“I’m a Junior majoring in History with a concentration in Public History. I’m a member of Phi Alpha Theta history honor society. I’ve also attended the CHR ‘What is Humanities Research?’ undergraduate workshop. My favorite Humanities course at Mason has been Civil War and Reconstruction with Professor Christopher Hamner. In this course I learned the importance of historical thinking in examining primary sources to better understand the past and complex issues, connect ideas, and craft my own analyses. Growing up in Northern Virginia, close to so much history, has fostered my love for the subject. That combined with an enthusiasm for primary sources and writing, and encouragement from my professors, have inspired me to pursue research in the Humanities.”
We're so appreciative of your support and your interest in humanities research, Katie!
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