School of Graduate Studies

School of Graduate Studies
School of Graduate Studies

Thesis-Dissertation Showcase

What could my dissertation look like?

What kind of research do you want to pursue? At Queen’s, we support your compelling inquiries and research creation projects wherever they lead! This webpage is intended to showcase the range of theses, dissertations, and culminating projects that have been completed through various graduate programs at Queen’s as a way to spark your ideas and get you started. But you aren’t limited by what you see and read here. Use these examples as a springboard for your ideas. Work with your supervisor to envision a research project that matters to you and your field, and that reflects the form of scholarship you wish to pursue.

The School of Graduate Studies at Queen’s values diverse forms of research. You can read about various research formats from a traditional thesis to portfolio formats here (pdf 99KB). The School of Graduate Studies is committed to supporting graduate students in pursuing high-quality research that advances their diverse fields of inquiry. We further support diverse forms of knowledge creation and representation, and we encourage our graduate students to push boundaries through their research at Queen’s.

As inspiration for your own research, you will find below example theses, dissertations, and culminating projects in relation to four broad categories of scholarship:

  • Manuscript/Portfolio Format Thesis/Dissertation - A collection of stand-alone articles/chapters, each suitable for dissemination.
  • Research Creation - Research that combines creative and academic research practices, and that supports the development of knowledge and innovation through artistic expression, scholarly investigation, and experimentation.
  • Research from Indigenous & Decolonial Perspectives - Inquiry that decolonizes traditional research or that works from Indigenous perspectives.
  • Traditional Theses/Dissertations - Typically, 5- or 6-chapter theses/dissertations that present one study.
Manuscript/portfolio format thesis/dissertation
A collection of stand-alone articles/chapters, each suitable for dissemination.
Name Program Title and Link

Lois Klassen

Cultural Studies Ethics and Participation in Art: Reading the Migration Library and other methods
Eleftherios Soleas Education What Factors and Experiences Motivate Innovators? An Expectancy-Value-Cost Approach to Promoting Student Innovation
Matthew Penney Education Perennial Educational Tensions: Saint Gregory Palamas’s Approach to Byzantium’s Exothen and Kath’imas Educational Traditions & Its Consequences for Thinking with Byzantium in a Contemporary Context
Veronica Allan Kinesiology & Health Studies From Knowledge to Action: Quality Participation and Coaching Effectiveness in Disability Sport
Anika Cloutier Management  Romantic relationships and leadership:Three Studies (PDF1.7MB
Afolasade Fakolade Rehabilitation Science A Needs Assessment to Inform the Development of a Dyadic Physical Activity Intervention for Caregiver Care Recipient Dyads with Moderate-to-Severe Multiple Sclerosis Disability
Atul Jaiswal Rehabilitation Science Participation of Persons with Deafblindness in India
Shika Gupta Rehabilitation Science Extent, Determinants and Consequences of Cost-Related Non-Adherence to Prescription Medications Among People With Spinal Cord Injuries in Canada
Mandi Veenstra Sociology Re-imagining Canada’s Child Welfare Paradigm: A Collective Ethnographic Case Study of Canadian and Finnish Child Welfare Systems
Sylvia Grills Sociology Should the Rainbow have Black and Brown Stripes?: (Anti)-Racism and Coalitions in Toronto’s Rainbow Community
Jenn Matsunaga Sociology Limits of "Truth and Reconciliation": The Effects of compensation on stories about residential schools and Japanese Canadian internment
Research Creation
Research that combines creative and academic research practices, and that supports the development of knowledge and innovation through artistic expression, scholarly investigation, and experimentation.
Name Program Title and Link
Leah Decter Cultural Studies Per/forming Memoration: Integrative Artistic Strategies for Unsettling From a White Settler Perspective

Lois Klassen

Cultural Studies Ethics and Participation in Art: Reading the Migration Library and other methods
Rebecca Stroud-Stasel Education Beyond the Borders: a teacher’s introspection on transformative pedagogy using critical theory and drama
Deyu (Cindy) Xing Education (M.Ed) Exploring academic acculturation experiences of Chinese international students with low oral English proficiency: A musically enhanced narrative inquiry.
Jennifer Turnnidge Kinesiology & Health Studies An exploration of Coaches' leadership behaviours in youth sport
Elsa Hansen Mathematics & Statistics Applications of optimal control theory to infectious disease modelling
Research from Indigenous & Decolonial Perspectives
Traditional Thesis/Dissertations
Typically, 5- or 6-chapter theses/dissertations that present one study.
Name Program Title and Link
Victoria Doran Classics (M.A.) The Sacred Nature of Signs: A Study of Christian Symbolism at the Site of Humayma, Jordan
Stephen MacGregor Education Eastern Ontario Pre-Service Intermediate-Senior Mathematics Teachers' Beliefs About Problem Solving
Lorraine Godden Education Interpreting documents and making sense of public policy goals for career guidance in secondary schools: a multi-perspective comparative study.
Allison Segeren Education Twenty Years and Counting: Examining the Development of Equity and Inclusive Education Policy in Ontario (1990-2010)
Anoushka Moucessian Kinesiology & Health Studies Why Are We Settling? Indigenous Cultural Safety Education for Counsellors in Ontario
Kristiann Man Kinesiology & Health Studies Exploring Narratives of Quality Participation Among Adults with Physical Disabilities in a Community-based Exercise Program: A Mixed Methods, Collective Case Study Approach
Matthew Ventresca Kinesiology & Health Studies Mo Bros: Masculinity, Irony and the Rise of Movember
Kathleen Greenaway Management Information Privacy Orientation (PDF 17.4MB)
Elsa Hansen Mathematics & Statistics Applications of Optimal Control Theory to Infectious Disease Modeling
Naci Saldi Mathematics & Statistics Optimal Quantization and Approximation in Source Coding and Stochastic Control
Curtis McDonald Mathematics & Statistics (M.A.Sc)

Filter Stability, Observability and Robustness for Partially Observed Stochastic Dynamical Systems

Dalal Daoud Political Studies Ruling Islamists’ Approaches to Minorities in Sudan and Turkey
Rebecca Wallace Political Studies Reading Between the Lines: Welfare Chauvinism and Depictions of Deservingness in Canadian Print News
Sam Maclennan Religious Studies (M.A.) Sick Religion: Towards a Genealogy of Hysterical Stigmata
Alana Saulnier Sociology

Surveillance Studies and the Surveilled Subject

Ozgun Topak Sociology Surveillance, Subjectivity and Resistance at the Frontiers of Europe: A Materialist Analysis of the Greece-Turkey Borders
Natasha Saltes Sociology Disability in the Digital Age: Reconfiguring Access, Inclusion and Equality
Rui Hou Sociology Outsourced Authoritarianism: The Commercialization of State Control in Chinese Mayor’s Hotlines and the Internet-Opinion Industry