Dissertation Titles and Master's Thesis Titles

2007

Robin Rachel Williams- Master of Arts in Women's Studies in Religion
   The Bad Seed: A Call to Action in the Case Against Monsanto;
    Introducing the Necessity for a Feminist Ethic of Response

Janelle Anne Wilson- Master of Arts in Women’s Studies in Religion     Changing Within and With Others

Debbie K. Roberts- Doctor of Philosophy in Religion
    Toward a Feminist Vision: A Critical Appraisal of Conflict
    Resolution Theory and Methodology

Mariko Yakiyama- Doctor of Philosophy in Religion
    Maximilla's Redressing the Ignorance of Eve through Sexual Renunciation
    A Comparison of the Acts of Andrew and the Writings of Clement of Alexandria

2006

Jaye A. Houston- Doctor of Philosophy in Religion  
   L ‘Dor v’ Dor: Legacies, the Holocaust, Female Survivors,
    and the Third Generation

Allison Elaine Loewenstein- Master of Arts in Women’s Studies in Religion  
    Women in the Holocaust

Laura Margaret Newberry- Master of Arts in Women’s Studies in Religion
    "Lost horizons": A Gadamerian Critique of Goddess Pilgrimages to Crete and India

Stephanie Anne Schrift- Master of Arts in Women’s Studies in Religion
    Catholicism’s Sin: A Feminist Perspective

Julie Anne Somers- Master of Arts in Women’s Studies in Religion
    Pilgrims, Prostitutes and the Road from Vézelay: Mary Magdalene, Sexual
    Iconography and the Medieval Art of Memory

Lynn Leslie Euzenas- Doctor of Philosophy in Religion    Illicit Propriety: Protestants, Sexualized Convent Narratives, and Pornography
    in Nineteenth-Century America

2005

Alison Elizabeth Kafer- Doctor of Philosophy in Religion
    Accessible Futures?: Disability, Feminist and Queer Theory, and Progressive Politics

Zandra L. Wagoner- Doctor of Philosophy in Religion    
    Unlikely Partners: Feminist Theology and Feminist Theory

Eileen Marie Mello- Master of Arts in Women’s Studies in Religion
    Living Graves of Murdered Beasts: Creating a Vegetarian Ethic in Christian Ecofeminism

Helen Hye-Sook Hwang- Doctor of Philosophy in Religion
   Seeking Mago, the Great Goddess: A Mytho-Historic-Theaological Reconstruction of
    Magoism, and Archaically Originated Gynocentric Tradition of East Asia

2004

Olive Joan Hemmings- Doctor of Philosophy in Religion
    Sacred Texts and Social Conflict: The Use of Bible in the Debate over
    Women’s Ordination in the Seventh-Day Adventist Church

2003

Elyse Ann Oiseau Grace- Master of Arts in Women’s Studies in Religion
    Women and Religion in Mary Astell’s Political Thought

Jennifer Clark Lane- Doctor of Philosophy in Religion
    “Compassio”: Participation in the Passion and Late Medieval Jerusalem Pilgrimage

Kazuka Nakazato- Master of Arts in Women’s Studies in Religion
    A Feminist Theoretical Analysis of Man’s Violence against Woman in Intimate Relationships

Kristy S. Coleman- Doctor of Philosophy in Religion
    Resurrecting the Repressed Feminine: An Ethnographic Study and Analysis of a
    Contemporary Goddess Spirituality Practice Employing the Feminist Philosophical
    Lens of Luce Irigaray

Christine Mbeya Mabonzo- Doctor of Philosophy in Religion
    A Liberation Theology of Being Muntu from an African Women’s Perspective:
    A Comparative Study of Thomas Aquinas’ Theology of Being and African Worldviews

2002

Un Hey Kim- Doctor of Philosophy in Religion
    Subjectivity and Difference: Toward a Korean Christian Feminism

Rita Dasqupta Sherma- Doctor of Philosophy in Religion
    Eros, Ecology, and Engagement: A Hindu Ecological Thealogy for a Global Era

2001

Judith Ann Johnson- Master of Arts in Women’s Studies in Religion
    Military Aristocrat or Warrior-Monk?: The Religious and Ethical Formation of the
     American Military Officer

Alison Elizabeth Kafer- Master of Arts in Women’s Studies in Religion
    Resistant Bodies: Physical Illness and Disability as Sites of Resistance

Donna Kay Wallace- Doctor of Philosophy in Religion
    Androgyny as Salvation in Early Christianity

