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Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Scholars Program
in the Arts and Humanities
Hope College
Holland, MI 49422-9000

 

Mellon Scholars'
Grants & Conference Presentations

Class of 2013

Student NameYearConference Presentations
Athina Alvarez 2012 Women Surrealist Artist Archive
Tulips as Cultural Emblems in 17th-Century Netherlands
  • Holland Museum
  • Celebration of
    Undergraduate Research
Exploring Utopia through Graphic Novels in Les Cités Obcures by Schuiten and Peeters
  • Michigan Academy of Arts, Science, and Letters
    [Alma College]
  • Celebration of
    Undergraduate Research
2011 Leonardo da Vinci, Francis I, and the Struggle for International Prestige in 16th-Century France
Reading Between the Lines - A Practical Guide to Understanding the Book
  • DePree Art Gallery
    [Curated exhibit]
Tessa Angell 2012 Myth, the Occult, and Experimental Writing in the Works of Mexican and European Surrealist Women Artists (1930's to 1960's)
  • Celebration of
    Undergraduate Research
2011 María de Zayas y Sotomayor: A Transnational Protofeminist in Seventeenth-Century Spain
  • Celebration of
    Undergraduate Research
A Hope for Reconciliation: Building a Culturally Inclusive College Community
  • Mellon Summer Fellow
  • Summer Research Showcase
Katie Callam 2012

A Viola d'amore in the Sitting Room:
Clara Kathleen Rogers and Musical Life in Early Twentieth-Century Boston

  • Mellon Summer Fellow (2012)
The Compositional Process of Clara Schumann's Piano Trio in G Minor, op. 17
  • National Conference on Undergraduate Research
  • Posters on the Hill
  • Celebration of
    Undergraduate Research
  • Summer Research Showcase
  • Mellon Summer Fellow (2011)
2011 Ralph Vaughan Williams and the English Musical Renaissance: A London Symphony, "Who Wants the English Composer?", and a New English Music
  • Celebration of
    Undergraduate Research
  • Summer Research Showcase
  • Mellon Summer Fellow
Madalyn Muncy 2012 The Holland Historian: Ruth Keppel and Holland, Michigan's Collective Historical Memory
  • Mellon Summer Fellow
  • Summer Research Showcase
2011 A Hope for Reconciliation: Building a Culturally Inclusive College Community
  • Mellon Summer Fellow
  • Summer Research Showcase
"Shakespeare's Sister" - Victorian Women and Emily Brontë's Wuthering Heights Through the Lens of Elizabethan Drama
  • Celebration of
    Undergraduate Research
Daniel Owens 2012

Transitional Justice in Rwanda and South Africa: A Comparative Exploration of Processes of Reconciliation, National Narrative, and Implications for Peace-building in Post-conflict Societies

  • Mellon Summer Fellow
  • Summer Research Showcase
The Hybridization of Peacekeeping: the United Nations Mission to Liberia Revisited
  • 2012 Annual Meeting of the Academic Council of the United Nations System
  • 2012 National Conference on Undergraduate Research
  • 2012 Human Development Conference at University of Notre Dame
  • 2012 Hope College History Colloquium
  • 2012 Celebration of Undergraduate Research
American Foreign Policy During Periods of System War: Learning From Long-Term Trends in an Effort to Minimize the Prospects of U.S. Involvement (with Dr. Jack E. Holmes)
  • 2012 International Studies Association Annual Meeting
2011 Thabo Mbeki's African Renaissance: A Transformative Vision for African Development?
  • Celebration of
    Undergraduate Research
  • 2011 Hope College Arts and Humanities Colloquium
  • 2011 National Celebration for Undergraduate Research Week

Class of 2014

Student NameYearConference Presentations
Elizabeth Badovinac 2012 Virginia Woolf's Exploration of Bipolar Disorder in To the Lighthouse
  • Celebration of
    Undergraduate Research
Anthony Bednarz 2012 To Cure the Criminal: The Practice of Institutionalization in Asylum and Penitentiary History
  • Celebration of
    Undergraduate Research
Lauren Ezzo 2012 Twins and Eugenics in the Holocaust
  • Celebration for Undergraduate Research
Kayleigh Forlow 2012 Reading, Writing, and Living the Revolution: Intertextual Conversation in Ginsberg's "A Supermarket in California"
  • Celebration for Undergraduate Research
  • Arts and Humanities Colloquium
George Getschman 2012 Still America's Pastime: The Longevity of Baseball in U.S. Culture
  • Celebration of
    Undergraduate Research
Kaitlyn Holmwood 2012 Dancing for Democracy: How Dance Influenced the Cultural Conversation of the Cold War
  • Celebration for Undergraduate Research
  • Arts and Humanities Colloquium
  • National Conference on Undergraduate Research
Tessa Judge 2012 A Revolution in American English: The Transformation of American Spoken Language from the 1940s to the 1970s
  • Celebration of
    Undergraduate Research
Lauren Madison 2012 History and Environmental Issues in the Lake Macatawa Watershed
  • Celebration of
    Undergraduate Research
  • Nyenhuis Summer Grant (2012)
Madalyn Northuis 2012From 'Savage' to 'Civilized' and Back Again: White-Cherokee-African Relations from 1790 to 1861
  • Celebration of
    Undergraduate Research
  • Nyenhuis Summer Grant (2012)
Amanda Palomino 2012Creativity in Community: Using the Inklings as a Model for Collaborative Groups Today
  • Celebration of
    Undergraduate Research
Hailey Perecki 2012 When Images and Words Collide: The Artist Book and Where the Wild Things Are
  • Celebration of
    Undergraduate Research
Taylor Rebhan 2012 Believing Versus Being and Living: The Correspondence Between Leo Tolstoy and Gandhi
  • Celebration of
    Undergraduate Research
Kara Robart 2012 The Yorkshire Moors in the Romantic Tradition: Emily Brontë's Wuthering Heights and J. M. W. Turner's Frosty Morning
  • Celebration of
    Undergraduate Research
Chikara Saito 2012 Sunyata and Kenosis: Examining the Forms of Emptying in Buddhism and Christianity Through the State of Suffering
  • Celebration of
    Undergraduate Research

Does Liberalism Need Modernity?: A Hermeneutical Analysis of Early Modern Political Theology in Jean Bodin to Thomas Hobbes

  • Mellon Summer Fellow
Sara Sanchez 2012

"Teasing with the Fumes": Succèss de Scandale and the Reception of Sylvia Plath and Anne Sexton

  • Celebration of
    Undergraduate Research
Kevin Wonch 2012

Returning to the Roots: Urban Farming and Environmentalism in Detroit

  • Celebration of
    Undergraduate Research
  • Nyenhuis Summer Grant (2012)