Alumni: PhD Students


Kali Furman, PhD 2021

Dissertation: "Making Sense of Social Justice Education: A Case Study of the Difference, Power, and Discrimination Program." Dr. Nana Osei-Kofi (Chair), Dr. Jessica Beck, Dr. Bradley Boovy, Dr. Larry Roper, and Dr. Susan Shaw.

Lzz Johnk, PhD 2021

Dissertation: “Shifting Roots: Reimagining the Genealogical Roots of Disability Studies and Mad Studies through Women of Color Feminisms." Committee: Dr. Patti Duncan (Chair), Dr. Qwo-Li Driskill (Queer Studies Minor Representative), Dr. Stephanie Jenkins, Dr. Ron Mize, and Dr. H Rakes. Queer Studies Minor. Current: Visiting Faculty in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Grand Valley State University.

Andrea Haverkamp, PhD in Environmental Engineering, Queer Studies Minor, 2021

PhD in Environmental Engineering. Dissertation: “Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Undergraduate Engineering Students: Perspectives, Resiliency, and Suggestions for Improving Engineering Education.” Committee: Dr. Michelle Bothwell (Chair), Dr. Vrushali Bokli, Dr. Qwo-Li Driskill (QS Representative), Dr. Natasha Mallette, and Dr. Devlin Montfort. Current: Organizer, United Food & Culinary Workers.

Andrés C. López, PhD 2021

Dissertation: “Kemenik Natajsaj Qach’ob’oj Chirij le Xib’inel / Weaving to Remember Our Ghost Stories: A Queer and Trans Memoria Histórica of the Guatemalan Civil War.” Committee: Dr. Qwo-Li Driskill (Chair), Dr. Natchee Barnd, Dr. Patti Duncan (Queer Studies Minor Representative), Dr. Ana Milena Ribero, and Dr. Elizabeth Sheehan. Queer Studies Minor. Current: Assistant Professor of Indigenous and Canadian Studies at Carleton University.

Abby Mulcahy, PhD in Public Health, WGSS Minor, 2021

PhD in Public Health. Dissertation: “Transgender Adults Living with Disabilities: Factors Associated with Health Care Utilization.” Dr. Marie Harvey (Chair), Dr. Janet Lee (WGSS Representative), Dr. Laurel Kincl, Dr. Aurora Sherman, Dr. Darcy McMaughan and Dr. Karen Volmar. Current: Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center to Improve Veteran Involvement in Care at the VA Portland Healthcare System; Delivery Systems Science Fellow through AcademyHealth.



Rebecca Lambert, PhD 2020

Dissertation: "Getting Emotional: Affective Whiteness in Feminist Anti-Racist Social Justice Movements." Dr. Patti Duncan (chair), Dr. Qwo-Li Driskill, Dr. Marta Maldonado, Dr. Larry Roper, Dr. Tom Scheurmann, and Dr. Elizabeth Sheehan. Current: Visiting Assistant Teaching Professor in Women's and Gender Studies at Syracuse University.

Luhui Whitebear, PhD 2020

Dissertation: "Secrets of Survival: Restoring Cultural Memories through Counter-Colonial Intergenerational Storytelling in Indigenous Activist Circles." Dr. Qwo-Li Driskill (chair), Dr. Natchee Barnd, Dr. Bradley Boovy (QS Representative), Dr. Patti Duncan, Dr. Ronald Mize. First PhD student to minor in Queer Studies at OSU. Current: Assistant Director of Diversity of Cultural Engagement, Native American Longhouse Eena Haws (NAL), Oregon State University.



Emerald Stacy, PhD in Mathematics, WGSS Minor, 2018

Ph.D. in Mathematics. Dissertation: “On Small Heights of Totally p-adic Numbers." Dr. Clayton Petsche (chair), Dr. Mary Flahive, Dr. David Finch, Dr. Cari Maes (WGSS representative) and Dr. Darlene Rust-Eft. Current: Assistant Professor of Mathematics at Washington College.



Courtney Everson, PhD in Applied Anthropology, WGSS Minor, 2015

Ph.D. in Applied Anthropology. Dissertation: "'I'm a Mom too!' - Stigma, Support & Contested Identities among Adolescent Mothers in the United States." Committee: Dr. Melissa Cheyney (Chair), Dr. Marit Bovbjerg, Dr. Donna Champeau, Dr. Urszula Iwaniec, Dr. Janet Lee (WGSS representative), and Dr. Kenneth Maes. Current: Academic Faculty and the Dean of Graduate Studies at the Midwives College of Utah.

Michelle Marie, PhD in Design and Human Environment, WGSS Minor, 2016

Ph.D. in Design and Human Environment. Dissertation: "Lived Experiences of 'Beautiful' Women: A Postmodern Feminist Exploration of Beauty Discourse and Identity." Dr. Brigitte Cluver (Chair),  Dr. Hsiou-Lien Chen, Dr. Stephanie Jenkins, and Dr. Janet Lee (WGSS Representative). Current: Program Manager, InnovationX, College of Business at Oregon State University.



Tucker Readdy, PhD in Exercise and Sport Science, Women Studies Minor, 2010

Ph.D. in Exercise and Sport Science. Dissertation: "Weighing in on NBC’s 'The Biggest Loser': Surveillance Medicine, Self-Concept, and Gender on the Scale." Dr. Vicki Ebbeck (chair), Dr. Brad Cardinal, Dr. Janet Lee (Women Studies Representative), and Dr. Patti Watkins. Current: Associate Professor and Graduate Program Coordinator in Exercise and Sport Psychology at the University of Wyoming.

Susan D. Turner, PhD in Education, Women Studies Minor, 2010

Ph.D. in Education. Dissertation: "Exploring Resilience in the Lives of Women Leaders in Early Childhood Health, Human Services, and Education." Dr. LeoNora Cohen (chair), Dr. Janet Lee, Dr. Becky Warner, Dr. Patti Watkins, Dr. Ken Winograd, and Dr. Susan M. Shaw.



Mehra Shirazi, PhD in Public Health Promotion and Education, Women Studies Minor, 2006

Ph.D. in Public Health Promotion and Education. PhD Minor in Environmental Health Management. Dissertation: "Breast Cancer Screening Behaviors of Immigrant Iranian Women." Donna Champeau (chair), Dr. Charles Langford, Dr. Anne Rossignol, and Dr. Susan Shaw (Women Studies representative). Current: Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Oregon State University.



Marilyn J. Barlow, PhD in Family Resource Management. Women Studies PhD Minor, 2003

Ph.D. in Family Resource Management. Dissertation: "In their Own Words: Divorced and Widowed Women, Retirement, and Friendships." Committee: Leslie N. Richards and Geraldine I. Olson (co-chairs).

Áine M. Humble, PhD in Human Development and Family Studies, Women Studies PhD Minor, 2003

Ph.D. in Human Development and Family Studies. Dissertation: "'Doing Weddings': Couples' Gender Strategies in Wedding Preparation." Committee: Dr. Alexis J. Walker and Dr. Anisa M. Zvonkovic (co-chairs). Current: Professor and Graduate Program Coordinator in Family Studies & Gerontology at Mount Saint Vincent University.



Lori McGraw, PhD in Human Development and Family Studies, Women Studies PhD Minor, 2002

Ph.D. in Human Development and Family Studies. Dissertation: "Connections between Women's Unpaid Family Work and their Family Relationships: A Feminist Analysis." Committee: Dr. Alexis J. Walker (chair), Dr. Karen Hooker and Dr. Janet Lee (Women Studies representative). Current: Senior Instructor in the College of Public Health and Human Sciences at Oregon State University.

Margaret Manoogian, PhD in Human Development and Family Studies, Women Studies PhD Minor, 2002

Ph.D. in Human Development and Family Studies. Dissertation: "Linking Generations: The Family Legacies of Older Armenian Mothers." Committee: Dr. Alexis J. Walker and Dr. Leslie N. Richards (co-chairs), Dr. Barbara Cusimano and Dr. Janet Lee (Women Studies representative). Current: Associate Professor, Gerontology Division, Behavioral Sciences at Western Oregon University.



Tamara Lee, PhD in Public Health, Women Studies PhD Minor, 1998

Ph.D. in Public Health. Dissertation: "Life Stories of High-Risk White Female Teens: Qualitative Retrospective Interviews with Adolescents Ten Years after Participation in a Dropout and Pregnancy Prevention Program." Dr. Margaret M. Smith (chair), Dr. Luana Beeson, Dr. Anna Harding, Dr. Arlene Holyoak, and Dr. Janet Lee (Women Studies representative).


