WGST Student Bennett Shoop Recognized for Research Efforts

by Sidney Davis, WGST Intern

WGST Student Bennett Shoop Recognized for Research Efforts
Bennett Shoop, WGST major student

The Department of Women and Gender Studies would like to congratulate WGST student Bennett Shoop for their foray into queer scholarship and successes so far with their undergraduate research.

Shoop recently presented their research, titled “There’s Nothing ‘Faux’ About Femme Queens: Female Drag Queens and Misogyny” at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research last weekend at Kennesaw State University. 

Their research was also accepted as part of this year’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS) Research Symposium, one of the longest running programs at Mason. This event occurs every spring, and showcases diverse poster and oral presentations within the college. 

Undergraduates like Shoop are given the chance to present their research to the student body after preparing for months. Students work with the Office of Student Scholarship, Creative Activities, and Research (OSCAR) as well as using poster resources at Fenwick Library to prepare their presentation. 

This year’s symposium will be held on Tuesday, April 30 from 12pm to 4:15 pm, all students and faculty are encouraged to attend.


For more information:

Information about CHSS Symposium

Information about OSCAR