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Philosophy Doctoral Student Advances to 3MT Nationals

Philosophy doctoral student Katherine Kurtz presented her work, Deviant Bodies: Toward an Aesthetics of Feminine Monstrosity

PhD student Katherine Kurtz took second place at the Northeastern Association of Graduate Schools 3MT Research Presentation Competition on December 9, 2020.

 

VILLANOVA, Pa. – Villanova University doctoral student Katherine Kurtz took second place at the Northeastern Association of Graduate Schools virtual regional Three-minute Thesis (3MT) competition on December 9 and will advance to the national 3MT competition on February 3.

Kurtz presented Deviant Bodies: Toward an Aesthetics of Feminine Monstrosity, which is based on her dissertation work.

 

3MT is an international competition for master’s and doctoral students to develop and showcase their research communication skills. To be successful, competitors must effectively explain their research in three minutes, in a language appropriate to a non-specialist audience.

More details about the February event wil be shared when they are announced.

About Villanova University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences: Since its founding in 1842, Villanova University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences has cultivated knowledge, understanding and intellectual courage for a purposeful life in a challenged and changing world. With 39 majors across the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences, it is the oldest and largest of Villanova’s colleges, serving more than 4,500 undergraduate and graduate students each year. The College is committed to a teacher-scholar model, offering outstanding undergraduate and graduate research opportunities and a rigorous core curriculum that prepares students to become critical thinkers, strong communicators and ethical leaders with a truly global perspective.