Alumni: Master's Students



Eli Evza Anderson, MA 2021

Thesis: "On Happiness, Dysphoria, and Pain." Committee: Dr. Patti Duncan (Chair), Dr. Qwo-Li Driskill, Dr. Karen Holmberg, Dr. H. Rakes (QS Representative), and Dr. Elizabeth Sheehan. Queer Studies Minor.

Emerson L. R. Barrett, MA 2021

Thesis: "'The System is F*cked. Everything Needs to Change:' A Queer Feminist Pro-Sex Work Analysis of the Digital Age." Committee: Dr. H. Rakes (Chair), Dr. Qwo-Li Driskill (QS Representative), Dr. Patti Duncan, and Dr. Robert Melchior Figueroa. Current: PhD Student in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Oregon State University.

Mateo Rosales Fertig, MA 2021

Thesis: "Whisper Like Lovers: (Re)membering Story as Soul Retrieval." Committee: Dr. H. Rakes (Chair), Professor Laurie Bridges, Dr. Qwo-Li Driskill (QS Representative), and Dr. Patti Duncan. Queer Studies Minor. Current: PhD Student in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Oregon State University.

Devon Graham, MA 2020

Thesis: "Missed the best months of the war’: Masculinity, homosociality, and empire among British Royal Flying Corps interned in First World War German prisoner of war camps." Dr. Janet Lee (Chair), Dr. Bradley Boovy (QS Representative), Dr. Mina Carson, Dr. Daniel Lopez-Cevallos. Queer Studies Minor.

Tiramisu Hall, MA 2020

Thesis: "Dark Yolk: Decolonial Two-Spirit Storytelling." Committee: Dr. Qwo-Li Driskill (Chair), Dr. Natchee Blu Barnd, Dr. Patti Duncan, and Dr. H. Rakes (QS Representative). Queer Studies Minor.

Maxwell Sajaad López, MA 2021

Thesis: "The Tawhīdic Pull: Towards a Queer Islamic Spiritual Activism." Dr. Patti Duncan & Dr. Qwo-Li Driskill (co-chairs), Professor Flaxen Conway, Dr. Susan Shaw, & Dr. Mehra Shirazi. Queer Studies Minor.

Gabrielle Miller, MA 2021

Thesis: “Cosmic Heritages: Multiraciality and Epistemologies of Black and Native Storytelling.” Dr. Qwo-Li Driskill (Chair), Dr. Karen Holmberg, Dr. Ronald Mize, and Dr. H. Rakes (QS Representative). Queer Studies Minor.




Aneeq Ahmed, MA 2020

Thesis: "Understanding Queer and Trans Muslim Divinity through Islamic Feminisms." Dr. Qwo-Li Driskill (Chair), Dr. Patti Duncan, Dr. H Rakes, Dr. Mehra Shirazi, Dr. Patti Sakurai. 

Odunola Oladejo, MA 2020

Thesis: "A Reproductive Justice Approach to Understanding Yoruba Women’s Experiences with Early Marriage and Bride Price in Nigeria." Dr. Mehra Shirazi (Chair), Dr. Nana Osei-Kofi, Dr. Robert Thompson, Laurie Bridges.

Fatima Rezai, MA 2020

Thesis: “Narratives of Motherwork, Agency, and Resilience: An Oral History of Afghan Immigrant Mothers in the Pacific Northwest Diaspora." Dr. Cari Maes (Chair), Dr. Kelly D. Chandler, Dr. Melissa Cheyney and Dr. Liddy Detar,

Dawn Schiller, MA 2020

Thesis: "'Casting Call': The Female Actor’s Struggle to Stardom.” Dr. Susan Shaw (Chair), Dr. Liddy Detar, Dr. Charlotte Headrick, Dr. Darlene Russ-Eft. Current:  Speaker, educator, consultant, coach, and author.

Tallon Kennedy, MA Literature & Culture, Queer Studies Minor 2020

Thesis: “Queer Materiality: Freaks, Ghosts, and Madness in Victorian Culture and the Novels of Charlotte Brontë." Dr. Megan Ward (Chair), Dr. Susan Bernardin, Dr. Qwo-Li Driskill, Dr. H. Rakes.

Minerva Zayas, MA 2020

Thesis: “LGBTQ Latinx Student Activists and Leaders in the State of Oregon: A Preliminary Study.”  Dr. Susan Shaw (Chair), Dr. Susan Bernardin, Dr. Marta Maldondo, Dr. Tenisha Tevis. Current: Case Manager at Foster First, Yakima and Wenatchee, Washington.

Maria Lenzi Miori, MA 2019

Thesis: "Remapping the Margins: Women's Narratives and Perspectives about Health and Access in the state of Amazonas (Brazil)." Dr. Cari Maes (Chair), Dr. Janet Lee, Dr. Mehra Shirazi, Dr. Melissa Cheyney, Dr. Soria Colomer, Dr. Susan Bernardin. Current: Shelter Advocate at Center Against Rape & Domestic Violence, Corvallis, Oregon. 



Jeana Moody, MA 2019

Thesis: "Feeling through Language: Affect in Gendered Language." Dr. Bradley Boovy (Chair), Dr. Qwo-Li Driskill, Dr. Elizabeth Sheehan, Dr. Adam Schwartz. Current: Coordinator for Programs, Women's Center at the University of Idaho.

Carolina Melchor, MA 2019

Thesis: "The Feminist Itinerant School: A Feminist Pedagogical Approach to Curriculum Transformation for Public School Teachers in Brazil. " Dr. Janet Lee, Dr. Cari Maes, Dr. Michael O'Malley. Current: Teacher, Waldorf School, Paraty, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Emma Larkins, MA 2019

Thesis: "'The Struggle Continues': An analysis of the Concerned Student 1950 Demands at the University of Missouri." Dr. Ronald Mize (Chair), Kryn Freehling-Burton, Dr. Janet Lee, Dr. Janet Nishihara. Current: PhD Student in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Oregon State University. 

Folasade Oludayo, MA 2019

Thesis : "A Global Trend of Child trafficking Among Girls Experiencing Violence and Neglect in the Yorùbá Ethnic group in Nigeria: A Transnational Feminist Approach." Dr. Susan Shaw (Chair), Dr. Janet Lee, Dr. Liddy Detar, Dr. Iyunolu Osagie. Current: Social Services Specialist, State of Oregon, DHS, Corvallis, Oregon.



Marisa Moser, MAIS 2018

M.A.I.S. (Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies/College Student Services Administration). Project: "Social Justice Education Textbooks: What’s Changing Between Editions- A Comparative Analysis Between Multiple Editions of Is Everyone Really Equal? and Readings for Diversity and Social Justice." Dr. Larry Roper (chair), Dr. Patti Duncan, Dr. Erich Pitcher, and Dr. Mila Zuo. Current: Program Coordinator, Queer Resource Center, Portland Community College, Cascade, Oregon.

Abritty Abdullah, MA 2018

Thesis: "Living Through Resistance: A Transnational Feminist Analysis of Hijras and Gender Non-Conforming Identity Representation in the Documentary Films, Call Me Salma and Are We So Different?" Dr. Liddy Detar (chair), Dr. Patti Duncan, Dr. Qwo-Li Driskill, and Dr. Adam Schwartz. 

Phebean Adekunle, MA 2018

Thesis: "The Invisible Mosaic of Unpaid Reproductive Labor in Nigeria: A Transnational Feminist Perspective." Dr. Patti Duncan (chair), Dr. Marigold Holmes, Dr. Janet Lee, and Dr. Mehra Shirazi.

Gabrielle Boyle, MA 2018

Thesis: "The Drag of Being A Drag Princess: A Queer Performance Auto-ethnography." Queer Studies Minor. Dr. Liddy Detar (chair), Dr. Bradley Boovy, Dr. Qwo-Li Driskill (Queer Studies representative), and Dr. Darlene Russ-Eft. Current: ASWOU Office Coordinator, Western Oregon University.

Sanju Gharti Chhetri, MA 2018

Thesis: "Queer Representations within Hindu Theology: A Site of Inquiry on Current Heteronormative Paradigms of Sexuality in Nepal." Dr. Nana Osei-Kofi (chair), Dr. Liddy Detar, Dr. Qwo-Li Driskill, and Dr. Stuart Sarbacker.

Cassandra Hall, MA 2018

Thesis: "Beyond Shame: Feeling for Care in Queer, Crip Memoir." Queer Studies Minor. Dr. Bradley Boovy (chair), Kryn Freehling-Burton, Dr. Patti Duncan (Queer Studies representative), Dr. Barbara Muraca. Current: PhD Candidate in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Oregon State University.

Sam Rodenberg, MAIS 2018

M.A.I.S. (College Student Services Administration/Kinesiology/Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies). Project: "Department of Recreational Sports at Oregon State University: Expanding Gender Inclusion in Collegiate Recreation." Dr. Larry Roper (chair), Dr. Qwo-Li Driskill, Dr. Vicki Ebbeck, and Dr. Veronica Irvin. Current: Sport Programs Coordinator, Recreational Sports, Oregon State University.

