American Studies 2011 symposium poster

The following list includes current and historic, individual student research projects, public presentations from conferences, symposia and exhibitions*, and peer-reviewed publications. For abstracts on each project see Students as Scholars.

*“Supported by:” on Student Conference Presentation records indicates the entity or funding mechanism that supported the student’s participation in the conference, i.e. travel expenses, poster costs, etc.  For on-campus conferences, the supporting entity is usually the academic department sponsoring the event.

**“Supported by:” on Student Research Project records indicates the entity or funding mechanism that supported the student’s research costs, i.e. supplies, materials, equipment, stipends, local or international research travel, etc.


2017

Student NameProjectFaculty/Mentor
Erin Louise Andreassi 'The Talented Tenth vs. 'The Precious Ten': Defining Modern Conceptions of Childhood through Class
Conference: 9th Annual American Studies Senior Research Symposium
Supported by: American Studies Department
Amy Farrell
Claire Frances Brigham Protected by the Turf: Rape Culture on College Campus
Conference: 9th Annual American Studies Senior Research Symposium
Supported by: American Studies Department
Sharon O'Brien
Kellen Christopher Edmondson Tempering Flavors for American Palates: The Legend of General Tso's and the Deterioration of Authenticity
Conference: 9th Annual American Studies Senior Research Symposium
Supported by: American Studies Department
J Cotten Seiler
Caitlin Jennifer Farrell Fashion, Feminism, and the Sartorial Power of Coco Chanel
Conference: 9th Annual American Studies Senior Research Symposium
Supported by: American Studies Department
J Cotten Seiler
Mariah B Finkelstein Steven Universe: Queering the World of Children's Media
Conference: 9th Annual American Studies Senior Research Symposium
Supported by: American Studies Department
Katherine Schweighofer
Colleen Ann Frerichs Bitch-Boss or Boss-Bitch: Representations of Postfeminist Working Women in Romantic Comedies
Conference: 9th Annual American Studies Senior Research Symposium
Supported by: American Studies Department
Katherine Schweighofer
Gillian Gerli Horn The Lens of Visual Freedom: Articulation of Freedom of Speech on Instagram
Conference: 9th Annual American Studies Senior Research Symposium
Supported by: American Studies Department
Katherine Schweighofer
Isabel Anne Lang A Radical Ticket: 'Unbought and Unbossed', Shirley Chisholm and Intersectional Politics in America
Conference: 9th Annual American Studies Senior Research Symposium
Supported by: American Studies Department
Sharon O'Brien
Matthew Reuben Maitland The War on Athletes in the Neoliberal Turn
Conference: 9th Annual American Studies Senior Research Symposium
Supported by: American Studies Department
Sharon O'Brien
Hanna C Norman Pixar's Toy Story: Longings for an American Childhood
Conference: 9th Annual American Studies Senior Research Symposium
Supported by: American Studies Department
Amy Farrell
Lucille Ruth Richman Quite the Doll-emma: Race and Gender Representations in American Girl Dolls of Color
Conference: 9th Annual American Studies Senior Research Symposium
Supported by: American Studies Department
Amy Farrell
Brian Joseph Thomas What Makes a Gay Wedding Gay?: The Reconstruction of Gender in White Wedding Rituals
Conference: 9th Annual American Studies Senior Research Symposium
Supported by: American Studies Department
J Cotten Seiler
Sarah Ann Welch Tan Like Me: Alexander Hamilton and the Spectacle of Raciality
Conference: 9th Annual American Studies Senior Research Symposium
Supported by: American Studies Department
Eric Vazquez
Matthew Wenz "To be the man, you Gotta Beat the Man": "Othered" Bodies and Normal Masculinity in WWE Wrestling
Conference: 9th Annual American Studies Senior Research Symposium
Supported by: American Studies Department
Eric Vazquez
Aine Mairead Zaniewski Whiting Up Through Satire: White Chicks, It's Funny, Isn't It?
Conference: 9th Annual American Studies Senior Research Symposium
Supported by: American Studies Department
Eric Vazquez

