Academics

Past Graduate Theses

WGS theses can be viewed in their entirety at USF's Scholar Commons.

2021

Lauren Wright
Dismantling Hegemony through Inclusive Sexual Health Education
https://scholarcommons.usf.edu/etd/8892/ 


2019

Sunahtah Jones
Ain't I a Woman, Too? Depictions of Toxic Femininity, Transmisogynoir, and Violence on STAR
https://scholarcommons.usf.edu/etd/7818/ 

Cera Shain
“The Most Muscular Woman I Have Ever Seen”: Bev Francis Performance of Gender in Pumping Iron II: The Women
https://scholarcommons.usf.edu/etd/7936/

Leah Turner
"Roll" Models: Fat Sexuality and Its Representations in Pornographic Imagery
https://scholarcommons.usf.edu/etd/7976/ 


2018

Jamie Lane
Reproducing Intersex Trouble: An Analysis of the M.C. Case in the Media
https://scholarcommons.usf.edu/etd/7187/ 

Joshlyn Lawhorn
Race and Gender in (Re)integration of Victim-Survivors of CSEC in a Community Advocacy Context
https://scholarcommons.usf.edu/etd/7324/ 

Abby Schneller
Penalizing Pregnancy: A Feminist Legal Studies Analysis of Purvi Patel’s Criminalization
https://scholarcommons.usf.edu/etd/7227/ 

Megan Wiedeman
A Queer and Crip Grotesque: Katherine Dunn's Geek Love
https://scholarcommons.usf.edu/etd/7244/


2017

Asli Aygünes
"Mothers like us think differently": Mothers' Negotiations of Virginity in Contemporary Turkey
https://scholarcommons.usf.edu/etd/6676/ 

Mary McKelvie
Surveilling Hate/Obscuring Racism?: Hate Group Surveillance and the Southern Poverty Law Center's "Hate Map"
https://scholarcommons.usf.edu/etd/7060/ 

Jessica Pinto
Resistance from Within: Domestic violence and rape crisis centers that serve Black/African American populations
https://scholarcommons.usf.edu/etd/6744/ 

Viki Peer
"Ya I have a disability, but it's only one part of me": Formative experiences of young women with physical disabilities
https://scholarcommons.usf.edu/etd/6739/

Shannon Suddeth
(Dis)Enchanted: (Re)constructing Love and Creating Community in the Once Upon a Time Queer Fandom
https://scholarcommons.usf.edu/etd/6957/ 


2016

Sandra Carpenter
"The Afro that Ate Kentucky:" Appalachian Racial Formation, Lived Experience, and Intersectional Feminist Interventions
https://scholarcommons.usf.edu/etd/6200/ 

Richard Henry
"Even Five Years Ago this Would Have Been Impossible": Health Care Providers' Perspectives on Trans* Health Care
https://scholarcommons.usf.edu/etd/6094/ 

Kaeleen Kosmo
Tough Guy, Sensitive Vas: Analyzing Masculinity, Male Contraceptives & the Sexual Division of Labor
https://scholarcommons.usf.edu/etd/6282/ 


2015

Mary Dickman
Let’s Move! Biocitizens and the Fat Kids on the Block
https://scholarcommons.usf.edu/etd/5937/ 

Rakshinda Shah
Interpretations of Educational Experiences of Women in Chitral, Pakistan
https://scholarcommons.usf.edu/etd/5580/ 


2014

Aubrey Hall
Incredi-bull-ly Inclusive?: Assessing the Climate on a College Campus
https://scholarcommons.usf.edu/etd/5233/ 

Kasie Holmes
Her-Storicizing Baldness: Situating Women’s Experiences of Baldness from Skin and Hair Conditions
https://scholarcommons.usf.edu/etd/5241/ 

Robyn Homer
In the (Radical) Pursuit of Self-Care: Feminist Participatory Action Research with Victim Advocates
https://scholarcommons.usf.edu/etd/5242/ 


2013

Morgan Eubank
A Global Feminist Analysis of the Liberian Truth and Reconciliation Commission Privileging of Americo-Liberian Indigenous Liberian Women’s Voices
https://scholarcommons.usf.edu/etd/4480/ 

Heidi Tilney Kramer
Monsters Under the Bed: An Analysis of Torture Scenes in Three Pixar Films
https://scholarcommons.usf.edu/etd/4525/ 


2012

Jessica Collard
Can You Believe She Did THAT?!: Breaking the codes of “Good” Mothering in 1970s Horror Films
https://scholarcommons.usf.edu/etd/4301/ 

Jennifer Ellerman-Queen
Don't Blame It on My Ovaries: Exploring the Lived Experience of Women with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome and the Creation of Discourse
https://scholarcommons.usf.edu/etd/4034/ 

