North Charleston, SC
Mentor: David Copeland
Project title: The media of white America: Press coverage and treatment of historically outcast members of society
This semester, I focused heavily on presenting my work through various media. I gave presentations at the National Conference for Undergraduate Research at the University of Wisconsin at LaCrosse, as well as on campus at Elon’s Spring Undergraduate Research Forum. I also finalized a website (mediaandminorities.com) highlighting my research and various conclusions, ensuring I met my goal of making my work as accessible to as wide an audience as possible. The majority of my time this semester was devoted to building the website and summarizing/condensing my work into easy-to-understand and follow language and structure. I also visited a handful of local exhibits/locations and conducted interviews with experts with knowledge about the five people groups I studied.
Starting this fall, I will be teaching Special Education back in my home state of South Carolina as a Teach for America Corps Member. As mentioned above, the skills I gained and mastered while spending two years devoted to this project will be applicable in my post-graduate life, both professionally and personally.
Dr. Ann J. Cahill
Professor of Philosophy
Spence Pavilion 111
2340 Campus Box
Elon, NC 27244
Phone: (336) 278-5703
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