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Celebrating Collaboration

Smith College’s annual showcase of student research and performance highlights students’ intellectual achievements and their collaborative efforts with faculty in a variety of departmental, program and interdisciplinary projects. It is a celebration of liberal arts education.

The 2010 event featured the work of 328 students who participated in 205 presentations, with the guidance of 102 faculty members. Students participated in individual talks, panels, poster sessions, exhibits and performances, in the areas of science and technology, performing arts, and social, cultural and literary studies.

American Studies, American Studies Diploma Program


Biological Sciences


Computer Science, Dance,
East Asian Languages &
Literatures, Economics,
Education & Child Study


English Language &
Literature, Environmental Science & Policy, Exercise & Sport Studies, Film Studies,
French Studies


German Studies,
Government, History

Kahn Institute,
Mathematics & Statistics

Museum Studies, Museums Concentration


Philosophy, Physics,

Religion, Smith Studies,
Sociology, Spanish
Language & Literature,
Study of Women & Gender,

2010 Program

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American Studies

Sarah Campbell '10
Personal Connection, Public Desire: The Mythology of Washington's Wooden Teeth and Exhibiting the Real Dentures at Mount Vernon
Paper presentation deriving from special studies with Daniel Horowitz, Mary Huggins Gamble Professor of American Studies
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Judy Lei '11
Hidden Behind the Law: Hate Crimes in South Philadelphia High School and the Asian Pacific American Community
Paper presentation deriving from special studies with Floyd Cheung, associate professor of English language and literature
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Anne Watanabe '12, Martina Louis '10, Stephanie Greenlaw '13, Laura Sheys '13, Sarah McMullen '12, Abigail Dunlap '13, Mollie Schwartz '13, Anne Belmonte '13 and Kayla Ginsburg '13
Community Responses to Sexual and Interpersonal Violence
Workshop deriving from special studies with Jennifer Guglielmo, assistant professor of history
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American Studies Diploma Program

Borja Cabada Añón GR10
Hollywood Films: Adapting the American Picture Book
Poster presentation deriving from thesis with Alexandra Keller, associate professor of film studies

Katarina Dusikova GR
Language, Identity and Writing for Immigrant Writers: Problem or Resource?
Poster presentation deriving from thesis with Bill Peterson, professor of psychology
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Jyuri Iijima GR
Making Sense of Their Ethnic Identity: The College Experience of Korean Adoptees
Poster presentation deriving from thesis with C. N. Le, senior lecturer in sociology, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Erina Iwasaki GR
The Ethics of Care: Why Should We Care?
Poster presentation deriving from thesis with Ernest Alleva, lecturer and research associate in philosophy

Mohsen Jalali GR
U. S. Interests in the 1953 Coup in Iran
Poster presentation deriving from thesis with Jon Western, Five College associate professor of international relations and lecturer in government

Celine Krebs GR
The Role of American Private Foundations in Democratizing Post-Communist Eastern Europe
Poster presentation deriving from thesis with Mlada Bukovansky, associate professor of government

Pierre Magdelaine-Guillot de Suduiraut GR
The Door and the Cage: A Study of Jewish and Black Communties in Harlem from 1900 to 1930
Poster presentation deriving from thesis with Peter I. Rose, Sophia Smith Professor Emeritus Sociology and Anthropology
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Hasmik Najaryan GR
The American View of Italian Culture as Represented in Hollywood Movies
Poster presentation deriving from thesis with Anna Botta, professor of Italian language and literature and of comparative literature

Sadaf Qazalbash Raza GR
The Role of a Language Teacher: From Pakistan to the U.S.
Poster presentation deriving from thesis with Jim Hicks, director, American Studies Diploma Program

Marisa Schönfeldt GR
Evaluation of Conservation Management in Semi-Natural Habitats in Eastern North America
Poster presentation deriving from thesis with Jesse Bellemare, assistant professor of biological sciences

Malin Stegmaier GR
Private Space in Ordinary Lives
Poster presentation deriving from thesis with Susan Van Dyne, professor of the study of women and gender

Josefine Ulbrich GR
"A New and Noteworthy Neighboring Political Leader": The Initial Response of U.S. Media to the Cuban Revolution
Poster presentation deriving from thesis with Marc Lendler, associate professor of government

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