Master of Arts in Liberal Studies

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GLS Student Papers Published

Congratulations to Libby O’Neil and Lynette Yetter, both of whom will see their work published in December’s Western Tributaries, the annual journal published by the Graduate Liberal Studies (GLS) West Coast Joint Symposium. Western Tributaries showcases graduate student research, writing, and creative work presented at the annual GLS symposium, which both students attended in June. O’Neil’s “Who Can Change the World?: Gendered Citizenship and Non-Resistance in American Abolitionism,” examines women’s political roles in the abolition movement. Yetter’s “Virgin Mary/Pachamama Syncretism: Exploring Filial Ayni Relationship with the Divine Feminine in Early-Colonial Copacabana, Bolivia,” investigates the role of the Virgin Mary in Andean theology. Yetter enjoyed the process renegotiating her subject based on the feedback she received at the GLS: “It was another puzzle to reshape my oral presentation back into a written presentation for publication. When my paper was accepted pending revisions, I had the chance to further hone my argument, based on the feedback from professors in other universities in our GLS west-coast symposium.”

Visit Western Tributaries in December to view these and other papers presented at the GLS.