The Margaret S. Glauber Faculty-Student Research Fellows and Scholarship Fund supports faculty-student research collaborations in the humanities and social sciences. The program is made possible through the generosity of Margaret "Maggie" Glauber '51.
The Glauber Faculty Fellow is a W&M faculty member appointed for two years and receiving a $5,000 stipend per year. Each year, the Faculty Fellow selects two Glauber Student Fellows from the applicant pool, who receive $4,000 for their summer research projects and, when eligible, need-based student financial aid.
Faculty Fellows for 2020-22
Lu Ann Homza is a Professor of History. She teaches the history of western Europe and also offers classes on the European Renaissance, the Religious Reformations, Spain and Its Empire, Spanish Law & Social History, and Inquisition. Her research interests lie in the Spanish Inquisition, European witchcraft, the history of emotions, and the history of law in Spain and Italy between 1500-1700. Her articles have appeared in journals like Renaissance Quarterly and The Journal of Modern History. Her books include Religious Authority in the Spanish Renaissance and The Spanish Inquisition, 1478-1614: An Anthology of Sources. Since 2009, Homza has taken small groups of W&M students to Madrid and Pamplona for archival research, where students have explored legal sources that survive from the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. During the first year of the Glauber Fellowship, Homza and her students will prepare a primary source reader on the child-witches of the village of Olague, 1611-1613.
Cheryl L. Dickter is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychological Sciences and a faculty affiliate of the Neuroscience Program. Her research uses a social cognitive approach to examine how individuals perceive members of different social groups (e.g., people of color, sexual minorities, individuals from neurodiverse backgrounds), and how these perceptions differ based on contextual information such as stereotypes. She and her students are currently working on projects investigating ways to reduce implicit and explicit bias and to increase cultural competence. Dr. Dickter has published over 30 articles and book chapters as well as two books. Her work has been funded by the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health. She teaches classes on social psychology and statistics, as well as a freshman seminar entitled Underrepresented Students in the Academy and a senior seminar called Stereotypes and Prejudice.
Student Fellows for 2021-22
Yvette Bivins-Sanchez, is a junior from Alexandria, Virginia. She is majoring in Psychological Sciences & minoring in Sociology. On-campus, she is involved with WMSURE (William & Mary Students Underrepresented In Research Experience) as a peer mentor to first-year students. During her freshman year, she became an undergraduate student member of the Psychological Science's Diversity Committee. That same year Yvette joined Professor Dickter in the Psychological Science's Social Cognition Lab to conduct research on Cultural Competence and addressing White Privilege & Confronting Racism/Prejudice, and continues to research those topics as a Glauber fellow. Yvette also has a passionate interest in mental health/mental health services in underrepresented communities and populations and plans to implement research on that topic in the future.
Madeleine Covington, born and raised in New Jersey, she is a sophomore at the William & Mary double majoring in History and International Relations on a pre-law track. Within her fields of study, she is interested in the intricacies of government styles around the globe and the history of religious persecution in Europe. She currently works as a Tribe tutor in the Tutor Zone, assisting students in a variety of Spanish, Government and History courses. As a teenager, she competed in Martial Arts and held multiple National and World Champion titles. Some of her hobbies include weightlifting, art, travel, and playing the ukulele and guitar.
Avery Freeman, is a junior who is double majoring in Kinesiology & Health Sciences and Psychological Sciences. On campus, she is a Campus Recreation Personal Trainer and a member of the Club Women's Rugby team, of which she is a captain. Since her freshman year, Avery has been working on research projects that aim to reduce racial bias. She has collected EEG and behavioral data from college student participants, and is currently conducting data processing, coding, and analysis. Avery is also working on a study examining how to encourage individuals to confront instances of racism. Avery's interest in this area of research stems from her past experiences studying intersectional identities and the ways in which they interact with various social structures. Her work in the lab thus far has allowed her to make connections between psychological processes and sociological concepts, preparing her for future research at the intersection of both of these fields. As a Glauber Fellow, she will be working with Professor Dickter continuing work on the aforementioned projects, in addition to beginning work on her senior honors project.
Cayla Harrison, a senior from Arlington, VA, is majoring in history and minoring in psychology. She is particularly interested in African American history and hopes to pursue a career in legal history. To deepen her knowledge of African American history, Cayla is currently developing an honors thesis on the legal history of the post-reconstruction era in Virginia. During her time at William & Mary, Cayla has conducted summer research on maternal mortality in US prisons through the WMSURE summer research program, worked as a Dining Sustainability Intern, and volunteered on Student Assembly's Academic Diversity Panel. Cayla's work through the Glauber Fellowship involves researching Spanish Inquisition witch trials in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries; she conducts archival research, translates and transcribes documents, and studies cultural indicators, including the family, divorce, and neighborhoods. Cayla's work is in accordance with Dr. Hamza's upcoming reader on the Spanish Inquisition.