History majors participate in numerous classes, programs, and experiences in which they undertake original research projects. Here are two recent examples.
JheDienne Adams, history major and recipient of the Dr. William H. Masterson Memorial Scholarship awarded for excellent performance in history and humanities courses, was selected by the Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Endeavor (URaCE) to participate in the Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates. Her project was entitled “Strange Fruit: A Historical Examination of the Black Female Body as More than Medical Material” and was supervised by Dr. William Kuby. JheDienne presented that project at the Undergraduate Research Symposium held on August 28, 2019, as seen in the pictures below.
History major Mason Fox successfully defended her D-hon thesis, “The Vietnam War at Home and Abroad: Soldiers, Military Leadership, and the Antiwar Movement,” supervised by Dr. Susan Eckelmann Berghel, in the spring. Fox’s research was funded by the Council of Scholars and History Department scholarships. Mason also earned the SGA’s Outstanding Senior Award. Mason graduated from UTC in May 2019.