College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

WGS Students

Students

Meet Our Students

Take a look at the wonderful work that our M.A. students are doing in the WGS graduate program! Our program features a diverse group of students from around the world. Our students' research projects and theses are important and unique! If you would like to contact any of these students, please e-mail wgs@uni.edu.

Full Time Students

Second Year

Konul Karimova 

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Hometown: Gabala, Azerbaijan
Applied Track Student
Research Project: Quantitative Content Analysis of the Social Support Messages between the Survivors of Violence 

Ashley Meyers

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Hometown: Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
Thesis Track Student
Thesis: Beyond "Born This Way": Reconsidering Trans Narratives 

Joyceline Amoako

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Hometown: Accra, Ghana
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Thesis: Women's Occupational Health and Safety in the Informal Economy: Maternal Market Traders in Accra, Ghana

Rawan AbuMahady

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Hometown: Gaza, Occupied Palestine 
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Thesis: Hidden Soldiers: The Subversive Embroidered Worlds of Palestinian Women in the Occupied Territories 

 

First Year 

Alia Afzal

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Hometown: Patna, India
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Thesis Topic: Unpacking the Culture Scaffolding of Victim Blaming for Sexual Misconduct in India

Elena Golosova 

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Hometown: Saint-Petersburg, Russia
Applied Track Student
Research Topic: Burmese Refugee Women, Oppressions Experienced, and Adaptive Responses to American Culture 

Sara Naughton

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Hometown: Erie, Pennsylvania
Applied Track Student
Research Topic: Issues of Accessibility in Community Services for Survivors of Violence with Disabilities 

Shareece Burrell 

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Hometown: Des Moines, Iowa
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Research Topic: Equal Rights and Gendered Issues in Women's Sports 

Lamis Laouar 

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Hometown: Mila, Algeria 
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Research Topic: Assisting Battered Women in Algeria 

Part Time Students

Carole Hansbrough
Kristen McNutt

Thesis: Empowering Children's Social Ecology: Re-envisioning Post conflict Reconstruction and Education in Rural Liberia 

Susan Grover
Megan Vogt-Kostner

Research: Community Perceptions: Views of a Local Shelter

Tristan Johnson