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Senior Symposium

The culmination of the American Studies Program is the completion and  presentation of the students' Senior project at the end of their Senior year.  Each May the Program hosts a Senior Symposium where each senior presents their research.   Each senior presents their research to an audience of faculty, cohort classmates, friends and even families fly in to celebrate their student's hard work!  This event is a highlight of the Program and a tremendous accomplishment for each student.  This year the event was held on May 11th.


2023 Senior Symposium 

Maddie Brown 

Advisor:  Julia Stern

How the Imagination of Nineteenth-Century Newspapers Made Abortion Gothic

Dori-Taylor Carter

Advisor:  Michael Rodirguez-Muniz

Numbers, Power and Panethnicity:  How Filipinx American and Asian American Community Organizers Mobilize the 2020 Census

Alex Chun

Advisor:  Raymond San-Diego and Steven Thrasher

Interactive Intimacy:  Tracing how Queer Asian/American OnlyFans Performers Negotiate their Manufactured Identities

Sunnie Eraso

Advisor:  Cristal Chanelle Truscott

STAR a Thesis on Ornamentalism as Theory and Performance Practice Around Gwen Stefani's Harajuku Girls

Eva Herscowitz

Advisor:  Michael Allen

"I'm a junkie:" Countercultural Writing, Protest Culture and the Development of a Dissident Identity at the Lexington Narcotic Farm