2016

Student NameProjectFaculty/Mentor
Harper Lindsay Clark Carlisle Indian Industrial School: Charles Williams
Conference: Sports Symposium
Supported by: American Studies Department
Katherine Schweighofer
Tyler William Clauson-Wolf It's Funny Because It's True: Social Commentary in Stand-Up Comedy
Conference: 8th Annual Senior Research Symposium
Supported by: American Studies Department
J Cotten Seiler,Jerry Philogene
Drew Elizabeth Crowley Purity Balls: Virginity as a Gendered Construct
Conference: 8th Annual Senior Research Symposium
Supported by: American Studies Department
J Cotten Seiler,Jerry Philogene
Jason William Denaburg 21st Century Czar: American Imagination of Russia and Vladimir Putin
Conference: 8th Annual Senior Research Symposium
Supported by: American Studies Department
J Cotten Seiler,Jerry Philogene
Samuel Nathan Drabkin 'Wastin' My Life in Altered States': Death Grips and Avant-Garde Rage
Conference: 8th Annual Senior Research Symposium
Supported by: American Studies Department
J Cotten Seiler,Jerry Philogene
Mariah B Finkelstein The Perfect Skin: Race, Materiality, and the Spectacular Invention of Visibility
Supported by: R&D Dana Research Assistant
Number of Weeks: 6
Jerry Philogene
Peter Ashbridge Hass Declarations and Incarcerations: Race, Audibility, and Citizenship in the Postwar US Prison System
Conference: 8th Annual Senior Research Symposium
Supported by: American Studies Department
J Cotten Seiler,Jerry Philogene
Patricia Ann Kotrady Consuming Authenticity: Deconstructing 'Do-It-Yourself' Punk Rock Ethics in Philadelphia
Conference: 8th Annual Senior Research Symposium
Supported by: American Studies Department
J Cotten Seiler,Jerry Philogene
Jahmel Martin What Does a Broken Black Body Mean to You?: Digital Spectatorship of Police Brutality
Conference: 8th Annual Senior Research Symposium
Supported by: American Studies Department
J Cotten Seiler
Angela Emer Medrano East Loves West: Mixed Race Identity and the Filipina-American Marriage Market
Conference: 8th Annual Senior Research Symposium
Supported by: American Studies Department
J Cotten Seiler,Jerry Philogene
Catherine Merle Obrecht Making a Celebrity: Social Media, Feminism, and the Spectacle of Kim Kardashian
Conference: 8th Annual Senior Research Symposium
Supported by: American Studies Department
J Cotten Seiler,Jerry Philogene

