The Gender Lab looks at research questions related to gender, sexuality, and cultural/historical/social contexts. Using mostly computer-based technologies, students in the gender lab conduct qualitative thematic analyses of interview and archival data, quantitative web-based experiments, and online surveys.
Graduates of The Gender Lab have presented their research at the College of Staten Island Undergraduate Research Conference, the American Psychological Association, the Eastern Psychological Association annual conference, and the annual conference of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality.
The Gender Lab
Research in the Gender Lab
Students from The Gender Lab have worked on:
“First Generation College Students Dorming at the College of Staten Island”
“New York Neo-Burlesque: An Oral History”
“Women’s Sense of Sexual Self”
“Identity and Intimacy After Romantic Breakups”
“Feminine Heterosexual Men”
“Gender Differences and Similarities in Sexual Self-Schemas”
“Case Studies of GID Children and Adolescents”
“Crossdressers and the Women Who Love Them”
“The Parent’s Perspective on Gender Variant Children and Adolescents: Concerns, Hopes, and Joys”
“Sexuality and Gender at Willowbrook State School”
“Ivan Pavlov and His Female Collaborators: The Untold Story”
“Aging and the Sexual Self Schema”
Positions in the Gender Lab
Independent Study: Students can register for one to four credit research projects. These are individually-supervised term-long studies ranging from 4 to 12 hours a week.
Honors: Students in the CUNY Honors program or CSI students with a GPA of 3.5 or higher wishing to graduate with honors can conduct honors thesis research in The Gender Lab.
Paid Research Assistants: Federal Work Study students and other grant-funded students work in The Gender Lab.
Email Prof. Hill for more information