For general information about research opportunities, see our Humanities Research page.
For examples of specific project types, see Independent Research, Honors Theses., or Undergraduate Research Symposia.

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Research - Undergraduate


Author/Title Research Type Related Fields
Sam Wooley. We gon’ see the future first”: Subjection, Melancholy, and Queer Utopian Aesthetics in Frank Ocean’s Blonde Honors Theses Performance Studies, Queer Studies, Sexuality
Elise Stefanou.Demonic Liminality: Unsettling an Anthropological Concept Through the Work of Sylvia Wynter, 2018 Honors Theses Anthropology, Culture, Indigenous
Jazzy Hothi. I am Here: Illuminating Black Women’s Resistances to Individualistic Notions of Self-Care“Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.”— Audre Lorde (1988, A Burst of Light)“We realize that the only people who care enough about us to work consistently for our liberation are us. Our politics evolve from a healthy love for ourselves, our sisters and our community which allows us to continue our struggle and work.”—The Combahee River Collective Statement (1977), 2018 Honors Theses African American, Feminism and Feminist Theory
Collin Sprenkle. Fly Fishing and the Female Form: Meditations and Investigations into the Corporeal Transformations Experienced in the River, 2018 Honors Theses Feminism and Feminist Theory, Gender

John ("Jack") Chelgren, Arista Burwell-Chen, Cali Kopczick, "Tutors' Self-Assessment as a Strategy for Making Work Emotionally Sustainable," 2015.

Symposia Pedagogy

Elizabeth ("Eliza") Wu, "American Mythology: The Intersection of Shakespeare and the Asian American Body Onstage," 2015.

Symposia American, Shakespeare, Asian American

John ("Jack") Chelgren, "The Anxious Lyric: Subjectivity and Politics in American Experimental Writing during the 1970s," 2015.

Symposia American, 20th Century

Hilary Bowen, "Dance with Horses," 2015.

Symposia Performance Studies

Charlie Jones, "Is the Swan Actually Dying?: Close-Reading Ballet for Detrimental Influences of Commercialization," 2015.

Symposia Critical Theory

Nicole Wright, "The Evolution of Native American Studies," 2015.

Symposia American Indian/Native American

Emily Pierce, "A Qualitative Study of Teachers' Perspectives on Family Literacy Practices: Discovering the Outcomes for Literacy Learning of Children from Diverse Demographic Backgrounds," 2015.

Symposia Race and Ethnicity

Jinny Park, "The Ideal Soldier': Masculinity in the Military and Sexually Assaulted Female Soldiers," 2015.

Symposia Gender, Sexuality

Dandi Meng, "After All This Becomes Lit': Becoming and Performativity in Contemporary English-Language Native Poetry," 2015.

Symposia Language, Poetry and Poetics

Christina Bleu, Katherine Lee, "The Korean Lexicon," 2015

Symposia Linguistics, Language

Arista Burwell-Chen, "How to Be a Good Ally: A Guide to Dismantling Colorblindness, White Normativity, and Everyday Racism without Erasing Oppressed Voices," 2015.

Symposia Race and Ethnicity, Critical Race Theory

Danielle Gintz, "Re-Membering Time: Reimagining Deleuzian Memory through Literature and Theoretical Physics," 2015.

Symposia Literature

Victoria Sinan Duan. "Form and Traumatic Remembrance in Toni Morrison's Beloved: A Percolation on Stream of Consciousness Models of Presenting Interior Monologues.". Honors Thesis, University of Washington. 2015.

Honors Theses Literature

Madison Kathryn O'Connell. "The Effect of Heteronormativity in American Culture on Transgender Terminology.". Honors Thesis, University of Washington. 2015.

Honors Theses Gender, American

Isabelle Aelis Ragail Edwards. "A Critical Eye: The Reading of Letters in Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice.". Honors Thesis, University of Washington. 2015.

Honors Theses Literature

Kaija Catherine Perkiomaki. "Little Girls and Big Men: The Romance Narrative Explored Through the Sexual Coding of the Vampire Fantasy's Hero and Heroine.". Honors Thesis, University of Washington. 2015.

Honors Theses Sexuality, Literature

Danielle Marie Gintz. "Narrativizing the Mind: Implications of the Printed Text and Oral Story on William James' Consciousness.". Honors Thesis, University of Washington. 2015.

Honors Theses Literature

Tristan Michael Riesen. "The 'Other' Victorians: Sexuality, Censorship, and Film Noir.". Honors Thesis, University of Washington. 2015.

Honors Theses 19th Century, Sexuality, Literature

Kelsey Jessamine Hoag. "Hope for the American Poetry Teacher.". Honors Thesis, University of Washington. 2015.

Honors Theses Poetry and Poetics

Mackenzie Beth Sepler. "Viral, Visual, Virtual: Possibilities of Narrative in Snapchat.". Honors Thesis, University of Washington. 2015.

Honors Theses Media Studies

Carlee Ann Horst. "Creating an Empowering Classroom Discourse on Gender through Great Expectations.". Honors Thesis, University of Washington. 2015.

Honors Theses Literature, Gender