On Thursday, May 5, 2016, Laura Abbasi-Lemmon defended her thesis "Experiencing and Knowing Pregnant Bodies: A Critical Discourse Analysis of Pregnancy Texts" at an open defense in the Bev Birns Library. Her committte consisted of Lisa Diedrich, Liz Montegary, and Michele Friedner. Audience members at the defense included Laura's husband Eric and her friends and colleagues from Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and the Disability Studies track of Health and Rehibilitation Sciences. Laura is the first graduate of the MA program, which was launched in 2014 in addition to a PhD program in the field.
Photo by Lisa Diedrich