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Public Writing Research Topics & Research Groups (& Blog Groups)

** 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)
Berna
Valerie
Karen
Sadaf
Aaliyah H.
Mildred

Gender Stereotypes II (full)
Amanda
Linxin
Yanjun
Briana
Dana

High heels (full)
Amarah
Rukhshona
Kayla
Ashley
Eliza
Oluwatobi

Reproductive justice (full)
Tateanne
Aliyah W.
Lindsay
Yara
Sabrina

Gender-neutral language
Kehanna
Estrella

Queer parenting
Laneice
Shannon

Women’s suffrage
Syedah
Dena
Jessica
Adrianna

TBA
Raya
Alyssa
Nan

Blog Groups

Group 1 draft blog posts due Oct. 5 and final posts due Oct. 12

  1. Rukshona
  2. Mildred
  3. Tobi
  4. Lindsay
  5. Laneice
  6. Dena
  7. Sabrina
  8. Raya
  9. Nan

Group 2 draft blog posts due Oct. 19 and final posts due Oct. 26

  1. Sadaf
  2. Valerie
  3. Kehanna
  4. Amanda
  5. Shannon
  6. Berna
  7. Aaliyah H
  8. Ashley
  9. Eliza
  10. Rafia
  11. Syedah
  12. Yara

Group 3 draft blog posts due Nov. 9 and final posts due Nov. 16

  1. Tateanne
  2. Adrianna
  3. Dana
  4. Briana
  5. Karen
  6. Amarah
  7. Aliyah W.
  8. Jessica
  9. Linxin
  10. Dara
  11. Yanjun
  12. Estrella
  13. Alyssa

Possible Keywords

Abolitionist feminism

Camp

Femme invisibility

First-wave feminism

Gender stereotypes

Gender-neutral language

High heels

Radical feminism [it sounds amazing — it’s actually transphobic faux feminism}

Reproductive justice

Queer liberation

Queer parenting

Trans rights

Non-traditional gender roles

Women’s liberation

Women’s suffrage

 

More Resources

https://uca.libguides.com/genderstudies/topics

https://www.ssrn.com/index.cfm/en/wgsrn/

https://library.shu.edu/womenstudies/topics

https://gender.indiana.edu/research/research-areas.html

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!

 

https://www.carleton.edu/global-engagement/gender-studies-europe/courses/research/