Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies

Engaged Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies

Engaged Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies takes what you’re learning in your courses and puts it into practice through internships, research, study away, winter term, career exploration, and beyond.

Here’s a sampling of recent projects, field experiences, and post-graduate destinations for gender, sexuality, and feminist studies majors.

RISE at Oberlin
Research. Internships. Study Away. Experiential Learning.

Ways Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies Majors Rise


  • Between and Beyond the Binary: Gender Pronouns and Community Support
  • Fearless Foreign Women: Exploring Tamar and Ruth as Characters within a Post-Exilic Debate on Intermarriage
  • “This is a Closed Space for Queer Identifying Folks”: Queer Spaces on Campus
  • Gendering Genitals: Medical Discourse and Healthcare Provider Education on Intersex Conditions
  • Strengthening Networks of Expertise: Midwives, Obstetricians, and Complementarity in Danish Birthing


  • Center for Health and Gender Equity, Washington, DC: reproductive justice advocate
  • Feminist Majority Foundation, Arlington, Va.: research intern on challenges facing women in politics
  • Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology
  • Equal Access Afghanistan, San Francisco: human rights intern
  • Center for Health and Gender Equity (CHANGE), Washington, DC: policy intern on women, girls, and HIV

Study Away

  • Rabat, Morocco, and Amsterdam, Netherlands: International Perspectives on Sexuality and Gender
  • Chiapas, Mexico Solidarity Network: Zapatismo and the Sixth Declaration
  • Sweden, DIS Abroad Stockholm: Gender, Equality, and Sexuality in Scandinavia
  • Argentina, CIEE Liberal Arts, Buenos Aires: Body, Gender, and Sexuality in Argentina
  • Italy, Syracuse University in Florence: Women and Gender in Renaissance Art

Experiential Learning

  • Contemporary Midwifery course
  • Lorain County General Health District Archives project
  • Elyria YWCA Girls’ Circle
  • Feminist Care and Wellness, private reading
  • Faculty research assistant for “Prostitution Research: Understanding Debates in European Societies”

First Destinations of Recent Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies Majors

  • Graduate Schools:
    • Master of Social Work, New York University
    • Yale School of Nursing Midwifery Program
    • PhD in sociology and women’s studies, University of Michigan
    • Mt. Sinai Medical School
    • MFA in creative nonfiction, Emerson College
    • MBA in sustainable business, Presidio Graduate School, Seattle
    • Teacher’s College, Columbia University
    • MPH, Boston University School of Public Health
    • PhD in ethnic studies, UC Riverside
  • Positions:
    • AmeriCorps, Calif.
    • National Advocates for Pregnant Women, N.Y.
    • Fulbright Fellow, Tblisi, Georgia
    • National Public Radio, Washington, DC
    • National Institute for Reproductive Health, N.Y.
    • Teach for America, Colo.
    • Planned Parenthood of Michigan
    • General Counsel’s Office of the New York Bar
    • Peace Corps, Paraguay
    • Research specialist, Corporate Accountability International
    • Ohio Alliance to End Sexual Violence
    • Non-fiction editor, Black Warrior Review