Archive for February, 2016

Things are happening

By • Feb 29th, 2016 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Hello! I know it has been quite a while, but I’ve had my fill of grad school-related business and illnesses, but I’m back. Don’t worry, I still have plenty of research to share. Let’s start out with an oldie, but a goodie. The protyro project has been revived, as we have been writing a publishable-worthy article. […]



February Update

By • Feb 29th, 2016 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Hello folks, It’s the end of February, and I thought it would be a good idea to check in with everyone. Ths month has been full of ups and downs as I try to juggle everything, and I’d be lying if I said I’m not a bit stressed out. But I’m not giving up! I’ve got 3 chapters…
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The End is in Sight!

By • Feb 28th, 2016 • Category: history, Honors Thesis, Research

Hello again! Today as I write my February entry I can’t believe how little time is left in this process! I am working my way through the second version of my (hopefully) last draft. In the past month I have tightened my argument and am reframing my thesis. I am focusing the argument around the…
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Revising

By • Feb 26th, 2016 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

I  am in the process of revising my third chapter, which centers on confessors and penitents in false saints’ lives. After editing a few drafts, I have strengthened my main argument of the chapter, which is that it is necessary to expand our notion of what spiritual influence could be in Catholics’ lives. I have…
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Spring Semester writing

By • Feb 24th, 2016 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Doing an honors thesis really shows you all sides of academic life. After 2 years in the laboratory and a full time summer doing research, it’s been quite the change to spend a year just analyzing data and writing. Last semester, I spent struggling with data and analysis. This semester, it’s time to realize that…
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Midterm

By • Feb 23rd, 2016 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Swem is crowded lately as a round of midterms approach. Fall break is less than two weeks away, which means that half of the semester has passed by. I made a presentation of my research the very first time at the honors colloquium, and had made several tweeks to improve my talk for the final…
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Kaleidoscopic Finale for an Evening of Dance

By • Feb 23rd, 2016 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

As the president of Orchesis Modern Dance Company this year , I have been working closely with Professors Joan Gavaler and Leah Glenn on crafting movement themes based on the forms seen in kaleidoscopes for this year’s finale of the spring student dance concert An Evening of Dance. Physicist originally developed kaleidoscopes to study visible […]



And So the Writing Continues

By • Feb 20th, 2016 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

With only two months to go until the thesis deadline, the writing process is fully underway. At this point, I am conducting small amounts of research on specific topics, but I am mostly working with the materials I have already discovered and analyzed. Currently, I am working with the many writing journals I have written…
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Big Change…February Update

By • Feb 20th, 2016 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Hello everyone! February has been a very busy month for this project, and has brought some exciting opportunities as well as some big changes that I am very happy about and look forward to implementing. First and foremost, February saw the arrival of the Seventeenth Annual William and Mary Honors Colloquium. For the three weeks…
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A Brief History of Ethnic Nationalism and Anti-Semitism at the Beginning of the 20th Century

By • Feb 18th, 2016 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Blog Post Feb 2 A History of Nationalism, Anti-Semitism and Ethnography In order to analyze the golem as a representation of Jewishness, it is important to understand the historical discourse of what Europeans, Jewish and gentile, thought it meant ‘to be Jewish’. Throughout much of European history, what it meant ‘to be Jewish’ for gentiles…
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