Undergraduate History Showcase

April 10, 2018

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The Undergraduate History Showcase is an annual event held each spring that recognizes the exceptional research conducted by UC Santa Cruz history undergraduates. In addition, a history alumnus delivers a keynote address in which they expound on the valuable career skills they acquired by majoring in history.

Thursday, May 10, 2018
2:00 - 4:30 PM
Stevenson Fireside Lounge

Light refreshments to be provided. This event is free and open to everyone!

Schedule of Events

Attend all or parts of the showcase as your schedule permits. Start and end times are approximates.

I. Student Presentations - 2:00-2:45 PM

Ian Kussin-Gika, “Kinderlach and Communists: or A Comparison between Soviet Ethnic Policy and Labour Zionism Through the Lens of the Infamous JAO”
Daphne White, “Regional Modernity in Mid-Century Baghdad: Revisiting Frank LLoyd Wright's Plans for Greater Baghdad, Foundations of The University of Baghdad, and Rifat Chadirji's Influence in Iraqi Architecture”
Jason Gomez, “Radio Revolution: Broadcast Propaganda Techniques during the Spanish Civil War”

II. Keynote Address - 3:00-3:30 PM

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"Teacher or Student: Lifelong Learning"

Joe Gabent
Elementary School Teacher

Joe will discuss how a humanities degree prepared him to be an educator, how he passes the skills he gained as a history major on to his students, and how becoming an educator has granted him a lifetime of learning.

Joe Gabent is a 2008 UCSC Americas and Africa major graduate, a 2009 UCSC Education Department MAT program graduate, and a teacher for the Sunnyvale School District.

III. Student Presentations - 3:40-4:30 PM

Riley Gervin, “Small Victories: Identity, Autonomy, and Female Memory of Soviet GULAGs”
Al-Harith Abu-Amara, "Shanghailander: The Formation and Expression of Identity among Shanghai’s British Settlers"
Kade Muffett, “Eyes on the Uyghur: Media Representations of a Chinese Minority”