Samuel Z. Shelton, MA 2018

Thesis: "Advocates Empowered: Queering the Contemporary Movement Against Sexual and Domestic Violence." Queer Studies Minor. Dr. Janet Lee (chair), Dr. Bradley Boovy (Queer Studies representative), Dr. Liddy Detar, Dr. Ana Ribero. Current: PhD Student in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Oregon State University.

Elijah Stucki, Integrated Minor in WGSS, Queer Studies and Ethnic Studies

M.A. in College Student Services Administration. Thesis: "A Place for Us: Asexual and Aromantic Students in Higher Education." Dr. Erich Pitcher (chair), Dr. Bradley Boovy (WGSS/Queer Studies representative), Charline Martinez, and Dr. Robert Thomson.



Blayne Amson, MAIS 2016

M.A.I.S. (Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies/Human Development and Family Services). Project: "A New Supportive Role: Allyship and Disability Justice," under the direction of Dr. Qwo-Li Driskill (chair), Dr. Janet Lee, Dr. Nana Osei-Kofi, and Dr. David Bernell. Current: ADA/Title VI Civil Rights Administrator, City of Bellevue, WA.

Drew Dakessian, MA 2016

Thesis: "Internet Usage of College Women with ADD/ADHD." Dr. Patti Duncan (chair), Dr. Mehra Shirazi, Dr. Janet Lee, Dr. Stephanie Jenkins, and Professor Sara Jameson.

Addie Davidove, MA 2017

Thesis: "Nepantla Collaboration: Strategic Support for LGBTQ Populations." Dr. Liddy Detar (chair), Dr. Bradley Boovy, Dr. Juan Herrera, and Dr. Rorie Solberg. Current: Adjunct Professor, University of Redlands.

Emilee Hunt, MA 2017

Thesis: "Institutional (In)Justice: Queer and Trans Survivors’ Experiences Accessing Resources at Oregon State University and the University of Oregon." Dr. Patti Duncan (chair), Dr. Qwo-Li Driskill, Dr. Brenda McComb, and Dr. Mehra Shirazi. Current: Outreach and Education, Rape Crisis and Intervention.

O'Dessa Monnier, MA 2016

Thesis: "Women's Political Autobiographies." Dr. Patti Duncan (chair), Dr. Susan Shaw, Dr. Liddy Detar, and Dr. Molly Engle. Current: PhD Student in Women's Studies at the University of York.

Amélie Ollivier, MA 2017

Thesis: "’I Couldn’t Bring Myself to Say It’: Challenging Heteronormativity in Teacher Education Programs." Dr. Nana Osei-Kofi (chair), Dr. Natchee Barnd, Dr. Bradley Boovy, and Dr. Rican Vue. Current: Instructor, World Languages and Cultures at Oregon State University.

Ashley Rowe, MA 2017

Thesis:  "The Politics of Population: A Transnational Feminist Analysis of India's National Population Policy of 2000" under the direction of Dr. Janet Lee (chair).

Raquel Rosario Sánchez, MA 2016

Thesis: “The Construction of Masculinity in the Online Communities Where Men Talk About Their Experiences as Buyers in the Sex Trade” under the direction of Dr. Susan Shaw (chair), Dr. Bradley Boovy, Dr. Amy Koehlinger, and Dr. Janet Lee. Current: PhD Student in the Centre for Gender and Violence Research at Bristol University.

Karissa Sabine, MA 2017

Thesis: "Girlhood Reimagined: Representations of Girlhood in the Films of Hayao Miyazaki." Dr. Bradley Boovy (chair).

Vanessa Vanderzee, MA 2017

Thesis: "Accessing Health Care on the Asexual Spectrum: A Feminist Analysis of Patient-Practitioner Relationships and Compulsory Sexuality in Medical Discourse." Dr. Mehra Shirazi (chair), Dr. Qwo-Li Driskill, and Dr. Elizabeth Gorman, and Dr. Janet Lee. Current: Communication Coordinator for the Oregon Department of Corrections.

Marcos Viveros Céspedes, MAIS 2016

M.A.I.S. (Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies/Adult Education). Thesis: “The Experiences of Male Students in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.” Dr. Susan Shaw (Chair), Dr. Janet Lee, Dr. Shelley Dubkin-Lee and Professor Yuji Hiratsuka.

Haley M. Allemand, MAIS 2017

M.A.I.S. (Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies/Psychology). Thesis: "Why Women Endorse Ambivalent Sexism : Risks of Young Women's Enjoyment of Sexualization and the Protective Powers of Feminism."  Dr. Aurora Sherman (chair), Dr. Dana Sanchez, Dr. Susan Shaw, and Dr. Patti Lou Watkins.

Oriana Mulatero Ferrando, MAIS 2017

M.A.I.S. (Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies/Psychology). Thesis: "Torn : A Cluster Analysis."  Dr. Trischa Goodnow (chair), Dr. Colin Hesse, Dr. Bradley Boovy, and Dr. Barbara Muraca.



Daryl Adkins, MA 2016  

Thesis: "Sites of Memory: Black Women's Geographies, #SayHerName Protests, and Black Hair Politics." Dr. Patti Duncan (chair), Dr. Qwo-Li Driskill, Dr. Philipp Kneis, Dr. Nana Osei-Kofi, and Dr. Robert Thompson.

Suha Hassen, MA 2016  

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." Suha also earned a Graduate Certificate in College and University Teaching. Dr. Mehra Shirazi (chair), Dr. Patti Duncan, Dr. Qwo-Li Driskill, and Dr. Jessica White.  Current: Ph.D. Student in the School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution at George Mason University.

Silvia Heilbut-Guillen (Fulbright Scholar), MA 2016  

Thesis: "Sexo en las Márgenes: Troubling Sexuality Education in Colombia and Embracing a Critical Sexuality Education Framework Towards Social Justice." Dr. Nana Osei-Kofi (chair), Dr. Bradley Boovy, Dr. Juan Antonio Trujillo, and Laurie Bridges.

Lizz Koch, MA 2016 

Thesis: "'I've Lived on these Streets, and these Streets aren't Pretty': The Life Stories of Corvallis Homeless Women." Dr. Mehra Shirazi (chair), Dr. Liddy Detar, Kryn Freehling-Burton, and Dr. Daniel Lopez-Cevallos.

Andrés C. López, MA 2016 

Thesis: "Ni de aquí ni de alla: A Mythohistoriography of Growing Up In-Between." Dr. Qwo-Li Driskill (chair), Dr. Patti Duncan (QS Representative), Dr. Christina León, and Dr. Marta Maldonado. Queer Studies Minor. Current: Assistant Professor in Indigenous and Canadian Studies at Carleton University.

Megan Spencer, MA 2016

Thesis: "Cartographies of Haunting: Black Feminist Refusal in Toni Morrison's A Mercy and Octavia Butler's Kindred." Dr. Qwo-Li Driskill (chair), Dr. Patti Duncan (QS Representative), Dr. Elizabeth Sheehan, and Dr. Christina León. Queer Studies Minor. Current: PhD Student in Feminist Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Alex Villalba, MA 2016

Thesis: "Putting Coyolxauhqui Back Together: Queer Neplantleras Rewriting Latinx Memory." Dr. Qwo-Li Driskill (chair), Dr. Patti Duncan, Dr. Christina León, and Dr. Juan Herrera.

Luhui Whitebear, MAIS 2016

M.A.I.S. (Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies/Ethnic Studies/Queer Studies). Thesis: "Oppression from Within: AIM, Heteropatriarchy, Settler Colonialism, and the Death of Anna Mae Aquash." Dr. Qwo-Li Driskill (chair), Dr. Patti Duncan, Dr. Natchee Barnd, and Dr. Daniel Newhart. Luhui is the first student at OSU to include Queer Studies in their M.A.I.S. degree. Current: Assistant Director Diversity and Cultural Engagment, Eena Haws Native American Longhouse at Oregon State University.

Chelsea Whitlow Shay, MAIS 2016

M.A.I.S. (Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies/Art). Dr. Patti Duncan (chair), Dr. Bradley Boovy, Dr. Julie Green, and Dr. Brenda McComb.



Amber Coyne, MA in Public Health, Queer Studies Minor, 2015

MA in Public Health. Dr. Qwo-Li Driskill (Queer Studies Advisor). Current: Shop Owner, Femme Provisions.

Melissa Crocker, MAIS 2015

M.A.I.S. (Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies/Contemporary Hispanic Studies). Thesis: "Leaving the Closet: Coming Out Experiences of Queer Chicanas and Latinas and Their Representation in Television. Committee: Dr. Crystal Boson (chair), Dr. Qwo-Li Driskill, Dr. Juan Antonio Trujillo.

