Salve Regina to award three doctorates during Commencement
Pictured above: Salve Regina’s 2013 doctoral candidates.
Salve Regina will award doctorates in humanities to three candidates during the 64th Commencement ceremony Sunday, May 18. The doctoral program provides an interdisciplinary investigation of the question: “What does it mean to be human in an age of advanced technology?”
Fully accredited in 1994, the program was developed to integrate philosophical and humane insights into the educational process while addressing current and anticipated technological challenges.
Amalie C. Flynn
“The American Suburban Front Lawn: An Eco-Anthropological Analysis”
Flynn’s dissertation analyzed the American suburban front lawn, seeking to reconcile polarized perceptions of lawns as both technological processes damaging the environment and as cultural spaces that connect us with nature.
Suzanne Costa Baldaia Mayo
“The Nice Paper as a MacIntyrean Community of Virtuous Practice: A Wunderkammer of Resistance to Late-Capitalist Modernity in Rhode Island, 1989-1995”
Applying Alasdair MacIntyre’s account of virtue to the community of an irreverent, alternative local newspaper, Baldaia’s dissertation addressed the great transdisciplinary question: “What is a good life?”
Jordan E. Miller
“A Radical, Subjunctive, Political Theology of Resistance: On Religion and Community”
Culminating in an examination of the Occupy phenomenon, Miller’s dissertation proposed an alternative political theology of resistance based on an anthropology of ritual and radical theology.