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Research Opportunities

Mentored Undergraduate Summer Experience – Assist a professor with specialized research and earn a stipend

Student-Faculty Research Seminar – Interdisciplinary seminar with a theme, offered each spring semester.  Student-faculty pairs work on a focused project related to the annual theme.  

Phi Kappa Phi Research Award – Competitive award for students to work with faculty on research projects

Intersectional Qualitative Research Methods (WGS 326) – Students gain cutting-edge skills for in-depth, mixed-methods research applicable across disciplines.  

Senior Capstone in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGS 495) – Students apply feminist methods in extended research projects on a topic they choose.

Women’s Leadership and Social Change (WGS 496) – Students collaborate on researching social issues and creating activist projects.

Mentored Research – Students create research proposals and carry out research projects in collaboration with a faculty mentor for course credit.  Complete the Independent Study or Mentored Research form. 

Second Major Research – Students double-majoring in WGSS and another field may count research conducted in their other major toward their WGSS degree if the project focuses on gender and/or sexuality (for example, collaborating on a Psychology lab project).  

Student Worker Research Assistance – Students with paid student worker positions in the department may have opportunities to assist faculty with their research work.  

For more information, contact the WGSS department chair, Janet Gray,  Or arrange a meeting with a faculty member whose research areas interest you and ask about research opportunities.