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UCSB History Department’s Annual Senior Honors Colloquium

May 17 @ 8:45 am - 4:00 pm

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Please join the History Department in celebrating the undergraduates at the Department’s Annual Senior Honors Colloquium 2024.

The program can be downloaded here.


Department of History Senior Honors Colloquium

Friday, 17 May 2024

HSSB 4020


Coffee: 8:45 am

First Panel, 9-10:30 a.m.: To Get Us Started…

Roselind Zeng, “Chinese Protein PR: Selling Soymilk to Build a Nation, 2010-Present” (Jacobson)

            Comment: Professor Xiaowei Zheng

Daira Chavez, “Coal Oil Point: Ranching, Restoration, and their Effects” (Alagona)

            Comment: Dr. Sarah Case

Harry Pardoe, “The Ever-Changing Dynamics of Control, Power, and Black Agency in Georgetown County, South Carolina from 1860 to 1900” (Majewski)

            Comment: Professor Giuliana Perrone


Second Panel, 10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.: Gender, Memory, and Cultural Construction

Madison Dunkle, “‘Learn How to Mend Your Lives:’ Repentance and Restraint in Early Modern English Broadside Ballads, 1570-1630” (Bouley)

            Comment: Dr. Jessica Zisa, Writing Program

Emilio Perez Williams, “A Blood Stained Brush: Societal Reaction to Female Military Command in Medieval Europe” (Lansing)

            Comment: Professor Debra Blumenthal

Stephanie Gerson, “Triumphing Comprehensive Content Over Moral Messaging: Exhibiting the Holocaust at the Reagan Library” (Marcuse)

            Comment: Professor Erika Rappaport


Third Panel, 1:15-2:15 p.m.: Contesting Boundaries in Early America

Nicole Knox, “Frontiers of Reciprocity: The Dynamics of Exchange, Diplomacy, and Power in the Dawnland” (K. Moore)

            Comment: Professor Juan Cobo

Hanna Kawamoto, “‘Spiritually Unsexed’: Believers, Critics, and Early Histories of the Publick Universal Friend, 1776-1835” (Henderson)

            Comment: Professor Katie Moore


Fourth Panel, 2:30-4 p.m.: Labor, Policy, and Power

Nikita Srinivas, “American Psychopharmacology and its Discontents: Tracing the Historical Underpinnings of the 2004 Regulatory Intervention in Antidepressant Use, 1950s-2004” (O’Connor)

            Comment: Professor Lisa Jacobson

Jake Taylor, “‘Telesis: Progress Intelligently Planned’ for Whom? Deciding Who Counts in the Telecommunications Industry” (Stein)

            Comment: Professor Nelson Lichtenstein

Matthew Mucha, “Singapore’s Labor Relations Reveal that People’s Action Party Pragmatism is Political (1958-1985)” (McDonald)

            Comment: Professor Alice O’Connor


May 17
8:45 am - 4:00 pm
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