History Students Win Research Awards

January 08, 2015


The Department of History is delighted to announce that the following students have received Humanities Undergraduate Research Awards (HUGRA) for the 2014-2015 academic year:

Jordan Brown, History
“Rumford Fair Housing Act and California Proposition 14”
Mentor: Professor David Brundage

Amanda Cheung, East Asian Studies
“Missionaries and the Issue of Footbinding in Modern China”
Mentor: Professor Emily Honig

Jennifer J. Lemieux, History
“The Rise of the Feminist Movement in Okinawa and the Changing Role of Media, 1995-Present”
Mentor: Professor Alan Christy

Rafferty Lincoln, History and Classical Studies
“Inscribed culture: Life and identity in the provincial Roman Empire”
Mentor: Professor Charles Hedrick

Jennifer Lemieux was additionally selected to receive the Bertha N.Melkonian Prize which is awarded to the top proposal submitted. This year the prize will be split with one other HUGRA recipient.

All HUGRA awardees will present the results of their research at the Humanities Spring Awards & Humanities Undergraduate Research Award Presentations. Please stay tuned for further information about the event.

Please join in extending hearty congratulations to these students and their faculty mentors!

What are HUGRAs?

HUGRAs support undergraduate research projects in the humanities. Up to 10 awards in the amount of $500 each are given each year. There are no constraints on the expenditure of the stipend. The top proposal receives the Bertha N. Melkonian prize, an additional $500. Any project involving research within or including any of the humanities disciplines is eligible for consideration.