History Students Win Humanities Research Awards

December 20, 2018

The Department of History is delighted to announce that the following history majors have received Humanities Undergraduate Research Fellowships for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Stephanie Perez
Project Title: “Law and the Early History of Bioprospecting in the Ecuadorian Amazon"
Faculty Mentor: Matt O'Hara

Garrett Starke
Project Title: “Renewal and Resistance: A Study of the Ghost Dance Movements and Their Legacy”
Faculty Mentor: Lynn Westerkamp

Avery Weinman
Project Title: “ From Ma'abarot to Mahapakh: How Israel's Mizrahim Became the Foundation of the Israeli Right"
Faculty Mentor: Alma Heckman

What are Humanities Undergraduate Research Fellowships?

Humanities Undergraduate Research Fellowships 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.