Cushing-Glasscock Graduate Award Archive

2015-2016 | 2014-2015 | 2013-2014 | 2012-2013 | 2011-2012 | 2010-2011 | 2009-2010 | 2008-2009 | 2007-2008 | 2006-2007 | 2004-2005 | 2003-2004 | 2002-2003

This award supports research projects in the humanities that are based on the collections of the Cushing Memorial Library and Archives. The committee awards funding for up to two projects in the amount of $2,000 each, tenable from 1 June to 31 August of the year in which the award is made. This award is made in conjunction with the Cushing Memorial Library and Archives. Recipients will discuss their research at the Cushing-Glasscock Award Ceremony in the fall of the award year at Cushing Library. For information about application, contact the Cushing Library at 979.845.1951 or

2015-2016 Academic Year

Kate Ozment | PhD candidate, Department of English
“The Page and the Stage: Women’s Commercial Writing in the Long Eighteenth Century”

Hillary Anderson | PhD candidate, Department of History
“Radicalizing the South: Race and Sexuality in the 1970s Civil Rights Struggles”

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2014-2015 Academic Year

Leah Sandlin | English
“Tracing European Attitudes on African Spirituality from the Early Explorations to the Age of Imperialism”

Jared Miracle | Anthropology
“Come a Good Punch-Up: Robert W. Smith and the American Invention of Asian Martial Arts”

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2013-2014 Academic Year

Bradley Cesario | History
“The Royal Navy and the British Public during Britain’s ‘Navalist Era,’ 1880-1920”

Laura Perrings | English
“Detectives in Context: Victorian Sleuths, the Supernatural, and Textual Materiality”

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2012-2013 Academic Year

Brian Altenhofen | Communication
“How shall we get to the moon? A comparison of space travel respresentations”
Brian Altenhofen will compare illustrations of space travel in the Science Fiction Research Collection.

Deborah L. Pfuntner | English
“Romantic Women Writers and the Exigency, Scope, and Hybridity of Commonplace Books”
Deborah Pfuntner will primarily focus on the Robert L. Dawson French Collection for her research.

Carlos Rodríguez González | Anthropology
“New-Christian Blood: a Reinterpretation of Viera’s ideas about Conversion in New Spain”
Carlos Rodríguez González will explore material found in the Colonial Mexican Collection of the Cushing Library.

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2011-2012 Academic Year

Madalyn Ard | History
“Farm Animals in Suburban Backyards: 4-H and Community Awareness in Post War Texas, 1945-1989”
Madalyn Ard will examine resources in the Texas and Oral History collections.

Glynnis M. Linderman | English
“The Women’s Legion: The Role of Female Authors in The Legion Book
Glynnis M. Linderman will focus on manuscript material housed in the literary collections.

Nicholas J. Mizer | Anthropology
“The Pictures are So Much Better: Cross-Media Trends and Orality in Dungeons & Dragons”
Nicholas J. Mizer will explore material found in the gaming collections of the Science Fiction Research Collection.

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2010- 2011 Academic Year

Elizabeth Talafuse | English
“I Am the Monster: Framing the Monstrous Self in Young Adult Fantasy Fiction”
Elizabeth Talafuse will examine selected works both historical and contemporary from Cushing’s Science Fiction & Fantasy Research Collection.

Hector Enrique Weir Gil | Hispanic Studies
“The Art of Evangelization: A Structural Analysis of Late 17th Century Sermons from Colonial Mexico”
Hector Enrique Weir Gil will focus on religious works from the Colonial Mexican Imprint Collection.

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2009-2010 Academic Year

Blake Whitaker | History Research on Rhodesian pioneer literature

Joon Hyung Park | English “From the Camera Obscura to the Panorama: Transcendental Subjective Vision and Political Idealism in Nineteenth-Century American Literature”

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2008-2009 Academic Year

Nicole DuPlessis | English
“Actual Literacies in Virtual Worlds: Literacy, Society, and Self in Science Fiction from Wells through Bradbury” 

Jared Peatman | History
“The Gettysburg Address and the Civil War Centennial, 1961-1965”

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2007-2008 Academic Year

Jacob Heil | English
“Making John Donne’s Poems (1633)”

Robert Carley | Sociology
“Tracing the Development of Interdisciplinary Knowledge Using the Dr. Yolanda Broyles-Gonzales and Francisco Gonzalez Archive (and Comparing it to the Center for Contemporary Cultural Studies at the University of Birmingham)”

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2006-2007 Academic Year

D’Lane Compton | Sociology
“Authenticating the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgendered (GLBT) History at Texas A&M”

Emily Janda | English
“Visual Allegories: Connecting Today’s Classroom with the Rhetoric of Thomas Nast’s Political Illustrations”

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2004-2005 Academic Year

Linda Jones Black | Education
“Formal and Informal Education in Texas 1870-1920 and the Changing Roles of Women”

Roger Reeves | English
“Writing the African Body: The Geography of Identity in European Travel Narratives/Fictions and the ‘Remixing’ of the African Identity by African-American Witnesses”

Jenny Whisenhunt | English
“Tell Me ‘Bout the Good Old Days: Narrative Self and Identity in the Letters of Charles Goodnight”

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2003-2004 Academic Year

Nicole DuPlessis | English
“Representations of Literacy and Orality in Kipling’s Just So Stories

Sheila Jordan | Modern and Classical Languages
“A Comparative Study and Edition: The Teran-Massanet Expedition into Texas, 1691”

Thomas J. Nester | History
“Racial Desegregation of the United States Army and the Texas National Guard”

Lowell M. White | English
“The Period of the Texas Centennial with Special Emphasis on the Reactions of African-American and Hispanic Literature”

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2002-2003 Academic Year

Wendy van Duivenvoorde | Anthropology
“Seventeenth Century Dutch Shipbuilding and Naval Architecture Based on the Remains of the Batavia Shipwreck and Contemporary Documents”

Samantha Marsh
| English
“Body Invasion in American Pulp Fiction Magazines and Postmodern Culture”

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