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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, gray@tcnj.edu.  Or arrange a meeting with a faculty member whose research areas interest you and ask about research opportunities.

 

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