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Research Topic Ideas

Africana and Black Studies Topics

  • Afrofuturism
  • Apartheid
  • Bedouin culture
  • Black Power movement
  • Burundi
  • Cultural appropriation
  • Effectiveness of NGOs
  • Egyptian revolution
  • Freedom Summer
  • Historically black colleges
  • Jasmine Revolution
  • Jim Crow
  • Liberia
  • Marcus Garvey
  • Mau Mau
  • Migrant crisis
  • Nationalism in Africa
  • Nollywood
  • Racial identity in Caribbean
  • Racial identity in South Africa
  • Revolutions of 1960s
  • Segregation
  • Shirley Chisholm
  • South Sudan
  • Pan African movement
  • Post-colonial unrest
  • Trevor Noah
  • Tropical disease eradication
  • Warrior dance
  • White-washing in the media

International Studies

  • African Union
  • Cultural appropriation
  • Democratization
  • Effectiveness of NGOs
  • Effectiveness of UN
  • European Union
  • Failed states
  • Global economy
  • Globalization
  • Indigenous culture protection
  • League of Nations
  • Migrant crisis
  • Millennium Development Goals
  • OPEC
  • Paris Agreement
  • South China Sea
  • Stateless persons
  • Terrorism
  • United States foreign policy
  • Wilsonianism

Women's & Gender Studies Topics

  • Abortion rights
  • Benevolent sexism
  • Camp
  • Female genital mutilation
  • "Femicide"
  • Femme invisibility
  • First-wave feminism
  • Gamergate
  • Gender stereotypes
  • Gender-neutral language
  • Glass ceiling
  • Guerilla Girls
  • Heterosexual transvestites
  • High heels
  • Homosexuals in military
  • Partial-birth abortion
  • Polysexual
  • Radical feminism
  • Same-sex adoption rights
  • Same-sex marriage
  • Same-sex parenting
  • Sodomy laws
  • Stereotypes
  • Transgender
  • Transsexuals
  • Women in combat
  • Women in non-traditional roles
  • Women in WWII
  • Women's suffrage