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2017 Emerson Summer Research Recipients Announced


Recipients of the 2017 Emerson Summer Grants were recently announced. Created in 1997, the Emerson Foundation Grant program was designed to provide students with significant opportunities to work collaboratively with faculty members, researching an area of interest. Twenty-eight Hamilton students and 25 faculty members will work on the following projects this summer. The students will make public presentations of their research throughout the academic year.

  • Rachel Cooley ’18 and Professor of Art Ella Gant                                                                                  “Touching Mortality through Animation”
  • Lyla Connolly ’20 and Assistant Professor of Anthropology Julie Starr
    Women’s Relationship to Food, Body, and Health in Nepal”
  • Sacharja Cunningham ’19 and Visiting Assistant Professor Education Studies Meredith Madden
    “Mind. Body. I Am Somebody.”
  • Zachary Deming ’20 and Steven Yao, the Edmund A. LaFevre Professor of Literature
    “The Author as Adversary: Secret-Keeping, Narrative Paradox, and Homodiegetic Deception”
  • Mackenzie Doherty ’18 and Ashley Bohrer, the Truax Postdoctoral Fellow and Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy
    “Decolonized Poetics”
  • Ghada Emish ’19 and Visiting Professor in Art History Scott MacDonald
    “Egyptian Musical Film 1956-1973”
  • Steven Falco ’19 and Professor of Philosophy Marianne Janack
    “19th and 20th Century Philosophy Project Proposal”
  • Jackson Herndon ’18 and Alfred Kelly, the Edgar B. Graves Professor of History
    “Marx, Nietzsche, Foucault: Anti Logic and Epistemology”
  • Xiaohan Hou ’18 and Steven Yao, the Edmund A. LaFevre Professor of Literature
    Writers in Exile: Reconstructing the Disappearing Homeland in Literature”
  • Grant Kiefaber ’19 and Assistant Professor of Religious Studies Abhishek Amar
    “Muslim Refugees in Utica: Perception and Reality”
  • Michael Matt ’20 and Professor of Theatre Craig Latrell
    “Forsaken”
  • Katherine McNally ’18 and Professor of French Cheryl Morgan
    “La beautãest dans la rue: Paris Graffiti and the 2017 French Presidential Election”
  • James O’Connell ’18 and Professor of Comparative Literature Nancy Rabinowitz                    “‘the song of the prisoner who’s come to love his cage: metamodernism and the literature’s next big rebels’”
  • Paula Ortiz ’18 and Visiting Professor in Art History Scott MacDonald
    “A Cinematic Healing: Dual Energies in Urban Spaces”
  • Marquis Palmer ’18 and Doran Larson, the Walcott-Bartlett Chair of Ethics and Christian Evidences
    “When a Loved One Vanishes in The Age of Mass Incarceration: Local Narratives on Losing a Loved One to Prison”
  • Paige Pendergrast ’19 and Associate Professor of East Asian Languages and Literatures (Japanese) Kyoko Omori
    ““HÄ?fuâ€?: The Lives and Legacy of Half-Japanese Women in America”
  • Marisabel Rey ’19 and Associate Professor of Art Rebecca Murtaugh
    “Approaching the unsystematic: studying the glazing process in ceramics to replicate patterns in nature”
  • Garth Robinson ’19 and Education Studies Program Director Susan Mason and Visiting Assistant Professor Education Studies Meredith Madden
    “Our Red Brick Schoolhouse: An Ethnographic Case Study of Small School Education”
  • Wilhelgyne Rose ’19 and Professor of Philosophy Marianne Janack
    “The Self & Dissociative Identity Disorder”
  • Joe Rupprecht ’18 and Associate Professor of Literature and Creative Writing Tina Hall
    “Art as Resistance: New Narrative Writers and Queer Zine Culture of the 1980s”
  • Elizabeth Spangenthal ’18 and Professor of Art Katharine Kuharic
    “Infinity in a Finite Space: Visual Representations of Cantor’s Theorem”
  • Diana Suder ’18 and Associate Professor of Philosophy Katheryn Doran  
    “Concretely Visualizing Abstract Spirituality”
  • Haley Tietz ’19 and Professor of History Lisa Trivedi
    “The Traveler’s Dilemma: Feminism vs. Orientalism in Travel Writing”
  • Zain Ul Arifeen ’18 and Professor of Sociology Stephen Ellingson
    “Gentrification in New York City: Revitalization of Decaying Areas or Displacement of Poorer Communities”
  • Kirsty Warren ’18 and Visiting Assistant Professor of Women's and Gender Studies Joyce Barry
    “The Murderous Lesbian Meets the Gay Best Friend: Queer Representation on TV 1967-1997”
  • John Wellers ’19 and Steven Yao, the Edmund A. LaFevre Professor of Literature
    “Reflecting Place: An Expression of Non-Normativity, Reconstitution of Home from Displacement and Felt Connection to Place”
  • Jessica Williams ’18 and Assistant Professor of Classics Anne Feltovich
    “Griffin Warrior Tomb Project”
  • Sarah Zeiberg ’18 and Visiting Assistant Professor of Theatre Sara C. Walsh
    “Liberal Art(ist): How a Liberal Arts Education Fits into Professional Theatre”
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