Project title: A Facade of Calm: Mapuche Indigenous Resistance from the Pinochet Regime to Present
Mentor: Michael Matthews
This semester I completed writing and editing a 119-page thesis on Mapuche resistance in Chile, with a focus on resistance expressed through the cultural venues of hip-hop, public art, theater, and poetry. I presented my research at NCUR and SURF, and sent my thesis to a professor of History at the University of Arizona who may be able to cite it in an article he is writing. Reflecting upon the past semester, I am really proud of my research, my final product, and the contributions that I have made to the field.
Dr. Ann J. Cahill
Professor of Philosophy
Spence Pavilion 111
2340 Campus Box
Elon, NC 27244
Phone: (336) 278-5703
Alexander Bruch ’14 sought feedback from chemistry professors & staff in the Student Professional Development Center as he applied to graduate schools, including Yale University, for a doctorate in electrical engineering.
Senior biochemistry majors and Lumen Scholars Taylor Davis and Tom Lampl had a manuscript about their research accepted for publication in the Journal of Visual Experimentation.
Caley Mikesell is one of eight fellows from around the world spending June and July in rural India to help research and develop holistic programs aimed at improving conditions for impoverished villages.
Recent Elon University graduate Sarah Holland's study of Christian complicity in the evils of Nazi Germany shed light on the way people of faith can be led astray by leaders who exploit religious beliefs at the expense of marginalized populations.
Over the past two years, Elon University senior and Lumen Prize recipient Michelle Nussbaum has used a top award for undergraduate research to pinpoint the reasons many older readers find comfort in novels written for adolescent audiences.
Elon University senior Greg Honan researched the stories two former presidents told of public assistance recipients and found a direct influence on the way local politicians talk about social services.