Fordham-GSAS Three Minute Thesis Competition

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Think you have what it takes to present your research and its significance in three minutes?

Open to all students enrolled in a GSAS master’s or doctoral program, the Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) is a research communication competition developed in 2008 by The University of Queensland in Australia.

Winners of the 2023 3MT® Competition

1st Place:
  • Alireza Zareian Jahromi, Ph.D. Candidate in Applied Developmental Psychology
    Preventative Behaviors During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Investigating the Role of Self-Compassion and Narcissistic Traits
 Tied for 2nd Place: 
  • Douglass Hamilton (also the winner of the People's Choice Award), Ph.D. Candidate in History
    The Knight God Forgave: Longinus and the Negotiation of Knightly Piety c. 1000- c. 1300
  • Alice Grissom, M.A. Candidate in Medieval Studies
    Sensing Women in Anchoritic Texts
3rd Place:
  • Faaria Fasih-Ahmad, Ph.D. Candidate in Biological Sciences
    A Simple Solution to a Global Disease- Altering Hemoglobin Levels


  • Jillian Minahan Zucchetto, Ph.D.
    FRCH, GSAS Alum
  • Cathy Trapani, Ph.D.
    Analytics Consultant, GSAS Alum
  • Marc Arteaga Lainez
    Graduate Student Council President, GSAS Economics Ph.D. Candidate
  • Laura Perez
    Helen Hamlyn Senior Fellow and Director of Graduate Studies, Institute of International Humanitarian Affairs
  • Stephen Holler, Ph.D.
    Chair and Associate Professor of Physics


Competition Winner PlacementPrize Amount
First Place $1,000
Second Place $750
Third Place $500
People's Choice
(The audience (in-person and virtual) will vote for the winner during the final round.)

Please direct all 3MT®-related questions to the Assistant Dean of Student Professional Development (TBA), at [email protected].