Student Spotlight: Senior Thesis and Colloquium-Chloe '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.

Chloe ‘20
How can an understanding of intersectionality can change perceptions of Black female rappers?

About Chloe’s Thesis:
Intersectionality is an important topic that is widely unheard of and/or misinterpreted. The goal of this thesis is to discover how understanding intersectionality can reduce stigmas pertaining to female hip-hop artists. Chloe’s research will analyze negative social phenomena and take initial steps to recognize and reduce them. Hip-hop is her main focus because there is a prevalence of sexism in the media surrounding this music form.

Chloe chose this topic because she is a big fan of hip-hop and has noticed how much backlash there has been about some of her favorite artists. Chloe says that being a person of color with a Black sister proved an inspiration to better understand societal stigmas and the historical aspect of their existence.

Researcher Bio:
Chloe has been playing tennis on the Bosque girls tennis team since she was in 8th grade. She loves playing tennis, but her other interests lie in the arts. She has been part of the Distinguished Artists Guild and Tri-M throughout high school.