Bodies: A Survival Guide for Trans* Military Personnel

Deb Meem (chair), Wendy Kline, Giao Tran

MA

Geimeier

Anna

Representing 'Real' Birth: YouTube as a Site of Resistance to Medicalized Childbirth

Olga Sanmiguel-Valderrama (chair), Wendy Kline, Dannielle Bessett

MA

Maguire

Sarah

Out With the Old (Librarian), In With the New (Cybrarian): The Post-Disintermediation Queering of Past Assumptions and Embracing Contradictions

Deb Meem (chair), Laura Micciche, Valerie Hardcastle

MA

Shockey

Rachael

Time to Shine: Negotiations of Gender, Disability, and Sport in Special-Needs Cheerleading Communities

Erynn Masi de Casanova (chair), Deb Meem, Laura Nabors

MA

Patel

Bhumika

(Re)Telling the Ramayana: A Transnational Feminist Perspective"

Rina Williams (chair), Myriam Chancy, Lisa Hogeland

MA

Patterson

Corinne

That is what the Democrats consider a great example of citizenship':! Sandra Fluke as a object of national fetishism

Lisa Hogeland (chair), Rina Williams, Beth Ash, Trish Henley

MA

Manuel

Rashida

Bearing Whiteness: Transnational Surrogacy in the Age of Globalization"

Myriam Chancy (chair), Emily Houth, Olga Sanmiguel-Valderrama

MA

Kaur

Vinamarata

Queering Sikhi: A Confessional and Cyber-Spiritual Exploration of Sikhi and Samalingakamukata through Alternative Cinema"

Myriam Chancy (chair), Deb Meem, Rina Williams

MA

Owens

Cortnie

The Political Power of the Fat Selfie

Beth Ash (chair), Amy Howton, Ashley Currier

MA

Katis

Mercedes

(Re)Negotiating Sex and Virginity Loss: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Queer Narratives of Virginity, Virginity Loss, and First Sexual Experiences"

Ashley Currier (chair), Danielle Bessett, Keith King