Hannah MacDougall

Brookside, Nova Scotia
Bachelor of Arts, Sociology and Contemporary Studies
Class of 2019

“Reading Intersectional Feminist theory in the Rewriting Gender class has had the biggest impact on me, in terms of influencing my thinking about issues regarding gender, race and inequality in the world.”

What has receiving the Donald R. Sobey Family Scholarship meant to you?

Receiving the Donald R. Sobey Scholarship has been an honour, and I’ve been very grateful to be able to pursue my interests wholeheartedly while at King’s, because of the financial aide this scholarship provided. I was able focus on my academics while simultaneously devoting myself to the King’s community through theatre and student union involvement, which deeply enriched my undergrad experience.

Why did you choose King’s?

I chose to come to King’s because I knew that it was a tight-knit community, and I was very excited about being involved with the King’s Theatrical Society. I decided in my grade 12 year that I didn’t want to pursue theatre or acting as an area of study like I had always thought, but felt that King’s and the KTS could still provide me with a strong theatrical involvement and experience, while I focused academically on other areas that were better suited to help me pursue the career I hope to have.

What book or text that you’ve read at King’s has made the biggest impression on you?

Reading Intersectional Feminist theory in the Rewriting Gender class has had the biggest impact on me, in terms of influencing my thinking about issues regarding gender, race and inequality in the world. Particularly, Audre Lorde’s “The Uses of Anger” has influenced how I think about privilege, race and feminism, and how I try to support others in their activism, while being aware of how my identities impact how I get to behave and interact with the world and in these spaces.