On March 23 and 24, 2012 over 150 presenters from the college and 18 regional institutions shared their research at William and Mary's 11th annual Graduate Research Symposium. The American Studies Program was strongly represented with numerous volunteers and 11 participants: Meghan Holder, Sarah Adams, Katie Bennett, Janine Yorimoto, Alexandra Meav Jerome, Neeve Kelly, Christian Wilbers, Shaun Richards, Jenna Simpson, Edward Hunt, and Kim Mann.
Three of these American Studies graduate students won awards. Jenna Simpson won the Market Access International, Inc. Award for Excellence in Scholarship in the Humanities and Social Sciences for her presentation, "Selling a Shameful Past: Tourism and Living History in Salem, Massachusetts." Edward Hunt won the Award for Excellence in Scholarship in the Humanities and Social Sciences for his presentation, "Computer Penetration: Preparations for Cyber War." And Alexandra Meav Jerome won the William and Mary Honorable Mention for her presentation, "From Bridget's into Bin Laden's: A Comparative Study of how the 19th-Century Irish became the 20th/21st-century Muslims in American Political Cartoons."
The American Studies Program is proud of all those who participated in the GRS and congratulates the award winners!