History Students Win Research Awards

January 15, 2016


The Department of History is delighted to announce that the following students have received Humanities Undergraduate Research Awards (HUGRA) for the 2015-2016 academic year:

Alex M. Attanasio
Project Title: "Who Were They and Why Did They Fight? A Study of Catholic Irishmen Who Volunteered for the British Army in WWI"
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Bruce Thompson

Matthew A. Ray
Project Title: "Contesting Space and Labor in the 'Workshop of the World': Urban Villages and Migrant Labor in Shenzhen"
Faculty Mentor: Professor Gail Hershatter

Stella Fronius
Project Title: "U.S. Militarism in Okinawa: Transformations in the Physical and Demographic Landscape, 1945-Present"
Faculty Mentor: Professor Alan Christy

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.