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2020 Commencement Celebration

Alliance for Social, Political, Ethical, and Cultural Thought

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Congratulations to Our Graduates!

Degrees Conferred


Elizabeth Leigh McKagen

Dissertation: “Visions of Possibilities: (De)Constructing Imperial Narratives in Star Trek: Voyager

Committee Chair: Brett Shadle

Mohammed Naeem Pervaiz

Dissertation: “Disciplining Religious Bodies, Forming Secular Bodies: Atatürk Modern Power, Secular Affect”

Committee Chair: Rachel Scott

Emma Stamm

Dissertation: “Hallucinating Facts: Psychedelic Science and the Epistemic Power of Data”

Committee Chair: François Debrix

University Ceremony

Virtual Ceremony
Watch HokieBird reveals, tassel turns, and inspirational messages from Hoda Kotb and Nikki Giovanni.

Reading of Graduate Student Names
The names of doctoral degree recipients in Social, Political, Ethical, and Cultural Thought can be heard on the Graduate School page.