History majors to give thesis presentations
The Department of History will hold their annual senior thesis presentations Friday, Dec. 9, and Saturday, Dec. 10, in the DiStefano Lecture Hall in the Antone Academic Center.
Sixteen seniors are scheduled to present and defend their theses throughout the two-day period. Members of the Salve Regina community and the general public are invited to attend, and they may stay for any length of time.
The schedule is listed below.
Friday, Dec. 9
- Noon – MacKenna M. Hadawi: “Remove the Hyphen: The German American Struggle for Acceptance in Chicago during World War I”
- 12:45 p.m. – Daniel P. Graziano: “The Right Man at the Right Time: Jackie Robinson’s Integration of Major League Baseball”
- 1:30 p.m. – Alejandra B. Garcia-Silva: “Invasion, Indoctrination and Assimilation: The Entrance of Los Angeles into the United States”
- 2:15 p.m. – Talia C. Williams: “Love Can Conquer All: Queen Victoria’s Motives for Marrying Prince Albert”
- 3 p.m. – Alicia Rose Lopez: “Dereliction of Duty: The U.S. Government’s Use of Agent Orange during the Vietnam War”
- 3:45 p.m. – Elizabeth J. Nickerson: “America’s First Female President? Edith Wilson’s Role Following President Wilson’s Stroke”
- 4:30 p.m. – Steven Passodelis: “From Friends to Enemies: The Deterioration of Franco-American Relations, 1790-1800”
Saturday, Dec. 10
- 9 a.m. – Meaghan R. Lancaster: “From Illustrator to Artist: Norman Rockwell’s Embrace of the Civil Rights Movement”
- 9:45 a.m. – Morgan M. Lee: “Lasting Liberty: Uses of the Declaration of Independence throughout U.S. History”
- 10:30 a.m. – Lindsey M. Smith: “Accept All of Me: Pauli Murray’s Struggle to Center Black Women within the Racial and Gender Activism of the Sixties”
- 11:15 a.m. – Kyra A. Laiuppa: “Sisters by Choice: The Twinning of Kinsale, Ireland, and Newport, Rhode Island”
- 1:15 p.m. – Kathleen M. Mountcastle: “Who Will Pay the Piper? The Psychological Impact of Operation Pied Piper in World War II”
- 2 p.m. – Christina E. Cannilla: “Undressing the Politics of Fashion: The Sartorial Symbolism of the First Ladies from Jackie Kennedy to Hillary Clinton”
- 2:45 p.m. – Katelin Emma Rogers: “A Martyr for Patriotism and Feminism: How Joan of Arc Became an Inspirational Icon for Centuries”
- 3:30 p.m. – Jessica A. Wright: “The True Meaning of Christmas: The German Public’s Reaction to Wartime Propaganda, 1914-1918”
- 4:15 p.m. – Jillian P. Kelley: “A Year Like No Other: Examining Black Student Experiences during the Boston Busing Crisis, 1974-1975”