Three Minute Thesis success all around

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

The Faculty of Arts held our annual Three Minute Thesis heat late last week with 14 truly outstanding competitors. "The quality of this year's presentations has just blown me away!" tweeted Angela Rooke of the Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs office, who was among the enthusiastic audience filling the room to over-capacity.

Jason Lajoie

Jason Lajoie, presenting his 3MT, which won first place.

Paula de Villavicencio

Paula de Villavicencio presenting her 3MT to a full house.

 

Jason Lajoie, PhD candidate in English Language and Literature, supervised by Professor Marcel O'Gorman, won first place for his presentation, "Queering Media Technology, Queer Media Practices 1890-2018." Jason will advance to represent Arts at the University of Waterloo 3MT final competition on March 21.

Rebekah Smoot-Enns, MA candidate in Sociology and Legal Studies, supervised by Professor Kate Henne, placed second in the judges' score tally for her presentation, "Finding Hope in Restorative Justice."

Meghan Riley, PhD candidate in English Language and Literature, supervised by Professor Victoria Lamont, placed third for her presentation, "Changing Bodies, Changing Minds: Reading and Watching Speculative Fiction for Teaching Social Change."

And that's not all. This year we took the pulse of audience members and asked them to unofficially score the presentations. The results were that four audience members successfully predicted the judges' first-place winner (Jason Lajoie) and that their overall 'fan favourite' presentation was by Tess Martens, MFA candidate. Tess is the first MFA student to compete in the UWaterloo 3MT; her presentation titled "Portrait-Self-Portrait" spoke about her performance art practice as way to overcome debilitating mental health struggles.

Congratulations to all the 2018 3MT Arts heat competitors. Here they are with presentation titles:

  • Martha Brennan, English Language and Literature, "Understanding Their Langwitch: Decoding Nonsense Language in Children’s Literature"
  • Paula de Villavicencio, English Language and Literature, "Smart Watches: The New Medium of Globalization"
  • Lisa Duggan, Religious Studies, "New Religious Movements, Popular Culture, and Perception"
  • Sushma Dusowoth, French Studies, "Caribbean and Indian Ocean literatures since 1990: Risk-taking, Resistance and Rebellion of Women"
  • Elizabeth Guthrie, Religious Studies, "At the Intersections of Space, Religion, and Society"
  • Jim Jordan, Philosophy, "Protecting Identity: Cyberwarfare and International Humanitarian Law"
  • Holly Krause, Anthropology, "Bones from Archaeological Contexts: What can they tell us?"
  • Jason Lajoie, English Language and Literature, "Queering Media Technology, Queer Media Practices 1890-2018"
  • Tess Martens, Fine Arts, "Portrait-Self-Portrait"
  • Chris Miller, Religious Studies, "Entering the Academy: How Marginal Groups Forge Legitimacy"
  • Meghan Riley, English Language and Literature,"Changing Bodies, Changing Minds: Reading and Watching Speculative Fiction for Teaching Social Change."
  • Rebekah Smoot-Enns, Sociology and Legal Studies, "Finding Hope in Restorative Justice"
  • Michael Soares, History, "Counter-subversion of the Black Power Movement"
  • Alexander Sullivan, Germanic and Slavic Studies, "Fostering Transcultural Competence in Study Abroad"

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