History / French
Project title: The Evolution of Charles de Gaulle as France’s Wartime Leader in Great Britain during World War II (1940-1942)
Mentor: David Crowe
During the Fall Semester, Claire completed the first draft of her written thesis and presented her research at Phi Alpha Theta’s Biennial Conference in Albuquerque, NM. The written work now stands at 100 pages, and Claire enjoyed focusing on the Affair of St. Pierre and Miquelon, a rarely emphasized yet important political debate in 1941 that secured de Gaulle’s position as la France Libre’s political and military leader. This work also served as part of Claire’s French Senior Capstone Thesis for her French major, and the work is available in both French and English. When Claire attended the historical conference in January 2014, she read the English version of this research before her peers and distinguished faculty. Claire hopes that the connections she made at the Biennial Conference will contribute to her applications to graduate schools.
In addition to completing the first draft of her thesis, Claire applied to the Rhodes Scholarship, Marshall Scholarship, and six graduate schools. She also submitted applications to present her research at other conferences in the spring such as the Society for French Historical Studies’ conference in Montreal and NCUR in Lexington, KY. She plans to attend both conferences in the spring semester.
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