Community Engagement and Field Studies

Community Engagement and Field Studies


Student Community Engagement

The Women's Studies Minor track encourages students to participate in Community Engagement projects in addition to individual research projects and thesis writing. Some recent Community Engagement projects have included work with the Hope Community Center in Apopka, Fern Creek Elementary, The Center For Drug Free Living, and more. Below are a few highlights from these events:

Fern Creek Elementary:


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Hope Community Center:





Faculty Research

Dr. Claire Strom teach classes for Women's Studies that examine sex and gender in a historical context.  These include American Women's History and the History of American Sexuality.  Her recent research has been on sex and history.  Florida Historical Quarterly published her article, "Controlling Venereal Disease in Orlando During World War II" in the summer of 2012.

Dr. Warnecke is an economist specializing in the gender dimensions of development, particularly labor, finance, and social policy.  She teaches Globalization and Gender, a Women's Studies elective course.  Dr. Warnecke's recent research focuses on female entrepreneurship in Asia and the way policies and programs can support decent employment for women. 

Field Study Trips

Visit the Rollins Field Study Site for more information about a Summer 2013 Field Study program called ANT/PHI 332F: Morocco and Globalization, led in part by Women's Studies professors Rachel Newcomb and Margaret McLaren!

This site is under construction. Please submit research materials such as photographs or abstracts to


Dr. Kimberly Dennis

Women's Studies Coordinator,

Fall 2012 - Spring 2014

Phone: 407.691.1093


Office: CFAC 121C