Women's Studies

Honors Projects


Molly DiStefano '10

Many Women's Studies majors choose to complete an Honors project on a topic of their interest. Most or all of the work associated with an Honors project is done in the senior year, though it may be begun earlier, and culminates in a research or critical paper or its counterpart in the creative arts.

Other students choose to work on a special project or explore topics and materials that are not covered in regular coursework by enrolling in an independent study with a faculty member.

Here's a recent sampling of Honors projects completed by Women's Studies majors:

  • Molly DiStefano '10: Examining Women's Roles in the Novles of a Senegalese author, Ken Bugul - Connecting Africana Studies, Women's' Studies and French and Francophone Studies
    Prof. Thelma Pinto - adviser
  • Galina Mukomolova '09: Kin
    Prof. David Weiss - adviser
  • Jennie A. Seidewand '09: Keep Your Coins, I Want Change:" An Art Activist Explores Public Peace Protest Art
    Prof. Betty Bayer - adviser


The Women's Collective is a student-run organizations that may be of interest to students studying Women's Studies.

For more information about this organizations or to learn about starting your own Women's Studies-themed club, contact Cully Semans (semans@hws.edu) in the Office of Student Activities.



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