2015

Student NameProjectFaculty/Mentor
Heather Leigh Bonello Bodies, Beauty, and Gender Session: Keeping up with CoverWorld: CoverGirl, Celebrities, and the Marketing of Diversity in Consumer Culture
Conference: 7th Annual Senior Research Symposium
Supported by: American Studies Department
Sharon O'Brien
Quinn Amerling Cotter Gender in Flux Session: Fad Men: The Birth and Evolution of the Playboy Consumer in 1950's America
Conference: 7th Annual Senior Research Symposium
Supported by: American Studies Department
Sharon O'Brien
Katherine Thayer Dilworth Bodies, Beauty, and Gender Session: Elite Fitness: Fitbit and the Idealized, Monitored Body
Conference: 7th Annual Senior Research Symposium
Supported by: American Studies Department
Sharon O'Brien
Samuel Nathan Drabkin The Socially Dead and the "Improbable Citizen": Cultural Transformations of Haitian Citizenship
Supported by: R&D Dana Research Assistant
Number of Weeks: 8
Jerry Philogene
Tyler Martin Drbal Politics of Representation Session: Wham! Pow! Black!: Black Superheroes as an American Studies Lens
Conference: 7th Annual Senior Research Symposium
Supported by: American Studies Department
Sharon O'Brien
Melissa Ann Fallat Bodies, Beauty, and Gender Session: Weight Watchers and the Ideology of Thin
Conference: 7th Annual Senior Research Symposium
Supported by: American Studies Department
Sharon O'Brien
Johanna Marie Fleming Project One: Fat Studies Scholarship; Project Two: Girl Scouts of America
Supported by: R&D Dana Research Assistant
Number of Weeks: 13
Amy Farrell
Johanna Marie Fleming Gender in Flux Session: Masculinity and Vulnerability: Men's Memoirs Destigmatizing Anxiety and Expanding Representations of Masculinity
Conference: 7th Annual Senior Research Symposium
Supported by: American Studies Department
Gregory Kaliss
Hannah Shanis Glick Online Communities, Online Identities Session: Digitally Dating: Lusting or Loving in a Digital Age
Conference: 7th Annual Senior Research Symposium
Supported by: American Studies Department
Marisol LeBron
Fabian Alberto Hernandez Politics of Representation Session: Meztizo Consciousness and the Liminality of Borders
Conference: 7th Annual Senior Research Symposium
Supported by: American Studies Department
Sharon O'Brien
Celeste Cianna Hippolyte Online Communities, Online Identities Session: Reconciling with Voicelessness: Black Twitter as an Emergent Cultural Practice
Conference: 7th Annual Senior Research Symposium
Supported by: American Studies Department
Marisol LeBron
Aaron Stuart Hock The Socially Dead and the "Dead Citizen": Cultural Contestations of Haitian Citizenship
Supported by: R&D Dana Research Assistant
Number of Weeks: 13
Jerry Philogene
Aaron Stuart Hock Politics of Representation Session: Trans*-scending Drag: How RuPaul's Drag Race Evades the Trans* Politics of Drag Performance
Conference: 7th Annual Senior Research Symposium
Supported by: American Studies Department
Sharon O'Brien
Lawrence Xavier Jolon Gender in Flux Session: Pretty Women and Power Tools
Conference: 7th Annual Senior Research Symposium
Supported by: American Studies Department
Gregory Kaliss
Suzannah Tallman May Online Communities, Online Identities Session: Liked: The Phenomenon of the Food Instagram
Conference: 7th Annual Senior Research Symposium
Supported by: American Studies Department
Marisol LeBron
Grace Margaret Morelli Politics of Representation Session: Representation of Italian Americans in Film
Conference: 7th Annual Senior Research Symposium
Supported by: American Studies Department
Sharon O'Brien
Meaghan Patrice Quirin Space, Culture, and Protest Session: Anti-Vietnam Protest at Dickinson College: An Ethnography
Conference: 7th Annual Senior Research Symposium
Supported by: American Studies Department
Jerry Philogene
Sasha Parmet Reagan Space, Culture, and Protest Session: Dams and Damnation
Conference: 7th Annual Senior Research Symposium
Supported by: American Studies Department
Jerry Philogene
Rebecca Gould Winsor Space, Culture, and Protest Session: Tiny Houses: Is America Moving Out of the Home?
Conference: 7th Annual Senior Research Symposium
Supported by: American Studies Department
Jerry Philogene
Alexandra Elizabeth Young Bodies, Beauty, and Gender Session: Same Position, Different Style: U.S. Women's Soccer Stars and the Gender Binary
Conference: 7th Annual Senior Research Symposium
Supported by: American Studies Department
Sharon O'Brien

2014

Student NameProjectFaculty/Mentor
Jenny Catherine Barrett The Italian-American Self: A Double-Identity Struggle
Conference: American Studies Senior Research Symposium
Supported by: American Studies Department
Amy Farrell
Abigail Poore Bowman Cosmopolitan-isms: The Relationship between Gender, Class, Nationality, Universalism, and Consumerism in American and Indian Cosmopolitan Magazine
Conference: American Studies Senior Research Symposium
Supported by: American Studies Department
J Cotten Seiler
Elizabeth Ayres Bruno The Rise of a Female Fitness Culture in America: America's Obsession with the "toned" Female Form
Conference: American Studies Senior Research Symposium
Supported by: American Studies Department
Sharon O'Brien
Sarah Jessica Koch The Great American Memory Lapse: How Dr. King and Mr. Carmichael Saw Alike, 1964-66
Conference: American Studies Senior Research Symposium
Supported by: American Studies Department
Amy Farrell
Dana Kathryn Metcalf Understanding Invisible Disability: The Gender Divide in American ADHD Culture
Conference: American Studies Senior Research Symposium
Supported by: American Studies Department
Marisol LeBron
Elizabeth Emily Mudge Narrating Death in a Culture of Denial
Conference: American Studies Senior Research Symposium
Supported by: American Studies Department
Marisol LeBron
Alan Pederson Nick Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: The Invisible Wounds of War
Conference: American Studies Senior Research Symposium
Supported by: American Studies Department
Marisol LeBron
Zara Eliza O'Brien The Aesthetic Gaze of a Plastic Surgeon: Their influence on American Conceptions of Beauty
Conference: American Studies Senior Research Symposium
Supported by: American Studies Department
Sharon O'Brien
Alicia Marie Reynolds The Plus-Size Industry: A Fashion Industry Of Its Own?
Conference: American Studies Senior Research Symposium
Supported by: American Studies Department
Sharon O'Brien
Leah Judith Shafer A 'Delightfully Incorrigible Ham': The Popularity and Gendered Constructs of Julia Child
Conference: American Studies Senior Research Symposium
Supported by: American Studies Department
J Cotten Seiler
Peter Oskar Shapiro When Liberal Arts Doesn't Mean Liberal Minds: Offering LGBTQ Support to Students on a College Campus
Conference: American Studies Senior Research Symposium
Supported by: American Studies Department
Amy Farrell
Maretta Rose Sonn Project One: Fat Studies Scholarship; Project Two: Girl Scouts of America
Supported by: R&D Dana Research Assistant
Number of Weeks: 13
Amy Farrell
Caroline Takacs Taylor Michelle Obama and Representations of First Ladies
Conference: American Studies Senior Research Symposium
Supported by: American Studies Department
J Cotten Seiler

