Archive for June, 2017

My First Academic Conference!

By • Jun 23rd, 2017 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Today I had one of the most exciting and engaging experiences of my summer research so far—attending an academic conference on William Carlos Williams and his writings to celebrate the 50th anniversary of his poetry book, Al Que Quiere! At the conference, I was able to hear various papers on Williams’s writings and publications, which…
Read More

The post My First Academic Conference! appeared first on W&M Honors Fellows.



A Lyrical Analysis of Chart Topping Rap Songs 1987-Present Part 3

By • Jun 23rd, 2017 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

To conclude this three part series, I will attempt to use the collected data to tease out some themes from each decade of rap music, and then compare the beginnings of modern rap to its incarnation in today’s popular culture. Let’s start with the 1980s, rap’s first exposure to popular culture and media attention. The […]

The post A Lyrical Analysis of Chart Topping Rap Songs 1987-Present Part 3 appeared first on Freshman Monroe Scholars Summer Research Projects.



A Lyrical Analysis of Chart Topping Rap Songs 1987-Present Part 2

By • Jun 23rd, 2017 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Before I get started with this blog post, I’d like to inform the reader that this and subsequent posts will contain prolific language used in rap vernacular and is not intended to offend any person nor group of people. The use of such language is meant to keep the original intent and message of rap […]

The post A Lyrical Analysis of Chart Topping Rap Songs 1987-Present Part 2 appeared first on Freshman Monroe Scholars Summer Research Projects.



Update 1 | Illegal Abortion in Argentina

By • Jun 23rd, 2017 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

I am taking a strong critical feminist viewpoint of illegal abortion in Argentina, so, therefore, I chose to start my research with a survey of feminist literature on the topics of abortion and reproductive rights. I really wanted to create a foundation from the feminist theory on which I will be able to build my […]

The post Update 1 | Illegal Abortion in Argentina appeared first on Upperclass Monroe Scholars Summer Research Projects.



Teen Pregnancy and Education

By • Jun 23rd, 2017 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Hey Everyone! The most exciting news that I have to share today is that I finally got some substantial responses to my school-based clinic survey! I am so excited to hear from people and thrilled that they took the time to share some information with me. Getting information from people working in clinics makes the […]

The post Teen Pregnancy and Education appeared first on Upperclass Monroe Scholars Summer Research Projects.



Women’s Solidarity in the TV Adaptation of “The Handmaid’s Tale”

By • Jun 23rd, 2017 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

The recent Hulu adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s famous novel stays mostly true to its source material, something I was grateful for. But where it departs from the novel is where it is perhaps most helpful to my research about depictions of women’s solidarity. In the TV series, solidarity amongst the handmaids is explicitly realized in…
Read More

The post Women’s Solidarity in the TV Adaptation of “The Handmaid’s Tale” appeared first on W&M Honors Fellows.



Update 1: The multicultural science museum: Inclusivity and accessibility

By • Jun 23rd, 2017 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

As of today I am four weeks into my internship. My role is essentially to assess/audit the current inclusivity and accessibility efforts, programs, and structures at the museum. Inclusivity and accessibility are complex and multifaceted concepts: ultimately, they entail attempting to account for and understand every aspect of human experience and identity . Pretty simple, right? I […]

The post Update 1: The multicultural science museum: Inclusivity and accessibility appeared first on Upperclass Monroe Scholars Summer Research Projects.



On Mondays We Catalogue – Winterthur Week 4

By • Jun 22nd, 2017 • Category: history, Honors Thesis, Research

Life is full of many seemingly unanswerable questions. Mysteries so vast, so expansive, and so seemingly all-encompassing that figuring out how to find their answers seems impossible. Luckily, my time at Winterthur Museum, Garden, and Library has lead to some knowledge about one of those big life mysteries. While I cannot tell you about the […]

The post On Mondays We Catalogue – Winterthur Week 4 appeared first on Charles Center Summer Research Blog.



Developing a Plan

By • Jun 21st, 2017 • Category: Colonial Williamsburg, Honors Thesis, Research

This week I have begun to transition to the development phase of my family program for Bassett Hall.  In doing so, I have been researching by attending various educational programs throughout the Colonial Williamsburg sites. One of my favorite programs so far is the Building Detectives tour at the Robert Carter House.  This behind-the-scenes tour […]

The post Developing a Plan appeared first on Charles Center Summer Research Blog.



Sweet Fruit Fly Research Update

By • Jun 21st, 2017 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

So much has happened in the past three weeks doing summer research with my lovely fruit flies. Let me catch you up… I’ve been setting up cages with apple juice plates weekly for my flies to lay their embryos on. I then collect the embryos off the plates and isolate the gonads. The gonads then […]

The post Sweet Fruit Fly Research Update appeared first on Charles Center Summer Research Blog.