2019 History Honors Students

MICHAEL BRUNETTI (Highest Distinction)
“Rhodesian Sunset: Factional Politics, War and the Demise of an Imperial Order in British South Africa”
Advisor - Prof. Vasant Kaiwar

JAIR FROOME (Distinction)
“Black Citizenship, White Terrorism, and Federal Ambivalence in the Reconstruction South: 1865-1900”
Advisor - Prof. Adriane Lentz-Smith

“Making Memory Matter: The Asociación para la Recuperación de la Memoria Histórica and Spain’s Efforts to Reclaim the Past”
Advisor - Prof. Jocelyn Olcott

“Statehood in Hawaiʻi and Hawaiians in Statehood: The Missing Narrative in the Construction of the Fiftieth State”
Advisor - Prof. Sarah Deutsch

ALAN KO (Highest Distinction)
“Pathogens from the Pulpit: Missionary Perceptions of Disease in Colonial Korea (1910-1940)”
Advisor - Prof. Nicole Barnes

ANDREW LIN (Distinction)
“Diaghilev and the Ballets Russes: Innovation and Identity in Exile “
Advisor - Prof. Martin Miller

CHAD MUNGER (Distinction)
“Taming the Octopus: The Nationalization of U.S. Railroads in World War I”

Advisor - Prof. Giovanni Zanalda

“Strange Bedfellows: The Formation and Fragmentation of the Fusion Coalition in North Carolina”
Advisor - Prof. Reeve Huston

HANNAH ROGERS (High Distinction)
“Response and Responsibility: Justice and Societal Re-Imagination in the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire”
Advisor - Prof. Laura Edwards

TIM STILES (Distinction)
“Neither Unknown nor Unspoken: Exploring Denmark’s Perception of its Colonial Activities in the Caribbean”
Advisor - Prof. Barry Gaspar

SISI TANG (Highest Distinction and Laprade Prize Winner)
“Emotional Bodies: Gendering Emotional Pathology in late-Ming Literary Medicine”
Advisor - Prof. Nicole Barnes

CULLEN TYNDALL (Highest Distinction and Laprade Prize Winner)
“From the Pulpit to the Basement: Jim Jones, Jerry Falwell, and the Place of Queerness in American Protestant Practice during the Late Twentieth Century”
Advisor - Prof. Jenny Wood-Crowley

ROEY VARDI (High Distinction)
“Brigadistas from Mandatory Palestine: A Jewish History”
Advisor - Prof. Malachi Hacohen

TREY WALK (Distinction)
“The History of Public Housing in Durham”
Advisor - Prof. Robert Korstad

GRANT WEN (High Distinction)
“Hues of Healing: Reconstructing Chinese Immigrant Identity through Medicine”
Advisor - Prof. Nicole Barnes

ELLE WINFIELD (Distinction)
“Soldiers of Fortune: The United States & the Rise of Private Military Contracting 1950-2010”
Advisor - Prof. Martin Miller

JULIA WOHL (Distinction)
“Observer Effects: The Power and Vulnerability of the Slaveholder’s Surveillance Network”
Advisor - Prof. Thavolia Glymph

NEIL WU (Distinction)
“Actions and Receptions of the Knights Templar from 1118-1192”
Advisor - Prof. Mary Jane Morrow

PARKER YAGMAN (Distinction)
“Revolutionary Time: France’s Republican Calendar, 1793-1805”
Advisor - Prof. John Martin