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Gender Studies Mentorships

1-on-1 learning and original research projects customized around students' interests

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Students interested in issues related to women, gender roles, gender identity, and issues around sexual orientation might pursue a mentorship in gender or queer studies. Such mentorships turn a critical eye to the world we live in, unpacking existing modes of thinking to examine how we might move towards a more just future. 

In a gender studies mentorship, students can tackle the relationship of power and gender as it manifests in the home and family, the workplace, religious institutions, education, government, and media. They can home in on one specific issue, such as underrepresentation of women in Congress, or take on an interdisciplinary research question that looks at how women’s roles vary across cultures. Such research encourages students to think about their own assumptions and how their beliefs shape their perceptions of the world, helping empower them with a sense of agency to take an active role in creating the change they hope to see in society. It will ground students with a strong critical foundation, preparing them to successfully engage in numerous fields, whether history, sociology, literature, politics, or psychology.



Gender Studies

projects

Statistical analysis and policy recommendations to combat gender discrimination for refugees entering the US

An original watercolor inspired by the Callisto section of Ovid's Fasti, with an accompanying artist's statement exploring themes in Ovid's work and how it intersects with issues of power, agency, morality and sexism today

Academic paper on the "femme forte," analyzing the work and lives of three important painters from the Renaissance and Baroque periods

Co-wrote an article published in Ms. Magazine on a Texas lawsuit that threatened to bankrupt Planned Parenthood

Article capturing the menstrual health challenges faced by people experiencing homelessness in the US and the possible strategies that organizations and governments may pursue to better support them.

Policy memo on violence against women in the workplace

A curriculum on Asian American history created to fill existing gaps in high schoolers knowledge and to highlight underrepresented stories of Asian American discrimination

A policy recommendation targeting Egyptian universities to increase gender parity, based on research of Egyptian women’s experience of sexual violence, workplace harassment and discrimination and the nation’s growing #MeToo movement