Undergraduate Research Forum

The Women’s and Gender Studies Program hosted its 2020 Undergraduate Research Forum on March 11, 2020!

This event will provide WGST students with an opportunity to present their individualized undergraduate research. The WGST major requires two independent research capstones to be completed toward the end of a student’s undergraduate career. Students choose their own topic and aim to relate it back to Women’s and Gender Studies, whether that be through another discipline such as English, History, Theatre, Sociology, etc. or choose another path. The Undergraduate Research Forum provides students with the opportunity to present their work publicly to an academic audience.

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The award for best poster presentation:

Kathryn Arntsen, Kayln J. Clinkenbeard, Madeleine D. McGann, Rebekah Stone, “The Effects of Gender, Discipline, and Scientist Advocacy on Perceptions of Credibility and Motivations”; PSYC 492; Dr. Mindy Erchull; Spring 2020

 

The first prize for presentations:

Kathryn Arntsen, “Women’s Body Hair Removal Practices in Various Body Regions”; WGST 485; Dr. Mindy Erchull; Spring 2020

 

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Rebecca Jacobi, “Challenging Bosnian Women’s Identity as Rape Victims: The Fetishization of Sexual Violence in Post-Conflict Discourse”; WGST 485/INAF 491; Dr. Surupa Gupta; Spring 2020

 

The runner up for presentations:

Becky Fitzgerald, “Latinas in Congress: Lack of Party Support and Disproportionate Underrepresentation”; Individual Study PSCI 491H; Dr. Rosalyn Cooperman; Spring 2020