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UCSB History Department’s Annual Senior Honors Colloquium

May 26, 2023 @ 9:00 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 2023. The program can be downloaded here.


9:00 AM – Welcoming Remarks

  • Stephan Miescher, Chair, History Department
  • Debra Blumenthal, Director of 2022-23 Senior Honors Seminar


9:10-10:40 – Panel I – Women and Politics Across Time and Space

  • Cole Grissom, “Severing the Old Order: The Involvement of Women in the Politics of Ancient Rome’s Severan Dynasty.” (Mentor: Beth Digeser, History)
    • Comment: Misa Nguyen, History
  • Madeline Josa, “Ladies’ Magazines: Women’s Fashion as Politics in Georgian England” (Mentor: Erika Rappaport, History)
    • Comment: Lisa Jacobson, History
  • Raana Naghieh, “Dudes, Prudes, and Statute Moralists Had Better Not Read This: PR, Feminism, and Nineteenth Century ‘Sex Radicalism’ (Mentor: Steve Zipperstein, History)
    • Comment: Pat Cohen, Professor Emerita, History

10:45 – 12:15 – Panel II – The Global Early Modern

  • Nichole Poblete, “Treating the Body Politic: Epidemics and Spanish Colonial Rule in the Early Modern Philippines” (Mentor: Juan Cobo, History)
    • Comment: Brad Bouley, History
  • Samuel Ricci, “Mirror in the Maghrib.  Gender, Sexuality, and Identity in Early Modern European Captivity Narratives” (Mentor: Brad Bouley, History)
    • Comment: Adam Sabra, History
  • Wei Cui, “Agents and Agency in Japanese Daimyo Foreign Trade: Kyushu in the First Half of the Seventeenth Century” (Mentor: Luke Roberts, History)
    • Comment: Ya Zuo, History


12:15 – 1:30 PM – LUNCH


1:30-2:30 – Panel III: The Immigrant Experience

  • Keren Zou, “Obliterated People, Chinese Gold: Chinese Immigrants, Resistance and Resilience in Pacific Coast Fishery, 1882-1930” (Mentor: Xiaojian Zhao, Asian-American Studies
    • Comment: Donna Anderson, History
  • Gina Kim, ““Twisted Tongues’ Take the Stand: Legal Advocacy and Education Reform for National Origin Minorities in California, 1931-1997” (Mentor: Miroslava Chavez, History)
    • Comment: Randy Bergstrom, History


2:30-4:00   Panel IV: Building Community in the 20th Century US

  • Logan Cimino, “Del Webb, Corporate Development and the Building of the Landscape of Mass Consumption in the Postwar American Southwest” (Mentor: Erika Rappaport)
    • Comment: Alice O’Connor, History
  • Emma Barrera, “The Forgotten Crusader: Dr. Dorothy Ferebee and her career as a public health activist” (Mentor: Holly Roose, History)
    • Comment: Sarah Case, History
  • Marisol Cruz, “En La Vida: A Glimpse into the Life of Queer Latine Folks in Chicago during the 1990s” (Mentor: Jarett Henderson, History)
    • Comment: Viviana Valle Gomez, Feminist Studies




May 26, 2023
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Department of History
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