Contributor Notes, 11.2

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Jared Asser is a doctoral candidate in the History Department at UGA, where he studies the history of emotions. Believing that emotions are culturally conditioned and central to politics, his dissertation studies how Americans used emotion to navigate political crisis during the Reconstruction period. He also moonlights as a gender historian and historian of the senses.

Kendall Clay is a fourth-year Neuroscience PhD candidate in the Roberts-Galbraith lab. She studies genes responsible for the regeneration of dopaminergic neurons in worms called planarians. Her main interests include genetics, development, and regeneration. Outside of the lab, Kendall enjoys singing, embroidering, and hanging out with her cats, Baby and Sporty.

Grace Huff is a first-year MA student in the English department concentrating in rhetoric and composition. Her research interest is in examining the rhetoric of health and medicine, influenced by her Bachelor’s degree in psychology. In her free time, she loves spending time with her friends, family, and cat.

Yuliia Kabina is a PhD student at the University of Georgia. Her main research interest lies in African American studies, with special focus on James Baldwin. She applies Walter Benjamin’s theoretical framework to better understand how Baldwin’s ideas take shape depending on the medium he uses (novel, essay, address, interview, etc.). Interested in reconstructing the parts of history often silenced by the dominant narrative, she is a researcher and script supervisor for a community-based theater project about the Penn Center, SC. Apart from this, Kabina teaches English Composition and works as a consultant at Willis Center for Writing.

Student Writers

Holland Butsch is a fourth-year undergraduate student at the University of Georgia, where she is studying Anthropology with a minor in Biological and Medical Anthropology and is pursuing a certificate in Archaeological Sciences. Her primary interests are in Bioarchaeology and skeletal pathology, a field in which she plans to continue her studies after she graduates in May. She spent last summer on UGA’s archaeological field school, an experience that opened the door for her to both present a poster and speak on a panel at the Southeastern Archaeological Conference. She currently works at the Georgia Archaeological Site File where she uses ArcGIS mapping software, processes and archives archaeological reports and site forms, and works closely with Cultural Resource Management firms. In her spare time, Holland can be found reading, cooking, weightlifting, or expressing herself creatively through stained glass, woodworking, and painting.

My name is Bill Evans III, and I am currently a senior studying anthropology and psychology. My current academic focus is archaeology, and I also work at the University of Georgia’s Laboratory of Archaeology. This work is a culmination of my time spent in ANTH 4265: Bioarchaeology with Dr. Laurie Reitsema and Adam Kazmi. That class sparked a passion for the human skeleton and interpreting past persons in archaeological contexts. I would highly recommend getting involved with bioarchaeology and the other offerings from the Biological Anthropology Complex Lab.

Kelly Luo is a third-year genetics and psychology student at the University of Georgia. Her current research focuses on the relationship between biological aging and marital status, and she hopes to attend medical school after graduation.

Grace Maneein is a 4th year student at the University of Georgia, pursuing a B.B.A in marketing with an emphasis in business analytics and a minor in Chinese language and literature. Her writing can be found in several online publications, including the recent “ISSUE 06: Metropolis” of fashion publication Strike Magazine Athens. Grace, a Taiwanese-Thai American raised in Georgian suburbs, brings unique perspectives to her work. Twice recognized by the YoungArts Foundation, she’s a creative innovator with a passion for informed decision-making. Grace is currently the Creative Director of Copy at Talking Dog Agency, an on-campus marketing and PR agency, and serves as Copy Editor at Strike Magazine Athens. In her free time, she enjoys reading, writing, and contemplating new ideas.

Adam Miller, originally from Newnan, Georgia, is an undergraduate History major at the University of Georgia. He is also completing minors in both Anthropology and Latin, the latter of which this paper arises from. In Fall of 2024, he will enter UGA’s Master of Historic Preservation Program. He has a great interest in museums, local histories, and historical gender nonconformity.

Isabelle Schwartz is a fourth-year student at the University of Georgia, pursuing a B.A. in Women’s Studies and a B.A. in International Affairs. She has dedicated her college career to exploring the intersection of these two fields, paying close attention to how the trends of one shape the other. Most specifically, she is passionate about the relationship between policy and advocacy, with hopes of eventually pursuing both a graduate degree and professional career in gender policy work. Isabelle is a firm believer in the immense power that writing, research, and collaboration bring to enacting social change and has embodied this through her academic studies as well as her previous experience in non-profit work. Apart from her coursework and research, Isabelle is involved with the Women’s Studies Student Organization and the Triota Honor Society on campus.

Majoring in biochemistry & molecular biology and anthropology, Yeongseo Son is a third-year undergraduate Foundation Fellow at the University of Georgia. She is interested in lungs: the mechanisms behind their injury, repair, and development. Her on-campus research centers around neutrophil biology in cystic fibrosis.

Courtney Bass is a senior ocean science student at the University of Georgia. While participating in the Semester@Skidaway program through the UGA Department of Marine Sciences, Courtney explored her interest in physical oceanography and atmospheric science by applying it to the South Atlantic Bight, which is located off the coast of Skidaway Island. Courtney will graduate in May 2024 with a Bachelor of Science in Ocean Science. She hopes to pursue a career in storm prediction and modeling.

Hansika Behl is a 3rd year undergraduate student at the University of Georgia, pursuing a major in Genetics with a minor in Women’s Studies and a Certificate in Personal & Organizational Leadership. She is a member of the Morehead Honors College, where she holds the title of being a Crane Leadership Scholar. Currently, she conducts research in the Kissinger Genetics Lab, focusing on the molecular and computational analysis of apicomplexan parasites. In addition to her academic pursuits, Hansika serves as the Vice President of the Alpha Epsilon Delta Pre-Health Fraternity and volunteers her time with Piedmont Athens Regional and the Shifa Free Clinic. Upon graduation, Hansika plans to attend medical school and pursue a career as a physician.