Jennifer Anne Hart- Master of Arts in Women’s Studies in Religion   
     Three Times a Lady: A Tripartite Ruha and the Viability of Mandaean Religion

Rebecca Ann Salek- Master of Arts in Women’s Studies in Religion
    The Fellowship of Isis: The Goddess and Her Children

Jeannette Lorraine Vance- Master of Arts in Women’s Studies in Religion
    The Impact of HIV/AIDS on Queer Spiritual Communities: Metropolitan Community
     Church of Los Angeles (MCCLA) and Beth Chayim Chadashim (BCC)

2000

Jennifer Hart - Master of Arts in Women’s Studies in Religion
    Three Times a Lady: A Tripartite Ruha and the Viability of Mandaean Religion

Monica Hoyt- Master of Arts in Women’s Studies in Religion
    A Feminist Ethics Analysis of Burn-Out in Domestic Violence Social Services

Alison Elizabeth Kafer- Master of Arts in Women’s Studies in Religion
    Resistant Bodies: Physical Illness and Disability as Sites of Resistance

Rebecca Salek- Master of Arts in Women’s Studies in Religion
    The Fellowship of Isis: The Goddess and Her Children

Jeannette L. Vance- Master of Arts in Women’s Studies in Religion
    The Impact of HIV/AIDS on Queer Spiritual Communities: Metropolitan Community
     Church of Los Angeles (MCCLA) and Beth Chayim Chadashim (BCC)

1999

Mary Ellen Robertson- Master of Arts in Women’s Studies in Religion  
    Sub-ordination: Mormon Women's Historical Relationship with Spiritual Gifts
     and Priesthood Authority

Jill Louise Schubert- Master of Arts in Women’s Studies in Religion
    The Revalorization of the Feminine in Mahana Buddhism: A Gynecentric Hermeneutic Response

Michelle Wolfe- Master of Arts in Women’s Studies in Religion
    The Two Faces of Eve: Vindicating the First Woman in the Renaissance Debate
     About Women, 1405-1621

1998

Karin Eliina Dworkin- Master of Arts in Women’s Studies in Religion
    Royal Mistress, Bride of God: The Life of the Duchess of Valliere

Jill Molloy- Master of Arts in Women’s Studies in Religion
    Decolonizing Feminist Practice: Perspectives on Representation and Advocacy
     in the Buddhist Women's Movement

Gea Leigh Overbeck- Master of Arts in Women’s Studies in Religion
    Inanna, Warrior Goddess: An Analysis of Her Role in Warfare and Battle

Emily C. Walter Sampson- Master of Arts in Women’s Studies in Religion
    Her Works Shall Praise Her: The Biblical Translation of Julia Evelina Smith

Judith A. Johnson- Master of Arts in Women’s Studies in Religion
    The 'Male Mystique' and the 'Female Presence' at Tailhook 91: An Interpretation
     of Military Ideals Through Symbolism, Ritual and Scandal

1997

Martha Fellows- Master of Arts in Women’s Studies in Religion
    Ding Dong the Witch is Dead: What Ever Happened to the Witch of the West?:
    A Comparative Study of Russian and German Folk Tales

Rita DasGupta Sherma- Master of Arts in Women’s Studies in Religion
    World as Sakti, World as Self: The Reenvisioning of Sakta Tantra as a Foundation
    for a Hindu Ecofeminist Theology

Tisa J. Wenger- Master of Arts in Women’s Studies in Religion
    Searching for Zion: Visionary Empowerment and Religious Community
    in the Life of Rebecca Cox Jackson

1995

Aryana Bates - Master of Arts in Women’s Studies in Religion
    F. F. H. S. Chidvilasananda's Siddha Yoga in the United States: A Cross-Cultural Study

Christina Sinclair Brophy- Master of Arts in Women’s Studies in Religion
    The Irish Caoineadh: Words of Rage and Protest from Wailing Women: A Religious Interpretation

Sara C. Hare- Master of Arts in Women’s Studies in Religion
    Bridging the Distance: The Clergy and Battered Women

Melissa M. Wilcox- Master of Arts in Women’s Studies in Religion
    "She Changes Everything She Touches": The Confluence of Feminism and
    Wicca in the United State

1993

Dianne Therese De Sha- Master of Arts in Women’s Studies in Religion
    There Was a Time: Mythology and the Creation of New Worldviews 

Jennifer Eaves Nye- Master of Arts in Women’s Studies in Religion
    From Revelation to Revolution: "Some Kind of Tomorrow"

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