2013

Student NameProjectFaculty/Mentor
Laura May Bartell Who Are We?: A Critical Analysis of the Family in the Display of Bumper Stickers
Conference: American Studies Senior Research Symposium
Supported by: American Studies Department
Alexandra Michaell Boorse Miss America: Constructing the American Ideal of Womanhood
Conference: American Studies Senior Research Symposium
Supported by: American Studies Department
Sharon O'Brien
Annina Darrahville Boyd Large and Not in Charge: A Critical Analysis of "The Biggest Loser" and U.S. Ideas of Bodily Citizenship
Conference: American Studies Senior Research Symposium
Supported by: American Studies Department
Amy Farrell
Melissa Alice Canu From the 'Dream House' to the White House: Barbie, Femininity, and Power in the United States
Conference: American Studies Senior Research Symposium
Supported by: American Studies Department
Sharon O'Brien
Ashley Ann Davis Cosmopolitan Magazine: The Male Issue
Conference: American Studies Senior Research Symposium
Supported by: American Studies Department
Sharon O'Brien
Giancarlo Daniel Duffy Visual Cultures of Internet Islamophobia: Transnational Memes and International Politics
Supported by: R&D Dana Research Assistant
Number of Weeks: 13
Perin Gurel
Julie Brooke Elias Radical Laughter?: Bridesmaids and the Limits of Gender Subversion in Film Comedy
Conference: American Studies Senior Research Symposium
Supported by: American Studies Department
Sharon O'Brien
Nasim Fekrat Visual Cultures of Internet Islamophobia: Transnational Memes and International Politics
Supported by: R&D Dana Research Assistant
Number of Weeks: 13
Perin Gurel
Samantha Emily Fertel Challenging Rape Culture: Can Student Activism Effectively Change a College Campus?
Conference: American Studies Senior Research Symposium
Supported by: American Studies Department
Laura Catherine Garbarino Alcoholism and Binge Drinking in Hollywood Films
Conference: American Studies Senior Research Symposium
Supported by: American Studies Department
Amy Farrell
Sarah Ann Gray Queer Women Artists and the Implications of the Gaze: Activism, Sexuality, and the Body
Conference: American Studies Senior Research Symposium
Supported by: American Studies Department
Ivan Gutierrez Hegemonic Masculinity: Way of Life or Racial Boundary?
Conference: American Studies Senior Research Symposium
Supported by: American Studies Department
Andrew C Hill LeBron James & The Infrapolitics of a Working Class Athlete
Conference: American Studies Senior Research Symposium
Supported by: American Studies Department
Jerry Philogene
Marcy Cara Isaacson Patriotic Fervor and the Symbol of the American Flag in a Post-9/11 America
Conference: American Studies Senior Research Symposium
Supported by: American Studies Department
Alexis Ellyn Kuzma Empowering or Subjugating?: A Feminist Analysis of the Hot Mom Trend
Conference: American Studies Senior Research Symposium
Supported by: American Studies Department
Emily Bolotin Magida Sensationalism in Cable Television News: The Blurred Line Between News and Entertainment
Conference: American Studies Senior Research Symposium
Supported by: American Studies Department
Amy Farrell
Thomas M Omalley Chinese Immigration: Chinatown in New York and San Francisco in the Early 1900s
Conference: American Studies Senior Research Symposium
Supported by: American Studies Department
Jerry Philogene
Brian William Schwartz The Power of the News Media
Conference: American Studies Senior Research Symposium
Supported by: American Studies Department
Amy Farrell
Connor Edwards Sheehan The Use of Mental Illness to Safeguard Consent in the Extended 1950s (1947-1963)
Conference: American Studies Senior Research Symposium
Supported by: American Studies Department
Leah A Silver A Romanticized Reality: The Fallacy of the American Dream for African Americans in the United States
Conference: American Studies Senior Research Symposium
Supported by: American Studies Department
Jerry Philogene
Alison Loveland Snyder Deviant Possession: Hoarding and its Participation in Unveiling the Processes of Capitalism, Consumerism and Citizenship
Conference: American Studies Senior Research Symposium
Supported by: American Studies Department
Amy Farrell
Mary Kathryn Sullivan Tanning Temptations in the United States
Conference: American Studies Senior Research Symposium
Supported by: American Studies Department
Sharon O'Brien
Christopher Jacek Szymanski Forget Fly, I Am Fashion
Conference: American Studies Senior Research Symposium
Supported by: American Studies Department
Jerry Philogene
Molly Elizabeth Welch The Dissemination of Fat Discrimination in America
Conference: American Studies Senior Research Symposium
Supported by: American Studies Department

