Research Grant Recipients

2019 Grant Recipients

Dinuka Cooray ‘20
How Race and Socioeconomic Status are Related to Maternal Mortality in St. Joseph County
Gender Studies senior thesis research

Andrea Martinez Dominguez ‘20
The Effects of Recent Immigration and Birth Order on Latinx Daughters
Gender Studies senior thesis research

James Zwierzynski ‘20
Dead/Naming: Perspectives on Trans(Un)Becoming
Gender Studies senior thesis research

2018 Grant Recipients

Allison Dopazo ‘19
“Gendering Cybercrime”

Gender Studies senior thesis research


Sarah Kelly ‘19
“The Criminalization of Motherhood and California Safe Baby Surrender Laws”

Gender Studies senior capstone essay research


Lawrence (Trey) Murphy ‘19

“A Cross-Cultural Comparison of Gay and Lesbian Dating Patterns in Santiago de Chile and Chicago, Illinois”

Sociology thesis research

2017 Grant Recipients

Molly Burton '18
Senior thesis research on the topic of sex-work decriminalization

Pete Freeman '18
Sexualized  Ceroplasty and the Male Medical Gaze: How Wax Anatomical Models Toe the Line Between Seduction, Instruction, and Sexist Feminine Reconstruction

2016 Grant Recipients

Pete Freeman ’18
Gender Differences in Entrepreneurship: Motivation and Entrepreneurial Training of Mother Technopreneurs in Switzerland

Moira Horn ’17
Rhetoric of Maternal Healthcare Policy in Rural Mexico

Amit Paul ’18
Gendered Recreation of Underprivileged Children: Savannah Beach Setting

Arielle Sims ‘17
Issues of Appropriation and Assimilation in South Korean Music Culture

2015 Grant Recipients

Abigail Bartels '16
Proportional Representation's Effect on Women

Kristin Brennan '16
Can American women drink Cabernet Sauvignon?: How U.S. wineries are using gendered marketing

Daniella Grover '16
What Mother Does, Daughter Believes?  The Relation of Maternal Childhood Experiences to Parenting Attitudes

Brett O'Connell '16
An Amicable Occupation: Maori Perceptions of Masculinity in Post-Colonial Aotearoa/ New Zealand

Shannon Sheehan '16
All Else Equal – How Internalized Gender Inequities Influence Identity Formation in College Students

2014 Grant Recipients

Kristin Brennan ‘16
Exploring Women’s Role in the Israeli Food Industry

Daniella Grover ‘16
Childhood Experiences to Maternal Attitudes: Breastfeeding, Positive Touch, Responsiveness, Play, Embedded-ness, and Social Support

Anne Kuster ‘16
The Effect of Family Solidarity on Economic Independence of Single Mothers in Mexico

Katie Lee ‘16
Gender in Business School

Kimberly Mai ‘16
The Gender Differences in Human Capital Within Maquila Employment in Puebla

Melyssa (Rae) Moors ‘15
Depictions of Femininity in Western Irish Folk Belief

2013 Grant Recipients

Kristine (Leah) Corachea '14
The Power of the Visual: A Study of the Effects of Gendered Advertising

Christina Dines ’14
Gender Issues Faced by the Refugee Population in Western New York: Success Predictors Resulting in Effective Refugee Resettlement

Molly Shank ‘14
Sadomasochism and Gendered Power: A Study of Three of Jamaica Kincaid's Novels

2012 Grant Recipients

Nora Goebelbecker ’14
“A Comparison of the Impact of Gender Norms on Women’s Experiences in Public Office in Spain and Ireland”

Lauren Kelly '13
"Pretty in Orange"

Maria McLeod ‘13
“The Psychology of Motherhood”

2011 Grant Recipient

Jennifer Gast '12
“Women's Role in Government: A Comparative Analysis between the US and UK”

2010 Grant Recipient

Kelly McGauley '11
"Exploring the Role of the Governess in Victorian and Gothic Fiction"

2009 Grant Recipient

Amanda Lewis ’10
“Perceptions and Realities: Discerning the Relationship between Mayan Women and the Roman Catholic Church”

2008 Grant Recipients

Amanda Lewis ’10
“Perceptions and Realities: Discerning the Relationship between Mayan Women and the Roman Catholic Church”

Daniel Nolan ’09
“Coming Out and Identity Formation in Gay Male Teens”

Patrick Tighe ’10
“Matrilineal and Christian Traditions: Moral Resources Against Ghanaian Female Subjugation”

2007 Grant Recipients

Andrea Torres Hermoza ’09
“Women’s Changing Roles in Latin American Politics”

Jamie Catherine Grebowski ’08
“Estimating the Effects of Single-Sex Secondary Education on Further Education and the Labor Market”

Daniela De Luna ’08
“Bebe a Bordo: Teenage Pregnancy among Mexican-American Girls”