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Scholar in the Spotlight

Kiersten McIntyreKiersten McIntyre is a senior in the College Scholars Program studying Sexualized Violence. Her program includes courses from multiple departments, including history, anthropology, sociology, religious studies, and Africana studies. This curriculum gives her an interdisciplinary approach to the subject of sexual violence and allows her to study the issue through the different contexts.

Kiersten is currently conducting researching for her senior thesis, with the topic of the history of sexual violence in social sororities. This project will give her experience working with primary and secondary sources on a topic which has limited previous research. The purpose of the research is to investigate the current issue of sexual assault in sororities by tracing their relationships with fraternities in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

Upon graduating, Kiersten plans to apply to a graduate program to study history. Outside of academics, Kiersten works as a nurse aid with a local home health company. She is also involved in the Aquatics program through the University’s recreation department.

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