Honors Theses


Hey Queens!

Date of Award

Spring 5-6-2022

Document Type

Undergraduate Thesis



First Advisor

Jaime Harker

Second Advisor

Theresa Starkey

Third Advisor

Vanessa Gregory

Relational Format



Drag has been a part of society since as early as Ancient Greece. However, the art form has evolved throughout the centuries and is still evolving today. Modern day drag is commonly associated with RuPaul Charles and his achievements as a drag performer. He has helped pave the way for present and future drag performers to express themselves through the art form. The mainstreaming of drag has had numerous positive and negative impacts on the LGBTQIA+ community. This thesis documents the history of the art form and how it interacts with individual performers and society. This thesis consists of two parts: the audio podcast and the written script.

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