Abstract: Painting Feminist Issues via Symbolism

         For an art movement characterized in part by the ubiquitous female form, there is an astounding lack of information on the female artists who shaped Symbolism. I will learn about the movement itself, feminine issues prevalent during the period, and the lives of five female artists – Elena Polenova, Maria Yakunchikova, Frida Kahlo, Evelyn De […]

Gender-focused Interest Groups’ Intersectionality & the Democratic Party Platform’s Increased Gender Progressivity

The transition from Second to Third Wave Feminism hinges upon a key ideological difference within feminist activism: intersectionality. This pivot offers a rich point of analysis from which to evaluate the political value of feminist ideology. I hypothesize that gender-focused interest groups are uniquely positioned to mobilize a significant number of voters when evaluated in […]

Final Update!

I can’t believe that I’m already done! The summer and my research have flown by, but I’ve been exceptionally lucky to have had the opportunity to study what I love these past three months. I have learned a lot and I hope to continue my research for years to come. The most important basis of […]