Kali Furman, MA 2015

Thesis: "Gender, Race, and Nation in the Dear America Series." Dr. Janet Lee (chair), Dr. Marisa Chappell, and Dr. Molly Engle, and Dr. Elizabeth Sheehan. Kali also completed the Graduate Certificate in University Teaching.

Lisa Hendrick, MAIS 2015

M.A.I.S. (Ethnic Studies/Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies). Thesis: "A Tale of Two Schools: Exploring Race and Class Inequalities for Latino Students in the Salem-Keizer School District." Dr. Ronald Mize (chair), Dr. Mehra Shirazi, and Dr. Adam Schwartz.

Rodney C. Perry, MAIS 2015

M.A.I.S. (Speech Communication/Sociology/Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies). Thesis: "Resisting Society's Influence: Selling Sex in Women's Professional Sports." Committee: Dr. Trischa Goodnow (chair), Dr. Dwaine Plaza, and Dr. Susan Shaw. Current: Assistant Coach-Secondary for Oregon State University Beavers Football.

Rebecca Jo Schaffeld, MA in College Student Services Administration, Women Studies Minor, 2015

M.A. in College Student Services and Administration. Current: Academic Advisor, Oregon State University.

April Whitney, MAIS 2015

M.A.I.S. (Speech Communication/Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies). Thesis: "Constituting the Invisible : An Examination of the Social Construction and Communication of Female Bisexual Identity." Committee: Dr. Elizabeth Root (chair), Dr. Bradley Boovy, Dr. Trischa Goodnow, and Dr. Paul Kopperman. Current: Admissions Representative for INTO Oregon State University.

Coral Rost, MAIS 2015

M.A.I.S. (English/Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies). Thesis: "Team Bella : reimagining character portrayals and engaging with social constructions of power in Twilight fanfiction." Dr. Elizabeth M. Sheehan (chair), Dr. Lisa Ede, Dr. Yuji Hiratsuka and Dr. Kryn Freehling-Burton.



Whitney Archer, MA 2014

Thesis: "Negotiating Conflicted Climates: The Experiences of Transgender Students Attending Women's Colleges." Dr. Susan Shaw (chair), Dr. Bradley Boovy, Dr. Patti Duncan, and Dr. Brenda McComb. Whitney also completed an MA in College Student Services Administration. Current: PhD Student in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Oregon State University; Assistant Director in Diversity and Cultural Enagement, Hattie Redmond Women and Gender Center at Oregon State University.

Clare Conway, MA 2014

Thesis: "You Better Work: Negotiating Race, Sexuality, Gender, and Neoliberalism in Plus-Size Fashion Blogs." Dr. Elizabeth Sheehan (chair), Dr. Bradley Boovy, and Dr. Patti Watkins. Current: Elementary Staff, Bookworm Program Coordinator at Girls Inc. of Chattanooga.

Leah Houtman, MA 2014

Thesis: "'It's Not about Place it's about Space': Place-of-Birth Decision-Making in Cork, Ireland." Dr. Melissa J. Cheyney (chair), Kryn Freehling-Burton, and Dr. Mehra Shirazi. Current: Ph.D. Student in Biocultural Anthropology at Oregon State University.

Stephanie L. McClure, MA 2014

Thesis: "Voices within a Gray World: An Evaluation of Oregon State University's Sexual and Dating Violence Prevention Curriculum."  Dr. Mehra Shirazi (chair). Current: Director of the Women's Center at Weber State University.

Sahar Mohtashamipour, MA 2014

Thesis: "'Freedom from What?' Iraqi Women's Narratives from the 2003 U.S.-Led War." Dr. Mehra Shirazi (chair), Dr. Bradley Boovy, Dr. Patti Duncan, Dr. Susan Shaw, and Dr. Sebastian Heiduschke.

Aisha K. Nasser, MA 2014

Thesis: "The Art of Resisting the Patriarch." Dr. Anita Helle (chair), Dr. Liddy Detar, Dr. Mehra Shirazi, and Dr. Adam Schwartz.

Jyl Wheaton-Abraham, MA in Applied Anthropology, Queer Studies Minor, 2014

M.A. in Applied Anthropology. Thesis: "'They Said I Would Never Amount to Anything': the Life of a Kootenai Woman." Jyl is the first student at OSU to obtain a minor in Queer Studies at any level. Dr. Joan Gross (chair), Dr. Qwo-Li Driskill (Queer Studies representative).



Julie Ann George, MAIS 2013

M.A.I.S. (Women Studies/Sociology). Thesis: "Feminist and Mormon: Reconciling Ideals of Equality and a Culture of Patriarchy." Dr. Susan Shaw, Chair.

Stephanie Glick, MAIS 2013

M.A.I.S. (Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies/Education). Thesis: "Unpacking Success: How Women and Girls Measure Up at the Mitraniketan School." Dr. Patti Duncan (chair), Dr. Shelley Dubkin-Lee, Dr. Sebastian Heiduschke, and Dr. Mehra Shirazi. Current: Doctoral Student in Educational Studies at the University of British Columbia.

Neha Neelwarne, MAIS 2013

M.A.I.S. thesis: "Toward a Framework for a Feminist Microfinance Organization." Dr. Patti Duncan (chair).

Jeanna A. Ramos, MAIS 2013

M.A.I.S. (Ethnic Studies/Philosophy/Women Studies). "Learning from Women of Color within the United States Forest Service." Dr. Norma Cárdenas (chair), Dr. Joseph Orosco, and Dr. Mehra Shirazi.



Nancy Staton Barbour, MAIS 2012

M.A.I.S. thesis: "Global Citizen, Global Consumer: University Study Abroad and the Eat, Pray, Love Multicultural Model." Dr. Patti Duncan, Chair.

Rachel Brinker, MA 2012

Thesis: "'Walloped' by the Weather? Deflections, Diversions, and Dubious Representations of Women in Climate Change Discourse." Dr. Janet Lee (Chair), Dr. Patti Duncan, Dr. Tony Vogt, and Dr. Trischa Goodnow. Current: Founder of Proud Mama Support Services.

Erin Dubyak, MA 2012

M.A. thesis: "'Flying the Plane as We Build It': A Qualitative Study of an Organization's Goals and Actions Toward the Prevention of Exploited Female Youth." Dr. Janet Lee (chair), Dr. Patti Duncan, Dr. Carrie Baker, and Dr. Norma Cardenas.

Nicolette M. Pastre, MAIS 2012 

M.A.I.S. (Women Studies/Anthropology). Thesis: "Are Single Classified Women's Needs being Addressed by the Union in a University Environment?" Dr. Susan Shaw (chair).

Nadya A. Al-Sheikhly, MAIS 2012

M.A.I.S. (Adult Education/Women Studies/English). Thesis: "Saudi Arabian Women Pursuing Higher Education at Oregon State University." Committee: Dr. Shelley Dubkin-Lee (Chair), Dr. David Bernell, Dr. Patti Duncan, and Dr. Anita Helle.



Nahed Al Shareif, MA in English, Women Studies Minor, 2011.

MA in English.

Andrea Doyle Hugmeyer, MAIS 2011

M.A.I.S. (Women Studies/Sociology). Thesis: "The Impact of Feminist Pedagogy on Students Enrolled in Online Women's Studies Courses." Dr. Janet Lee (chair), Dr. Norma Cardenas, Dr. Patti Duncan, and Dr. Dwaine Plaza. Current: Assistant Director of Abby's House at Western Oregon University.

Heather Montes Ireland, MA 2011

Thesis: "Transnational Feminism and the Microfinance (R)evolution: Excavating Microlending from Neoliberalism."Dr. Patti Duncan (chair), Dr. Janet Lee, Dr. Patti Sakurai, and Dr. Karen Holmberg. Assistant Professor of Women's & Gender Studies at DePaul University.

Laia C. Robichaux, MS in Science Education, Women Studies Minor, 2011.

M.S. in Science Education. Thesis: "Gender and Science Identity and the Visitor Experience: Looking Closely at Aquarium Visitors." Dr. Lynn D. Dierking, Chair.



Amanda L. Littke-Kellam, MAIS 2010

M.A.I.S. (Women Studies/English). Thesis: "Morrison's Magical Reality: Disrupting the Politics of Memory." Dr. Anita Helle, Chair. Current: English Teacher, North Salem High School in Salem, OR.

Elizabeth McNeil, MAIS 2010

M.A.I.S. (Women Studies/Political Science). Thesis: "'Wedding Bells, Binaries, and the Heterosexual Menace." Dr. Susan Shaw, Chair.



