GWSS Research Opportunities & Collaborations

The Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies discipline encourages and supports internships, honors work, and individualized directed study.

Independent investigation is a crucial part of the GWSS curriculum. In their scholarship, GWSS students engage critically with theoretical and practical models from across the disciplines, using diverse methodologies and critical paradigms.


One of the features of the program is the capstone, which includes an independent paper presented to colleagues. In GWSS the capstone is more than a research project; it’s an opportunity for students to review the work done over the course of study, and reflect on their experience. In accord with the principles of the Discipline, students consider how their work and study has changed them, think about what they see differently, and about the legacy they leave.

It is also an important way for students to provide feedback to the Discipline about what worked, what didn’t, and what changes could benefit students that follow them. The contributions students make are taken seriously, and lead to important innovations that benefit students and help shape the program as a whole.


Financial support for student research is available through many venues. University funding opportunities are consolidated by the Academic Center for Enrichment (ACE).

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