Lecturer, Committee on Degrees in Social Studies, Harvard University; Thesis Workshop Organizer, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University
November 16, 2022
7:00pm - 9:00pm
William James Hall 3rd Floor
Photo credit: Mercedes Sapuppo, Warsaw, Poland
in-person session will feature a panel discussion with Harvard seniors who received a grants from the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies (CES) to write a senior thesis on an Europe-related research topic. This session is followed by an informal Q&A about senior thesis research, travel, funding, and writing. These senior
thesis writers will share insights about their projects and offer advice to students interested in writing a thesis. All
juniors in the social sciences and humanities are warmly encouraged to attend
and to ask the panelists questions about any stage of the thesis process. Dinner
will be served.
Florian Bochert (Government, EHPS secondary): An Invisible Wall: Reasons for the Political Divide Between Eastern and Western Germany
Abby LaBreck (Government, EHPS secondary): The Historical Contingency of the Concordat: Religion and
Politics in Alsace-Moselle
Dharma Seda Gonzalez (Romance Languages & Literatures): The Women of Las Ventas Prison: Carceral Testimony as a Subversive Literary Practice
Mercedes Sapuppo (Social Studies): The Assault on the Free Press in Eastern Europe: Journalism and War in the Digital Space
Writing a senior thesis can be a daunting task. For Harvard College students interested in writing a senior thesis, the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies (CES) offers the Thesis Workshop for Juniors to navigate this process. The sessions are designed to build fundamental skills for writing a successful thesis and offer a chance to learn from seniors completing their projects. All sessions are open to Harvard College students, especially juniors, intending to write theses in the social sciences, irrespective of geographic or subject-area focus.