Award and Grant Recipients

The Carson Grant

Carson Grants offer Willamette undergraduates the opportunity to undertake a scholarly, creative, or professional research project during the summer. Approximately 10 grants of up to $3,000 are available each year. Students may apply for these competitive grants either as sophomores or juniors. Projects may be creative and artistic, literary, investigative, interdisciplinary, and performative.

History Department Recipients:

2016

Charlotte Lerner-Wright

Letters, Illuminated: Exploring the Life and Love of a Medieval Nun

Zoe Gantner

And Still the Metropolis Prevails: The Consequences of Hydraulic Culture on the West

Salome Paul

The Politics of Community: Oral Histories of Acholi South Sudanese Refugees in Yumbe District, Uganda

2015

Margaret Woodcock and Evann Zuckerman 
Alternative Modes of History: Non-traditional Monographs and Creative Responses 

George Zenker 
From Patrols to Police Brutality: An Analysis of the Legacy of American Slavery 

2013

Jordis Miller 
Looking from the Outside In: An Evaluation of the Roles in the Art Brut Movement 

2011

Jennifer Ristau
The Domestic Workers Bill of Rights: A Global Movement's Claims Explored on a Local Scale 

2008

Holy Janka 
Medieval Pilgrimage: Art as a Manifestation of Christian Spirituality 

2006

Ivo Dimitrov
Rediscovering the Role of King Boris III in the Bulgarian Rescue 

2005

Katherine Ervine 
A Walking Tour of Everett, Washington

2003

Benjamin Peterson
The IWW Experience in Washington Sate 1905-1920

2000

Johnny Lake 
Voice of the Elders

1999

Lyn Delmastro 
The Palace of Versailles: A Place of Memory in the French National Consciousness 

1997

Angela Ridinger 
Marginalization and Misogyny: A Historical Analysis of African-American Women in the American Film Canon 

1991

Anne Phoenix
Historical Trends in American Deaf Education 


LARC Grant Recipients

2015

Madison Rotter 
Diesel in Oregon: Collaboration and Activism in Environmental Health

George Zenker

Scandalous Satire: Gender, Race, and Religion in Political Cartoons of the Obamas During the 2008 Presidential Campaign

2014

Montana Miller 
Freedom of the Press: The Use of Religion in Abolitionist Newspapers in the Anti-Slavery Movement 

Philip Daniel Mehler
Simplexity: A Historical Survey of the Relationship between Societies and Technologies. 

Christina Luedtke

Colleen Smyth
Mind of Mann: How Phrenology Shaped the Massachusetts Common School Movement

Mele Ana Kastner 

2011

Kimberly Hursh
History, Memory, and Identity with a Focus on on Colegio Cesar Chavez (Mt. Angel, Oregon)

Haley Williamson 
A Loud Silence: Abolition and Anti-Removal Efforts in Early 19th Century America 


Presidential Scholars

2004

Lilia Putintsev

2000

Lyn Delmastro 


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