Comps, honors papers, and prize-winning works of the Gender, Women’s and Sexuality Studies program are featured here. Prior to fall 2020, the program was known as the Women's and Gender Studies program. All works have been self-submitted by the student authors. Descriptive information about each work is available to search or browse. Access to the full text of the works is limited to current Carleton affiliates with faculty permission. Learn more about how to submit your work and how to request access to the full text of works.


Submissions from 2023

Lillian Berets, Gender, Women's and Sexuality Studies (GWSS) 2023, Sharing Our Roots: A Radical Economy of Community Carework

Anna Halladay, Gender, Women's and Sexuality Studies (GWSS) 2023, Negotiation of Sexist Norms in the Music of the Lunachicks: A Musicological Approach

Hannah Klein, Gender, Women's and Sexuality Studies (GWSS) 2023, Uncensored Trans Desire: Overt Sexuality and Trans Identities in Contemporary Music

Mikhalina Solakhava, Gender, Women's and Sexuality Studies (GWSS) 2023, Wives and Witches of the Thrice-Tenth Kingdom: Translation Politics and Gender Discourses in Belarusian Fairytales

Submissions from 2022

Lauren Carothers-Liske, Gender, Women's and Sexuality Studies (GWSS) 2022, Media Representations of Transwomen: White Masculinity and Pretty Privilege

Ashley Mei, Gender, Women's and Sexuality Studies (GWSS) 2022, Encrypted: A Study on Reactions to Anti-Asian Sentiment

Submissions from 2020

Emma Gautier, Women's and Gender Studies (WGST) 2020, Nowness: ​A Space for the Unfolding of Queer Politics

Submissions from 2019

Evie Odden, Women's and Gender Studies (WGST) 2019, Politicizing Pedagogy: Student Anti-Rape Activism at Carleton College, 1986–1992

Submissions from 2018

Naomi River Price-Lazarus, Women's and Gender Studies (WGST) 2018, Resisting Precarity: How "At-Risk" Youth Embody, Perform, and Contest their Ascribed Identities

Submissions from 2017

Emily Morissa Perlman, Women's and Gender Studies (WGST) 2017, I Am the Flag of Islam: Identity Negotiation Among Somali Muslim Women in Minnesota

Submissions from 2016

Clare Zearfoss Hiyama, Women's and Gender Studies (WGST) 2016, Kinship Across the Color Line: conceptions of Race, Racial Identity, and Racial Socialization in Interracial Mother-Daughter Relationships

Submissions from 2015

Rachel Clark, Women's and Gender Studies (WGST) 2015, Feminist Theories & Dance Histories In Collective Search of Female Subjectivity

Victoria Dianne Sanchez, Women's and Gender Studies (WGST) 2015, Sex, Respectability, and Candy: The New Limits of Normativity in Queer El Paso, Texas

Submissions from 2014

Olivia Marie Fantini, Women's and Gender Studies (WGST) 2014, Miley Cyrus has taught me that people think acting overtly sexual incites disrespect and violence Examining the Failings of High School Sexual Violence Prevention Education in the United States

Sarah Louise Robinson, Women's and Gender Studies (WGST) 2014, Ambivalent Embodiment: Body Image Conflict, Resistance, and Cultivation at Carleton College

Malia Wagner, Women's and Gender Studies (WGST) 2014, The Food Served to Us Was Very Familiar: Food, Gender, and Identity in Manzanar Incarceration Camp

Submissions from 2012

Kendall Jennifer Bills, Women's and Gender Studies (WGST) 2012, Living the Theory: Locating the Experiences of Non-profit Workers Striving for Accountability to Youth

Amelia Marie Llorens, Women's and Gender Studies (WGST) 2012, Beyond Bodies: Responding to Disability and Difference

Submissions from 2011

Cat Marie Ward, Women's and Gender Studies (WGST) 2011, Sex and Alcohol on Carleton's Campus

Submissions from 2009

Temara Holt, Women's and Gender Studies (WGST) 2009, Learning, performing, and embodying respectability in an all girls African American Catholic school