Graduation Year


Document Type

Campus Only Senior Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts


Humanities: Interdisciplinary Studies in Culture

Reader 1

Marina Perez De Mendiola

Reader 2

Andrew Aisenberg

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This research explores the visual culture surrounding liberal arts women’s colleges. This visuality is dependent on gender, and specifically how femininity is ingrained in the existence of women’s colleges. The outdated foundations and the current implications of these college’s prohibit the optimization of an inclusive academic environment. Through the architecture, layout, apparel, and online presence, women’s colleges capitalize of the femininity of the students, while the students are more apt to prioritize their education then the femininity of their peers.

This thesis is restricted to the Claremont Colleges current faculty, students, and staff.