Aimee Taylor Successfully Defends Dissertation

On Tuesday, November 11, Aimee Taylor successfully defended her dissertation, titled “Fat Cyborgs: Body-Positive Activism, Shifting Rhetorics and Identity Politics in the Fatosphere.” Aimee’s dissertation was co-chaired by Dr. Kris Blair and Dr. Sue Carter Wood with committee members Dr. Lee Nickoson and Michael Arrigo.

Aimee’s dissertation focused on how fat activists intersect their technologies with their activism. Her engaging presentation shared her journey of developing, sharing, and completing her dissertation. Takeaways Aimee presented included engaging in more positive discourses about the body, sharing fat people and conversations about them on your social media feeds, reading fat studies scholarship, and thinking about your own lipoliteracy and when you learned what it meant to be fat.

Those in the Rhetoric & Writing community at BGSU congratulate Aimee on a successful dissertation.