New and recent graduates

Spring, 2023

  • MA in WGST    

               Abigail Ray (MA)

              Eunique Gaither (MA/MSSW)

              Jamieca Jones (MA/MSSW)

  •  BA/BS in WGST

              Olivia Eckert (BA)

              Claire Gill (BA)

              Emma Smith (BS)

              Anita Stemple (BS)

              Helen Truenorth (BS)

              Madelyn Garrett (BA 3+3) track in Law

Fall, 2022

  • MA in WGST 

              Soukaina Tarraf   ("Strawberry Women: A Story of Gendered Migration")

  • BA/BS in WGST

            Sara Muhammad  (BA)  

Spring, 2022

  • M.A. in WGST   

            Kennedy Selbe   

  • BA/BS in WGST            

           Taylor Cardwell (BA)

           Grace Engelman (BA)

           Shelby Gardner (BA)

           Reilly Geraghty  (BA)       


Fall, 2021

  • BA/BS in WGST

Summer, 2021

Spring, 2021

  • BA/BS in WGST
    • Jordan Allen (BS)
    • Faduo Darur (BA)
    • Sidney Garner (BA)
    • Katherine Jewell (BA)

Fall,  2020

  • BA/BS in WGST
    • Lauren Stone (BA)

Summer, 2020

Spring, 2020

  • M.A in WGST
    • Shelby Barnett  ("Failing Systems & Black Girls")
    • Madeleine Gillman ("Master's Project")
    • Jerika Jones ("Afrosonic Noise: A Transnational Black Feminist Musicological Study of Black North American Rock Music and Afro Argentinian Music Performance")
    • Shaina Khan  ("LGBTQ South Asians in US")
    • Elizabeth Perkins (dual degree: WGST M.A./MSSW)
    • Tara Sexton (" Violence Against Native American Women")
    • Kelly Weaver (dual degree: WGST M.A./MSSW )
  • BA/BS in WGST
    • Hannah Blakeman (BS)
    • Anna Carter (BS)
    • Hannah DePriest (BA)
    • Rachel Rearden (BA)
    • Heather Smith (BS)

Fall, 2019

  • BA/BS in WGST
    • Hannah Bishop (BA)
    • Cara Hayes (BS)
    • Sabrina Rabb (BA)

Summer, 2019

  • M.A in WGST
    • Ellen Niehoff  ("JCPS History Curriculum")
  • Graduate Certificate in WGST
    • Aaron Mahoney

Spring, 2019

  • M.A in WGST
    • Corey Feger  ("Trans Women's Resilience")
    • Olivia Given  (dual degree: WGST M.A./MSSW)
  • BA/BS in WGST
    • Hannah Bairo (BS)
    • Brigid Connely (BA)
    • Robert DeVore (BA)
    • Madeline Dyer (BA)
    • Elsa Morgan Oakley  (BA)
    • McClain Owens (BA)
    • Morgan Parsons (BA)
    • Emma Radulski (BA)

Fall,  2018


    • Amber Yocum (BS)

Summer, 2018

  • BA/BS in WGST
    • Timothy Stone (BA)

Spring, 2018

  • M.A in WGS
    • Elizabeth Johnson (dual degree: WGS M.A./MSSW)
    • Melissa Gibson ("Queering the Body Positivity Movement")
    • Valerie Pfister (dual degree: WGS M.A./MSSW)
  • BA/BS in WGST
    • Ashley Carroll (BA)
    • Madeline McCubbins (BA)
    • Megan Gray (BS)
    • Colinda Venegas (BS)

Fall, 2017

  • BA/BS in WGS
      • Lorna Clarkson (BS)
      • Caitlin Johnson (BS)

