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Collectif: Research Anthology

What is Collectif?

Collectif, a companion piece to The Report on the Status of Women and Girls in California™, is an online anthology of original research and writing created by Mount Saint Mary's faculty, students, and community partners. 


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2019 Essays

Why Are There So Few Women Pilots? A Comparative Case Study of Women Pilots in United States and Indian Aviation
by Caitlyn Keeve, '20

What Good is an Apology?: Restorative Ethics in the Age of #MeToo
by Aimée Koeplin, PhD

Identity and History: Decentering the Narrative
by Wendy J. McCredie, PhD

U.S. Maternity Care in Crisis
by Sarah Shealy CNM, IBCLC

The Challenges of Cultural Proficiency for the African-American-Mexican Woman in los Estados Unidos
by Ana V. Thorne, PhD

2018 Essays

Women in Hollywood: The Ongoing Fight for Equality
by Caroline Heldman, PhD, and Nicole Haggard, PhD

Feminist Theory and the Culture of Scientific Practice: Making Sense of My Experiences as a Female Engineer
by Carol Johnston, PhD

Health and Reentry: Preliminary Findings of a Qualitative Study on the Health of Post-Incarcerated Women in Southern California
by Stephen Inrig, PhD, and Carolyn Conti ‘19, PhD

A Profile in Student Research: The Impact of Mentoring Relationships for Advancement of Latina Graduate Students
by Mariana Porras ‘18 and Michelle Melendres, EdD

Partner Spotlight: Mayor Eric Garcetti and The City of Los Angeles
by the L.A. Mayor’s Office


To learn more about the research and resources from the Center for the Advancement of Women at Mount Saint Mary’s University, visit Or contact the director, Emerald Archer, PhD, at or 213.477.2544.