Name: Lauren Hooper
Program: Masters of Political Theory.
Length of program: 12 months
Current research question/area: I am studying critical theory. Deleuze and Foucault are the main men in my life.
Supervisor: Dr. Whitehall.
Morning glory or night owl: Both—sleep is very optional.
Inspiration hits you where: Reading outside, finding that perfect space of quiet and green is the sweet spot.
Why Acadia: The valley has got me.
Fav spot in the valley: Gaspereau Graveyard. On a clear night, the trees create a perfect halo around the stars.
What is grad school like so far: Similar to undergrad, yet with a distinct air of pretension.
How do you deal with stress: I enjoy the occasional glass of red wine and maybe a whiskey on the rocks or two while discussing theory with my pals.
I wish I knew how to: Paint, I wish I had artistic capabilities.
Next trip: France, I want to learn the language so I can gain a greater appreciation of translation in theoretical texts.
Best advice you have ever received: Work hard and do you, the rest will figure itself out.
If you could eat lunch with anyone, who would it be and what would you
order: My Grandpa, we would go fishing, catch a Tyee salmon and cook it up ocean side.
Hopes for your research impact on the world: Create waves.