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Browse research projects by Dartmouth undergraduates. For information about our undergraduate researchers, see People. To view student research presentations, see Presentations.

Londyn Crenshaw ‘22 is a history major who hopes to continue exploring the intersections between labor and food during her remaining time at Dartmouth. She is passionate about sustainable food systems and universal food access. During her time as a Historical Accountability Student Research Fellow, she studied the history of Dartmouth Dining and service labor on Dartmouth’s campus with a focus on the Kim Administration and the Students Stand with Staff movement. On campus she is president of Kappa Delta Epsilon Sorority, a Rufus Choate Scholar, and active in sustainability efforts as well as alumni outreach.

LONDYN CRENSHAW '22DBA or Swipe: An Exploration of the Perceived Value of Service Labor on Dartmouth’s Campus, a podcast episode addressing service labor, unionism, and how class and service impact relationships at Dartmouth, which focuses mainly on Dartmouth Dining Services as a point of conflict. Read Dartmouth Dining Association staff and the "Dartmouth Experience" on the Rauner Library Blog.

Cece King '23 is a prospective Geography major and Arabic minor, Rufus Choate Scholar, and recipient of the 2020 Sperry Writing Prize. She decided to evade online learning and take a COVID-19 gap year. She collaborated with friends to launch an education startup called Curious Cardinals, began work as a production assistant on a documentary about emerging artists, and returned to her circus arts training. For her winter quarter, she paused her gap year adventures to pursue a Historical Accountability Research Fellowship to explore the presence of women on campus prior to coeducation. She was inspired to pursue this project after a fascinating conversation with her grandmother's friend who lived in married student housing while her husband was an undergrad at Dartmouth. She was excited to find that many of the Dartmouth women's groups she researched have modern legacies and was able to share her research with these organizations.

CECE KING '23 - Fundraising for Female Communities, a digital exhibit exploring the history of women's organizations at Dartmouth prior to co-education in 1972. Digitization for this exhibit is currently underway--sorry for the inconvenience! Read Et tu, Dartmouth Women's Clubs? on the Rauner Library Blog.

Valen Werner '20 is a Computer Science major. He is part of the LGBTQ+ student organization Within and a former student mentor with the Office of Pluralism and Leadership. A familiar face in special collections, Val has worked as Rauner Library's Magnetic Media Project Coordinator for about two years. During his time as a Historical Accountability Student Research Fellow, Val researched the history of social alternatives and early LGBTQ+ student networks at Dartmouth.

VAL WERNER '20"A Sense of Community": Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Students & the Growth of Social Alternatives at Dartmouth College (links to external website), a wiki exploring the first visible LGBTQ communities at Dartmouth College. Read He Walked the Walk on the Rauner Library Blog.

Mia Nelson ’22 studies intersections of English and Biology at Dartmouth, with a special interest creative writing. In 2020, she was awarded Honorable Mentions for the Academy of American Poets Prize and the Eleanor Frost Playwriting Competition. During her time as a Historical Accountability Student Research Fellow, she explored the history of diversity and inclusion in the Dartmouth Outing Club and collaborated with the Book Arts Workshop and Evans Map Room. She is delighted to be a part of the living history of the D.O.C., and recently presented her research at the D.O.C. Spring 2020 event “Inclusivity in the D.O.C.” and served as the Spring and Summer 2020 chair of Cabin and Trail.

MIA NELSON '22 - "An Admirable Community in the Wilderness": Diversity and Inclusion in the Dartmouth Outing Club, a scrapbook made using the Book Arts Workshop about the history of diversity and inclusion in the Dartmouth Outing Club. Read Room for a Few Girls: Co-Education in the Dartmouth Outing Club on the Rauner Library Blog.

Grace Hanselman ’20 was an Art History and Studio Art double major, Rufus Choate Scholar, and a recipient of the 2020 Robert Read Prize. During her time in special collections, she researched the history of coeducation at Dartmouth, paying particular attention to lesser known aspects of coeducation, such as the administrative decisions and debates “behind the scenes” that resulted in the admittance of women to the college. Grace hopes to go to graduate school and eventually work in the museum field.

GRACE HANSELMAN '20 - Co-Education: Behind the Scenes, a digital exhibit exploring the administrative decision to make Dartmouth co-educational and early supports for early women students. Digitization for this exhibit is currently underway--sorry for the inconvenience! Read The Co-ed Committees: Bringing Women to Dartmouth on the Rauner Library Blog.

