Recent Submissions

  • Sex and Disability: the Big Taboo 

    Sweeney, Eva (2007-01-01)
    I will discuss and reflect on my research on sexuality and disability in conjunction with my work with Toys in Babeland, a sex toy store in Los Angeles. I will explain what I researched and what I implemented to make ...
  • Kapa haka: Māori performing arts as alternative education 

    Kawehiwehi-Hosoda, Mara (2008-01-01)
    This study looks at Māori kapa haka (performing arts) as indigenous alternative education, putting the Treaty of Waitangi into practice. It focuses on how educators work within ?The Arts? in The New Zealand Curriculum ...
  • Women's Associations in Mali: Empowerment, Leadership, and Political Mobilization 

    Hayden, Kether (2007-01-01)
    In Mali, there is a shift currently taking place toward inclusive, democratic governance and equitable participatory development, which makes the study of gender in public participation particularly relevant and timely. ...
  • Re-Collecting Dove: Virtually Archiving the Life and Work of Cruzan Artist Lloyd "Dove" Braffith 

    Henderson, Elsa (2011-01-01)
    My project is an attempt to archive the lifework of Lloyd ?Dove? Braffith, a Cruzan painter who lived, worked, and died on the streets of St. Croix. At present, scarcely any information about Dove or images of his artwork ...
  • Building Community through Ethiopian Cuisine 

    Hooks, Kyshawn (2008-01-01)
    My Richter grant involved ethnographic research conducted in Ethiopia.I conducted a multi-sited ethnography of Ethiopian cuisine and eating customs in Ethiopia?s capital Addis Ababa and Los Angeles, California. This poster ...
  • "Brain Drain" : Education in Samoa 

    Carrillo, Mirna (2007-01-01)
    The Independent State of Samoa is a group of volcanic islands located in the South Pacific. Samoa is identified by the United Nations as a Least Developed Country (http://www.un.org/special-rep/ohrlls/ldc/list.htm). In ...
  • Change and Continuity among the Minangakabau post 9/11. 

    Sivakumar, Chhaya (2004-01-01)
    I hoped to research the extent to which the Matriarchal Muslim tribe Minangakabau will be able to maintain its matrilineal heritage in the post 9/11 era. Especially with the increase in Islamic Fundamentalism and western ...
  • Rey III: Redeveloping the Rey II Screening Test of Malingering 

    Donoghue, Natacha (2008-01-01)
    The Rey II Test of Malingering (1997) successfully eliminated age and IQ biases of the Rey 15-item Visual Memory Test (1964). Propagated use of the Rey II in clinical and forensic settings, however, led to its mass recognition ...
  • Feminist Ethics and the Degree of Bureaucratic Organization in Asian Pacific Islander Women's Shelters in Los Angeles 

    Im, Suzanne (2004-01-01)
    This study opens up a discussion of the feminist ethics of Asian Pacific Islander (API) women who are involved in the battered women's movement, based on their occupation within domestic violence agencies. Additionally, ...
  • LA Artists and Art Spaces Outside the Canon 

    Olsen-Van Stone, Caroline (2008-01-01)
    The Guerrilla Girls have christened themselves the Conscience of the Art World. But why does the art world need policing? The Broad Contemporary Art Museum that opened this past February houses a show with staggering ...
  • Talking about Sex on Campus: An Ethnography of Students' Experiences with Sex and Sexuality at Oxy 

    Mellem, Laura (2007-01-01)
    The college student identity is something that is widely represented in popular media in characters in movies like Animal House and Van Wilder. These representations of college life often portray students to be hyper-sexual, ...
  • Questioning Knowledge: Women's Studies and the Academy 

    Opp, Ashley (2003-01-01)
    Women's Studies as a discipline consists of endless paradoxes, multiple identities, and political debates that mark it as one of the youngest and most controversial disciplines in the academy. Often called the "academic ...