2012

Student NameProjectFaculty/Mentor
Juliani Acosta Smoke: Redefining Women in the '20s through Cigarette Consumption
Conference: American Studies Senior Research Symposium
Supported by: American Studies Department
Jonathan Baez Community vs. Commodity: Gentrification and Resistance in Spanish Harlem
Conference: American Studies Senior Research Symposium
Supported by: American Studies Department
Caroline Emily Dukmejian Ain't We Lucky We Got 'Em? An Analysis of the Situation Comedy Good Times and African American Representation in the 1970s
Conference: American Studies Senior Research Symposium
Supported by: American Studies Department
Mary Ann Eggers Visual Cultures of Internet Islamophobia
Supported by: R&D Dana Research Assistant
Number of Weeks: 13
Perin Gurel
Alexandra Brynn Gerstley The History of Imprisonment in Carlisle
Conference: American Studies Senior Research Symposium
Supported by: American Studies Department
Amy Farrell
Melissa Kay Gurdon Rap Musicians as Organic Intellectuals: Re-Educating America from the 1990's to the Present
Conference: American Studies Senior Research Symposium
Supported by: American Studies Department
Molly McDonald Heus The Christian Diet Industry: Sin, Morality, and the Perpetuation of Fat Stigma
Conference: American Studies Senior Research Symposium
Supported by: American Studies Department
Amy Farrell
Kaitlyn Anne Hoza Bringing the Battle Home: The Unseen Wounds of PTSD in Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans
Conference: American Studies Senior Research Symposium
Supported by: American Studies Department
Sharon O'Brien
Laura Mariel Kassen Oy Vey: Gertrude Berg and Representations of Jewishness on The Goldbergs
Conference: American Studies Senior Research Symposium
Supported by: American Studies Department
Kathryn Wittman Mersky Housewife Culture: A Contemporary Look into the Franchise, the Women, and the Viewer Response of Bravo TV's The Real Housewives
Conference: American Studies Senior Research Symposium
Supported by: American Studies Department
Sharon O'Brien
Jossie Munoz The Inclusion of Minorities in Higher Education
Conference: American Studies Senior Research Symposium
Supported by: American Studies Department
Amy Farrell
William Tyler Perry Deconstructing the MLB: Neocolonialist Practices and Latino Baseball Players
Conference: American Studies Senior Research Symposium
Supported by: American Studies Department
Leah Judith Shafer A Difference That Makes No Difference: Making Race Not Matter in Postwar America
Supported by: R&D Dana Research Assistant
Number of Weeks: 13
J Cotten Seiler
Abigail Robyn Sharaf Dating, Dining, and Dancing: Popular Social Etiquette on College Campuses During the Great Depression
Conference: American Studies Senior Research Symposium
Supported by: American Studies Department
Sharon O'Brien
David Torres Social Networking and Privacy
Conference: American Studies Senior Research Symposium
Supported by: American Studies Department
Sharon O'Brien
Gaven Dajay Trinidad The Millennium Approaches: Mainstream American Theater's Role in the Normalization of HIV/AIDS and Gay and Lesbian Cultures
Conference: American Studies Senior Research Symposium
Supported by: American Studies Department
Amy Farrell
Abigail Israel Tufts Jewish Whiteness: Hank Greenberg, Sandy Koufax, and Assimilation through Sports
Conference: American Studies Senior Research Symposium
Supported by: American Studies Department
Katharine Joy Weintraub 'In the future, everybody will be famous for 15 minutes': Andy Warhol and the Commodification of Celebrity
Conference: American Studies Senior Research Symposium
Supported by: American Studies Department

