AMCS Spring Research Colloquium

Seigle 206, 1:30pm-6:00pm



Please join us for our annual AMCS Research Colloquium! We are excited to present AMCS Majors and Master’s students who will share their culminating research with the community. AMCS Majors complete their capstones under the direction of a project advisor or in the context of an approved, upper-level seminar. Master’s students work closely with faculty to complete a one-semester directed research project or a two-semester thesis.

In addition to presentations we will announce the winner of the 2018 AMCS Lynne Cooper Harvey Undergraduate Writing Prize, which recognizes outstanding work on a topic in American culture studies. 

1:30 – Welcome Remarks, Iver Bernstein and Noah Cohan 

1:50 Adam Tarshis (Capstone Seminar Instructor: Sunita Parikh, Political Science Dept.) Project title: The Immigrant Journey: Push Factors in American Emigration

Seminar: L98 4373: Immigration, Identity, and the Internet 

2:10 Anna Deen (Capstone Project Advisor: Rafia Zafar, English Dept.) Project title: Direct Engagement and Discomfort: How Claudia Rankine and Adrian Piper Manipulate Visuals to Subvert the Racial Imaginary 

2:30 Will Eisenberg (Capstone Seminar Instructor: Máire Murphy, AMCS) Project title: The Vietnam Veterans Memorial: Public Art and the Personal Negotiation of Memory

Seminar: L98 416: Art, Government, and the Dilemmas of Cultural Policy in 20th century America 

2:50 Morgan Brooks (Capstone Project Advisor: Angela Miller, Art History) Project title: Differing Displays: A Look at Caribbean and West African Art Exhibitions at the St. Louis Art Museum 

3:10 - Break 

3:25 Michael Lukauskas (Capstone Project Advisor: John Robinson, Sociology) Project title: Gentrification, Representational Space, and the 125th Street Business Improvement District 

3:45 Jennifer Karr (Capstone Seminar Instructor: Douglas Flowe, History Dept.) Project title: An Exploration of Heroin-Related Crime

Seminar: L98 487: Race and Drugs in American History

4:05 Sabrina Getrajdman (Capstone Project Advisor: Michelle Kelley, Film and Media Studies Dept.) Project title: 5 Reasons Why: Examining Images of Mental Illness in 13 Reasons Why 

4:25 - Break 

4:30 – MA Students - Introductory Remarks, Michael Allen 

4:40 April Johnston (Thesis Advisor: Iver Bernstein, AMCS and History Dept.) Thesis title: The Worlds of Carl Gaertner, 1920-1953 

5: 00 Beth Miller (Research Project Advisor: Michael Allen, AMCS and Sam Fox) Project Title: Howard-Evans Place: A Middle-Class African-American Suburb in the Heart of St. Louis County

Máire Murphy

Academic Coordinator