Where to Start?

Ask the Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies Librarian, Caitlin Shanley. She has expertise in feminist and queer research methods and can help you with your GSWS papers and assignments by helping you find, evaluate, and use relevant sources and information.

Need help writing a paper, a resume, a cover letter for a job, a graduate school personal statement, a scholarship essay, or creative writing? The Writing Center offers a variety of tailor-made programs to help you through all of the stages of your writing process: from brainstorming to final revisions. And they can do it all in English or Spanish.

Present Your Research

Presenting your research is a great way to build confidence in public speaking, a skill that’s integral to many careers. Formal presentations make your graduate school applications more impressive, too.

Written a research paper or created a work of art for a class? Share it with the Temple community at the annual Temple Undergraduate Research and Creative Works Forum (TURF-CReWS). TURF-CReWS gives ambitious undergraduate students the opportunity to present their scholarly and creative works at a day-long symposium that brings together students and their friends and family, as well as faculty from across the university.

The Diamond Research Scholars Program gives undergraduate students the opportunity to pursue an intensive research project under the guidance of a faculty mentor during the summer and fall. Diamond Research Scholars develop their research skills in an all-day Undergraduate Research Institute.

Student Research Projects

GSWS offers several opportunities for potential research funding:

The Laura Levitt GSWS Research Award funds research opportunities for GSWS undergraduate and graduate students. Each student who is selected will receive a $1500 stipend; their faculty mentor will receive $500.

Bruce Davidson and Donald Barb Award provides financial support for two (2) students annually who are enrolled in the GSWS program and who are completing their required fieldwork experience. A one-time payment of $2,500 shall be awarded to one (1) student during the fall and spring semester each year.

Rebecca Alpert Fund  This gift will fund field research experiences for students during the fall and spring semesters. The money will be divided equally among all students for the academic year. The amount is subject to vary depending on the number of student participants.

Hal Shanis Fund benefits students who are enrolled in GSWS by providing financial support for students to participate in fieldwork, internships, or other experiential learning that are meaningful to them and their specific GSWS interests. 

  • Periodically, the GSWS Program has access to additional awards and funds.

Previous Student Research Projects

Greater Philadelphia Women’s Studies Consortium

Take your research beyond Temple. Temple’s GSWS Program is a member of the Philadelphia Women’s Studies Consortium. In addition to the lectures, forums and workshops sponsored by the Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies Program, the program plays a key role in the Greater Philadelphia Women’s Studies Consortium (GPWSC). Through the Consortium, we bring major scholars, performers, activists and writers to Temple and to the region through an annual Scholar in Residence initiative. The Consortium also sponsors the annual Student Research on Women, Gender, and Sexualities Conference featuring the work of graduate and undergraduate students at the Consortium’s 14 member colleges and universities.