|In/complete visualities: spectatorship and subjectivity in women's studies epistemologies
||Within this project, I examine knowledge production in Women's Studies as mediated and established through visual literacies. Drawing theoretical support from poststructural and postcolonial feminist theories, I explore the ways in which students and...
|The madam is mad: madness as kairos, ur-time, and lesbian space in Gilman, Plath, and Millett
||The purpose of this thesis is tracking the evolution of psychiatric medicine and
psychotherapy as they relate to women’s writings. Three genres of literature are evaluated during three chronologic time periods. The correlations to mental health care...
|Queer possibilities: disidentification and queer spectatorship in Black Swan and The Kids Are All Right
||The purpose of this thesis is to explore the opportunities that the process of disidentification offers to queer spectators of two specific films, Black Swan (2010) and The Kids Are All Right (2010). Through the interrogation of these particular repr...
|Creating an ethical politics of kinship care through coalitions
||The purpose of this research is to critique existing kinship ideologies embedded in case law regarding marriage rights in the United States. The research centers on the gay marriage rights movement and critically analyzes how U.S. v. Windsor has been...
|The haunted ground we walk on: (un)knowable gendered and racialized subjects
||The purpose of this work is to analyze haunting narratives in cinematic texts, exploring the significance of gendered and racialized violences on the screen while contending with the normalization of these violences in reality. With this work, I clos...
|Disidentification with the human and/as doing creature hope
||The purpose of this thesis is to imagine a posthumanist ethical comportment in the wake of injury and in the face of species disgust. I specify a posthumanist ethical comportment versus a posthumanist ethics to recognize the multiplicity of ethical b...