The 2012 American Studies Senior Research Symposium will be held on Saturday, March 3rd in the Stern Center Great Room.
American Studies seniors will present their research projects.
Panel 1: 10:15am to 11:15am - Imagined Communities: Identity Formation Beyond the Self
Kaitlyn Hoza: Bring the Battle Home: The Unseen Wounds of PTSD in Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans
David Torres: Social Networking and Privacy
Aigail Sharaf: Dating, Dining, and Dancing: Popular Social Etiquette on College Campuses During the Great Depression
Kathryn Mersky: Housewife Culture: A Contemporary Look into the Franchise, the Women, and the Viewer Response of Bravo TV's The Real Housewives
Panel 2: 11:15am to 12:15pm - Making Otherness: Imperialism and Race
William Perry: Deconstructing the MLB: Neocolonialist Practices and Latino Baseball Players
Melissa Gurdon: Rap Musicians as Organic Intellectuals: Re-Educating America from the 1990's to the Present
Abigail Tufts: Jewish Whiteness: Hank Greenberg, Sandy Koufax, and Assimilation through Sports
Laura Kassen: Oy Vey: Gertrude Berg and Representations of Jewishness on The Goldbergs
Panel 3: 1:15pm to 2:30pm - Representations: Art, Media, Commodity
Caroline Dukmejian: Ain't We Lucky We Got 'Em? An Analysis of the Situation Comedy Good Times and African American Representation in the 1970s
Katharine Weintraub: 'In the future, everybody will be famous for 15 minutes': Andy Warhol and the Commodification of Celebrity
Jonathan Baez: Community vs. Commodity: Gentrification and Resistance in Spanish Harlem
Juliani Acosta: Smoke: Redefining Women in the '20s through Cigarette Consumption
Morgan Ross: Law and Order SVU and Representations of Sexual Violence in the Media
Panel 4: 2:30pm-4:30pm - Acts of Conscience: Moral Issues in the Contemporary U.S.
Molly Heus: The Christian Diet Industry: Sin, Morality, and the Perpetuation of Fat Stigma
Gaven Trinidad: The Millennium Approaches: Mainstream American Theater's Role in the Normalization of HIV/AIDS and Gay and Lesbian Cultures
Jossie Munoz: The Inclusion of Minorities in Higher Education
Alexandra Gerstley: The History of Imprisonment in Carlisle