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

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

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NEGOTIATING MY CHINESENESS IN COLLEGE: THE COMPLEXITIES AND UNIQUENESS OF BEING CHINESE AMERICAN, Yan Wang

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The Mothman and Other Strange Tales: Shaping Queer Appalachia Through Folkloric Discourse in Online Social Media Communities, Brenton Watts

Theses/Dissertations from 2019

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RACE-BASED DISCRIMINATION, OCCUPATIONAL STRESS, AND DEPRESSION IN BLACK REGISTERED NURSES, Arica A. Brandford

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STUDENTS IDENTITIES AND TEACHER EXPECTATIONS: A FACTORIAL EXPERIMENT AT THE INTERSECTION OF RACE, GENDER, AND ABILITY, Amy E. Fisher

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The History of Latino Students at the University of Kentucky, 1865-2019, Daniela Gamez Salgado

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SOCIAL NETWORKS, IDENTITY, HEALTH, AND QUALITY OF LIFE AMONG OLDER GAY AND LESBIAN INDIVIDUALS IN RURAL ENVIRONMENTS, Marc Aaron Guest

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Yet Another Fight for Remembrance: Titus Kaphar’s Representation of Race in the Past and the Present, Emily Hedges

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IN BLACK AND WHITE: RICHMOND’S MONUMENT AVENUE RECONTEXTUALIZED THROUGH THE PHOTOGRAPHIC ARCHIVE, Charlsa Anne Hensley

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I Hide My Skin For Society's Purpose, Alexis Hogsten

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MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE: A LOOK INTO REPRESENTATIONAL ISSUES IN ADVERTISING, Elizabeth Ann Langlois

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Dive into the Hunger Pool: Exploring Students’ Experiences, Coping Strategies, and Suggestions Related to Elements of Food Security at the University of Kentucky, The Nu Sandar Oo

Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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“LISTENING WITH AN ATTITUDE”: THE ROLE OF ATTITUDE ON NATIVE AND NON-NATIVE INTERGROUP COMMUNICATION, Aidah N. Aljuran

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HOW WHITE TEACHERS’ IDENTITY DEVELOPMENT TRANSLATES TO CLASSROOM INTERACTIONS WITH MINORITY STUDENTS, Chelsea Arsenault

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AN EXAMINATION OF RELATIONS AMONG FEAR, GUILT, SELF-COMPASSION, AND MULTICULTURAL ATTITUDES IN WHITE ADULTS, Whitney W. Black

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An Assessment of Disability Access at the University of Kentucky, Megan S. Coffinbargar

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“I THOUGHT I FOUND HOME”: LOCATING THE HIDDEN AND SYMBOLIC SPACES OF AFRICAN AMERICAN LESBIAN BELONGING, Aretina Rochelle Hamilton