Summer, 2017

Spring, 2017

  • M.A in WGS
    • Jerusha Beebe (dual degree: WGS M.A./MSSW)
    • Melissa Gibson ("Queering the Body Positivity Movement")
    • Valerie Pfister (dual degree: WGS M.A./MSSW)
    • Erin Smith ("We are All God's Children: Navigating the Relationship between the Black Church and Their Queer Congregation")
  • BA/BS in WGS
    • Mycala Maker (BA)
    • Kelly Holcomb (BA)
    • Kaitlin Norton (BA)
    • William Pope (BA)
    •  Nurio Ahmed (BS)
  • Graduate Certificate in WGS
    • Lindsey Okoroafo

Fall, 2016

  • M.A. in WGS
    • Julie Myers-Mushkin ("'The Quality of Women's Intelligence': Female Humanists in Renaissance Italy")
  • BS in WGS
    • McKenzie Bacon
    • Marissa (Noah) Sparkman

Summer, 2016

  • M.A. in WGS
    • Mallie Feltner ("What Changed, What Didn't: Misappropriating Intersectionality in Women's and Gender Studies")
    • Jennifer Stedman ("The Last One Standing: Factors Contributing to the First Twenty-five Years' Success of the Only Clinic Remaining in Louisville")
  • Graduate Certificate in WGS
    • Denise Watkins

Spring, 2016

  • M.A. in WGS
    • MC Lampe ("Origins, Bodies and Gender")
    • Patrick Sherwood (dual degree: WGS M.A./MSSW)
    • Sarah Slates (dual degree: WGS M.A./MSSW)
  • BA/BS in WGS
    • Corey Feger (BS)
    • Alexandra Marquardt (BA)
  • Graduate Certificate in WGS
    • Jacob Eleazer

Fall, 2015

  • M.A. in WGS
    • Tina Messer ("Fibromyalgia: Medicalized Body")

Summer, 2015

  • M.A. in WGS
    • Cassandra Collier
    • BA/BS in WGS
    • Alexandra Harshaw (BS)
  • Graduate Certificate in WGS
    • James (Femmy) Rose

Spring, 2015

  • MA in WGS
    • Yasmeen Chism ("You Didn't Choose Us We Choose You: Or How Black Women are Reconceptualizing Interracial Relationships with White Men")
    • Daphne Laurel Heflin ("They Care What You Wear: Gendered Practices in University Internship Manuals")
    • Leasha Rudolph ("The Reimagined Embodiment of Indie Authenticity: Queer Music, Technology, and Voice")
    • Treva Camp (M.A. in WGS/MSSW)
    • Catherine Ward (M.A. in WGS/MSSW)
  • BA in WGS
    • Allison Cole
    • Robert Collins

Fall, 2014

  • M.A. in WGS
  • BA/BS in WGS
  • Karina Hawley, BA
  • Sarah McGeeney, BA
  • Marinda Ragsdale, BS
  • Josie Timmons, BS
  • James Wood, BS

Summer, 2014

  • Graduate Certificate in WGS
  •         Shelby Pumphrey
  •         LuEllen Fawcett

Spring, 2014

  • MA in WGS
  • Lauren Copeland ("Academics and Activism: A Comparative Study of Contemporary Historical Writings on Same-Sex Sexuality and LGBT Activists in the Middle East")
  • Aletia Robey ("The Bricks in Action: Women's Public Housing Activism in Louisville, Kentucky 1958-1970")
  • Shritha Vasudevan ("Feminist Case to Secure India's Compliance with the Due Diligence Obligation to the Women's Convention")
  • Jessica Whitish ("Radical Sister: Lucy Freibert as Feminist Nun, Activist, and Educator"
  • Graduate Certificate in WGS
  • Mary Mudd
  • Meagan Ray
  • BA/BS in WGS
  • Ann Michelle Moore (BS Summa cum Laude)

Fall, 2013

  • MA in WGS:
  • Jessica Lyons ("Putting Ourselves Out of Business: A Feminist Approach to Integrating Prevention as a Core Operating Principle for Intimate Partner Violence Service Agencies")
  • BA/BS in WGS:
  • M C Lampe (BS)
  • Hannah Schlaak (BS)
  • Colton Wilson (BA)

