1997-2011 Waldron Recipients

1997

Lilia Anya Gerberg
Women of the Decade: Representations in 1940's American Cinema

1998

Lela Miller Moore
"An Unfortunate Situation": Reaction to the Civil Rights Movement in Chattanooga, Tennessee, 1960-62

1999

Elizabeth Marie Frankel
Senseless Voilence: The Distortion in Print Media Portrayls of Child Violence as Rep. of the Racial Bias in American Scoiety of the 90's

2000

Meeghan Elizabeth Murphy
The Battle Over the American Myth: A Study of Filmmakers, Ken Burns and Oliver Stone

2001

Katherine Keeley Harrington
Modern American Adoption: The Ethical Complexities of Adoption Practices in the United States

2002

John Badenoch Stephens
The Power to Persuade: Cigarette Advertising in the 1940's and 1950's

2003

John Bryan Prescott and M. Kateri Shutte
"How to Tell Japs from the Chinese" (J. Prescott)
Infamous Days: Coping with Crisis After December 7, 1941 and September 11, 2001 (K. Shutte)

2004

Matthew Michael Wolf
"As the Sons of Immigrants, Baseball...Made us Americans": Baseball and the Second-Generation Eastern European Jewish Immigrant Experience in New York City, 1905-1935

2005

Marisa Ann Catlin Cawley
 "Literary and Artist Reflections on the Emmett Till Case"

2006

Alexandra Suzanne Golden
Constructing the White City: The World's Columbian Exposition of 1893 and the Workers That Built It

2007

Evan Matthew Harris
"Taking It All In: How Young Americans Acquire News Today" (documentary)

2008

Marika Ross
Nike Advertising and its Gender Implications

2009

Catherine Suppan
Achieving Women's Reproductive Freedom in the 20th Century: The Medical Influences that made it Possible

2010

Jessica Bruce
"Landscapes Mirror and Landscapes Matter": Place and Perspective in the Study of Contemporary American Food Conversations

2011

Thomas Ladeau
Speaking for the People: The Effect of Depression Era Radio on the Voices of the Public

Honors Theses

RYAN F. WALDRON '97 AWARD:
Established in 1997 by family and friends in memory of Ryan Fairman Waldron '97. To be given annually to an outstanding student majoring in American Studies.

2012

Colleen Carroll, Ryan F. Waldron '97 Award Recipient
Race, Space, and the Noose: Lynching from 1890-1930

Grace Waters
Liberation and Objectification of Women Through Advertising: How Nike and Reebok Have Attempted to Court the Female Consumer

Georgia Wright-Simmons
Mining Bodies for Mixed Messages, Eating Disorders and the Cultural Body in Memoir and Literature

Maria Layman Bourdeau
Female Athletes in the Spotlight: Contemporary Representations of Female Athletes in the Media

Harry Morgenthau
Winslow Homer's Gulf Stream: A Portrait of Science and Humanity at the End of the Nineteenth Century

DaVia Walker
The Effects of Media-Fed Stereotypes on the Individual as Represented by "The Fresh Prince of Bel Aire" and "Everybody Hates Chris"

2013

Ashlee Bird
What Makes the Red Man Red: The Figure of the Native American in Modern Literature and Popular Culture

Oonaugh Ziegler
Cinema of Representation: A Comparison on Representations of Gender, Race and Disability Between Postwar Era Social Problem Films and Early 21st Century

Alexandra McAtee, Ryan F. Waldron '97 Award Recipient
Pseudonyms and Tumblr: Performing Authenticity and Building Intimate Connections

2014

Andrew Guff, Ryan F. Waldron '97 Award Recipient
Notions of Identity in Riverside Park's Pickup Soccer Community

Tessa Howard
Decoding Elite Southern Women of the Civil War: When Gender Expectations and Wartime Realities Collide

Dorrie Paradies
Seventeen's Presentation of the Idealized Image of Teen Girls

2015

Tyler Boyd, Ryan F. Waldron '97 Award Recipient
1000 Shards of the Forever Ending Twilight (Graphic Novel)

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