The Comparative Studies Department held its annual Departmental Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014. The following is a list of the award recipients:
- Cristina Benedetti, “Protest, Performance, Politics, and Port-A-Potties: A Preliminary Look into Public Gathering Logistics for the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom” (submitted to CS 5957.02, Dorry Noyes). The paper presents remarkable insights and builds the groundwork for a much more extensive investigation into the material work of organizing political gatherings. She shows how political organizer's own attention to basic sanitary requirements and infrastructures reveals, and helps us understand, their anxieties about being heard and about their claim on public space. Her paper provides an innovative approach to accessing the implicit, but sophisticated, understanding among Civil Rights activists of the conditions for their ultimate political success (and the exclusions it required).
- Honorable Mention: Seth J. Josephson, “Boundaries of Affection: Immigration, Non-monogamy, and American Buddhist Identity” (submitted to CS 7380, Theresa Delgadillo)
- Dr. Katey Borland (Faculty)
- Dr. Nancy Jesser (Lecturer)
- Brian Murphy (GTA)
See photos from the event as well as a list of graduating students here. Congratulations to all!