American Studies
American Studies

7th Annual American Studies Undergraduate Honors Thesis Symposium

Fri, May 4, 2018 | CLA 1.302E

3:30 PM - 5:30 PM


Please join us for this year-end celebration of undergraduate research in American Studies. 

This year, we present The Fabulous Five! Our five American Studies Honors students have been researching their topics all year and they are ready to share their findings. Presentation topics include: masculinity in gay cinema, Disneyland during the Cold War, the culture of highways (an animated film!), factory farming, and urban unrest in Los Angeles.

The Fabulous Five Presenters:

Michael Ayala
“Masc4Mask: The Facade of Masculinity in Revolutionary Gay Cinema”

Natalie Fisher
“Imagineering America: The Cold War Through the Eyes of Walt Disney”

Hazel O’Neil
“My Way is the Highway: Space, Place, and Mobility through Infrastructure”

Kerri D. Cavanaugh
“Factory Farm to Table”

Veronica Tien

“News Narratives: the Racial and Political Frames of the LA Uprising”


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