The Women and Gender Studies Center does not currently host an alumni group. After several decades of serving the campus community, we are interested in bringing together alumni who enrolled in women and gender studies courses and/or were involved in the center's work.
In the past our alumni continued to support the work of the program, including hosting career series workshops.
If you are interested in forming an alumni group, please contact us.
Brianne Russell-Morris (MAIS)
Thesis title: The Logic of Welfare Reform: An Analysis of the Reauthorization of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act
Research interests: Feminization of poverty; poverty and welfare discourse and policy, particularly as they relate to gender; family/work balance policy
Contact information: Brussel3@gmu.edu
Burcu Borhan (MAIS)
Thesis title: Gendered Narratives in Victorian Literature: Identity Formation in Empire-focused Children's Literature
Research interests: Victorian Children's Literature, Feminist Theory, Identity-formation for children through reading/literary texts.
Current position: Outreach Specialist for Prince William and Arlington campuses of GMU and tutoring for reading and writing to international students at GMU-ELI
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Nicole Barreto McCoy (MAIS)
Thesis title: Voices From the Slums: Brazilian Women on Domestic Service and Favela Life
Research interests: Identity politics, Sociology of Culture, Gender, Race and Ethnicity, Class Politics, Critical Theory
Current position: Ph.D. student in Public Sociology, George Mason University
Contact information- Nmccoy1@gmu.edu
Susan Miller (MAIS)
Thesis title: Beauty, Dance, and the Aesthetic Ideal
Research interests: dance, performance, aesthetics, phenomenology
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Rachel Muth (MAIS)
Thesis title: Understanding the Gendered Differences in the Rehabilitation and Reintegration Process for Child Soldiers in Northern Uganda.
Research and professional interests: Humanitarian aid, conflict, resolution, gender studies, race, discrimination, poverty, history, movements
Current position: Up until about the November election, I was a Canvass Director for a Work for Progress office in Reno, NV, working to elect Barack Obama. Now I am in the process of searching for non-profit and international humanitarian aid jobs in San Diego, CA.
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Kahtleen Gless (MAIS)
Thesis title: A Critique of Testimonies and an Art of Surviving: Rwandanese Genocidal Rape Survivors, Incest and Stranger Rape Survivors
Current position: George Washington University Police Department, Coordinator of Victim Services
Stephanie Tioseco (MAIS)
Research interests: Gender, Law, Women’s Rights
Devon Ward-Thommes (CERTIFICATE)
Thesis title: Buddha Bellies, Yoga Abs: One Woman’s Search for Beauty
Research interests: Embodiment, Self-Image, Buddhism, East/West Psychology
Current position: Program Manager, Tara Mandala Retreat Center
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Vicki Watts (CERTIFICATE)
Thesis title: Patterns of embodiment: dance notation and visual culture
Research interests: Western theatrical dance, systems of dance notation, theories of embodiment, and visual culture.
Current position: Ph.D. candidate in Cultural Studies, George Mason University
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Joanne Clarke Dillman (CERTIFICATE)
Thesis title: Dead Beginnings/Dead Ends: Circulations of Dead Women in an Era of Disposability
Research interests: Visual Culture, Film, Television, news, advertising, new media from a feminist perspective.
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