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Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies: Dissertations

Serves both the department of Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies and the Graduate Certificate in Sexuality & Queer Studies

Dissertation Databases

To identify dissertations written at other universities use one of the following databases. Once you have identified those dissertations you need, submit an interlibrary loan request to get a copy if it is not available online. You can also buy copies of many dissertations via ProQuest's Dissertations & Theses Fulltext.

Finding UW GWSS Dissertations

The UW Libraries has copies of dissertations and masters theses written by University of Washington students (physical distribution of dissertations ended in 2012). To locate these pre-2012 hard copy dissertations, search UW Libraries Search in the following ways:

  • By author

  • By title

  • By genre & department- use the heading "theses" followed by the department:

    • theses GWSS

    • theses Feminist Theory

    • theses Queer Theory and Transnational Feminism

  • By topic- use the keywords search and combine the phrase "theses and" followed by a topical keyword(s):

    • theses and black queer studies

    • theses and transgender identity

  • Printed dissertations from 2006 - 2011 can be found in the Suzzallo Stacks under HQ1180.

2016 GWSS Dissertations

Past GWSS Dissertations