Student Spotlight: Senior Thesis and Colloquium-Tomás '20

Senior Thesis and Colloquium is the culmination of a seven-year journey. Bosque seniors undertake a yearlong independent research project and deliver their findings in a twenty-page research essay, as well as in a public presentation at Colloquium. Over the course of the year, students will submit a formal prospectus, conduct text-based research and fieldwork, and test their arguments at a defense.

In the weeks leading up to Colloquium on May 13 and 14, the BUZZ will feature the thesis topics of Bosque’s seniors and provide insight into these student-researchers as they work toward the completion and presentation of their finished work.

Tomás ‘20 
The effect of parody on genre as seen through horror films.

About Tomás’ Thesis:
The work of Wes Craven, Sam Raim, and the Hanna Barbara Scooby Doo series all have one thing in common: they have a lot to say about the horror genre. For his thesis, Tomás wants to investigate the effect of films that comment on and sometimes call out horror tropes. These call-outs in the genre could serve as an opportunity to grow and change. 

Tomás is motivated to study this topic because he loves movies with “every fiber” of his being. He finds horror films particularly fascinating and wants to explore them in a fun way. 

Researcher Bio:
Tomás has been a member of the Tech Club for all of high school. He spends lots of time working in the theatre on various school productions, including both our mainstage and musical productions. He plans on studying theatre production and management/writing for the stage/screen in college.