Undergraduate Research

ACM-Newberry Seminar students pursue independent research projects while at the Newberry, culminating in an article-length paper and a research presentation.

Learn more about student research in the ACM-Newberry Seminar.

Examples of Past Research Projects

  • “‘Justice’ for our ‘Red Children:’ White Perceptions of the Sauk and Meskwaki Nations in Literature and Academia from the Louisiana Purchase to the Present Day,” Thomas Teasdale, Grinnell College (ACM 2018)
  • “Self-Perception in 20th Century American Circus Memoir,” Ellen Ward-Packard, Oberlin College (ACM 2018)
  • “Matchbooks and Mass Culture: Social Messages, Inequalities, and Conflicts in 1940s America,” Herbert Dittersdorf, Kenyon College (ACM 2017)
  • “Where be Dragons? Nature and Medieval Monsters,” Ben Ludgin, Lake Forest College (ACM 2017)
  • “Imagined Savagery: Imperial Perceptions of Native Americans within Late-Victorian British Adventure Fiction,” Jacob Kowall, College of Wooster (ACM 2015)
  • “Theology, Gender, and Heresy in Late Medieval France,” Meredith “Maisie” Iven, Coe College (ACM 2015)
  • “The Bard in Chicago: A Cultural History, 1838-1934,” Theodore R. B. Nollert, Rhodes College (ACM 2015)

A more comprehensive list of past ACM-Newberry student research topics can be found on the ACM website.