If you’ve spent any time on a university campus you’ve probably heard your fair share of ridiculous thesis / dissertation topics. The Lol my thesis tumblr allows users to submit details of their thesis summed up in one sentence and it makes for an entertaining read. Some of my favourites are:
- As you hack your lungs out, oh consumptive Victorian, take solace in knowing that your illness destabilizes the oppressive class structure.
- Mom really did like your sister best.
Psychology, McMaster University
- Disney princesses were once submissive & pretty, they are now adventurous & pretty. Disney ain’t ever got time for ugly.
Sociology, University of Notre Dame
- Prep school turns your kids into Regina George
Gender and Women’s Studies, University of California, Berkeley
- Add a clipboard to any situation featuring heavy machinery and people will think you are doing important work.
Science and Technology Studies, University of Vienna
- Jiggle it, just a little bit: what is the preferred twerking frequency of these molecules and what does that say about how fat they are?
Physics, Bryn Mawr College
My dissertation could be summed up as ‘Writers romanticise New York out of proportion and more people with vivid imaginations and big dreams move there’.
Update: my thesis was featured on lol my thesis!
How would you sum up your thesis is one sentence?