Zoe DuPree Fine
Valanced Voices: Student Experiences with Learning Disabilities & Differences
https://scholarcommons.usf.edu/etd/4038/ 

Elaine Taylor
An Interactive Guide to Self-Discovery for Women
https://scholarcommons.usf.edu/etd/4238/ 

Mary Catherine Whitlock
Selling the Third Wave: The Commodification and Consumption of the Flat Track Roller Girl
https://scholarcommons.usf.edu/etd/4255/ 


2010

Heather Curry
Beyond Survival: An Exploration of Narrative Healing and Forgiveness in Healing from Rape
https://scholarcommons.usf.edu/etd/3559/ 


2009

Jennifer Earles
Gender Trouble In Northern Ireland: An Examination Of Gender And Bodies Within The 1970s And 1980s Provisional Irish Republican Army In Northern Ireland
https://scholarcommons.usf.edu/etd/1945/ 

Amanda LeBlanc
"You're going to Hollywood"!: Gender and race surveillance and accountability in American Idol contestant's performances
https://scholarcommons.usf.edu/etd/2057/

Tunisia Riley
From the Academy to the Streets: Documenting the Healing Power of Black Feminist Creative Expression
https://scholarcommons.usf.edu/etd/2164/

Stacy Tessier
Developing Feminist Activist Pedagogy: A Case Study Approach in the Women's Studies Department at the University of South Florida
https://scholarcommons.usf.edu/etd/3793/ 

Cyrana Wyker
Women in Wargasm: The Politics of Womenís Liberation in the Weather Underground Organization
https://scholarcommons.usf.edu/etd/93/ 


2008

Melissa Albee
Opportunities for Spiritual Awakening & Growth in Mothering
https://scholarcommons.usf.edu/etd/113/ 

Leisa Clark
I am Warrior Woman, Hear Me Roar: The Challenge and Reproduction of Heteronormativity in Speculative Television Programs
https://scholarcommons.usf.edu/etd/179/ 

Jo Aine Clark
A Constant Struggle: Renegotiating Identity in the Aftermath of Rape
https://scholarcommons.usf.edu/etd/181/ 


2007

Jen Clement
Reforming Dance Pedagogy: A Feminist Perspective on the Art of Performance and Dance Education
https://scholarcommons.usf.edu/etd/673/ 

Rebecca Willman
The Conundrum of Women’s Studies as Institutional: New Niches, Undergraduate Concerns, and the Move Towards Contemporary Feminist Theory and Action
https://scholarcommons.usf.edu/etd/3861/ 

Clare Walsh
Narratives of Lesbian Transformation: Coming Out Stories of Women Who Transition from Heterosexual Marriage to Lesbian Identity
https://scholarcommons.usf.edu/etd/2402/ 


2006

Erica Hesch Anstey
A Feminist Perspective on the Precautionary Principle of Endocrine Disruption under Neoliberal Globalization Policies
https://scholarcommons.usf.edu/etd/3750/ 

Michael Gipson
Asymptotes & Metaphors: Teaching Feminist Theory
https://scholarcommons.usf.edu/etd/2532/ 

Oksana Lutsyshyna
Postcolonial Herstory: The Novels of Assia Djebar (Algeria) and Oksana Zabuzhko (Ukraine): A Comparative Analysis
https://scholarcommons.usf.edu/etd/3931/


2005

Allison Brimmer
Loving loving? problematizing pedagogies of care and chela sandoval's love as a hermeneutic
https://scholarcommons.usf.edu/etd/2793/

Lindsey Blake Churchill
Exploring women's complex relationship with political violence: A study of the weathermen, radical feminism and the new left
https://scholarcommons.usf.edu/etd/2826/ 

Justine Kessler
The Voices of Sex Workers (prostitutes?) and the Dilemma of Feminist Discourse
https://scholarcommons.usf.edu/etd/722/

Cara Okopny
Reconstructing Women's Identities: The Phenomenon Of Cosmetic Surgery In The United States
https://scholarcommons.usf.edu/etd/799/

Tracie Anne Welser
Fantastic Visions: On the Necessity of Feminist Utopian Narrative
https://scholarcommons.usf.edu/etd/910/


2004

Elizabeth Dedrick
The Politics of Being an Egg “Donor” and Shifting Notions of Reproductive Freedom
https://scholarcommons.usf.edu/etd/1009/

Mindy Stokes
Women, Domestic Abuse, And Dreams: Analyzing Dreams To Uncover Hidden Traumas And Unacknowledged Strengths
https://scholarcommons.usf.edu/etd/1259/ 


2001

Suzie Siegel
Safe at Home: Agoraphobia and the Discourse on Women’s Place
https://scholarcommons.usf.edu/etd/3881/


2000

Evaline Tiondi
Women, Environment and Development: Sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America
https://scholarcommons.usf.edu/etd/1549/