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Student Research

2021-2022 ACADEMIC YEAR

Student/Faculty Research

Students: Anna Kovan
Natalia Santamaria-Laorden (Faculty)
Research: Textbook Online Project
Semester: Fall 2021

Students: James LaForge
Cathy Hajo (Staff)
Research: Jane Addams Papers Project
Semester: Fall 2021 & Spring 2022

Student: Gloria Panis-Parado
Neriko Doerr (Instructor)
Research: Journal Article
Semester: Fall 2021

Students: Kelia Fane & Lindsay Rulli
Sarah Koenig (Faculty)
Research: Ramapough Project
Semester: Spring 2022

Students: Lena Leroy & Evelyn Zizelman
Victoria Sciancalepore (Staff)
Research: Penny Colman Project
Semester: Spring 2022

Scholars’ Day

El objecto femenino en Veinte poemas de amor y una canción desesperada
(The Female Object in Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair)
Student Presenter: Emily Brackenbury
Faculty Mentor: Paula Straile-Costa

Eating Easy: How Convenience Food Became a Part of the American Identity
Student Presenter: Elly Raisch
Faculty Mentor: Susan Hangen

Mahwah Museum Veterans Project
Student Presenter: Michelle Kukan
Faculty Mentor: Stephen Rice

2020-2021 ACADEMIC YEAR

Student/Faculty Research

Students: Robert Ciarletta
Cathy Hajo (Staff)
Research: Mahwah Museum Project
Semester: Fall 2020 & Spring 2021

Students: Egor Isaksaon, Pravita Parajuli, Zachary Pearlman, & Tara Reiley
Cathy Hajo (Staff)
Research: Jane Addams Papers Project
Semester: Fall 2020 & Spring 2021

Student: Gloria Panis-Parado
Neriko Doerr (Faculty)
Research: Journal Article
Semester: Fall 2020 & Spring 2021

Student: Katie Barrales Cortes
Sarah Koenig (Faculty)
Research: Book Index Project
Semester: Fall 2020 & Spring 2021

Student: Katie Barrales Cortes
Steve Rice (Faculty)
Research: American History Textbook Project
Semester: Spring 2021

2019-2020 ACADEMIC YEAR

Student/Faculty Research

Students: Danielle Deangelis, Caecilia Altenberg, & Katherine Gavin
Steve Rice (Faculty)
Research: AHTP
Semester: Fall 2019 & Spring 2020

Students: Gennaro Giordano & Katherine Mc Nellis
Cathy Hajo (Staff)
Research: Jane Addams Papers Project
Semester: Fall 2019 & Spring 2020

Student: Kevin Wrobel
Amanda Roberti (Faculty)
Research: Coding Regulatory Abortion Bills
Semester: Fall 2019

Student: Kate Cortes
Stacie Taranto (Faculty)
Research: Suffrage at 100: Women in American Politics Since 1920
Semester: Spring 2020

Student: Elizabeth Johnsen
Iraida Lopez (Faculty)
Research: Interview Translations
Semester: Spring 2020

2018-2019 ACADEMIC YEAR

Student/Faculty Research

Students: Danielle Deangelis & Katherine Gavin
Steve Rice (Faculty)
Research: AHTP
Semester: Spring 2019

Student: Rachel Huddy
Patricia Ard (Faculty)
Research: “Biography of Geraldine Rockefeller Dodge”
Semester: Spring 2019

Student: Iliana Rodriguez
Stacie Taranto (Faculty)
Research: “Suffrage at 100: Women and American Politics Since 1920”
Semester: Fall 2018

Students: Evan Ferris & Kevin Wrobel
Amanda Roberti (Faculty)
Research: “Women Deserve Better”
Semester: Fall 2018

Student: Miah Gomez, Elizabeth Johnsen, & Gabriel Romano
Iraida Lopez (Faculty)
Research: Interview Transcripts
Semester: Fall 2018

Students: Francesca Evans, Stephanie Koflin, Leah Lindstrom, & Sabrina Santamaria
Jeremy Teigen (Faculty)
Research: 2018 Congressional Candidates’ Biographies
Semester: Fall 2018

Conference Presentations 

Guadalupe Juarez
Erick Castellanos (Faculty)
“Cruzando Nuestras Fronteras//Crossing Our Borders”
COPLAC Northeast Regional Undergraduate Research, Scholarly, and Creative Activity Conference, SUNY Genesco
New York, October 2018

Alexandra Davies
James Hoch (Faculty)
Poems “After the Funeral; I Antiquity; Light from the Plains”
COPLAC Northeast Regional Undergraduate Research, Scholarly, and Creative Activity Conference, SUNY Genesco
New York, October 2018

Emma Lucier-Keller
John Gronbeck-Tedesco (Faculty)
“Visual Production of Chinese Masculinity in Political Cartoons, Photography and Landry”
COPLAC Northeast Regional Undergraduate Research, Scholarly, and Creative Activity Conference, SUNY Genesco
New York, October 2018

Madeline Martinez
Erick Castellanos (Faculty)
“!Miercoles! A Collection of Moments and Events”
COPLAC Northeast Regional Undergraduate Research, Scholarly, and Creative Activity Conference, SUNY Genesco
New York, October 2018

Scholars’ Day

Gunnar Hopson
Lisa Williams (Faculty)
“Uncomfortable Ambiguity: The Existential Dread of The Great Gatsby”

Angely Montilla
Erick Castellanos (Faculty)
“De Eso No Se Habla: The Quiet Oppression of Domestic Workers in the Dominican Republic”

Jeremy Rocker
Lisa Williams (Faculty)
“Faulkner’s “As I Lay Dying”: Interpreting Jewel as Christ-Substitute”

