By University Relations Staff
NEWPORT, R.I. - Salve Regina will award doctorates in humanities to three candidates during the 62nd Commencement ceremony Sunday, May 20. The doctoral program provides an interdisciplinary investigation of the question: "What does it mean to be human in an age of advanced technology?"
Fully accredited in 1994, the program was developed to integrate philosophical and humane insights into the educational process while addressing current and anticipated technological challenges.
"Disruption of Patriarchal Norms and Languages: Expanding Feminist Dialectics Through Bi and Pansexual Feminist Blogs"
Fallas' dissertation examined constructions of gender and sexuality and new varieties of feminist activism within the context of increasingly complex, rich and varied online digital environments.
"Sailors in the Age of Steam: Reexamining a Counterintuitive Response to Advancing Technology"
Luke's dissertation explored the historical phenomenon of persistent sail using Albert Borgmann's focal practices: Technologies and behaviors that demand a high degree of commitment and skill while enriching our lives in subtle, meaningful ways.
"The Failure of the Doha Agreement: Lebanon's Political Situation"
Melhem's dissertation examined the role of sectarianism, outside influences, the flow of weapons and problems with national identity in the 2008 Doha Agreement.