Gregory Honan

Political Science
Wellesley, Mass.
Project title: Welfare Narratives In United States Political Rhetoric: Stories, Power, and Contestation in Central Appalachia
Mentor: Laura Roselle

Spring 2014

The most notable accomplishment of the semester is the completion of my research paper.  In its final form, the paper has three sections: Reagan Welfare Narratives, Clinton Welfare Narratives, and Alamance County Welfare Narratives.  This is the final result of my Lumen project, as well as the final paper for Elon College Fellows.  I spent most of the semester synthesizing the research and interviews I had completed and writing.  I also presented my research at LIFE @ Elon, NCUR, and SURF Day.

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