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“That’s Gold, Jerry, Gold!”: The Sophisticated Contradiction at the Heart of Stand-Up Comedy
(University of Waterloo, 2016-12-15)
This dissertation examines the word “sophisticated” by re-situating it within the Greek tradition and explicating how such a move informs a study of humor and amusement. In regard to “techniques and theories,” the OED ...
The Effects of Ambiguity: A Feminist Study of Human Signifiers in Human-Computer Interaction
(University of Waterloo, 2016-02-01)
A lack of diversity in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields has been a popular topic of discussion and a persistent challenge in terms of recruitment, engagement, opportunity and equality spanning decades. ...