History repeats itself

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For the fourth year in a row Chapman University history students took most of the awards for undergraduate research at the Southern California Regional Phi Alpha Theta History Conference held this weekend at California State University, Bakersfield.

Of the five papers chosen for honors at the conference, four were written by Chapman seniors.

Winners and their honored papers include: Jonathan Cohen,
The Real Problem with Wikipedia: How the Encyclopedia Project has Developed and Evolved with a Western Academic Bias in a Bid for Public Legitimacy;
Annie McCausland,
Worship Industry or Strave: The Improvement Policy on the Sutherland Estate in Scotland, 1812-1820
; Andrew Paull,
From Wheeling to Washington: The Rise of Joseph McCarthy and the Origins of McCarthyism;
Nobchulee (Dawn) Maleenont,
“‘No God-Damned Thailander Can Be Trusted to Do a Job Without Getting Political Minded’: The Free Thai Movement and the Politics of Independence During World War II.

Students were mentored in the senior seminar by professor Robert Slayton, Ph.D., associate professor Lee Estes, Ph.D.,  associate professor William Cumiford and adjunct faculty member Brenda Farrington.

Among the honors won last year by Chapman was the Phil Alpha Theta award for best Best Electronic Journal.

To see that student-written journal, visit it

Dawn Bonker

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