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This summer, four History students conducted ten weeks of sponsored, original research as participants in the college's Summer Research Program. At the conclusion of the ten-week research program, students presented their research during an all-day virtual conference. Students are listed below along with their research topics and their History-faculty mentors.
The work of students enrolled in Dr. Leslie Butler's HIST 295: The Contested Ballot in American History (Fall 2020) culminated in a Scalar project titled, "Voting in 2020: A Historical Perspective on Elections." Dr.
From Duke University Press (publisher):
“This special issue [of Ethnohistory] reconstructs the integrated roles of real and symbolic birds and their feathers in ancient and colonial Mesoamerican and trans-Atlantic societies.
Forgoing the Franchise: When Voting Endangers Indigenous Sovereignty is the second lecture in a three-part speaker series on Race and Electorates: From Sovereignty to Suffrage in U.S. History.
Hannah Huang ’21 is the recipient of the 2020 Junior Paper Prize for her HIST 300 essay titled, “Commitment to a Christian Nation and the Ideal Family: Writings on Christianity and Homosexuality in the 1970s American Politics.”
Recasting the Vote: How Women of Color Transformed the Suffrage Movement is the first lecture in a three-part speaker series on Race and Electorates: From Sovereignty to Suffrage in U.S. History.