Faculty Research Interests for Thesis Topics

Your choice of thesis topic should be guided by the expertise and interests of our faculty. Each of us has identified topics that we would welcome advising.

Professor Amrita Basu

  • Gender and populism
  • Feminism and women's movements
  • Gender and post-colonial nationalism
  • Women, gender, sexuality and religious nationalism
  • South Asian politics

Professor Katrina Karkazis

  • Feminist science and technology studies
  • Medical anthropology
  • Gender/sex
  • Sexual difference and dimorphism
  • Medicine and health
  • Gender variance
  • Feminism and feminist theory
  • The body and embodiment

Professor Jen Manion

  • Critical Prison Studies
  • Policing/Punishment in U.S. History
  • Transgender Studies
  • History of Sexuality in the U.S.
  • LGBTQ Studies
  • Queer Theory
  • U.S. Women's History

Professor Christine Peralta

  • Women of Color Feminisms
  • U.S. Empire
  • Migration
  • Asian American Studies
  • Labor
  • History of Medicine and Science

Professor Khary Polk

  • 20th Century African American History
  • Race, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
  • LGBTQ History
  • American Militarism
  • Black European Studies
  • Black Feminist Thought
  • Critical Race Theory
  • Queer Theory
  • Queer of Color Critique
  • Biomedicine and Public Health
  • Performance Studies

Professor Krupa Shandilya

  • Postcolonial literature
  • South Asian literature
  • Bombay cinema