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Student Research

Here are some recent undergraduate student research projects from our majors in history, political science, and interdisciplinary studies.

 

History:

  • Ashley Cardenas, "'Only an Ordinary Woman': A Digital Exhibit on Annie Coleman Peyton and the Founding of Mississippi University for Women," digital exhibit, Fall 2013. 

  • Nichole Larson, "Gendered Images: Finding Connections in Local Advertisements from Columbus, Ms.," digital exhibit, Fall 2013. 

  • Christian Friar, "Black, White, and Freedom: Seeing the Color of Slavery through Advertisements," digital exhibit, Fall 2013.

  • Civil War 150 Sesquicentennial Celebration, HIS 441 American Social History (Charles Griffith, Katoria Rice, Bethany Huff, Emily Wicker, Karen Lott, and Christian Friar) presented research presentation and posters on local Civil War history, Columbus Lowndes Public Library, Columbus, Mississippi, May 2, 2013.
  • Whitney Russell, “Designing a Public History Exhibition: The Difficulties in Displaying Genocide,” The Society of Mississippi  Archivists Conference, Delta State University, Cleveland, Mississippi, April 17-19, 2013; “The Changes of Anti-Semitism in Mississippi: From the Holocaust to the Civil Rights Movement,” Mississippi Phi Alpha Theta Conference, Mississippi College, Clinton, Mississippi, March 1-2, 2013,
  • Miranda Vaughn, “A Study of Civil Rights in Aberdeen,” The Society of Mississippi  Archivists Conference, Delta State University, Cleveland, Mississippi, April 17-19, 2013
  • Lacy Jaudon, “Heroic Prostitute Tropes in Pre-Production Code and Immediate Post-Production Code Hollywood,” Symposium for History Undergraduate Research, Mississippi State University, Starkville, Mississippi, May 18-19, 2012.
  • J. Matthew Ward, “‘Her Own Sense of Right’: Civil War Rhetoric and Southern Women,” Symposium for History Undergraduate Research, Mississippi State University, Starkville, Mississippi, May 18-19, 2012; The Mississippi Historical Society Conference, Mississippi University for Women, Columbus, Mississippi, March 1-3, 2012.
  • Jaleesa Fields, “Out from the Shadow: Integration at Mississippi State College for Women,” Creative Arts Festival, Jackson State University, Jackson, Mississippi, April 13-14, 2012; The Mississippi Historical Society Conference, Mississippi University for Women, Columbus, Mississippi, March 1-3, 2012.
  • Nichole Larson, “John F. Kennedy and Creating Public Support for the War,” the Mississippi Historical Society Conference, Mississippi University for Women, Columbus, Mississippi, March 1-3, 2012.

Political Science:

All presentations were made at annual meetings of the Mississippi Political Science Association. 

  • Pedro Acevedo, “Will Japan March Again?” – February 7-8, 2014 (at Ole Miss)
  • Clint Gannon, “Canadian Healthcare Challenges in the 21st Century” – February 7-8, 2014 (at Ole Miss)
  • Menuka Ban, “Somalia: Rising from a Failed State?” – November 2-3, 2012 (at Delta State)
  • Jasmin Fleming, “North Korea’s Direction after Kim Jong-Il” - November 2-3, 2012 (at Delta State)
  • Patricia Hernandez, “Cuba: An Example of Communist Success or Misinformation?” - November 2-3, 2012 (at Delta State)
  • Karen Lott, “Educational Equality vs. Economic Competitiveness: An Analysis of German Vocational Education” - November 2-3, 2012 (at Delta State); Won the conference’s award for best undergraduate paper
  • Jordan Kaase, “Counter-Terrorism Intelligence Gathering Strategy and effectiveness in Mississippi” – November 11-12, 2011 (at Millsaps)
  • Preston Veal, “Is China Ready for Hegemony?” - November 11-12, 2011 (at Millsaps)
  • Jacorius Liner, “Libya’s Transition: Will Qaddafi’s Ouster Bring Democracy?” - November 11-12, 2011 (at Millsaps)
  • Nikki Rister, “Morocco’s Future: Presidential Democracy or Authoritarianism?” - November 11-12, 2011 (at Millsaps)
  • Julie Foster, “Democracy in Indonesia: is It Sustainable?” -  November 11-12, 2011 (at Millsaps)
  • Bess Toyama, “The KGB’s Persistent Impact on Russian Government” – November 5-6, 2010 (at MUW)
  • Eve Certhoux, “The Persistence of the National front in French Politics: Its Impact beyond the 2002 Presidential Elections” - November 5-6, 2010 (at MUW)
  • Lesly Griffin, “A Democratic Government in Iraq?” - November 5-6, 2010 (at MUW)
  • Terresia Rush, “Women’s Rights Movements in Saudi Arabia - November 5-6, 2010 (at MUW)
  • Laura Corley, “Is Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Moving Liberia toward or away from Genuine Democracy?” - November 5-6, 2010 (at MUW)
  • Hunter Harris, “Explaining Support among African-Americans for the Democratic Party” - November 6-7, 2009 (at Millsaps)
  • Lauren Jee, “Poetry as a Form of Political Reconciliation” – November 6-7, 2009 (at Millsaps)

 Interdisciplinary Studies:

  • Lulu Luo, “Fertility Control Policy in China: History, Current Situations, and Reactions” – 2013
  • Valerie Baldwin, “Possible Health Benefits of Religious Practices” – 2013
  • Jay Armstrong: “Reclamation of the World by the Adamic Race: The Claims of Christian Identity Minister Dr. Wesley A. Swift,” 2012
  • Will Richey: “Music Video Project: Hayden Allen’s ‘Take Me,’” 2011
  • J. Alec Hawkins: “Alice A. Bailey and Her Mystic Interpretation of the Christ,” 2011

 

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