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Spring 2022 History & Anthropology Senior Seminar

Friday, April 22, 2022 1:15 to 5 p.m.

Welcome to the Monmouth University Department of History & Anthropology

We are excited to share our students’ impressive research work with their friends and family, faculty, and the greater MU student body. Please plan your conference by noting the times of each presentation you would like to attend during the course of the afternoon. This year our student presentations will be given in person in Anacon Hall Rooms A and B in addition to being videoconferenced on Zoom. To access any presentation, please click on the associated link to the Anacon room in which the presentation is being held. Each room you enter will open in a browser window and all you have to do is close the browser window to leave the room. You may attend as many presentations as you like included in the schedule.

Thank you for attending the Monmouth University Spring 2022 History & Anthropology Senior Seminar

Dr. Richard Veit, Dean, School of Humanities and Social Sciences

1:15 p.m.
Watch Opening Remarks by Dr. Richard Veit, Dean, School for Humanities and Social Sciences,

Watch Opening Remarks

Dr. Chris DiRosa, Department Chair, History and Anthropology

4:30 p.m.
Closing remarks by Dr. Christopher DeRosa, Chair, Department of History and Anthropology

Watch Closing Remarks

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Anacon Hall Room A Hosted by Dr. Veronica Davidov

  • 1:15 p.m. – Opening Remarks, Dr. Richard Veit, Dean, School of Humanities & Social Sciences, 

Session 1: Findings in the Subjects of Work, Play, and Identity

  • 1:30 – Jenna Lombardi, Effects of Sexual Dimorphism in the Construction of Femininity and Masculinity
  • 1:45 – Charlene Boehm, American Stoneware: Examining Pottery in the 19th Century
  • 2:00 – Travis Greenberg, The Subculture of Powerlifting
  • 2:15 – Muriel Maloney, The Treatment of Cisgender and Transgender Female Athletes in American Sports
  • 2:30 – Dianne Dellolio, Gender-Based Harassment in Online Gaming Communities

2:45 – Break with refreshments by room entrance Session 2: Children, Learning, and Language

  • 3:15 – Catherine Melman-Kenney, Why Are Younger American Women Wanting Fewer Children?
  • 3:30 – Kyra Stroz, Technology in the Classrooms
  • 3:45 – Jamie Warwick, Language Barriers and Their Impact on Learning
  • 4:00 – Danielle Taylor, Connotations of Idioms in American Culture
  • 4:15 – Emilee Lind, TBA
  • 4:30 – Closing Remarks, Dr. Christopher DeRosa, Chair, Department of History & Anthropology, 
Drawing of WW 1 Soldier

Anacon Hall Room B Hosted by Dr. Thomas Pearson

Session 1: Call It “Europe” If You Will

  • 1:30 – – Benjamin Baliani, The Jewish Roman War 66 – 135 AD
  • 1:45 – Oliver Gaines, Dutch Influence in the New Netherland Region
  • 2:00 – Jordan Leyh, The Romanovs: Behind the Veil of Tsardom
  • 2:15 – Douglas Veit, The Lost Battalion of World War I
  • 2:30 – Joshua Yates, Winston Churchill’s Role in the Grand Alliance

2:45 – Break with refreshments by room entrance Session 2: Culture in Politics and Healing

  • 3:15 – Kelly Dender, Vera Brittain, World War I and Pacifism
  • 3:30 – Nick DelBuono, Donald Duck, The Face of World War II: An Examination of Walt Disney and the Walt Disney Company’s Influence and Role in World War II
  • 3:45 – Austin Wagner, HUAC and the Hollywood Blacklist
  • 4:00 – Dylan Greene, The Economics of Lyndon B. Johnson’s War on Poverty: The Case of the Appalachian Regional Commission
  • 4:15 – Katie Balassone, Cultures Practices and Influence on Mental Health Disorders