PhD candidate Victoria Cosby competed in the first heat of the 2022 Queen's University Three Minute Thesis Competition on March 16th.
The Three Minute Thesis Competition (3MT) is a university-wide, interdisciplinary competition for Queen's MA and PhD students to present their research and its broader impacts to a panel of non-specialist judges. Contestants have three minutes to present a distillation of their research and its significance, with only one slide and without the assistance of props.
Victoria's doctoral research focuses on the themes of women's history, gender history, Upper Canadian history, and British world history. Specifically, her work examines the life and world of Harriet Dobbs Cartwright, an Irish woman who immigrated to Upper Canada in the 1830s upon her marriage to Rev. Robert David Cartwright. Cartwright was a wife, mother, volunteer, advocate, and prolific letter writer.
Victoria is completing this research under the supervision of Dr. Jane Errington (Queen's University) and Dr. Cecilia Morgan (University of Toronto).