2011

Student NameProjectFaculty/Mentor
Perrin C Allen The Shift from American Jazz from Low to High Culture
Conference: American Studies Senior Research Symposium
Supported by: American Studies Department
Sarah Elizabeth Barr Manuscript revision project: "Home and Other Myths: A Lexicon of Queer Inhabitation"
Supported by: R&D Dana Research Assistant
Number of Weeks: 8
Laura Grappo
Trey Terrell Boone Representations of Lynching: A Visual Phenomenon Deeply Rooted in American History
Conference: American Studies Senior Research Symposium
Supported by: American Studies Department
Jerry Philogene
Anthony Michael Bush Silencing an Exoerience: The Pervasive Notion of No Homo in Hip Hop
Conference: American Studies Senior Research Symposium
Supported by: American Studies Department
Sharon O'Brien
Alyssa Jordan Constad It's Complicated being Green: The Culture of The Muppets in Postmodernist America
Conference: American Studies Senior Research Symposium
Supported by: American Studies Department
Kenya Aisha Dyer Juxtaposition of Natural Disaster and Social Turmoil
Conference: American Studies Senior Research Symposium
Supported by: American Studies Department
Lucas Truman Garrison The Reasoning of Rape: How Masculine & Feminine Culture Contribute to the Crisis of Rape
Conference: American Studies Senior Research Symposium
Supported by: American Studies Department
Sharon O'Brien
Helen Kiley Goldstein Debutante Balls: Perpetuating Female Gender Roles within the Upper Class
Conference: American Studies Senior Research Symposium
Supported by: American Studies Department
Sharon O'Brien
Anisah Khurshid Hashmi Reclaiming American Islam: The Development of Islamic Feminism in the United States
Conference: American Studies Senior Research Symposium
Supported by: American Studies Department
Sharon O'Brien
Leah Melanie Kaplan The 1930s Student Movement: A Forgotten History
Conference: American Studies Senior Research Symposium
Supported by: American Studies Department
Mary Elizabeth Kinman Digesting Soul: Class Identity and Soul Food in 1940s and 1960s
Conference: American Studies Senior Research Symposium
Supported by: American Studies Department
Tara Deanne Lieberman Online Social Networking in the 21st Century: Redefining America's Social Fabric
Conference: American Studies Senior Research Symposium
Supported by: American Studies Department
Jerry Philogene
Demere Elizabeth Meeker Unpaid Work: Representations of the 1950's American Housewife
Conference: American Studies Senior Research Symposium
Supported by: American Studies Department
Sharon O'Brien
Aidan Brown O'Shea Honoring to Control: The Public Memory of Martin Luther King, Jr. & the American Political Right
Conference: American Studies Senior Research Symposium
Supported by: American Studies Department
Aidan Brown O'Shea Norwich Humanities, (American studies)
Conference: 2010 International Student Research Symposium
Supported by: Center for Global Study and Engagement
Amanda Elizabeth Power Basketball as Choreography
Conference: American Studies Senior Research Symposium
Supported by: American Studies Department
Jerry Philogene
Timothy William Rahauser White Power Structures involved in Division I-A College Football Coaching Jobs
Conference: American Studies Senior Research Symposium
Supported by: American Studies Department
Julia Gray Rosen Dictated by the Digital: The Dangerous Effects of Digital Manipulation on Women's Body Image
Conference: American Studies Senior Research Symposium
Supported by: American Studies Department
Jerry Philogene
Michelle Angelina Sanchez Contemporary Latina Identity
Conference: American Studies Senior Research Symposium
Supported by: American Studies Department
Jerry Philogene
Steven William Seland The Tohono O'odham & Cultural Revitalization as a Means of Resistance to Colonial Subjugation
Conference: American Studies Senior Research Symposium
Supported by: American Studies Department
Lindsey Prince Slade The Demise of Karen Carpenter: A Cultural Analysis of Anorexia Nervosa in the 1970s
Conference: American Studies Senior Research Symposium
Supported by: American Studies Department
Flosha Tejada If not "Super[wo]man, then what?"
Conference: American Studies Senior Research Symposium
Supported by: American Studies Department
Andrew Daniel Wade Extreme Sports: The Mainstreaming of a Counter Culture
Conference: American Studies Senior Research Symposium
Supported by: American Studies Department
Elvira Yanez The Spanglish Dialect in the United States
Conference: American Studies Senior Research Symposium
Supported by: American Studies Department

