Recent Graduates

Karen Chee '17

Karen Chee

Class of 2017, American Studies
Comedy writer/performer

Thesis Title: The Ghostly Grotesque: The Revolutionary Satire and Intersectionality of H.T. Tsiang’s The Hanging on Union Square

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Grace Chen

Grace Chen

Class of 2015, America Field
Affordable Care Act Navigator, Planned Parenthood

Thesis Title: Ambiguous Authenticity and Culinary Connection: Joyce Chen's Chinese Cuisine in Cambridge, Massachussetts, 1949-1982

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Sam Greenberg

Sam Greenberg

Class of 2014, America Field
Co-founder, Y2Y Harvard Square

Thesis Title: “Through No Fault of Their Own”: Responses to Homelessness and the Framework of the Deserving and Undeserving Poor in Harvard

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John Griffin

John Griffin

Class of 2016, American Studies
Policy Associate with Democrats for Education Reform, Massachusetts

Thesis Title: Writing the Past and Shaping the Future: Historical Revision and Local Color Fiction in Post-Reconstruction Louisiana

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Caroline Hubbard

Caroline Hubbard

Class of 2017, American Studies
Business Strategy and Data Analytics Analyst, LinkedIn

Thesis Title: Picturing Progress: Reimagining Black Identity and Racial Futurity Through the Politicized Aesthetics of the British Black Arts Movement

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Mattie Kahn

Mattie Kahn

Class of 2015, America Field
News writer, ELLE.com

Thesis Title: "A Magazine of High Character": Failure, Foresight, and the Literary Project of Edgar Allan Poe

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Anita Lo

Anita Lo

Class of 2016, American Studies (secondary in Ethnicity, Migration, Rights)
Compliance Specialist, Jane Street

Thesis Title: The I-Hotel in Social Movement and Collective Memory

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Lucia Millham

Lucia Millham

Class of 2016, Modern Europe
Clinical Research Coordinator at the Medical Practice Evaluation Center, Massachusetts General Hospital

Thesis Title: Language and Legacy: British Nurses and Wartime Trauma on the Frontlines of World War I

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Kia Turner

Kia Turner

Class of 2016, American Studies
Lead English Teacher, Harlem Academy, and Ed. M '17, Harvard Graduate School of Education

Thesis Title: Revolt! Rally! Revise! Reclaiming the Power of the Black Narrative in Activist Achievements Against Harvard

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Cary Williams

Cary Williams

Class of 2016, American Studies
Associate Consultant, Bain & Company

Thesis Title: “At Least We Have Our Name”: Free People of Color and the Struggle to Survive in Antebellum Louisiana and Mississippi

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