Dianna M. Fisher, MA in Anthropology, Women Studies Minor, 2009

M.A. in Anthropology. Thesis: "Living Between Two Cultures: An Ethnographic Study of American Women Converts to Islam." Dr. David McMurray (chair), Dr. Karen Hooker, and Dr. Susan Shaw (Women Studies representative). Current: Director of Open Oregon State at Oregon State University.

Giovanna Muir, MAIS 2009

M.A.I.S. (Women Studies/Sociology). Thesis: "Fear Inspiring Faith: A Rhetorical Analysis of Watchtower and Awake!" Dr. Susan Shaw, Chair.



Kathryn Atwood-Wheeler, MAIS 2008

M.A.I.S. (Women Studies/History/Sociology). "Gender and Race Stereotypes in Advertisements in Science, 2004-2006." Dr. Janet Lee, Chair.

L. Fatemeh Fakhraie, MS in Design and Human Environment, Women Studies Minor, 2008

M.S. in Design and Human Environment. Thesis: "Effects of Socioeconomic Status on Hijab Style Preferences in Urban Iranian Women." Dr. Kathy Mullet, Chair.

Heidi Loebach, MS Women Studies Minor, 2008


Melissa Morales-Warming, MAIS 2008

M.A.I.S. (Women Studies/Ethnic Studies/Philosophy). "Leadership and Loyalty Revisited: Catholic Latinas and Leadership." Dr. Susan Shaw (chair), Dr. Joseph Orosco, Dr. Steve Rupert, and Dr. Robert Thomson.

November R. Papaleo, MAIS 2008

M.A.I.S. (Women Studies/English). "Confessing our Sims: The Construction of Gender and Sexuality among Women Ages 18-22 on MySpace." Dr. Susan Shaw (chair). Current: PhD in Gender and Women's Studies with a Minor in Rhetoric, Composition, & the Teaching of English from the University of Arizona.

Amanda R. Wright, MAIS 2008

M.A.I.S. (Speech Communication/Women Studies). Thesis: "Identifying Audiences: a Rhetorical Analysis of Mary Shaw’s Suffrage Plays."  Dr. Mark Porrovecchio (chair), Dr. Marion Rossi, Dr. Susan Shaw, and Dr. John Simonsen.

Sabrina J. Dunsworth, MAIS 2008

M.A.I.S. (Speech Communication/Women Studies). Thesis: "Language Differences between Women and Men and the Attribution of Leadership."  Dr. Michael Beachley (chair), Dr. Mark Moore, Dr. Beth Rietveld, and Dr. Deanna Kingston.



Kryn Freehling-Burton, MAIS 2007

M.A.I.S. (Women Studies/Theatre). Thesis: "Passage through the Vagina Monologues: A College Anti-Violence Rite." Committee: Dr. Susan Shaw (chair), Dr. Becky Donatelle, Dr. Janet Lee, and Dr. Marion Rossi. Current: Senior Instructor and E-Campus Coordinator. Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Oregon State University.

Michelle Marie, MAIS 2007

M.A.I.S. (Women Studies/Philosophy). "A Thematic Feminist Analysis of Best-Selling Children's Picture Books." Dr. Susan Shaw (chair), Dr. Mina Carson, Janet Nishihara, and Dr. Lani Roberts. Current: Ph.D. in Design and Human Development from Oregon State University, 2016; Coordinator for the Writing Center at Oregon State University.

Megan Notter, MS in Human Development and Family Sciences, Women Studies Minor, 2007

M.S. in Human Development and Family Sciences. Thesis: "Resilience in Adulthood: Turning Points and Generativity." Dr. Katherine A. MacTavish (chair), Dr. Alexis Walker and Dr. Rebecca Warner.

Cathleen Osborne-Gowey, MA in Applied Anthropology, Women Studies Minor, 2007

M.A. in Applied Anthropology. Thesis: "'No One Cared We was Just Indian Women': Plants as a Catalyst to Eastern Shawnee Women's Identity Change." Dr. Deanna M. Kingston (chair), Dr. Joan Gross, Dr. Janet Lee (Women Studies representative), Dr. Aaron Liston, and Dr. Nancy Rosenberger.

Erin A. Stone, MAIS 2007

M.A.I.S. (Speech Communication/Women Studies). Thesis: "Women and Workplace Competition: a Study of Horizontal Hostility." Dr. Celeste Walls, Chair.

Marieke L. Steuben, MAIS 2007

M.A.I.S. (English/Women Studies). "Voices of CALYX: Narratives of Feminist Publishing Activism, 1976-2006." Committee: Dr. Laura Rice (chair), Dr. Courtney Campbell, Dr. Lisa Ede, Anita Helle, and Dr. Janet Lee.



Meghan E. Barp, MAIS 2005

M.A.I.S. (Women Studies/Human Development and Family Studies). "Managing a Non-Profit Organization: Directors' Views from the Top." Dr. Susan Shaw, Chair.

Jolyn E. Dahlvig, MAIS 2006

M.A.I.S. (Adult Educaiton/Women Studies/College Student Services Administration). Thesis: "Career Decision-Making Self-Efficacy of Evangelical Christian College Women." Dr. Rich Shintaku, Chair. 

Leslie N. McCabe, MA in HIstory of Science, Women Studies Minor, 2005

M.A. in History of Science. Thesis: "The Light within Us: Quaker Women in Science." Dr. Robert A. Nye, Chair.

Roni Sue, MA in Applied Ethics, Women Studies Minor, 2006

M.A. in Applied Ethics. Thesis: "Sexual Harassment and Restorative Justice: A Transformative Approach to Addressing Sexual Harassment Claims." Committee: Dr. Lani Roberts (chair), Dr. Mina Carson, Dr. Courtney Campbell, Dr. Janet Lee (Women Studies representative).

Andrew Vaughn, MS in Sport & Exercise Psychology, Women Studies Minor, 2006

M.S. Sport & Exercise Psychology. Current: Co-Founder and CEO, Tandew, LLC.

Susan Elaine Wood, MAIS 2006

M.A.I.S. (Women Studies/English). "Twin Peaks and the Ideological Problematic of Feminine Representation: An Examination of the Character Audrey Horne." Dr. Susan Shaw, Chair.



Dawn M. Christiansen Cuéllar, MAIS 2005

M.A.I.S. (Women Studies/Applied Anthropology). "Thoughts of Talk at Work: Communication in a Feminist Battered Women's Shelter." Dr. Janet Lee (chair), Dr. Joan Gross, and Dr. Susan Shaw.

Michelle Kilkenny, MAIS 2005

M.A.I.S. (Women Studies/Sociology). "Women: Pregnancy and Sexual Activity" under the direction of Dr. Susan Shaw (chair).

Melanie S. Love, MAIS 2005

M.A.I.S. (Women Studies/Philosophy). "The Consequences and Effects for Male Students in the Women Studies Classroom." Dr. Janet Lee, Chair.

Shireen A. Soltani, MAIS 2005

M.A.I.S. (Women Studies/Ethnic Studies). Thesis: "Domestic Violence in Iran." Dr. Susan Shaw, Chair.

Amanda Barrett Wittman, MS in College Student Services Administration, Women Studies Minor, 2005

M.S. in College Student Services Administration.

Suzanne M. Wilson, MAIS 2005

M.A.I.S. (Women Studies/Sociology). "A Qualitative Study of Women in Modern Day Polygamous Households in the United States." Dr. Susan Shaw, Chair.



Jennifer Almquist, MAIS 2004

M.A.I.S. (Women Studies/Sociology.) "Incredible Lives: An Ethnography of Southern Oregon Womyn's Lands." Dr. Susan Shaw, Chair. Current: Ph.D. in Anthropology, Oregon State University 2012; Chief Assistant to the President of Oregon State University.

Teresa Ashford, MS in Human Development and Family Studies, Women Studies Minor, 2004

M.S. in Human Development and Family Studies. Thesis: "Recounting, Rethinking, and Reclaiming Menstruation." Dr. Alexis J. Walker, Chair. Currrent: Owner, Director, and Head Teacher at Aspen Academy, LLC.

Sriyanthi Gunewardena, MAIS 2004

M.A.I.S. (Women Studies/Political Science). Thesis: "Exploring Sri-Lankan Women's Migration Experiences in L.A. County: Three Stories, Three Lives." Dr. Susan Shaw, Chair.

Amy L. Leer-Beyerlein, MAIS 2004

M.A.I.S. (Women Studies/History). Thesis: "A Qualitative Feminist Analysis of Welfare Mothers and Human Capital." Dr. Susan Shaw, Chair.

Aubrae M. Vanderpool, MAIS 2004

M.A.I.S. (English/Women Studies). Thesis: "Virginia Woolf and 'A Woman's Autobiography': Rewriting Victorian Conventions of Autobiography." Committee: Dr. Anita Helle (chair), Dr. Janet Lee, Dr. Vicki Tolar Burton, Dr. Marion Rossi.