2010

Student NameProjectFaculty/Mentor
Katharine Victoria Atkins-Pattenson "How Much Rubber Does a Woman Need to Buy Before She's Been Bought?": Sex Toy Parties in the 21st Century
Conference: American Studies Senior Research Symposium
Supported by: American Studies Department
Sharon O'Brien
Alison Paige Brant Sex Toys: Accessories for Pleasure and Patriarchy
Conference: American Studies Senior Research Symposium
Supported by: American Studies Department
J Cotten Seiler
Andrew Thomas Ciukurescu Dear Mr. Fantasy: Fantasy Football and Masculinity in the U.S.
Conference: American Studies Senior Research Symposium
Supported by: American Studies Department
J Cotten Seiler
Remy O'Neill Cook Hip Hop Response to Hurricane Katrina
Conference: American Studies Senior Research Symposium
Supported by: American Studies Department
Lonna Malmsheimer
Daron Symmes Dey American Indian History and Memory: Primitive in the Past or Prevailing in the Present?
Conference: American Studies Senior Research Symposium
Supported by: American Studies Department
Amy Farrell
Brett D Friedman Michael Jordan: Nike's Unclassified American Ideal
Conference: American Studies Senior Research Symposium
Supported by: American Studies Department
Amy Farrell
Ariel Fuchs Historical and Contemporary Representations of African American Step Dancing
Conference: American Studies Senior Research Symposium
Supported by: American Studies Department
Sharon O'Brien
Ryan Abel Koons Localizing the Global: Dickinson's Mosaic Programs
Conference: Oral History Association
Kim Rogers,Susan Rose
Samara Michele Lampert Female Strippers: The Power Struggle
Conference: American Studies Senior Research Symposium
Supported by: American Studies Department
J Cotten Seiler
Tiffany Mane The Acquisition of an African and an American Identity through Music: Dominican-Americans and Merengue Hip- Hop
Conference: American Studies Senior Research Symposium
Supported by: American Studies Department
Sharon O'Brien
Tyler Hilton Meade The Interplay of Christian and Capitalist Ethics at Project Share
Conference: American Studies Senior Research Symposium
Supported by: American Studies Department
Lonna Malmsheimer
Clarissa Robinson Moorhead Life Magazine: A Glimpse of the Definitive Gender Roles in Post World War II America
Conference: American Studies Senior Research Symposium
Supported by: American Studies Department
Amy Farrell
Margaret Nicholas-Alexander Deconstructing Fatness: Poverty and Obesity in America
Conference: American Studies Senior Research Symposium
Supported by: American Studies Department
Sharon O'Brien
Elizabeth S Romano The Marketing and Construction of The Jamaican Tourism Industry For Middle-Class White Americans
Conference: American Studies Senior Research Symposium
Supported by: American Studies Department
Amy Farrell
Erin Elizabeth Schweinsburg How the U.S. Fails African-American Students
Conference: American Studies Senior Research Symposium
Supported by: American Studies Department
Lonna Malmsheimer
Gregory Raymond Smart Bottled Water: Class Signifier in the U.S.
Conference: American Studies Senior Research Symposium
Supported by: American Studies Department
Sharon O'Brien
Damaris Villafana Looney Tunes and Post-War American Ideology
Conference: American Studies Senior Research Symposium
Supported by: American Studies Department
Lonna Malmsheimer
Wuji Zeng Chinese Automobility and U.S. Rhetorics of Identicality
Supported by: R&D Dana Research Assistant
Number of Weeks: 13
J Cotten Seiler

