Daryl completed her thesis, "Sites of Memory: Black Women's Geographies, #SayHerName Protests, and Black Hair Politics," under the direction of Dr. Patti Duncan (chair), Dr. Qwo-Li Driskill, Dr. Nana Osei-Kofi, Dr. Robert Thompson, and Dr. Philipp Kneis.
Suha's thesis, "Investigating Sexual and Gender-Based Violence as a Weapon of War and a Tool of Genocide against Indigenous Yazidi Women and Girls by the Islamic State, was completed under the direction of Dr. Mehra Shirazi (chair), Dr. Patti Duncan, Dr. Qwo-Li Driskill, and Dr. Jessica White. Suha also earned a Graduate Certificate in College and University Teaching.
Silvia completed her thesis, "Sexo en las Márgenes: Troubling Sexuality Education in Colombia and Embracing a Critical Sexuality Education Framework Towards Social Justice," under the direction of Dr. Nana Osei-Kofi (chair), Dr. Bradley Boovy, Dr. Juan Antonio Trujillo, and Laurie Bridges.
Lizz completed her thesis, based on interviews with homeless women in Corvallis, under the direction of Dr. Mehra Shirazi (chair), Dr. Liddy Detar, Kryn Freehling-Burton, and Dr. Daniel Lopez-Cevallos.
Andrés is a Latin@ trans* and queer writer, poet, musician, and scholar. His activism, pedagogy, work, and artistic projects center the lives and experiences of queer and trans* folks of color. His masters thesis weaves together multiple histories of the Guatemalan Civil War, indigenous stories of resistance, and his family's stories during this time. He completed his thesis, "Ni de aquí ni de alla: A Mythohistoriography of Growing Up In-Between," under the direction of Dr. Qwo-Li Driskill (chair), Dr. Patti Duncan, Dr. Christina León, and Dr. Marta Maldonado.
Megan's research interests include black and women of color feminisms, black literature and aesthetics as resistance, queer theory, racialized constructions of gender and sexuality, and historical/ancestral trauma related to slavery and settler colonialism. She completed her thesis, "Cartographies of Haunting: Black Feminist Refusal in Toni Morrison's A Mercy and Octavia Butler's Kindred," under the direction of Dr. Qwo-Li Driskill (chair), Dr. Patti Duncan, Dr. Elizabeth Sheehan, and Dr. Christina León.
Alex completed a thesis entitled "Putting Coyolxauhqui Back Together: Queer Neplantleras Rewriting Latinx Memory," under the direction of Dr. Qwo-Li Driskill (chair), Dr. Patti Duncan, Dr. Christina León, and Dr. Juan Herrera.
Luhui completed her thesis, "Oppression from Within: AIM, Heteropatriarchy, Settler Colonialism, and the Death of Anna Mae Aquash," under the direction of Dr. Qwo-Li Driskill (chair), Dr. Patti Duncan, Dr. Natchee Barnd, and Dr. Daniel Newhart.
Chelsea completed her MAIS degree, bringing Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies together with Art for a project and exhibit in late fall 2015, under the direction of Dr. Patti Duncan (chair), Dr. Bradley Boovy, Dr. Julie Green, and Dr. Brenda McComb.