Suzanne M. Wilson, MAIS 2004

M.A.I.S. (Women Studies/Sociology). Thesis: "A Qualitative Study of Women in Modern Day Polygamous Households in the United States." Dr. Susan Shaw, Chair.



Jessica Ashley, MAIS 2003

M.A.I.S. (Women Studies/Speech Communication). Thesis: "InHERitance: The Transmission of Women's Inalienable Possessions, Personal Narrative and the Mother-Daughter Bond." Dr. Susan Shaw, Chair.



Rebecca L. Farrow, MAIS 2002

M.A.I.S. (Women Studies/English). Thesis: "(In)forming the Female Bildungsroman in Jean Rhys's Wide Sargasso Sea and Jamaica Kincaid's Annie John." Committee: Dr. Susan Shaw (chair), Dr. Anita Helle, Dr. Patti Sakurai, and Dr. Ame Skaugset.

Trina Robin Filan, MAIS 2002

M.A.I.S. (Women Studies/Adult Education/Anthropology). Thesis: "Women Farmers and Ranchers and Agricultural Knowledge: Gender, Experience, and Connection." Committee: Dr. Susan Shaw (chair), Dr. Joan Gross, and Dr. John Prickel.

Jennifer Gilmore, MAIS 2002

M.A.I.S. (Women Studies/Sociology). Thesis: "From Sister to Sister to Woman: The Role of Sororities in the Social Transmission of Gender." Dr. Susan Shaw, Chair. Current: Elementary School Teacher, American School of Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.

Barbara Kessel, M.Ed, Women Studies Minor, 2002

M.Ed. Current: Academic Advisor for BioHealth Science, Oregon State University.

Katja Pettinen, MA in Applied Anthropology, Women Studies Minor, 2002

M.A. in Applied Anthropology. Thesis: "The Role of Radical Action in the Animal Rights Movement." Dr. Joan Gross (chair), Dr. Mina Carson, Dr. Natalie Dollar, and Dr. Nancy Rosenberger.



Cecelia V. Carey, MAIS 2001

M.A.I.S. (English/Women Studies). "Bildungsroman in Contemporary Black Women's Fiction." Dr. David Robinson, Chair.

Suzanne M. Gaulocher, MAIS 2001

M.A.I.S. (Applied Anthropology/Women Studies). Thesis: "Silenced Voices: Maids in Singapore." Committee: Dr. Sunil Khanna, Chair. Current: PhD from Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies at the University of Wisconsin—Madison; Master’s of Public Health from University of Wisconsin; Director of Community Engaged Learning in Health at Stanford University's Haas Center for Public Service.

Katherine Elise Vickers, MA in Applied Anthropology, Women Studies Minor, 2001

M.A. in Applied Anthropology. Thesis: "Ghanaian Women, Creating Economic Security: An Analysis of Gender, Development, and Power in the Volta Region of Ghana, West Africa." Committee: Dr. John A. Young (chair).



Heather L. Burns, MAIS 2000

M.A.I.S. (Communication/Adult Education/Women Studies). Thesis: "Critical Pedagogy Abroad: A Case Study of the Center for Global Education in Mexico." Committee: Dr. Natalie Dollar (chair), Dr. Denise Lach, Dr. John Prickle, and Dr. Susan Shaw. Current: EdD. Assistant Professor and Coordinator of the Leadership for Sustainability Education (LSE) Graduate Program in the Educational Leadership and Policy Department at Portland State University.

C. Leigh Felesky, MAIS 2000

M.A.I.S. (Women Studies/Speech Communication/Business Administration). Thesis: "Uncovering Women's Magazines: Editors' Perspectives on the Relationship between Editorial and Advertising Content in Women's Fashion/Beauty Magazines." Dr. Judith K. Bowker (Chair), Dr. Courtney Campbell, Dr. James McAlexander, and Dr. Kari Whittenberger-Keith.

Amy Gauthier, M.Ed, Women Studies Minor, 2000


Tami Hotard, MA in English, Women Studies Minor, 2000

M.A. in English. Thesis: "A Literary Discourse on the Evolution of Gender & Sexuality in the First & Second Waves of Feminism: Charlotte Perkins Gilman's 'The Yellow Wallpaper' Deconstructs Established Gender Roles as Willa Cather's "Paul's Case" Reconstructs Them." Dr. Laura Rice (chair), Dr. Sonia Anderson, Dr. Tracey Daugherty, Dr. Susan Shaw (Women Studies representative).

Courtney Lonergan, MA in Applied Anthropology, Women Studies Minor, 2000

M.A. in Applied Anthropology. Thesis: "Mixed Ethnic Identity in the United States." Dr. Joan Gross (chair), Dr. Kurt Peters, and Dr. Nancy Rosenberger. Current: Partners in Participation LLC.



Laurie Bridges, MS in College Student Services Administration, Women Studies Minor, 1999

M.S. in College Student Services Administration. Thesis: "The Relationship between Student Involvement and Self-Esteem among College Sophomore Women." Dr. David Kovac (chair), Dr. Susan Shaw (Women Studies representative), Valerie Wetzel, and Theodore Wiprud. Current: Instruction and Outreach Librarian and Associate Professor at Oregon State University.

Kurstin Finch Gnehm, MAIS 1999

M.A.I.S. (Women Studies/Speech Communication). Thesis: "When She was Bad: Framing Female Killers in Contemporary Film." Dr. Susan Shaw, Chair. Current: Central FacultyAdvancement Regular Giving Manager for Direct Marketing, Imperial College London.

Bonnie Kanter, M.Ed., Women Studies Minor, 1999


Gloria Willis, MAIS 1999

M.A.I.S. (Women Studies/Philosophy). Thesis: "An Abortion Service Provider as Political Activist." Dr. Susan Shaw (chair), Dr. Peter List, and Dr. Lani Roberts.



Sara Gelser, MAIS 1998

M.A.I.S. (History/Women Studies). Thesis: "Beyond the Ballot: The Women's Christian Temperance Union and the Politics of Oregon Women, 1880-1900." Dr. Bess Beatty (chair), Dr. Steven Hackel, and Dr. Susan Shaw. Current: Member of the Oregon State Senate, District 8.

Janet L. Lockhart, MAIS 1998

M.A.I.S. (Scientific and Technical Communication/Archeology/Women Studies). Thesis: "A Feminist Celebrates the Rediscovery of Immanence." Dr. Lisa Ede (chair), Dr. Fred Obermiller, Dr. Barb Roth, and Dr. Susan Shaw.

Tippavan Surinya, MAIS 1998

M.A.I.S. (Sociology/Women Studies). Thesis: "Gender role attitudes among Thai college students : traditional or egalitarian." Committee: Dr. Janet Lee (chair), Dr. Catherine Knott, Dr. Sally Gallagner.



Spirit Dine'tah Cole, MAIS 1997

M.A.I.S. (Women Studies/Anthropology). Thesis: "Native American Women: Leadership, Activism, and Feminism." Committee: Dr. Janet Lee (chair), Dr. Kurt Peters, and Dr. Barbara Roth.

Sindy Kay Mau, MAIS 1997

M.A.I.S. (Women Studies/Gerontology/Sociology). Thesis: "The Resistance and Survival of Old Women: Striving for Empowerment in the Face of Oppression and Violence." Dr. Janet Lee, Chair.

Kerin G. Rose, MAIS 1997

M.A.I.S. (English/Women Studies). Thesis: "In the Words of a Woman." Committee: Dr. Lisa Ede (chair), Dr. Rich Daniels, Dr. Janet Lee, and Dr. Mary Jo Nye.

Wendy Rielly Thorson, MAIS 1997

Wendy's M.A.I.S. (Women Studies/History). Thesis: "Oregon Klanswomen of the 1920s: A Study of Tribalism, Gender, and Women's Power," examined histories of Protestant white women's participation in racist, anti-Semitic, anti-Catholic, and anti-immigrant organizing in Oregon. Committee: Dr. Janet Lee (chair), Dr. Mina Carson, Dr. Leslie Richards, and Dr. Susan Shaw.



Karla R. Cohen, MAIS 1996

M.A.I.S. (Women Studies/English). Thesis: "Breast Cancer Experience Literature: Women's Stories as Cultural Critique." Dr. Deltra Ferguson, Chair.

Mary Sanabe-Mao, MAIS 1996

M.A.I.S. (Sociology/Women Studies). Thesis: "Tradition and Change Across Generations of Japanese American Women." Dr. Sally K. Gallagher (chair), Dr. Sheila Cordray, Dr. Janet Lee, and Dr. Peter List.