Faydra Richardson ’20 was an African and African-American Studies major, who completed a research project about Kimberle Crenshaw’s idea of intersectionality and its impact and manifestation at Dartmouth prior to her fellowship. As a Historical Accountability Student Research Fellow, she researched historical solutions implemented by Dartmouth to decrease sexual assault on campus. She sought to assess the efficacy of those solutions, and determine how Moving Dartmouth Forward, Inclusive Excellence, and the Campus Climate and Culture Initiative differ, build upon, and/or transcend past reforms.

FAYDRA RICHARDSON '20Rape and Sexual Assault at Dartmouth College, a video essay about sexual assault and the efforts to decrease sexual assault on campus after Dartmouth became co-educational. Please note that only a portion of this video is available for viewing due to unreparable issues with the video file. Read Vigilantism at Dartmouth: Dartmouth Women’s Response to Sexual Assault on the Rauner Library Blog.

Alexandrea Keith '20 was a History and African and African American Studies double major with an interest in the use of Black art as a transnational tool of racial liberation. As a Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellow, she focused her research on the Black Arts and Caribbean Arts movements. During her time in special collections with the Historical Accountability Program, Alexandrea explored the intersections of race, religion, and class during the early 20th century. She conducted research surrounding the Black and Jewish student experience at Dartmouth College from the Great Depression to WWII. She is currently pursuing a doctorate in History at the Northwestern University.

ALEX KEITH '20Intersections of Race, Religion, and Class: Dartmouth College (links to external website), a Tableau data visualization project comparing student demographics and costs in Dartmouth College housing. Read Marginalized Spaces on the Rauner Library Blog.

Samantha Koreman ’20 was a Government and Philosophy double major with an interest in political authority and how governments can enact ethical policies. She participated in numerous organizations in the Collis Center for Student Involvement, served on the editorial staff of World Outlook, and was an undergraduate research assistant through the James O. Freedman Presidential Scholars program.  During her time in special collections, Sam focused her research on the historical representation and visibility of the disabled throughout Dartmouth’s institutional history. She is currently pursuing a graduate degree at the University of Virginia.

SAM KOREMAN '20Moving Towards Accessibility: A Brief History of Dartmouth College’s Physical Accessibility Changes Prior to the Americans with Disability Act, a research paper about the history of physical accessibility changes at Dartmouth prior to the codification of the Americans with Disability Act in 1990. Read Faculty Advocates for Accessibility on the Rauner Library Blog. View a digital exhibit based on this project at this link.

Anneliese Thomas ’19 was a Sociology major and Spanish minor who hopes to pursue a career in law. As a student, she was a Rockefeller Leadership Fellow, the Inclusivity Chair of Chi Delta Sorority, and a Director of the Ujima Dance Troupe. As a Historical Accountability Student Research Fellow, Anneliese consulted the papers of Professor Errol Hill as a jumping off point to explore the Black student experience at Dartmouth in the 1960s and 70s. She has returned to special collections on a few occasions to present her research to prospective students.

ANNELIESE THOMAS '19The Black Student Experience, 1960-1979, a digital exhibit exploring the lives of Black students at Dartmouth in the 1960s and 70s, during and directly after the Civil Rights era in the United States. Read Shutting Down Shockley on the Rauner Library Blog.

Caroline Cook ’21 is an English major, concentrating in Creative Writing, minoring in Art History and Religion. She is editor of the Jack-o-Lantern, draws editorial cartoons for The Dartmouth, and works in the Office of Admissions. As the Historical Accountability Program’s inaugural fellow, she researched the life of Professor Hannah T. Croasdale, renowned phycologist and Dartmouth's first tenured female faculty member. Caroline considers Hannah to be a perfect example of the difference between the way we view pioneers and the way they view themselves. She believes there is often a disconnect between the way these important figures see their work and the way we remember them today.

CAROLINE COOK '21She Had the Misfortune of Being a Woman: The Story of Hannah Croasdale, Pioneer in Algae and Academia, a research paper about the life and academic career of Dartmouth's first tenured female faculty member, Hannah T. Croasdale. Read A Life Made Tangible on the Rauner Library Blog. View a digital exhibit based on this project at this link.

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