Hello, I’m Joy Westerman and I’m a student from the United States. I study Gender and Women’s Studies (queer theory, gay and lesbian studies) and Cognitive Psychology (memory, learning, language, development, neuroscience) at Knox College, a small liberal arts school in Illinois. This semester I’m on a study abroad program through Antioch University, where I’ve been studying femme identity and presentation in a cross-cultural context. For my project, I’m looking at the following countries: the United States, Poland, Germany, The Netherlands, and the Czech Republic. As a student of cognition, I’m interested in how people develop into set roles and identities, and the neurochemical action that occurs when they fit into the identity they’ve always wanted to become. As a student of gender and queer theory, I’m interested in how gender is both a massive part of life and yet socially constructed. I want to learn how gender plays out for women who are already breaking social codes by rejecting heterosexuality; I am studying the connections between gender presentation and sexual orientation from a queer lens. If you identify as a queer woman, or as a queer femme woman, please get in touch with me at email@example.com. Thank you so much.
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