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American Studies

In its Honors Program the American Studies program awards Honors, High Honors, or Highest Honors to student research projects. The projects listed below have been defended successfully, and a copy of the thesis deposited in Swem Library.

Key:
  • Student, "Thesis" (Honors level)
    Committee Chair + Other Committee Members
2013-14
  • Kathryn Lynn McLane, "Remembrance, Reflection, Reconciliation: The Performance of Collective Memory in Civil War Commemoration" (High Honors) 
    Michelle Lilièvre + Leah Glenn, Arthur Knight
  • Kayla Danielle Meyers, "'Obscene Odes on the Windows of the Skull': Deconstructing the Memory of the Howl Trial of 1957" (High Honors)
    Charles McGovern + Arthur Knight, Marc Raphael
2012-13
2011-12
2010-11
  • Amanda Rose Cottingham, "Racial Contest for Space and Power in Richmond, Virginia's Urban Landscape, 1890-1920" (High Honors)
    Kimberley Phillips + Melvin Ely, Heather Huyck
2009-10
2008-09
2006-07
  • Anne McGivern Gessler, "'I Don't Know Much About History': WCWM's Educational Radio Format and its Battle for Self Definition" (Highest Honors)
    Charles McGovern + Arthur Knight, Eun Jung
2005-06
  • Jonathan Adams, "Federal Policy and Societal Change in the Suburbanization of Fairfax County, Virginia: 1930-2000" (Honors)
    Charles McGovern + Chandos Brown, John McGlennon
2004-05
  • Heather Debby
    Jennifer Putzi + Kim Phillips, John Moore, Scott Nelson, Carol Sheriff
  • Sarah Reeder
    Alan Wallach + Sibel Zandi Sayek, Charles McGovern