Gabriela Romano
Iraida Lopéz (Faculty)
“Dominican Holistic Medicine and Conventional Health Systems in the U.S. Northeast”

Biplab Thapa Magar
Todd L. Barnes (Faculty)
“The Functioning of Ideology, Discourses, and Binary Oppositions in 12 Angry Men”

Krystina Jeron
Erick Castellanos (Faculty)
“Gender-Based Violence, Genocide, and Women in Guatemala Post “La Violencia”

Julia Connelly, Katherine Kisor, Jared Berberabe, & Brandon Calvert
Patricia Ard (Faculty)
“Frankenstein: Postmodern Presence”

Caleb Herbst
Jeremy Teigen (Faculty)
“School’s Out: The New Jersey Funding Formula and Its Educational Outcomes”

Jessica Ryan
Lisa Williams (Faculty)
“The Collective Unconscious Reflected in Literature”

Charlie Leppert
Rosetta D’Angelo (Faculty)
“‘Divided — With You’: Queer Displacement and Community in Pier Paolo Pasolini’s Poetry and Contemporary Italy”

Gina Gerbasio
Edward Shannon (Faculty)
“Acknowledging the Mental Health of Children as Expressed through Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn”

Alyssa Rosa
Lisa Cassidy (Faculty)
“A Parent’s Responsibility to Vaccinate: A Closer Look into the Role of Parents as Caretakers”

Alexa Zavlek
Todd L. Barnes (Faculty)
Reconceptualizing the Male Body Outside of Gendered Terms in Were the World Mine

Emma Lucier Keller
Roark Atkinson (Faculty)
Citizenship Re-imagined Through the Narrative of “Privileged Immigrants”

2017-2018 ACADEMIC YEAR

Student/Faculty Research

Students: Bahaj Kautoor, Asma Abeer, & Kaurin Cuello
Pinar Kayaalp (Faculty)
Research: “Learning Islamic Fashion in the Age of Social Media”
Semester: Spring 2018

Student: Jilian Topolski
Paula Straile-Costa (Faculty)
Research: “Invasion of the Body Snatchers: Invasive Labor and Fears of Globalization in Latin American Cyberpunk,”
Semester: Spring 2018

Student: Rosalexa Liriano
Val Flenga (Faculty)
Research: “An Analysis of Structures, Spaces, and Identities in Tahar Ben Jellouns’s The Sand Child.”
Semester: Spring 2018

Student: Jonathan Cedeno
Lisa Cassidy (Faculty)
Research: “Ethics Credential Programs”
Semester: Spring 2018

Student: Angely Montilla
Rebecca Root (Faculty)
Research: “Human Rights in Latin America”
Semester: Spring 2018

Student: Miah Gomez
Iraida Lopez (Faculty)
Research: “Beyond Dichotomy: The Writings of Lourdes Casal”
Semester: Fall 2017

Students: Alex Cordaro, Kamilia Marek, Zac Stavros, & Antonio La Rosa
Jeremy Teigen (Faculty)
Research: “Book Manuscript Preparation”
Semester: Fall 2017

Students: Francesca Evans, Sabrina Santamaria & Angely Montilla
Amanda Roberti (Faculty)
Research: “Pro-Life and Pro-Woman: Issue Framing of Abortion in the Media”
Semester: Fall 2017 & Spring 2018

Student: Caitlin Biebrich
Raechel Lutz (Instructor)
Research: “Crude Conservation: Nature, Pollution, and Science at Standard Oil’s New Jersey Refineries, 1870-1980s.”
Semester: Fall 2017

Conference Presentations 

Paul Brennan
Todd Barnes (Faculty)
“Technology, Family, and Semiotics in Videodrome
COPLAC Northeast Regional Undergraduate Research, Scholarly, and Creative Activity Conference, Mansfield University
Pennsylvania, October 2017

Jimmy Grissman
Rebecca Root (Faculty)
“The Politics of Sister Wives: Is Polygyny Misogynistic”
COPLAC Northeast Regional Undergraduate Research, Scholarly, and Creative Activity Conference, Mansfield University
Pennsylvania, October 2017

Sara Catherine Lichon
Tae Kwak (Faculty)
“Identity Crisis: How the Outcome of the Cold War Affects Our Understanding of the Crisis in the Ukraine”
COPLAC Northeast Regional Undergraduate Research, Scholarly, and Creative Activity Conference, Mansfield University
Pennsylvania, October 2017

Scholars’ Day

James Grissman
Erick Castellanos (Faculty)
From Twitter with Love: An Assessment of the Islamic State on Social Media

Rebecca McNeil
Stacie Taranto (Faculty)
Secret Weapons: The Discrete Roles of Political Women in the Revolutionary War

Zachary Henderson
Carter Jones-Meyer (Faculty)
Chasing Shadows: An Analysis of the Historical Significance of Shadow Catcher, Edward S. Curtis

Nicky Vasquez
Erick Castellanos (Faculty)
The Holocaust Instilled this Psychological Imprint on Survivors Which has Transcended Through to Their Offspring

Rose Hussain & Emily Shovlin
Patricia Ard (Faculty)
200 Years of Jane Austen

Leah Lindstrom
Tae Yang Kwak (Faculty)
The Debated Holocaust Japanese Military Atrocities During World War II

Anastasia Caulfield
Erick Castellanos (Faculty)
Flowers Bloom

Alisha Grant
Karl Johnson (Faculty)
Where we have gone from there: an examination of the Black community in Newark NJ post rebellion – My Newark Story

Jennifer Wankmuller
Iraida Lopez (Faculty)
Gabriela Mistral – The Icon of a Dictatorship