by MaryAlice Bitts-Jackson
Students studying the arts, humanities and sciences gathered on April 20 to share common areas of research during the annual Research on Women and Gender by Students (ROWGS) Symposium. Sponsored by the President’s Commission for Women and the Department of Women’s & Gender Studies, the event represents an uncommon opportunity for undergraduates at most colleges—and particularly for those majoring in non-scientific fields—and it sets the stage for further scholarly work at graduate school and beyond.
Three psychology majors in the class of 2014 examined gender issues through a social-science lens. Leo Altidor analyzed dating culture among LGBTQ-identified college students; Parisa Kaliush, the connections between coaching and parenting styles; and Sara Moss, disordered eating in female student-athletes and eating-disorder recovery. The symposium also delved into a variety of other fields with the following original research:
Kildea appreciated the chance to perform in-depth research throughout her senior year and particularly enjoyed interviewing leading anti-trafficking advocates, whom she described as “incredibly inspiring.” “This research has definitely been the highlight of my Dickinson experience,” she said. “Having the opportunity to work on this project for so long has allowed me to create something that I am really proud of.”
Published Apr. 26, 2014