We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2020 UGA Libraries Undergraduate Research Awards! All our applicants provided us with insights into their research process, describing impressively creative and sophisticated projects which demonstrate both a commitment to high standards for their academic work and their passion for research. Awards were announced during the Virtual CURO Symposium on April 21, 2020.

2020 Winners

Senior Division 

First Place

Valerie King, "An Experiment in Reading: Judith Butler’s Gender Trouble and Ethical Citation Practices"
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Bradley Bassler, Philosophy
Librarian Mentor: Emily Luken

Runners Up

Elizabeth Goggin, "The Confederate Diaspora: Race, Slavery, and Reconciliation in the Americas"
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Cassia Roth, History
Librarian Mentor: Jill Severn

Ellie McQuaig, "How We Begin to Remember: Church, State, and World War II Remembrance in the GDR"
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Miranda Pollard, History
Librarian Mentor: Diane Trap

1st-3rd Year Division 

First Place

Emma Bay Dickinson, "Landscape and Local Determinants of Non-breeding Bird-Use in Powerlines"
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Richard Hall, Ecology
Librarian Mentor: Kelsey Forester

Runners Up

Ayah Abdelwahab, "Is America Failing Its Workers? A US Report Card on Workers’ Rights"
Faculty Mentor: Dr. K. Chad Clay, Public and International Affairs
Librarian Mentor: Elizabeth White

Mennah Abdelwahab, "The Past, Present, and Future of Human Rights Education"
Faculty Mentor: Dr. K. Chad Clay, Public and International Affairs
Librarian Mentor: Elizabeth White

Jurors' Choice Award

Zainub Ali, "Kashmiri Azadi: Forgotten voices in diplomacy"
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Rusty Brooks
Librarian Mentor: Elizabeth White

 

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