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Senior Honors Thesis Colloquium

May 18, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm

Jessica Kanter and Mhoze Chikowero
Honors Student and Mentor with Thesis Poster

This Friday from 9:30am to 2:45pm nine students from the 2017-18 History Senior Honors Seminar will present the results of their research in a conference-panel format, with professors commenting afterwards. Everyone is invited!


Panel 1, 9:30-11am: Public Policies’ Effects on People’s Lives

  • Halley Thiel, “’There is Power in the Blood:’ The Growth of the California Oil Industry and Its Resistance to Standard Oil”
    Mentor: Dr. Graves; comment by Dr. Martin
  • Penelope Fergison, “Head for the Hills: Race and Property Value in Oakland”
    Mentor: Prof. Perrone; comment by Prof Lichtenstein
  • Sasha Bates, “Ignoring Atrocities: The Reagan Administration Funding the Salvadoran Government, 1981-1984”
    Mentor: Prof. Yaqub; comment by Prof. Bergstrom

Panel 2, 11:15-12:45: Individual Agency in Policy Formation

  • Milo Schaberg, “Nuclear Semiotics: Thomas Sebeok and the ‘Atomic Priesthood’”
    Mentor: Prof. Aronova; comment by Prof. McCray
  • Avery Barboza, “A Sixteenth Century Cold War: England, Spain, and John Hawkins”
    Mentor: Prof. McGee; comment by Prof. Covo
  • Amanda Krstic, “Age of Quarrel: Slavery and Diplomacy in Maryland in the
    Age of Atlantic Revolutions”
    Mentor: Prof. Covo; comment by Prof. Perrone

Lunch break, 12:45-1:15 (will be provided for all participants)

Panel 3, 1:15-2:45: Culture’s Effects on Life and Politics

  • Megan Lucas, “Bluestockings on Campus: Women at Smith College and Vassar College in the Nineteenth Century”
    Mentor: Dr. Case; comment by Prof. Chavez-Garcia
  • Jessica Kanter, “Historiographies of Colonial Rule: Italian Fascists in Libya and the British in Zimbabwe”
    Mentor: Prof. Chikowero; comment by Ross Melczer
  • Zingha Foma, “The Origin of Dutch African Prints: Tracing African Culture, Politics and History through Textile and Dress Practices”
    Mentor: Prof. Spickard; comment by Prof. Miescher


May 18, 2018
9:30 am - 3:00 pm
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