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Dissertation Presentations by Undergraduate Finalist Historians

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Posted by: Tessa Roynon

Date: 21st April

Dissertation Presentations by Undergraduate Finalist Historians

On Friday 24th February 2017, the Race and Resistance Programme hosted, for the first time, a research seminar at which undergraduate finalists in History presented on their dissertation projects. The event was organized by Pembroke undergraduate Zahraa Salloo, and was a resounding success.

The following students presented and answered questions about their work:

Rike Adeniran (St Anne’s College) : Rebelling as Men: Slave Resistance in South Carolina from the Stono Rebellion (1739) to the Denmark Vesey Conspiracy (1822)

Priya Fernandes (Queen’s College): To what extent was the reciprocal relationship between British and Indian female activism in colonial India a mutually beneficial one, unfettered by imperial frameworks?

Holly Rowden (St Peter’s College): 'The Politics of Remembrance: The Negotiation of Post-Traumatic Memory among Vietnamese Americans in the Reagan Era 1980-1989’

Zahraa Salloo (Pembroke College): ’Rolling Stone’: Vina Mazumdar and the fight for Indian women’s equality, 1970s-2000s

Izzy Waterfall (Pembroke College): “I Shall Be Released”: the Radical Politics of Nina Simone and Miriam Makeba within Global Freedom Struggles 1960s-1990s


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