Ph.D. Candidate, School of Public Health
LGBTQ+ ABORTION DISCOURSE ANALYSIS OF TWITTER USERS: This project allowed for an in-depth examination of popular opinion on a topic that is typically bifurcated as unique polarizing political issues. Understanding the ways in which Twitter users describe LGBTQ+ abortion allows insight into general public opinion of the topic. This is important as it sheds light not only received health care but further microaggressions experienced. This project will build on my existing coursework to create a publishable manuscript that will examine the discourse on #LGBT #Abortion tweets. Discourse analysis allows for an examination of how discourse is constructed to position oneself politically and to understand the underlying power structures. This will allow for an in-depth examination of how twitter users are specifically using micro- and macro-aggressions to convey their point.