Four University of Rochester undergraduates have received Barth-Crapsey research grants.
The purpose of the award is to stimulate high-quality, primary research by undergraduates in the humanities and social sciences -- particularly government, politics and political history, social and religious history, and literature -- and in the historical and cultural heritage of the Rochester-Monroe County area.
The award allocates up to $1,000 per winner for the acquisition of books and documents, research-related travel and other research expenses.
Tanya Anderson, a senior, will study the roles of modern Japanese women in the family and in society, as reflected in literature. Anderson's adviser in the project is Prof. William Hauser of the history department.
Rosanne Gill, a senior, will probe the spiritual dimensions of the lives of modern Laguna Pueblo women. Gill's adviser is Prof. Mary Young of the history department.
Melanie Kletter, a senior, will investigate the social and political consequences of the 1964 Rochester Riots. Prof. Jesse Moore, of the history department, serves as Kletter's adviser.
Holly Leff, a senior, will examine the extreme right in contemporary Russian politics. Leff is advised by Prof. Jeffrey Burds of the history department.
The Barth-Crapsey Awards are funded through a gift to the University from Rochester residents Arthur Crapsey and alumna Jean Barth Crapsey, Class of 1940. Recipients will present the results of their investigations upon completion.