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1997-2011 Waldron Recipients


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


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


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


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


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


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


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)


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


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


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


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


Marika Ross
Nike Advertising and its Gender Implications


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


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


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

Honors Theses

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.


Kennedy Coleman, Ryan F. Waldron '97 Award Recipient


Celia R. Alter, Ryan F. Waldron '97 Award Recipient
"Disability and #MeToo"


Alexander Gill Tieberg, Ryan F. Waldron '97 Award Recipient
"The Red in Your Blood is from the Ore":
Connections Between Industry, Culture, and Community on Minnesota's Iron Range

Ivy Shaelyn Houde
Bet on Women: Perceptions of Women's Basketball in American Sporting Culture and the Structural Inequalities that Hinder the WNBA

Kyle J. Wright
Dimensions of Whiteness: Middlebury College's Story of Racism, Ableism, and Wealth


Katherine DeWolfe Brown, Ryan F. Waldron '97 Award Recipient
The Fourth Wave of Terror TV: Political Renewal and Anti-Terror in Designated Survivor
Addie Mahdavi, Ryan F. Waldron '97 Award Recipient
Defectiveness and the Ideal Citizen: Power, Categorization, and Social Control in Vermont's Eugenics Movement


Maya Doig-Acuna, Ryan F. Waldron '97 Award Recipient
"'We are all of us its children"': Afro-Latinidad and Responses to Colonialism in The Brief Wonderous Life of Oscar Wao and Mama's Girl


Tamir Williams, Ryan F. Waldron '97 Award Recipient
Bette, AKA Mammy, Big Momma, Madea, and Others Alike: Constructions of an American Stereotype


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


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


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

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


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"

Program in American Studies

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