Social Science and Humanities Research Opportunities for Students
The Kenyon Summer Scholars program provides opportunities for students to work in close collaboration with faculty mentors in the social sciences and humanities as full participants in the processes of creating a research plan, executing a research project, and preparing results for presentation in a public forum. Summer Scholars working on the Kenyon campus form a special community, with participants coming together for discussions and social activities. This three year pilot program is funded by Kenyon College. It is open to students working with faculty members in any department or program in the humanities or social sciences. Selections for these competitive awards are made by a committee of faculty members from these disciplines. Learn more in the program announcement.
Henry Brill, Nurten Kilic-Schubel and Vernon Schubel: "Reading Babur's Dreams: Religiosity and Kingship in Sixteenth Century Central and South Asia"
Justin Clark, Jaret Treber: "Decision Incision Collision: Modeling Hospital Choice With Social Network Analysis"
Juniper Cruz, Ivonne Garcia: "There’s Too Many of Them!”: Exploring Constructions of Whiteness in Zombie Narratives"
Madeleine Manly, Dave Suggs: "The good, the bad, and the risky: staff perceptions of drinking and sexual norms"
Claire Oxford, Travis Landry: "Pushing the Boundaries of Spain’s Collective Memory: Autoethnographic Texts’ Engagement with Memories of al-Andalus"
Hannah Russ, Julie Brodie: "Documenting Latvian Folk Dances in Labanotation: The Story of Cūkas Driķos (Pigs in a Buckwheat Field)"
Elise Tran, Sam Pack: "Religious Syncretism in the Philippines"
Juliet Bellin Warren, Sarah Heidt: "A History of Women’s Non-Fiction: Progressive Era Writers and Their Feminist Impact"
Zoe Case, Dane Heuchemer: "The Music of the Jewish Hazzan"
Derek Foret, Paul Kirkland: "Pre-Socratic Science"
Maggie Griffin, Ennis Edmonds: "Prayer for Enjoyment and Intercession in the New Apostolic Reformation"
Sam Larson, Theodore Buehrer: "The 'Ellington Effect:' Analysis and Application of Duke Ellington’s Compositional Techniques"
Madeleine Manly, David Suggs: "The Influence of Gender Ideology on Sound Perception"
Anika Massmann, James Dennen: "Theatre of Representation: An Analysis and Application of Documentary Theatre"
Lauren Michael, Sam Pack: "Religious Syncretism in the Philippines"
Jenna Rochelle, Sam Pack: "'They Paved Paradise and They Put up a Parking Lot:' Infrastructure Development and Tourism in the Northern Philippines"
James Wojtal, Jené Schoenfeld: "Silence of Trauma: The Untellability of Atrocities of Slavery, the Holocaust, and Abu Ghraib"
Guy Bailey, Karen Snouffer: "Collaborative Collage and the Nature-Culture Divide"
Emma Conover-Crockett, Nurten Kilic-Schubel: "Sayyida Salme and the Arab Female View of Europe"
Amelia Dunnell, Clara Roman-Odio: "Latinos in Rural America: Stories of Cultural Heritage, Values, and Aspirations"
Jon Funder Hansen, Sam Pack: "Performing the Primitive: A Century of Igorot (self-) Representation"
Harrison Montgomery, Dane Heuchemer: "Political Discourse in Avant-Garde Jazz"
Peter Wear, Kate Elkins: "Aesthetics and Politics in Western Conceptions of Music"
Emily Bulik-Sullivan, Daniel Hartnett: "Applying Modern Technology to Codicological Research: A Catalogue of Fifteenth-Century Iberian Boccaccio Manuscripts"
Damaris (September) Garduno, Ric Sheffield: "Minority Communities in Rural Ohio"
Nicholas Rogers, Jeffrey Bowman: "Epistolary Evidence and Episcopal Power: the Papacy in Three Medieval Moments"
Mary Shannon, Kate Elkins: "Historicity of Narrative and Life Writing"
John Zito, Phillip Glandon: "The Effect of Walmart on Price Rigidity"