Dr. Susan M. Shaw, MAIS 1996

M.A.I.S (Women Studies/English). Current: Professor in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Oregon State University.



Katrina Knewtson, MAIS 1995

M.A.I.S. (Women Studies/History/Adult Education). Thesis: "The Experience of Women's Higher Education at Oregon Agricultural College, 1870-1916." Committee: Dr. Janet Lee (chair), Dr. Mina Carson, Dr. Vicki Collins, and Dr. Warren Suzuki.

Mary Kathryn Nolan, MA in Anthropology, Women Studies Minor, 1995

M.A. in Anthropology. Thesis: "Imagining Them, Reimagining Ourselves: A Case Study of Cultural Appropriation and the Politics of Identity." Committee: Dr. Joan Gross and Dr. Nancy Rosenberger (co-chairs), Dr. Janet Lee.  Current: Senior Instructor in Anthropology at Oregon State University.



Janet E. Lim, M.Ed., Women Studies Minor, 1994




Dodie A. Forrest, MAIS 1993

M.A.I.S. (English/Women Studies). Thesis: "Writing a Feminist Position in the Classroom." Dr. Anita Helle (chair), Dr. Lisa Ede, Dr. Janet Lee, and Dr. Mark Moore. Current: Writing Center Director at Yakima Valley Community College.

Jaspal K. Singh, MAIS 1993

M.A.I.S. (English/Women Studies). Thesis: "Indian Women Rewriting Themselves: The Representation of 'Madness' by Women Writers." Dr. Mona Fayad, Chair. Current: PhD in Comparative Literature from the Universit of Oregon; Professor of English Literature at Northern Michigan University.



Colleen Karen Brown, MAIS 1992

M.A.I.S. (Women Studies/Communication: Theatre/English: Composition and Rhetoric). Thesis: "Playwriting and Authority: Collaborative Art and Feminine Production." Dr. Elissa Hare, Chair.



Aiko Shimada, MAIS 1991

M.A.I.S. (Women Studies, Communication, Higher Education). Current: Professional Musician; Co-Founder of Sierra Foothills Reiki and Macrobiotics.



Katherine H. Cummings, MAIS 1989

M.A.I.S. (History/Women Studies). Thesis: "Exiles and Rebels: Women in the American Left 1900-1920." Dr. Ed Ferguson (chair), Dr. Jeanne Dost, Dr. Sally Hacker, Dr. Kathleen Moore, and Dr. Darold Wax.


Alumni: Undergraduate Students



Isabella Arrieta, BS in Psychology, WGSS Minor/Queer Studies Minor. Current: MA Student in Counseling Psychology with a Specialization in Mental Health Counseling at the University of Hawaii at Hilo.

Courtney Baz, WGSS Minor

Sujittra Avery Carr, WGSS Major

Julian Chu, WGSS Major

Carina Corona-Barrera, WGSS Minor

Caden DeLoach, Queer Studies Minor. Current: Master's Student in Public Health at Oregon State University.

Abigail Dillavou, WGSS Minor

Cathy Holmes, WGSS Major

Victoria Keenan, WGSS Minor

Dharma Mirza, Queer Studies Minor: Current: Master's Student in Public Health and Master's Student in MAIS at Oregon State University.

Kobe Natachu, WGSS Major/Queer Studies Minor. Current: MA Student in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Oregon State University.

Miranda Oglesbee, WGSS Major

Brittnai Pytlar, WGSS Major

Kris Remmy, WGSS Major

Emily Root, WGSS Minor

Sydney Scanlon, WGSS Major

Alyssa Sederstrom, WGSS Major

Brittan Silver, WGSS Major

Emily Stahl, WGSS Minor

Madilyn Sturges, WGSS Major

Ada Seger-Brown, WGSS Major

Taylor Thomas, WGSS Major

Isis Valasquez, WGSS Minor



Caitlyn Loper, WGSS Major

Carlee K. Conner, WGSS Major



Ava P. Smith, Public Health; WGSS and Education Minor

Miriam Wojtas, WGSS Major, History and Ethnic Studies Minor

Kendyl Welker, WGSS Major, Writing Minor 

Miranda Oglesbee, WGSS Major

Hailey Brooks, WGSS Major

Melissa Misner, Public Health, WGSS Minor

Brittany Schaefer, English, WGSS Minor



Taylor Alvarez, Digital Communication Arts; WGSS Minor.

Donna Armstrong, B.A.

Charles J. Campbell, Political Science; WGSS Minor.

Andi N. Carnahan, Business Administration; WGSS Minor.

Julie Cooper, B.A. in WGSS and B.A. in English.

Maile Edwards, B.A.

Kagan Koehn, B.A.

Bernadette Grace McGarry, B.A.

Alexandra J. Methratta, Psychology; WGSS Minor.

Daniela Perez-Macias, Political Science; Spanish & WGSS Minors.

Maria Lynn Reigner, B.A.

Kriya Sadhana, B.A.

Brittany Schaefer, English; WGSS Minor.

Kathy Sewell, B.A.; Queer Studies Minor.

Kristin L. Thompson, WGSS & Political Science; Honors Scholar.

Bethany Weaver, Speech Communication; Writing & WGSS Minors.

Emily L. Wilcox, Sociology; WGSS Minor.

Jennifer Wilson, B.A.



Marwah Al-Jiani, WGSS Minor.

Donna Armstrong, B.A.

Anna Bartholemy, WGSS Minor.

Adrian Borycki, B.S.

Kimberly Brown, B.S.

Ashleigh Burgess, B.A.

Aya Bukres, WGSS Minor.

Jennifer Calbert, B.A.

Tara Crockett, B.A.

Victoria Dobrkovsky, B.A.

Rebecca Fitkin, WGSS Minor.

Laura Galindo, WGSS Minor.

Molly Harney, B.A.

Kennedy Hayes, B.A.

Elizabeth Hintz, B.A.

Melanie Ingram, B.A.

Bria Knight, WGSS Minor.

Erin Lamere, B.A.

Zachary Lee, B.A.

Taylor Lewis, B.A.

Rachel McCormick, WGSS Minor.

Marisa McDowell, B.S.

Kalie Morris, WGSS Minor.

Tori Olson, B.A.

Jessica Perez, B.A.

Andrew Peyton, B.A.

Joanna Raskauskas, B.A.

Mckenzie Ross, B.A.

Brittany Schaefer, B.A.

Cheryl Smith, B.A.

Savannah Storms, B.A.

Heathyr Wing, B.A.

Lydia Zaslow, B.A.



AJ Abell, WGSS Minor.

Lia Bauman, WGSS Minor.

Dakota Bloch, B.A.

Meghan Bridges, WGSS Minor.

Lindsey Daberko, WGSS Minor.

Siena M. Del Ponte, WGSS Minor.

Myriah Dooley, B.S.

Kendall Dunlop, WGSS Minor. Current: Outreach Coordinator, Student Sustainability Initiative at Oregon State University. 

Esmeralda Flores, B.A.

Gail Gamero, WGSS Minor.

Karlie Hahn, B.S.

Elizabeth Hernandez-Cuesta, B.A.

ReGina Kaylor, B.S.

Annie Kersting, WGSS Minor. Current: Landscape Project Coordinator, Student Sustainability Initiative at Oregon State University.

Marrisa McDowell, B.A.

Alex Lair, B.S.

Connie Langevin, B.A.

Heather Lawyer, Women Studies Minor.

Vicky Lin, WGSS Minor.

Brandy McIntosh, B.A.

Elizabeth Newman, WGSS Minor.

Molly Paeth, B.S.

Ashley Rowland-Lee, Women Studies Minor.

Alyssa Tekiela, B.S.

Angela D. Trenga, Women Studies Minor.

Justine Wendkos, WGSS Minor.

Elizabeth D. Xiong, WGSS Minor.



Lameleanique Bates, B.S.

Altamease Burns, B.S.

Kristin Kathleen Chase, B.A.

Nicole Craigmile, Women Studies Minor.

Daphne Gill, B.A.

Luke Kawasaki, Queer Studies Minor. Luke is the first undergraduate minor in Queer Studies at Oregon State University. Current: Youth Advocate, Jackson Street Youth Center.

Desiree Kaye, B.A.

Karen Osovsky, B.S.

Clara Mandujano, Women Studies Minor. Currrent: Case Manager, Sexual Assault Resource Center

Lara Matthews, B.A.

Lara Salonen, B.S. Current: Photographer, Western Images & Light.

Katie Wicks, B.A. Honors College.  Katie's Oral History Interview in Oregon State University Special Collections and Archives Research Center. 

Nicthé Verdugo, WGSS Minor. Nicthé's Oral History Interview with the Oregon State University Sesquicentennial Oral History Project.



Katie Andersson, Women Studies Minor.

