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LaCisha Crear
"Transforming Paradigms: From Bifurcation to Interrelationality in HIV Prevention Discourse"

Sharon Henderson
"Affirmative Action and Law: A Critical Race and Black Feminist Theoretical Analysis"

Emily Novak
"Vagrants, Vixens and Victims: Identifying the Limitations of Victim Recognition through an Analysis of Anti-Trafficking Training Materials"

Jennifer Venable
"The Absent Referents in Slaughterhouses: The Relationship between the Exploitation of Nonhuman Animals and Workers"


Annu Daftuar
"Cultural Constructions of Commercial Surrogacy in India"

Amelia Garza
"Revisioning Scientific Methodologies and Epistemologies with Feminism and Indigenous Undertandings"

Stephanie Vastine
"The Chronicles of Derrick Bell through a Womanist Lens: Social Theory and Spiritual Practice through Storytelling"


Debra Friedman Dayton
"Older Women of Faith Changing the World: The Impact of Older Women's Participation in Interfaith Organizations and Social Activism"

Jennifer Hall
"Fracking Freedom:  A Comparative Analysis of Gas Drilling in Hurst, Texas"

Daisy Salinas
"Self-To-Community Collaborations: Women of Color Interconnecting Through Zines"


Berenice Dimas
"The Metaphysics of Holistic Transformation through Spiritual-Erotic Narrative in Gloria E. Anzaldúa’s 'She Ate Horses'"

Erica Granados De La Rosa
"Up Next: The Epistemic Power of Spoken Word Poetry"

Aimee Howarth
"Body Image, Figure Preference, and Social Comparison Among Female Athletes in Sex-Integrated and Single-Sex Athletic Program"

Whitnee Lowe
"Enter the Phoenix: An Ecofeminist Analysis of X-men: The Dark Phoenix Saga"

Diann R. Maurer
"'You Make Me Feel Like My Life Is Over!': Tele/Visions of Contemporary Postmaternal Women"


Michael Franklin
"Applying Ecofeminist Theory to Christian Mission Work in Honduras: Building Theoretical Bridges for Real Change"

Brandi Garcia
"Faux Queens - Fauxing The Real: Biological Women, The Art of Drag, and Why the Real is Drag and/or How I Became a Drag Queen and/or How to Paint a Drag Mug"

Frances Reanae McNeal
"'Sacred Activism': The International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers"

Kimberly Merenda
"Eating the Other in 'Mei's Last Barbecue': Kyiarchal Speciesism as Social Paradigm"

Colleen Moore
"Healing, Honoring, Transforming: The Power of Spiritual Activsim in Marilou Awiakta's Work"

Susana N. Ramirez
"Moving Beyond Borderlands: Shifting Towards New Theoretical Understandings of Spiritual Activism in Gloria E. Anzaldúa’s Children's Literature:

Dana Gant Wilson
"Conversations on Conversion: Applying Anzaldúa’s Theory of Nepantla to Rosemary Radford Fuether's Call to Conversion"


Jessann Duenas Blas
"Cultural Identities and Interconnections in Secondary Education"

Susan Bradley
"Outdoors Girls: Incorporating an Ongoing Connection with the Outdoors into the Prevention of Negative Body Image in Girls"

Samantha Marconi
"Breaking through the Binary, Shifting the Conversation: A Multi-Perspective Conversation on Gay Marriage and Queer Equality"


Jessica Camp
"Radical Rhetoric: An Excavation of Gloria Anzaldúa’s Early Drafts of 'La Prieta'"

Rachael Federico
"Battered (M)Others Syndrome: Mothers Who Kill Their Batterers and the Children Who are Left Behind"

Meredith Fortner
"Stripping Subjectivity: Dynamic Multiplicity, 'Covert Mimesis,' and Reinscription/Resistance through Subversion"

Deepti Sihota
"Included in the Exclusion: South Asian Indian Mothers in North American Diasporas"

Lauren Volpe
"Terrifying Enviornments, Environing Terrorism: An Ecofeminist Critique of the FBI's Response to the Earth Liberation Front"


