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American Ethnic Studies: Dissertations and Theses

Resources for beginning research in American Ethnic Studies.

Search for Dissertations & Theses at the UW & Beyond

Use ProQuest search to find full-text disserations and theses at the UW

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Use the links below to explore additional options for locating dissertations and master's theses at the University of Washington and elsewhere.

Using UW Libraries Search

Search for hard copies of dissertations & master's theses written at the UW. Prior to 2012, not all master's theses were submitted to the Libraries collection. As of 2012, no hard copy dissertations or theses will be added to the collection. Many will be available via ResearchWorks Archive or Proquest Dissertations & Theses.

Search by author: Change the drop-down to "author/creator"

Search by title: Change the drop-down to "in the title"

Search by subject or department: Change the drop-down to "in subject"; use the heading "theses" followed by the department:

  • theses anthropology
  • theses American ethnic studies
  • theses multicultural studies

Search by topic: Use the keywords search and combine the phrase "theses and" followed by a topical keyword(s):

  • theses and race relations
  • theses and African Americans and reparations 
  • theses and lasting effects of slavery: America's original sin

Use Google Scholar to find Dissertations or Theses

Use the search box and combine the term dissertation with a topical keword,

for example:

  • dissertation civil rights
  • dissertation African Americans voting rights
  • dissertation Chicanos immigration
  • dissertation Asian Americans acculturation
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