Jack Sodemann is an undergraduate history major at the University of Georgia. He is twenty-two years old, and he attended Woodward Academy for high school and Georgia State University for the first three years of his undergraduate degree. He intends to complete a masters degree in Middle Eastern History.

My name is Margaret (Maggie) Sutherland, and I was raised in Pike County, a rural county in Middle Georgia. I am a senior at the University of Georgia, where I major in religion and history. During my undergraduate career at the University of Georgia, the majority of my research in history has focused on racial disparity and displacement in the Middle East. I have done case-studies on several colonial officials in the region by analyzing the rhetoric (and development of) used in justifying expulsions, bombardment, and prejudices. I have also used lawsuits that set legal precedence, statistics and personal testimonies from human rights organizations (such as B’tselem), records of government proceedings, and archival documents.

Charlotte Taylor is a fourth-year student at the University of Georgia majoring in Art History with a minor in Biology. A lifelong painter, Charlotte’s interest in studying the history of art began with a family trip to Italy, where she discovered the beauty of church architecture and decoration. Her current research for her senior thesis focuses on Byzantine Orthodox icons, specifically a work from the thirteenth century which depicts the Annunciation of the Virgin. Charlotte’s love of artistry and community contributed to her desire to become a dentist – a career where she hopes to improve patients’ confidence and quality of life through crafting beautiful smiles. Following her graduation this May, Charlotte will work as a dental assistant in her native Atlanta while she applies to dental schools.

Lauren Trainer graduated with Latin honors from the University of Georgia in December 2023, obtaining a Bachelor of Science in Biology. As a student, she was deeply involved in the mentorship of undergraduate students in related chemistry and mathematics courses with the Department of Academic Enhancement and the Department of Chemistry. She has used her scientific and research background to study head and neck cancer in the Department of Otolaryngology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland. She is interested in practicing evidence-based medicine through the pursuit of clinical research and medical education.

Blake Voyles is a third-year computer science and mathematics major here at the University of Georgia. He is currently working with the Directed Reading Program researching generating functions and their uses in mathematics.

Andrew Zhou is a 3rd-year neuroscience psychology student pursuing a biology minor and an interdisciplinary writing certificate. Outside of his undergraduate studies, he spent the summer training in bioinformatics and worked as a data research intern. He is currently volunteering in the Xie Lab at UGA, where he is learning about developing nanomedicines.

My name is Jay Boyd, and I am a fourth-year student at the Univeristy of Georgia studying anthropology with a concentration in bioarchaeology. In my time at UGA, I have worked in curation at the Laboratory of Archaeology, rehousing and archiving sites from the Georgia coast. After I graduate, I hope to enter into a graduate program specialized for bioarchaeology and human osteology. I am particularly interested in methods for studying gender and sex in the archaeological record. Ultimately, I am interested in teaching osteology and bioarchaeology at the collegiate level.

My name is Andrew Burns. Learning mathematics and language has been a lifelong pursuit of mine. I came into UGA studying Computer Science and Linguistics but was eventually pulled over to the dark side to study Computer Science and Mathematics. This paper, Linear Algebra of Perspective Projections, though focused on a specific problem, encrypts an amalgamation of my interests in life. I hope you enjoy reading it half as much as I enjoyed writing it.

Biankah-Precious Destin is a 4th year Biomedical Physiology student with two minors in Biology and Women’s Studies at the University of Georgia. In her time at UGA, she has been involved in several student organizations and volunteered in a hospital’s labor and delivery ward. She partook in the P.E.A.R.L.S. Mentoring and Scholarship Program where she served as a USDA student volunteer in the Toxicology and Mycotoxin Research Unit. She is very passionate about her Caribbean heritage and spreading awareness of Caribbean culture in addition to healthcare and women’s health. In her free time, she enjoys reading, listening to music, painting, and spending time with friends and family. After graduating in May 2024, she plans on gaining more clinical experience and applying to medical school.

Alyssa Graham is a second-year student studying Cognitive Science and Spanish on a pre-law track. She has an intended minor in law, jurisprudence, and the state and general business, and is passionate about service and giving back to the community. She is most interested in pursuing a career in immigration or education law, and would ideally work for a non-profit in legal advocacy.

Madeleine Hess is a junior at the University of Georgia majoring in Cognitive Science with an emphasis in Artificial Intelligence and Psychology. She’s also obtaining a Criminal Justice and Sociology minor and is an intended Pre-Law student. She maintains a 3.97 cumulative GPA and has been distinguished as a Presidential Scholar by the university due to her academic diligence. She’s currently pursuing opportunities to refine her professional abilities while making a difference in the Athens community.

Sam Northenor is a senior student at the University of Georgia. Sam is a History Major in the Franklin College of Arts in Sciences, with a Minor in American Sign Language and a Pre-Law Track. Sam will graduate in the Spring of 2024 and continue her education in the fall at the University of Georgia School of Law. In her free time, Sam likes to binge movies, read books, hike, play soccer, and travel.

Warren Rogers will graduate from the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communications with a degree in entertainment and media studies this spring. He is an aspiring writer and filmmaker who credits Rick Riordan with his love for storytelling. Warren is originally from Athens, Georgia but will relocate to Atlanta, Georgia following his graduation. Warren enjoys reading, live theater, and his cat, Harvey.

Lauren Scaffidi is a second year student at the University of Georgia pursuing her bachelor’s degrees in Philosophy and Political Science. Her current research is in the field of social aesthetics. When she’s not philosophizing, she can be found debating for the Demosthenian Society or UGA Model UN team.