Below are descriptions of UROP research projects available in the Program in Women's and Gender Studies. For additional information, please see the UROP Coordinator.
Once you've found your UROP, follow all UROP procedures for pay or credit.
Faculty Research Descriptions
Below is a list of some WGS faculty and their research interests. A comprehensive listing of Women's and Gender Studies faculty can be found at: http://web.mit.edu/wgs/people/.
- Prof. Rebecca Faery, 14N-332, 253-3062, firstname.lastname@example.org
- The project I am currently working on is a collection of personal essays that constitute a memoir of my having been during the Vietnam War the wife of a West Point graduate and career Army officer, and at the same time a passionate opponent of the war. The book's working title is One Woman, One War: Remembering Vietnam. While the project is in a conventional sense a personal memoir, I think of it as being more importantly a work of cultural criticism, one that examines the Vietnam era--its domestic and foreign politics, the burgeoning of second wave feminism and the gender revolution that followed in its wake, the Civil Rights Movement and the recurring mood of racial crisis across the nation, and how all those elements came together in the war itself and the protests against it at home--through the lens of personal experience, that of one woman, me, who lived with and through that particular war in painfully personal ways and whose life, like America itself, was forever changed by it. The research assistant will do research on the Vietnam war period, with a focus on women and race, to develop an extensive bibliography on the issues relevant to the project.
- Prof. Sally Haslanger, Rm 32-D926, email@example.com, x3-4458
- See Prof. Haslanger's website for details on her current research projects.
- Prof. Margery Resnick, Rm. 14N-333, x3-5277, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Life Histories of MIT Women Graduates - An Oral History Project: conduct, transcribe, and edit interviews of MIT alumnae to create an archive of the lives of MIT women graduates. Final transcripts will be housed in the MIT archives, creating a source for those interested in questions of gender, science, technology, life at the Institute, and life after graduation for women during this century.