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Women's Studies

Research Opportunities

Women's studies combines theory and practice in creative, productive ways, so research is always central to the process of learning and applying knowledge. It may take the form of traditional scholarship, or it may involve less conventional forms of study and participation, but women's studies students at Hamilton are engaged students.

The Women’s Studies major provides students with theoretical knowledge that has practical application in a variety of occupations including law and public policy, health, education, government, journalism and social work.

Students attend small classes and forge strong relationships with their teachers. They collaborate with one another and with faculty members on projects. And they use their growing command of written and spoken argument to take their place in a vibrant intellectual community. Other students choose to complete a double major by meeting the requirements of two distinct majors. Women's studies might be paired, for example, with government or physics or English, with students taking courses in one discipline that complement the other.

In 2013 Levitt Research Fellow Eren Shultz '15 researched development in Tanzania to understand the current and future roles of cooperative organizations.
2014 Levitt Summer Research Fellows Announced

The Arthur Levitt Public Affairs Center recently announced the 2014 Levitt Summer Research Fellows. To enhance student research around issues of public affairs, the Levitt Center funds student-faculty research through its Levitt Research Fellows Program. The program is open to rising juniors and seniors who wish to spend the summer working in collaboration with a faculty member on an issue related to public affairs. Following are this year’s recipients.  More ...

Mackenzie Leavenworth '15, right, on site in Gournia, Greece, during a 2013 Emerson research expedition with Professor John McEnroe.
26 Students Awarded Emerson Research Grants

Recipients of the 2014 Emerson Summer Grants were recently announced. Created in 1997, the  program was designed to provide students with significant opportunities to work collaboratively with faculty members, researching an area of interest. The recipients, covering a range of topics, are exploring fieldwork, laboratory and library research, and the development of teaching materials. The students will make public presentations of their research throughout the academic year.  More ...

Abigail Armstrong '15
Abigail Armstrong ’15 Promotes Massachusetts Women’s Equality in Summer Internship

This summer, Abigail Armstrong ’15 interned with the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women (MCSW), an organization dedicated to providing a permanent and effective voice for women across the state.  The organization meets with legislators, endorses legislation and holds public hearings on topics related to women and the issues they face in today’s society.  Armstrong participated in the MCSW’s advocacy for fundamental freedoms and promoting women’s basic human rights, freedom and equality.  More ...

Emma Zanazzi '15
Emma Zanazzi '15 Interns at Mass. Women's Political Caucus

This summer Emma Zanazzi ’15, a women’s studies major, is getting involved in some of the issues most important to her. Through funding from the Kirkland Endowment, she is interning with the Massachusetts Women’s Political Caucus, a non-profit organization that works to endorse female candidates in political campaigns and elections.  More ...

Jessica Moulite '14
Jessica Moulite ’14 Lands Internship with CBS News

When Jessica Moulite ’14 was growing up, she didn’t watch cartoons. Instead, she was only allowed to watch the news. She credits this with giving her a lasting interest in journalism and broadcasting, one which she is exploring this summer through an internship with CBS. With funding from the George and Martha Darcy Internship Support Fund, managed by the Career Center,  she is working with the CBS Evening News and gaining experience toward a future career in broadcast media.  More ...

Ashley Perritt '14
Perritt ’14 Studies Class Profiling in Hospital Emergency Rooms

Biology and women’s studies are two concentrations not usually associated with one another. Ashley Perritt ’14, a 2012 Levitt Summer Grant Recipient, plans to bridge this gap with her summer research project, “An Investigation of the Profiling in the Emergency Room.” Perritt will be advised by Elizabeth J. McCormack Associate Professor of Women's Studies Vivyan Adair.  More ...

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