Student Scholarship

Selected academic work created by students at Grinnell College, including research papers, research posters, creative work, and related materials. Mentored Advanced Projects provide students opportunity to work closely with a faculty member on scholarly research or the creation of a work of art. The Frederick Baumann Prize was established in 1993 and funded by David '51 and Audrey Lowe '52 Hammer. It honors Frederick Baumann, professor of history at Grinnell from 1927 to 1954, and is awarded each spring to the student who writes the best interdisciplinary and historical essay on the general topic of "Ideas and Society."

This collection contains the work made by students in Grinnell’s Studio Art Department. Student work involves a broad range of media from studio courses, which includes: painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, print media, digital media, and installation. It also features images from student exhibitions at the Smith Gallery, and the annual Bachelor of Arts Exhibition at the Faulconer Gallery.

Program from concert on December 9, 2006, with works by Ralph Vaughan Williams, Britten, Tormis and Gorecki.

Alumni memories of Grinnell College reveal the importance of social spaces and the centrality of the people at Grinnell to creating a sense of place.

Ashraya Dixit, recipient of a Davis Projects for Peace grant, described the project as a first-time effort to construct straw bale building in the area and help promote low-cost, energy-efficient and earthquake-safe buildings.

This data set is designed for testing the performance of optical character recognition algorithms on text in scanned historical map images. Thirty maps from the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries were chosen from the David Rumsey Map Collection ( Most maps are of individual states, though some are regional and one is of the entire U.S.; most feature little handwritten text. The original MrSid files are converted into uncompressed TIFF images for a manual annotation, stored in XML format. The authors gratefully acknowledge the David Rumsey Map Collection as the source of the map images, which come with the following notice: Images copyright (C) 2000 by Cartography Associates. Images may be reproduced or transmitted, but not for commercial use. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons [Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported] license ( By downloading any images from this site, you agree to the terms of that license.

An annotated bibliography developed for an analysis of Bolshevik Feminism looking at whether the legalization of abortion in 1920 had any real impact on the lives of Russian women.

This paper uses Mary Antin's memoir, Promised Land, to examine the issues of a hyphenated identity as a strategy of becoming an American.

The French language in Ferdinand Oyono’s Houseboy reveals the power struggles between the colonizers and the colonized that took place in French West Africa.

Political Islam is frequently defined by only its most general parameters rather than specific Islamist actors.

Sacre quantique (Quantum Rite) a three-movement composition for brass quintet, composed 2018.

Today, Americans are more aware than ever of their food choices—where the food comes from, its locality, how it was produced, and its health quotient. But back in the 1970s, local food movements were largely nonexistent. It was the Japanese Americans living in California who began advocating for local, organic farming—and despite systemic racism, were able to make America better.

This comic tells the story of one of my case studies, Bill Fujimoto, a Japanese-American food retailer. Berkeley-based Fujimoto was the first person to source locally grown and specialty produce for Alice Waters’ revolutionary California Cuisine restaurant Chez Panisse when it opened.

The relationship between casting and race has been insufficiently examined in both popular and academic writings on Hollywood.

Afro-Latinidad has gained a lot of popularulty over the last number of years. However, the visibility of Afro-Latinidad does not mean that Afro-Latinxs are being listened to or that thier concerns are being meet. The increased visibility of Afro-Latinidad has actually lead to what i deem the dilution of Afro-Latinidad. In this paper, I highlight the ways Afro-Latinxs respond to the dilution of Afro-Latinidad.

The project focused on seven topics around bringing local food into the dining halls: environmental impact, nutrition, dining service logistics, producer logistics, economic impact, student opinion, and local foods at public schools.

Allen, Elizabeth Jane, 1994-; McCall, Timothy John, 1993-; Pham, Mai Phuong, 1995-; Shevelkina, Maria, 1993-; Sly, Dana Brittany, 1992-; Storch, Hannah Lord, 1994-; Vale, Emma Evans, 1992-
"Published on the occasion of the exhibition, "Against reason: anti/enlightenment prints by Callot, Hogarth, Piranesi, and Goya. 3 April-2 August 2015"--Title page verso."

Andelson, Jonathan Gary, 1949-; Mottl, Larissa; Mertaugh, Hilary
A field guide to the natural environment of the Grinnell area.

Anthofer, James E.

Arango, Carlina; Watts, Taylor.
A research project with Al Éxito focused on determining the impact of this youth Latina education program on its participants in its first three years (2006-09).