Two students win research awards for their presentations
2/26/2012Four Communication Studies students presented their scholarly research at the Student Undergraduate Research Forum (SURF), a regional conference held at Lynchburg College on February 26, 2012. Hannah Asher '12 won first prize for her research on gender and magazine design styles. Julianna Joyce '13 took second prize for her scholarship on race in Disney animations and marketing. Catherine Godley '13 presented her work on gender and sexuality in magazines. Xavier Suarez '12 presented his research on Latin American ska music, subcultures, and cultural identity. The titles of their papers are as follows: Hannah Asher, "Comic Books and To-Do Lists: The Style of Gender" Julianna Joyce, "'They're Not Like You and Me, Which Means They Must Be Evil': The Racialized Other in Disney Film and Television Animation" Catherine Godley, "Gender Roles in Cosmopolitan and Maxim" Xavier Suarez, "Hybrid Rhythms, Ska Music, and Latin America"