This collection showcases University of Kentucky student research that addresses topics related to equity, diversity, inclusion, and social justice.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2021

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How I Can Be Me: Associations Between Presentation Discrepancy and Mental Health Outcomes Among LGBTQ Adults, Samuel Bruun

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Psychological Distress and Relationship Satisfaction Among Survivors of Sexual Violence, Alyssa Campbell

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Gender Violence on Television: Insights and Implications from Female Audiences of Drama Series, Mary Celeste Clark

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A FAT IMPOSTER: THE EMBODIED INTERSECTION BETWEEN RACE, BODY TYPE AND FATNESS IN MARGARET CHO’S COMEDY, Julia Cox

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Breaking the Silence of Racially Minoritized Students: Structural and Everyday Injustice in U.S. Anthropology Graduate Training, Takami S. Delisle

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UNDERSTANDING STRUGGLES AND TRIUMPHS OF WIDOWS IN CENTRAL NIGERIA: A PATH TO COMMUNICATION AND ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT, Meredith Annette Garrison

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“I FELT SEEN”: A MIXED-METHODS INVESTIGATION OF CULTURALLY RESPONSIVE TEACHING IN POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION, Caiti Siobhan Griffiths

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Reimagining Care: Surviving and Thriving Among LGBTQ African Americans in Birmingham, Alabama, Stacie Lynn Hatfield

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WHEN WORLDS COLLIDE: AN INTERSECTIONAL APPROACH TO UNDERSTANDING THE RELATIONSHIP EXPERIENCES OF BISEXUAL-IDENTIFYING ASIAN MEN WITH SAME AND DIFFERENT GENDER PARTNERS, Cheryl Kwok

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I Need to See Me on TV: Parasocial Affirmations of Sexual and Gender Identity Development of LGBTQ+ Mass Media Consumers, Donald I. Lowe

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LIVING AS AN IMPOSTOR: AN EXPLORATION OF THE LIVED EXPERIENCES AMONG MULTIRACIAL YOUTH IN SECONDARY AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION, Juliana Danielle Markham

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Gentrification and the Black Church: Mitigating Black Suburban Displacement in a Post COVID-19 World, Jordan McCray

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"Now Thinking About It, It's Freedom": Conceptualizing Sexual Pleasure for Fat, Queer Women, Carolyn Elizabeth Meiller

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“I KNEW I WANTED MORE FOR MYSELF”: SEXUAL MINORITY MEN’S NARRATIVES ABOUT GETTING HELP FOR INTIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCE, Jonathan Ryser-Oatman

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ASSOCIATIONS BETWEEN IDENTITY AND FUTURE PARENTHOOD AMONG LGBTQ+ ASIAN/PACIFIC ISLANDER AMERICANS, Kay Simon

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EXPLORING PRESERVICE TEACHERS’ PRACTICES AND PERSPECTIVES ON WHITENESS: DEVELOPMENT AND INITIAL VALIDATION OF THE WHITENESS COMPONENTS SCALE, Falynn Amor Thompson

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PARENT SCHOOL INVOLVEMENT, STUDENT SCHOOL ENGAGEMENT, AND ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT IN CHILDREN ADOPTED FROM FOSTER CARE BY LESBIAN AND GAY PARENTS, Cassandra P. Vazquez

Theses/Dissertations from 2020

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Stretching the Dollar: Exploring the Lived Experiences, Multiple Identities, and Class Politics of Poor and Working-Class Women at the University of Kentucky, Rachael Deel

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A Content Analysis of Representations of Women's Bisexuality in American Popular Music, 2008-2018, Haley D. Hintz

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What Does it Mean to be White: Investigating White Culture, White Privilege and Allyship Through the Lens of Aspiring White Allies, Brett Kirkpatrick

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UTILIZING A COMMUNITY-BASED DOULA CARE INTERVENTION TO REDUCE RACE-BASED PERINATAL HEALTH INEQUITIES IN JEFFERSON COUNTY, KENTUCKY, Brendan Mathews

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EMBODYING INEQUALITY: THREE PAPERS ON THE ROLE OF GENDER AND DISCRIMINATION IN THE LIVES OF WOMEN, Stefana I. Moldovan

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Curious Natures: Constructing Queer Ecologies in Early America, Richard Lee Parmer Jr.

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A Legacy Through Carnations, Tara Pulaski

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FIX SOCIETY, PLEASE: THREE PAPERS ON THE MENTAL HEALTH TREATMENT, SOCIAL SUPPORT RESOURCES, AND SUICIDOLOGY OF TRANSGENDER AND GENDER DIVERSE ADULTS, Annie Snow