Summer Research Partnership in Archaeology: PAMA Archaeology Project: El Proyecto Arqueológico Medio Ambiental

23 January 2023

In the summer of 2022, Sarah Kennedy, Robert A. Oden, Jr. Postdoctoral Fellow for Innovation in the Humanities and Archaeology, Sophie Bagget ‘23, Claire Boyle ’25, Collin Kelso ’25, Ezra…

picture of the PAMA team of researchers

Summer Research Partnership in Russian: Swan as a Dinner Dish

17 January 2023

In Summer 2022 Marjorie Mitalski ’24 worked with Laura Goering, Professor of Russian, on the project Swan as a Dinner Dish. Swan was a staple of Medieval and Renaissance banquets,…

Swan Pit, Norwich

Summer Research Partnership in History: Flucker-Urquhart Divorce

24 October 2022

In the summer of 2022 Lorraine Bernhard ’23 and Margaret De Fer ’24 traveled to Scotland and England to do archival research with Serena Zabin, Professor of History. The purpose…

Aberdeen Archive

Contemporary Scholarship and Teaching in German Studies

19 September 2022

This past summer, the German faculty applied for a Humanities Center summer research circle to support each other in projects related to both teaching and research (and the connections between them). In…

Carleton German on frisbee

Student Research Partnership in Music: Marvin Gaye Photo Research

1 November 2021

During the summer of 2021 Anne Beimers ’23 worked with Professor Andy Flory on the Marvin Gaye photo research project. Anne shared her experience as an SRP with the Humanities…

image of Marvin Gaye

Student Research Partnership in Middle Eastern Languages: Convivencia Triumphant in La Catedral del Mar on TV/ Netflix

25 October 2021

During the summer of 2021 Apoorba Misra ’22 worked with Professor Stacy Beckwith on a project investigating the history and the cinematic portrayal of Jewish-Muslim-Christian interactions in 14th century Spain. Apoorba…

Picture of characters from La catedral del mar

Student Research Partnership in German: Environmental Fantasies: German Film History for the Anthropocene

18 October 2021

In the summer of 2021 Esme Krohn ’24 worked with Assistant Professor Seth Peabody on his book project Environmental Fantasies: German Film History for the Anthropocene. Esme shared her experience…

poster from film Metropolis

Student Research Partnership in Sociology: Dear Birthmother

7 October 2021

In the summer on 2021 Zoe Poolos ’22 worked with Associate Professor Liz Raleigh on the Dear Birthmother project. Zoe shared her experience as an SRP with the Humanities Center…

screenshot of Happy Families Through Adoption website

Settler Colonialism: Global and Local Connections

6 October 2021

Our reading circle explored the concept and practices of settler colonialism across multiple contexts: Minneapolis, Palestine, and Alaska. The texts that we read spoke to our individual research interests as well as our commitment to tracing global crises that stem from the violent displacement of Indigenous communities in both the US and abroad. We were particularly interested in interrogating how settler colonialism strengthens and maintains white supremacy in a given place (e.g., Minneapolis, Palestine) and transnationally.


book cover

Student Research Partnership in Chinese: Chinese Popular Culture: Constructing a Self Online Amid Urban-Rural Divides, Consumerism, and Social Upheavals

4 October 2021

In the summer of 2021 David Ahrens ’22 and Marianne Gunnarsson ’22 worked with Associate Professor Shaohua Guo on a research project which investigates the questions “What is popular culture?”…

drawing of a blue teardrop