Elizabeth Chitwood, Women Studies Minor.

Francesca Hawatmeh, B.A.

Jennifer Hutt, B.A.

Kendall Jorgensen, WGSS Minor.

Rachel Merino, WGSS Minor.

Felicia Pays, WGSS Minor.

Brittany Myers, B.A.

Ailiah Schafer, B.S.

Kiah A. Shigeta-Koizumi. Women Studies Minor.

Karinda Woodward, B.A. Current: M.A. Student in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at the University of Kansas.



Kristina Anderson, B.A.

Caitlin Garets, B.A.

Hannah Gzik, B.A.

Kaylin Hutchinson, Women Studies Minor.

Jennifer Hutt, B.A.

Rebecca Laro, B.S.  Current: Instructor at Oregon State University-Cascades.

Julie Lindgren, Women Studies Minor.

KaSandra Lopez, Women Studies Minor.

Rachel Love, Women Studies Minor.

Sophia Mamoyac, B.A.

Heather McGregor, Women Studies Minor.

Kayla Newhouse, B.A.

Juliana Orellana, Women Studies Minor.

David Pope, Women Studies Minor.

Madeline Rousseau, B.A.

Laura Tanner, B.S. Honors College

Chloe Tull, Women Studies Minor.

Adelyn Vigran, Women Studies Minor.

Rihanna Wheeler, B.A.



Sarah Boam, Women Studies Minor. Current: Recruiting Specialist, Personnel Source Inc.

Erin Cobb, Women Studies Minor.

Sara Gwin, B.S.

Emily Miljkovic, Women Studies Minor.

Marisa Moser, Women Studies Minor.

Kathryn Welter, Women Studies Minor.



Brittany Baldwin, Women Studies Minor.

J.P. Bertram, B.S. Current: Head of Account Development, RolePoint.

Jonathon Boos, B.S. Current: U.S. Marine Corps.

Nichole Cranston, Women Studies Minor.

Anna Dewey, Women Studies Minor.

Alexandria Engels-Smith, Women Studies Minor. 

Erin Ferris, B.A. 

Holly Gordon, Women Studies Minor.

Madison Hainley, Women Studies Minor.

Keisha Merchant, B.S.

Katherine Main. B.S.

Alea Payne, B.A.

Dwight Roberson, Women Studies Minor.

Randa Smith, B.S.

Channing K. Tannehill, Women Studies Minor.

Sarah Young, Women Studies Minor.



Lena Ball, B.A.

Andria Breeden, Women Studies Minor. Current: Instructional Assistant, Salem-Keizer School Dist 24J.

Jami Bressler, Women Studies Minor.

Andrea Cruse, Women Studies Minor.

Jessica Grosjacques, Women Studies Minor.

Jessica Hoffman, Women Studies Minor. Currrent: English Teacher, International School of Frankfurt.

Sarah Hulse, B.S.

Miranda M. Linville, B.S.

Ashley Mead, B.A.

Brennan Rattay, Women Studies Minor.

Kelsey Rose Smith, Women Studies Minor.

Molly Statham, Women Studies Minor.

Claire Wielenga, Women Studies Minor.



Amber Ahlgren, Women Studies Minor. Currrent: Office Specialist 2, Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, Oregon State University.

Hallie Atencio, Women Studies Minor.

Christine Bagby, Women Studies Minor.

Lupe Campos, Women Studies Minor.

Jessica George, Women Studies Minor.

Heather Hoffman, Women Studies Minor.

Robin Klein, Women Studies Minor. Current: Legal Secretary, Clackamas County, Oregon.

Samantha Reining, Women Studies Minor.

Jessica Waldo, Women Studies Minor.

Julianna Whittaker, Women Studies Minor.

Amanda Wojahn, Women Studies Minor.



Kristen Atwater, Women Studies Minor. Current: Instructor, Adventure Leadership Institute, Oregon State University.

Melissa Brazeale, Women Studies Minor.

Parvathy Binoy, Women Studies Minor.

Meghan Hollis, Women Studies Minor.

Krista Hubbard, Women Studies Minor. Current: Category Information Analyst, Nike Inc.

Rachael Janis, Women Studies Minor. Current: Hair Stylist, Bellissimo Salon & Spa.

Cara Kness, Women Studies Minor.

Meghan Nielson, Women Studies Minor.

Elizabeth Parker, Women Studies Minor.

Emma Sales, Women Studies Minor.

Sarah Noelle Smith, Women Studies Minor.

Nicole Thurmond, Women Studies Minor.

Caeli Virag, Women Studies Minor.

Alison Wallingford, Women Studies Minor.

Sarah Wiebenson, Women Studies Minor. Current: Fixed Asset Accountant, Portland State University.

Erin Beth Wilson, Women Studies Minor.

Ebony Young, Women Studies Minor.



Katie Allen, Women Studies Minor.

Molly Brown, Women Studies Minor.

Erin Crews, Women Studies Minor.

Gabriela Amparo Duarte, Women Studies Minor.

Andrea Floyd, Women Studies Minor.

Lea Ann Hart-Chambers, Women Studies Minor. Current: Performance Mananger, Oregon Dept of Transportation.

Jessica Kelley, Women Studies Minor. Current: Patient Services, Planned Parenthood Federation.

Molly Kokkeler, Women Studies Minor.

Carrie Laird, Women Studies Minor.

Chevaun K. Macalma, Women Studies Minor.

Bayley Putman, Women Studies Minor.

Nathalie Weinstein, Women Studies Minor. Current: Editorial Assistant, Daily Journal of Commerce.

Stefanie Wilson, Women Studies Minor.



Patricia Hofschneider Aguon, Women Studies Minor.

Rachel Andersen, Women Studies Minor. Current: Director of Integrated Marketing, Centrify Corporation.

Kristin Cotter, Women Studies Minor. Current: Koalaty Trading Inc.

Heather Dunning, Women Studies Minor.

Lindsey Kurz, Women Studies Minor.

Hannah M. Rosenau, Women Studies Minor.



Sara Belson, Women Studies Minor.

Tiffany Seaver, Women Studies Minor.



Bobbi Jo Epperson, Women Studies Minor.

Danielle Fournier, Women Studies Minor.

Stormy Fuller, Women Studies Minor.

Shauna Graham, Women Studies Minor.

Jessica Havstad, Women Studies Minor.

Trish House, Women Studies Minor.

Megan K. Hyland, Women Studies Minor.

Jennifer Johnson, Women Studies Minor.

Selina Marshall, Women Studies Minor. Current: AVP & Commercial Loan Officer, Citizens Bank.

Anna Mortier, Women Studies Minor.

Staci L. Palin, Women Studies Minor. Current: Associate, Hornecker Cowling Hassen & Heysell LLP.

Erin Plinski, Women Studies Minor.

Christine N. Prince, Women Studies Minor.

Coral Slater, Women Studies Minor.

Emily Wheeland, Women Studies Minor.



Daniel Auger, Women Studies Minor.

Grace Buderus, Women Studies Minor.

Kimberly Deaver, Women Studies Minor.

Tara Moore, Women Studies Minor. Current: Central Sales Principal, US Bancorp.

Amara Williams, Women Studies Minor.

Kerrie B. Wrye, Women Studies Minor.



Kimberly Herman, Women Studies Minor.

Letetia Wilson, Women Studies Minor.



Jennifer Backstrand, Women Studies Minor. Current: Intake Coordinator, Wisconsin Early Autism Project, Inc.



Smriti Aryal, Women Studies Minor.

Kimberly Baldwin, Women Studies Minor.

Jill Brunelle, Women Studies Minor. 

Robin T. Graham, Women Studies Minor.

Kimberly M. Murphy, Women Studies Minor.



Sarah Balz, Women Studies Minor. Current: IT Specialist, Western Washington University.

Teresa Beaver, Women Studies Minor. 

Suzanne Beer, Women Studies Minor.

Maili C. Morrison, Women Studies Minor. Current: Sr. Director of Business Development, CoHo Services.



Andrea Crisp, Women Studies Minor. 

Kelly Crosby, Women Studies Minor. Current: Licensed Massage Therapist, Alternative Wellness Center. 

Faye Guenther, Women Studies Minor. Current: Membership Action Director, UFCW Local 21. 

Tamara Houston, Women Studies Minor. 

Amy E. Schneidmiller, Women Studies Minor. Current: MA, LMHC. Counselor.



Heather Bee, Women Studies Minor. B.S. in Psychology. Current: Psy.D., Clinical Psychology (2003). Pacific University School of Professional Psychology. Licensed Psychologist, Bee Psychology.

Jean Chiappisi, Women Studies Minor. Current: Office Manager, Philomath Middle School.

Theresa Miller, Women Studies Minor. 



SJ Prock, Women Studies Minor.