Geneseo Makes a Strong Showing at Phi Alpha Theta 2017

Well done to our many history majors who presented talks at the Phi Alpha Theta Western New York Regional Meeting 2017 at SUNY Brockport on March 4! All of their presentations were based on independent research which they have undertaken in courses here at Geneseo, and covered topics ranging from the history of Jewish immigrant women in Manhattan, to regional LGBTQ history, to media and the Cold War.

The students were accompanied by faculty member, Professor Ryan Jones, who also snapped some photos of the day.

  • Ilana Turk: “The Cold War Production of Knowledge: How the Era Shaped the Public’s Perception of the Roles of Women Through Its Representations in Journalism, Politics, and Hollywood”
  • Isabel Owen: “From the Shtetl to the Streets: Transforming Jewish Womanhood on the Lower East Side, 1890-1925”
  • Joshua DeJoy: “The Dialectics of Slavery: Hegel and the Contradictions in Slavery”
  • Colleen Cummings: “Prostitution: An Analysis of the Limits of Western Feminist Theories on Chinese Women”
  • Morgan Weber: “Two Steps Back: The Late Nineteenth-Century Retreat of Southern Black Jury Rights”
  • Timothy Krol: “Lances Against Tanks: Rethinking the September Campaign of 1939”
  • Demetrios Giannios: “Gay Rochester: A History of the Rochester Gay Community from World War II to Stonewall”

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