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2017 Arts & Sciences Summer Scholars Awards


Jennifer Illuzzi, Ph.D.

Associate Professor in History

Standing on the side of the oppressed? A history of the Church and Italian Romani Communities

Dr. Illuzzi traveled to Rome and examined the Vatican archives for documents on the Church and Roma populations.


Jonathan Richardson, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor in Biology

Identifying regional corridors of wildlife movement using generic tools

Dr. Richardson spent Summer 2017 analyzing the way in which the white footed mouse, the muskrat,
and the beaver interact within their landscapes.


Thomas Strasser, Ph.D.

Professor in Art & Art History

The Damnoni Cave Excavation and the Asphendou Cave Petroglyphs

Dr. Strasser completed the analyses and publication of the Damnoni stone tools in Greece.


Victoria L. Templer, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor in Psychology

Sociality as a protective mechanism to cognitive decline due to aging

Dr. Templer studied how sociality effects the memory process of rats to better understand
the role of social enrichment and cognition.


Gizem Zencirci, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor in Political Science

Legitimizing Development: Shifting Notions of Welfare Policy in Turkey

Dr. Zencirci examined the welfare regime in contemporary Turkey and
how it relates to the adoption of a new developmental paradigm.



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