Student Research

Student research . . . in their own words

Divya Chandramouli
Divya Chandramouli '14: I learned at Mount Holyoke that scholarship injected with an activist sensibility is all the more valuable and impactful.
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"More well-funded institutions may be alluring, but at a smaller institution you can experience more diversity in your work and make a real difference"
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Emily Wells ’15 discovered a “treasure chest” of knowledge about early American life after winning the envied Historic Deerfield Summer Fellowship.
Emily Wells ’15—Curatorial Intern at Colonial Williamsburg
Emily Wells ’15: I researched toys and toy companies, wrote up my findings in brief reports and added them to the database, along with other materials.
Lindsey Scannell '07
Lindsey Scannell '07: my Pugh Grant funded my primary source research at France’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs Archives in Paris.
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Alexandria Decatur '16; I was able to acquire additional knowledge and research material in the subject of Native American culture and history.
Holly Sprague
Holly Sprague '11: my perseverance and the guidance I received at Mount Holyoke allowed me to make my vision of serving tribal communities a reality.
Anne Hyde '82
Alumnae Anne Hyde's book Empires, Nations and Families: A History of the North American West, 1800-1860 won the History profession’s most prestigious award
Rebecca Brenner 15
Rebecca Brenner '15: in four days I preserved boxes of letters and this project became my honors thesis on the efforts of Frances Perkins to aid refugees.
As a Mount Holyoke student, Sara R. Haviland ’03 interviewed life-long civil rights activists for her thesis — leading to a doctorate and her first book.
Tiffany A. Goulet '97
Tiffany A. Goulet '97: I have taught grades 7-12 in MA, CT, Washington DC, Bangladesh, Dubai, Saudi Arabia and China.
Kristin C. Johnson '15
Kristin Johnson '15: My thesis fills an important gap in Mexican-American history and more accurately represents their role in post WWII labor movements.
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AnneElizabeth Konkel ‘14: the difference between reading accounts of the Taliban in the classroom & talking face to face with a former Taliban negotiator.