On Sat., April 13, three Honors Program students shared their Honors Capstone Project research at Purdue-Calumet University’s 21st Annual Clement S. Stacy Undergraduate Research Conference.
Tony Bara’s paper, “For God or Country? Competing Polish Nationalisms in Chicago, 1870-1910,” mentored by Dr. Amanda Lopez, examines how two different foundations for Polish national Identity were contested in Chicago at the end of the 19th and early 20th century.
Mary Rewert’s project, “The Sources of Variation in Urban Policy toward the Homeless,” mentored by Dr. Matthew Costello, identifies a range of variables possibly related to municipal policies criminalizing homelessness, and tests their predictive potential for nine US cities.
Jana Knezovic’s study, “A Look in the Gilded Mirror: The Effects of Etiquette Literature on Chicago’s Elite Wives, 1890-1920,” examines the extent to which the actual lives of Chicago’s well-to-do women transgressed the advice dictated by popular conduct publications.