Student Work

Senior Projects 2018

TIANPEI AI                                                                                                   Nanjing, China
Historical Studies: “Chiang Kai-Shek and China during the Process of the Battle of Shanghai in 1937”
Project Adviser: Robert Culp

KATHERINE ANN ALBERT                                                                         Pittsford, New York
Anthropology and Historical Studies: “No Longer a ‘Silent Remembrance’: Excavating 18th-Century German American Identity in the Hudson Valley”
Project Adviser: Christopher Lindner

BENJAMIN MAXWELL ALTER                                                                    Fairfax, Virginia
Historical Studies: “Losing Hearts and Minds: Development, Dislocation, and the American Failure in Vietnam”
Project Advisers: Mark Lytle and Sean McMeekin

YI CHEN                                                                                                        Zhejiang, China
Economics and Historical Studies: “From Lucky Strike to Chunghwa: The Development of China’s Tobacco Industry in the 20th Century”
Project Advisers: Robert Culp and Sanjaya DeSilva

JASMINE NICOLE COLLINS                                                                       Atlanta, Georgia
Historical Studies: “Pageantry: From Medieval to Modern”
Concentration: Medieval Studies
Project Adviser: Myra Young Armstead

CALEB JOSEPH CUMBERLAND                                                               Bennington, Kansas
Historical Studies: “Colonial Control and Power through the Law: Territoriality, Sovereignty, and Violence in German South

JULIA PANIAGUA DERBY                                                                           New York, New York
Environmental and Urban Studies and Historical Studies: “Troubled Waters: Drinking Water Quality, Environmental Injustice, and the Politics of Permissibility in Newburgh, New York”
Project Adviser: Robert Culp

ZACHARY BENJAMIN GOLDBLATT                                                          Raleigh, North Carolina
Historical Studies: “Beyond the Pale: The Development of Yiddish Socialism”
Project Adviser: Cecile Kuznitz

MAY EMILY GRZYBOWSKI                                                                         Erving, Massachusetts
Historical Studies: “Knowledge and Power in Occupied Japan: U.S. Censorship of Hiroshima and Nagasaki”
Project Adviser: Robert Culp

MALACHI ZACHARY HAYES                                                                      Chicago, Illinois
Historical Studies and Literature: “South Side, Worldwide: The Fusion of History and Literature in Richard Wright and James
T. Farrell’s Chicago”
Project Adviser: Matthew Mutter

MAXIM KLOSE-IVANOV                                                                             Washington, District of Columbia
Historical Studies: “Wargames: A Nonlinear Experiential Mode of Historical Knowledge”
Project Adviser: Robert Culp

CHASE SULLIVAN KRUEGER                                                                   La Jolla, California
Historical Studies: “The Gendering of Children’s Dress in the United States: 1890–1910”
Concentration: Gender and Sexuality Studies
Project Adviser: Alice Stroup

ADRIAN RAMOS                                                                                         Catskill, New York
Historical Studies: “Chinggis Khan’s Syncretic Steppe: How Tradition and Innovation Combined to Form the World’s Largest and Most Diverse Nomadic Empire”
Concentration: Medieval Studies
Project Adviser: Robert Culp

STEPHEN ANDREW RICHARDSON                                                          Atlanta, Georgia
Historical Studies: “The Cultivation of Black Eloquence by Means of Cultural Capital and Speech Training”
Project Adviser: Myra Young Armstead

JEREMY PAUL WOLF                                                                                 Winchester, Massachusetts
Historical Studies: “And in War Brings Honor”
Project Adviser: Alice Stroup

Senior Projects 2017

NORA CAYSIE COOPER                                                                                Abilene, Texas

Historical Studies: “Transmitting Power: Radio and Organization in Maoist China”

Project Adviser: Robert J. Culp


JENNIFER ANN DUFAU                                                                                  White Hall, Maryland

Historical Studies: “Tainted Ideals: The Rise and Fall of the Tupamaros”

Project Adviser: Miles Rodríguez


WYLIE MILTON EARP                                                                                      Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts

Historical Studies: “Fundamentalism and Cultural Anxieties: Scott Lively and the Ugandan Christian Right”

Project Adviser: Myra Young Armstead


NICOLAS SANDY ENGST MATTHEWS                                                           Pau, France

Historical Studies: “Michael Faraday’s ‘Lines of Force’ and the Role of Heuristic Models in Early Electromagnetic Field Theory”

Concentration: Science, Technology, and Society

Project Adviser: Gregory B. Moynahan


ORSON FRY                                                                                                        London, United Kingdom

Historical Studies and Literature: “‘A Most Splendid Soldier’: The Life of My Great-Grandfather Major General George Bruce”

Project Advisers: Richard Aldous and Marina van Zuylen


MADI E. GARVIN                                                                                                 Cheltenham, Pennsylvania

Historical Studies: “Vast Sources of Productive Power Lying Unnecessarily Idle: Occupational Therapy and the Imperative of Work, 1900–30”

Concentration: Experimental Humanities

Project Adviser: Myra Young Armstead


AVA GERTRUDE LINDENMAIER                                                                        Lenox, Massachusetts

Historical Studies: “Unraveling the Origins of Blue Jeans in American Fashion: The Significance of the Denim Costume on Dude Ranch Vacations in the 1920s and ’30s American West”

Project Adviser: Gregory B. Moynahan


YOURUO MA                                                                                                        Beijing, China

Historical Studies: “Is Language a Cage or a Gate? Examining Students’ Adoption of Political Language during the Cultural Revolution”

Project Adviser: Robert J. Culp


PETER JAMES MCCORMACK                                                                            Lake Bluff, Illinois

Historical Studies: “From New York to Hollywood: Advertising, Narrative Formats, and Changing Televison Space in the 1950s”

Concentration: Experimental Humanities

Project Advisers: Maria Sachiko Cecire and Gregory B. Moynahan


CONNOR BARTLETT MCDERMOTT                                                                   Lyle, Washington

Historical Studies: “An Ghaoth a Chroithfidh an Eorna: The Moral Economy of Ireland’s Whiteboys, 1761–87”

Concentration: Irish and Celtic Studies

Project Advisers: Gregory B. Moynahan and Michael Staunton


MAEVE EMMA MCQUEENY                                                                                  Mahwah, New Jersey

Historical Studies: “Does Russia Love the Whip? A Study of State-Sponsored Violence and Its Impact on Russian Life”

Project Adviser: Sean McMeekin

AVERY MATTHEW MENCHER                                                                               Florence, Massachusetts

Historical Studies: “Memorializing Absence: The Ambiguous Place of Holocaust Legacy in the Memorials, Countermemorials, and Museums of Berlin”

Project Adviser: Cecile Kuznitz


NICHOLAS MICHAEL RIMIKIS                                                                              Athens, Greece

Historical Studies: “Filiki Etaireia: The Rise of a Secret Society in the Making of the Greek Revolution”

Project Adviser: Tabetha Ewing ’89


XOCHITL TARCILA SALAZAR                                                                              McKinleyville, California

Historical Studies: “Reframing the Ofrenda: An Analysis of Material Culture through the Death Cult of Mexico”

Concentration: Latin American and Iberian Studies

Project Adviser: Miles Rodríguez


DARIEL VASQUEZ                                                                                                 Harlem, New York

Historical Studies and Sociology: “Black Education Reform and Community Schools”

Project Adviser: Tabetha Ewing ’89

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