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Senior Thesis Conference - Undergraduate Research on Europe


December 1, 2017
1:00pm - 5:00pm
Lower Level Conference Room, Busch Hall

Senior Thesis Conference - Undergraduate Research on Europe


December 1, 2017
1:00pm - 5:00pm
Lower Level Conference Room, Busch Hall
December 1, 2017
1:00pm - 5:00pm
Lower Level Conference Room, Busch Hall

This event provides the opportunity for CES thesis research grantees to present their research and preliminary findings and receive support and constructive feedback during their writing process from faculty, scholars and fellow students.

For the Harvard community, this event is an opportunity to learn from new research and findings on diverse social science topics related to Europe. Moreover, for those students considering writing a thesis and applying for a CES senior thesis grant, this conference helps to illustrate what to expect in preparing and writing a thesis as well as the how you will benefit from this rigorous but rewarding process.

About

The program of this year's conference is as follows:


1:00 - 1:10 pm Introduction by: Aida Vidan, Student Programs Advisor

Panel 1: Culture and Identity Across Europe

Chair: Michael Tworek, Research Associate, History Department

Comment: Derek Penslar, Visiting Professor of History, Harvard University; Samuel Zacks Professor of Jewish History, University of Toronto

Senior Presenters:

1:10 pm – Emma City, “Writing for the Vote: A Comparison of Genres of Suffragist Writing”

1:12 pm – Caleb Shelburne, “Inverting the Orient Express”

1:34 pm – India Patel, “Ayahs in London at the Turn of the Twentieth Century”

1:46 pm – Andy Secondine, “Conceptions of the Nation in Contemporary Cyprus”

2:00 - 2:30 pm – Comment, Discussion & Q&A

2:30 - 2:40 pm Coffee Break

Panel 2: Community and Democracy in Europe, Past and Future

Chair: Hannah Callaway, Lecturer, Social Studies

Comment: Ezgi Yildiz, Postdoctoral Fellow, Carr Center for Human Rights, Harvard Kennedy School

Senior Presenters:

2:40 pm – Romana Pilepich, “The Residue of Authoritarianism: Elite Circulation and Reproduction in Croatia”

2:52 pm – Andrew O'Donohue, “Building Democracy after Military Dictatorship: Understanding Divergent Regime Outcomes in Chile, Thailand, and Turkey”

3:04 pm – Theresa Byrne, “Words as Weapon in the Cold War: Encounter Magazine and the Publication of Dissident Literature”

3:16 pm – Margot Mai, “Landscapes of violence and care: Marseille's Nigerian sex worker community”

3:28 pm – Stergios Dinopoulos, “Tο Μάτι (The Eye): A short film about vision, photography, and ethics through the lens of Greece's refugee history”

3:42 - 4:25 pm – Comment, Discussion & Q&A

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