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CAS major to present research at the Clevanger Undergraduate Conference

CELEBRATIONS!

CAS major Emma Lutz, of Landenberg, Pennsylvania, will be presenting research supervised by CAS PhD student Caroline Koons at the Clevanger Undergraduate Conference at Southern States Communication Association in April. Emma's paper, titled "Rhetorical Ethos in Female Social Movement Leaders,” argues female speakers have played integral roles in U.S. social movements over the past centuries while overcoming more obstacles and biases than their male counterparts. A comparison of "Mother" Mary Harris Jones and Greta Thunberg shows how women both overcome and capitalize on their gender to amass a following and create meaningful change. Emma did research for and drafted her paper in Caroline's CAS 475: Studies in Public Address course during Fall Semester 2020. Emma is a junior honors student pursuing majors in both Communication Arts & Sciences and Global & International Studies with hopes to work abroad with human rights advocacy NGOs after graduation.