Spring, 2013

  • MA in WGS (with thesis/project titles)
  • Leslie Belmont (J Bieber and Adrogeny)
  • Erica Harbeson ("Gender, Identity and Gaming")
  • Andrea Hoell
  • Kristi Johnson ("Army Female Engagement Teams in Afghanistan: Perceptions of the Program and Its Success")
  • Kate Meyers ("Gender Subjectivity and Games")
  • Erin Phelps ("Gender Politics and Mad Men)
  • Alisha West ("Gender in Lesbian/Gay Publications")
  • Brittany Williams ("Celebrity Motherhood")
  • Graduate Certificate in WGS
  • Megan Kociscak
  • Sandra Carpenter
  • BA/BS in WGS
  • Jeana Cheatham (BS)
  • Alyson Hill (BA)
  • Laura Jones (BA)
  • Jyler Donovan (BA)

Summer, 2012

  • BA/BS in WGS
  • Sarah Howard (BA)

Spring, 2012

  • M.A. in WGS (with thesis/project titles):
  • Susan Laun ("Masculinity and Taylor Swift")
  • Kelsie Patton ("Natural Mothering Blogs")
  • Sarah Pennington ("Feminist Analysis: Adult Cartoons")
  • Jennifer Stith ("Catholicism and Feminism")
  • Jennifer Welch ("Teen mothers and the Media"
  • Graduate Certificate in WGS
  • Jamie Ratliff
  • BA/BS in WGS
  • Lindsay Ferguson (BS)
  • Carissa House (BA)
  • Sarah Howard (BA)
  • Shelby Pumphrey (BA)
  • Brittney Shaw (BS)

Fall 2012

  • Graduate Certificate in WGS
    • Leslie Harper

Fall, 2011

  • Kristen Humbert (BA)

Summer, 2011

  • Sarah Camp (BA)

Spring, 2011(Thesis/project titles)

  • M.A. in WGS:
  • Ricke Ballard (Project title: "Bad Dads and Daddy Issues: Lost as a Critique of Patriarchy")
  • Andrew Clark (Thesis title: "The Madness is Catching: Transsexuality and the Cartesian Subject")
  • Merritt Gill (Project title: "The Unruly Woman in Bridezillas: Moving from Transgressive to Regressive")
  • Erin Herbert (Thesis title: "They are in Silence: Refugee Women's Narratives")
  • Jennifer Hill (dual degree: MSW with Kent School of Social Work)
  • Kathryn Hogg (Project title: "Pickup Artists and Rape Culture")
  • Lex Lawson (Project title: "What the Punk? Gender, Sexuality and Resistance in Musical Scenes")
  • Christine Neejer (Thesis title: "Cycling and Women's Rights in the Suffrage Press")
  • Rebecca Amerisa Waters (Project title: "Framing Healing Through Art: A Collaborative Approach")

Spring/Summer, 2010

  • M.A. in WGS:
  • Barret Bell
  • Elizabeth Dansberry
  • Jenna Gurren
  • Robert Plienis
  • Jessica Ronald

Spring, 2009

  • B.A. in WGS:
  • Andrew Clark
  • Merritt Gill
  • Morgan Hamilton
  • Monica Marks
  • B.S. in WGS:
  • Susan Eady
  • M.A. in WGS:
  • Kristin Burgoyne (dual degree with MSW)
  • Fate Longino (dual degree with MSW)
  • Ajeenah Sharif
  • Maggie Wendt
  • Sarah Young
  • Graduate Certificate in WGS
  • Tabatha Adkins

Picture of M.A. graduates for 2009

Spring, 2008

  • B.A. in WGS:  Lindsay Adams, Shaliza Edge, Jessica Ronald, Liz Utterbach
  • M.A.  in WGS: Jill Bickel, Erin Reidel
  • Graduate certificate in WGS: Elise Delacruz (with M.A. in PAS), Nancy Reinhart (with MPH), Sarah Watkins (with M.A. in PAS)