Johnny Stein
"The Matter of Sex and Gender: A Dialogue Between Trans Bodies and Feminist Theories"


Tara Conley
"Confronting and Transforming The Foe Within: An Applicatiuon of Nepantla Theory"

Sally Sayles-Hannon
"In Search of Multiculturalism: Uprooting 'Whiteness' in Curriculum Design and Pedagogical Strategies"

Rebecca Lane Wiseman
"'Goodbye Mammy, Hello Mom'":  How Black Women Reclaimed Domesticity in the Post-World War II Period"  


Kimberly Johnson
"Exploring the Multi-Dimensional Dynamics of Terrorism: Cultural, Political, and Gender Implications of the Female Suicide Bomber Phenomenon"

Melissa Flewelling
"Desire and Intimacy: Focusing on the Demand(s) Created in International Online Dating Agencies"

Laura Knudson
"Cindy Sheehan and the Rhetoric of Motherhood: A Textual Analysis"

Harry McMaster
"'Whitely' Individualism and Choice in 'Post,' 'Conservative,' and 'Third-Wave' Feminism"

Nery Morales
"Moving Beyond the Limitations of Chicana Feminist Theory"

Courtney O'Dell Chaib
"Mothers with Multiple Sclerosis:  Voice, Identity, and Empowerment"

Mary Jane Philpy
"Sexual Binaries: An Examination of Mixed Messages and Teenage Female Sexuality in Education and Media"


Charles Frederick Cook, IV
"Creating and Maintaining a Women's Studies Oral History Program"

Kami L. Fletcher
"The Niagara Movement:  The Black Protest Reborn"

Janice A. Moran
"How Whiteness Affects Ableism: The Expansion of Whiteness Beyond Issues of Race and Class"

Erin L. Rider
"Promoting Solidarity at College Parties: Women's Ability to Resist Sexual Assault"

Jo-Ann Juchniewicz Stankus
"Feminism, Capitalism, and 'Conscious Capitalism': Creating and Teaching a New Educational Paradigm for Twenty-First Century Women's Studies and Business Students"


Meena Anbunathan
"AIDSism:  Theorizing the Politics of Domination Centering HIV/AIDS"

Tushabe Mercy Caroline
"The Autonomy of Ugandan Women's Organizations: Its Significance for Creating and Maintaining a Dependable Democracy"

Victoria Genetin
"Exploring a Woman-Centered Approach to Pregnancy and Birthing through the Framework of Nepantla"

Sarah Hogue
"Shifting LGBT Epstemologies:  An Exercise in Gloria Anzaldúa’s El Mundo Zurdo and Conocimiento"

Lea C. Ivy
"Deconstructing, Reclaiming, and Transforming the Discourse of Fetal Personhood:  A Pro-Choice Feminist Imperative"

Kavitha Koshy
"Nepantlera-Activism in the Transnational Moment:  Unraveling Cross-Cultural (Mis)Understandings through a New Thorizing of Activism in Transnational Feminist Spaces"

Jill Maloepszy-Boeke
"'Now Let Us Shift' Towards a 'Spiritual-Imaginal-Political' Vision of Eating Disorders:  An Application of Gloria E. Anzaldúa’s Seven-Step Theory of Conocimiento"

Mildred Masimira
"The Infected and the Affected:  Married Women, Culture, and HIV/AIDS in Zimbabwe"

Dorotha M. Ocker
"Small But Salty, Cinderella of the Armed Forces:  The United State Coast Guard, 1976-1982"

Robin Orlowski
"HB 569: Placing Texas Women in Pain"

Juli Ann-Winner Saxton
"Give Us This Day Our Heavenly Mother: Understanding the Patriarchial Concealment of the Mormon Heavenly Mother"


Lisa A. Cauley
"The 'State' of Education: Creating Effective Special Education Programs"

Carrie McMaster
"Kindred Spirit: A Place for Gloria E. Anzaldúa in Feminist Disability Studies"

Soni Thapa Oli
"Domestic Violence Among Nepalese Women in the U.S."


Kari Kesler
"From the Homefront: A Qualitative Study of the Women of a Mexican Community"
























































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