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10th Annual DCC Undergraduate Research Conference

Friday, April 28, 2017 - 9:00am to 4:30pm

College Hall, Room 209 (Accessibility)
Free and open to the public.

Abstracts and full papers are available here.

AS THE CULMINATION of a year of meetings to refine their research projects, the DCC undergraduate research fellows present their projects in a one-day conference, with topics that include the career of John Dickinson, healthcare in Uganda, police reform in Northern Ireland, populist paranoia during the Gilded Age, the media treatment of free speech issues after 1960, midwives in South Africa, imperialism in ancient Athens, the desegregation of the University of Pennsylvania, the 1920 Cushendall Incident in Northern Ireland, and the construction of U.S. homelessness policies after 1980.

PANEL 1 - 9:00-10:30 am / Health Care and Homelessness

Mary CERULLI (Health and Societies)
“Go Ask the Midwife: Professional Identity in Cape Town, South Africa”

Jessie LU (Anthropology)
“Forgotten District: Non-Profit Governance in the Ugandan Welfare State”

Olivia WEBB (Health and Societies)
“Voiceless: The Construction of Homelessness Policies from 1980-2016”

Discussant: Cynthia CONNOLLY (Nursing)

PANEL 2 - 10:45 am-12:15 pm / American Dilemmas

Rebecca HEILWEIL (Political Science)
“Media Coverage of Free Speech after 1960”

Samantha RAHMIN (History / Psychology)
“Who’s Invited? The Desegregation of Emory University, The University of Pennsylvania, and Princeton University”

Jordan ROSMAN (Political Science)
“Populist Paranoia: The Roots and Style of Agrarian Reform Throughout the Late Gilded Age”

Discussant: Walter LICHT (History)

PANEL 3 - 1:45-3:00 pm / Policing the Troubles

Anna GARSON (History)
“Out of Control: The Ulster Special Constabulary, the Cushendall Incident, and Anglo-Irish Relations, 1920-1922”

Alec WARD (History)
“Orange, Green, and Blue: Police Reform and Sectarian Politics in Northern Ireland, 1922-2001”

Discussant: John HOLLWAY (Executive Director, Penn Law Quattrone Center)

PANEL 4 - 3:15-4:30 pm / Identities and Empires

Alexis Montouris CIAMBOTTI (Political Science / Classical Studies)
“Imperial Democracy: Institutional Design and The Citizenship Law of 451/450 BC as an Athenian Strategy for Empire”

Benjamin FOGEL (History / Psychology)
“Trimming Liberty's Tree: John Dickinson Before He Was ‘A Farmer’”

Discussant: Jeffrey GREEN (Political Science)

Abstracts and full papers are available here.