William & Mary

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
2014-15
2013-14
2012-13
2011-12
2010-11
  • Amanda Cottingham, "Racial Contest for Space and Power in Richmond, Virginia's Urban Landscape, 1890-1920" (High Honors)
    Kimberley Phillips + Melvin Ely and Heather Huyck
2009-10
  • Emilie Raymer, "Real Control of the Fantastical: Escapism, Economics, and Consumerism in Love Book Magazine" (High Honors)
    Charles McGovern + Tim Barnard and Sasha Prokhorov
2008-09
2006-07
  • Anne 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 and 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 and John McGlennon
2004-05
  • Heather Debby
    Jennifer Putzi + Kim Phillips, John Moore, Scott Nelson and Carol Sheriff
  • Sarah Reeder
    Alan Wallach + Sibel Zandi-Sayek and Charles McGovern