2018 Undergraduate Research Award Submissions

Congratulations to the 2018 Library Research Award for Undergraduates winners, Jessica Vaught, Justice Cundiff and Meg Carter!

Jessica Vaught won the 2018 Library Research Award for Undergraduates $800 first place prize for her research submission, “'Chica Traducida: Subalternity and Cultural Erasure in the Translation of The House on Mango Street.” Jessica is from Brown County, Ohio and is a senior double majoring in Secondary Spanish Teaching and Secondary English Teaching. She will graduate in December 2018. For this award, she submitted her honors thesis, which covers the book The House on Mango Street as well as Chicana, post-colonial, and subaltern studies. She completed this research by utilizing the EKU Library's resources and services such as Library Express and textbooks on loan, as well as those provided by her mentors, Dr. Lisa Day and Dr. Socorro Zaragoza.

Justice Cundiff won the 2018 Library Research Award for Undergraduates $500 second place prize for her research submission, “'Shakespeare and Psychology: Emotional Intelligence and Machiavellianism in King Lear and Othello.” Cundiff is a forensic psychology major from Casey County, Kentucky. She submitted her honors thesis for this award, in which she studied emotional intelligence and Machiavellianism in two Shakespearean tragedies with an emphasis on how the factors could have impacted the plots of the plays. From her data, Cundiff concluded that the antagonists of the plays were rated higher in both traits, and that may have contributed to their relative success.

Meg Carter won the 2018 Library Research Award for Undergraduates $300 third place prize for her research submission, “'Beyond No Fracking: An Anthropological Study of Individuals Pursuing Sustainable Lifestyles in Eastern Kentucky.” Carter is from Richmond, Kentucky and is majoring in General Dietetics. Her honors thesis utilized her own primary research as well as secondary research found at EKU Library, on their online databases, and via EKU Library Express. Her primary research consisted of oral histories she conducted with individuals in Eastern Kentucky who were homesteading or living off-the-grid. She used what she learned in the oral histories to guide her secondary research, which eventually turned into an interdisciplinary study of the philosophical and ecological reasons people homestead. She cites EKU Libraries as an integral part in pulling her research together.

Submissions

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Archaeology in Novgorod

ivory M. Spears, Eastern Kentucky University

Arguments Against Amalgamation: The Citizen's Council Battles Integration By Controlling The Narrative

Evelyn S. Kerns, Eastern Kentucky University

Beyond No Fracking: An Anthropological Study of Individuals Pursuing Sustainable Lifestyles in Eastern Kentucky

Meg Carter, Eastern Kentucky University

Chica Traducida: Subalternity and Cultural Erasure in the Translation of The House on Mango Street

Jessica Vaught, Eastern Kentucky University

Martha's Diary

Laura E. Roberts, Eastern Kentucky University

Shakespeare and Psychology: Emotional Intelligence and Machiavellianism in King Lear and Othello

Justice M. Cundiff, Eastern Kentucky University