2009

Student NameProjectFaculty/Mentor
Rachel Frances Bradburd Caffe Americano: Contextualizing Colonialism, Coffee Consumption and Fair Trade
Conference: American Studies Senior Research Symposium
Supported by: American Studies Department
Sharon O'Brien
Alison Paige Brant Hush, Hush surrounding what makes us go Oh, Oh
Conference: ROWS - Research on Women by Students
Supported by: Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies Department
Alyssa K Crowley The Dove Campaign: An Attempt to Redefine Female Beauty
Conference: American Studies Senior Research Symposium
Supported by: American Studies Department
Sharon O'Brien
Grace Leigh Daniel Empowering Images: Media Representations of the Female Athlete
Conference: American Studies Senior Research Symposium
Supported by: American Studies Department
Sharon O'Brien
Amanda Lynn Dodson American Values and the Changing Face of Motherhood: A Case Study of Dickinson College's Child Care Center
Conference: American Studies Senior Research Symposium
Supported by: American Studies Department
Sharon O'Brien
Gregg Shattls Freeburn My Life Through Your Eyes: Facebook and the Creation of Self
Conference: American Studies Senior Research Symposium
Supported by: American Studies Department
Sharon O'Brien
Alexis Damaris Henry Can You See Me Now? Cultivating a Better Learning Environment for Students of Color
Conference: 2009 Senior Research Symposium
Supported by: Academic Affairs
Jerry Philogene
Justin Edward Melvin No Corners Left Behind: An Analysis of The Wire in Comparison to Realistic Events in Baltimore
Conference: American Studies Senior Research Symposium
Supported by: American Studies Department
Sharon O'Brien
Eric David Rahauser Muhammad Ali: The Controversial Life of Today's Most Powerful Sports Icon
Conference: American Studies Senior Research Symposium
Supported by: American Studies Department
Shaka Mali Tafari Gordy's Blueprint: An Introspective Look at the Black Entrepreneur
Conference: American Studies Senior Research Symposium
Supported by: American Studies Department
Christina Torres 'Composites of Two Worlds': The exploration of Puerto Rican identity formation through the work of Judith Oritz Cofer
Conference: American Studies Senior Research Symposium
Supported by: American Studies Department
Yazmin Monet Watkins Performance Poetry: Activism Through Spoken Word
Conference: American Studies Senior Research Symposium
Supported by: American Studies Department

2008

Student NameProjectFaculty/Mentor
Catherine Martina Creme-Henry From Silence to Pink: Deconstructing the Popular Discourse of Breast Cancer
Conference: ROWS - Research on Women by Students
Supported by: Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies Department
James Yarnall Watson-Krips The Impact of Automobility on Chinese Society, 1920-Present
Supported by: R&D Dana Research Assistant
Number of Weeks: 13
J Cotten Seiler

2007

Student NameProjectFaculty/Mentor
Catherine Martina Creme-Henry The Politics of Pink: The Real and Imaginary Worlds of Breast Cancer
Conference: ROWS - Research on Women by Students
Supported by: Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies Department

2004

Student NameProjectFaculty/Mentor
Gretchen Kemp Mielke Fat America: A Cultural Study of Stigma, Weight Loss and the Fat Acceptance Movement
Supported by: R&D Dana Research Assistant
Number of Weeks: 26
Amy Farrell

2003

Student NameProjectFaculty/Mentor
Jillian Audrey Smith Republic of Drivers: Automobility and the Formation of the American Self
Supported by: R&D Dana Research Assistant
Number of Weeks: 8
J Cotten Seiler
Rebecca Leigh Spiering Norton Critical Edition of "O Pioneers!"
Supported by: R&D Dana Research Assistant
Number of Weeks: 8
Sharon O'Brien

2002

Student NameProjectFaculty/Mentor
Hannah Elizabeth Huber No Blame: A Mother/Daughter Story of Teenage Pregnancy and Adoption
Conference: The 9th Annual Research on Women by Students Symposium (ROWS)
Supported by: Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies Department
Sharon O'Brien

1992

Student NameProjectFaculty/Mentor
John Edward Costango Student Co-direction of the Writing Component of the FOCUS program
Supported by: A.W. Mellon Foundation Student Faculty Research Endowment Award
Number of Weeks: 8
John Bloom