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Summer Research Grant Poster Session
Thursday, October 4, 2012
4:00 – 6:00 pm
Love House and Hutchins Forum
Free and open to the public. Light refreshments served.

You are invited to a poster session presented by the graduate and professional students who were awarded summer research grants in 2012. Fourteen students from the fields of history, anthropology, folklore, religious studies, and geography will showcase their research related to the American South:

Lindsay C. Bloch, Anthropology: Investigating Coarse Earthenware Pottery Production and Distribution in the Historic Chesapeake

Brianna Kay Bond, Sociology: Lawyers & Litigation in the Southern Civil Rights Movement

Danielle Braxton, Nutrition: Beyond Biscuits and Barbecue: Do the intangible components of southern culture influence obesity treatment decisions and the use of social support for weight loss in super-obese southern women?

Brandon Byrd, History: “A Marked Recognition of Our New Condition”: Haiti in the African American Political Imagination 1863-1915

David Cranford, Anthropology: An Analysis of Catawba Pottery from Household Contexts at Ayers Town: A Post-Revolutionary Catawba Town Near Rock Hill, SC

Adam H. Domby, History: Loyal Deserters: Unionists, Deserters, Draft Dodgers and the Memory of Southern Dissenters

Shannon Eaves, History: A “Sad Epoch”: The Impact of Sexual Exploitation on Enslaved Women and the Greater Antebellum South

Elijah Gaddis, American Studies/Folklore: Work, Land, and Place: A Study of Caledonia Prison Farm

Stephanie Gaskill, Religious Studies: Redemption in and of Angola: Contesting Religion in America’s Most Notorious Prison

Conor M. Harrison, Geography: Power Play: Municipally Owned Electric Systems in Small Eastern North Carolina Towns in the early 20th Century

Megan C. Kassabaum, Anthropology: Putting on the Final Touches: Understanding Moundbuilding and Feasting at the Feltus Site, Jefferson County, Mississippi

Taylor Livingston, Anthropology: Mississippi, Memories, & Discourse: Cultural Health Capital & Breastfeeding in Jackson, MS

Elizabeth A. Lundeen, History: African American College Presidents and the Civil Rights Movement

Joshua Lynn, History: Antebellum Democrats and the Northern Politics of Slavery

Xaris A. Martinez, History: Confederate Daughter, Confederate Myth: Remembering the Life and Times of Varina Anne Davis

Warren E. Milteer, History: The Complications of Liberty: Free People of Color in North Carolina from the Colonial Period Through Reconstruction

Marvin M. Richardson, History: Haliwa-Saponi Indian Identity and Political Development in the Jim Crow South

Stanley J. Thayne, Religious Studies: School Desegregation and Religious Diversity in the Catawba Nation

Please drop in, learn about their research projects, and enjoy conversation and refreshments with us as we celebrate the accomplishments of these talented students.

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