** Remember that you and your group need to make your subject or topic your own by turning it into your specific research question — once you pick a subject or topic, talk together about how you can make it more specific, what writers/thinkers you want to cite/use, what news items you can tie it to, etc.
And remember that you’re writing for a public audience who may not have all the context for your topic that you do.
To come up with a research question, start with a keyword (very general) or a topic (more specific but still pretty general). From there, make it more specific until you’ve made it your own!
Public Writing Research Groups
Week 13 (December 3): 2 panels (Group 1 and Group 2) — women’s suffrage and gender-neutral language(?)
Week 14 (December 9): 3 panels (Groups 3, 4, and 5) — reproductive justice, high heels, gender stereotypes I
Week 15 (December 16): 2 panels (Groups 6 and 7) — queer parenting, gender stereotypes II
Gender Stereotypes I (full)
Gender Stereotypes II (full)
High heels (full)
Reproductive justice (full)
Group 1 draft blog posts due Oct. 5 and final posts due Oct. 12
Group 2 draft blog posts due Oct. 19 and final posts due Oct. 26
- Aaliyah H
Group 3 draft blog posts due Nov. 9 and final posts due Nov. 16
- Aliyah W.
Radical feminism [it sounds amazing — it’s actually transphobic faux feminism}
Non-traditional gender roles
https://wgs.fas.harvard.edu/past-thesis-topics — remember that you need to come up with your own research question, but looking at what others have already written about can help spark ideas!