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Congratulations, Laura!
 On Thursday, May 5, 2016, Laura Abbasi-Lemmon  defended her thesis "Experiencing and Knowing Pregnant  Bodies: A Critical Discourse Analysis of Pregnancy Texts" at an  open defense in the Bev Birns Library. Her committte consisted  of Lisa Diedrich, Liz Montegary, and Michele Friedner.  Audience members at the defense included Laura's husband  Eric and her friends and colleagues from Women's,  Gender,  and Sexuality Studies and the Disability  Studies track  of  Health and Rehibilitation Sciences. Laura is  the first graduate  of the MA program, which was launched in 2014 in  addition to  a PhD program in the field. 
Photo by Lisa Diedrich