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."

Lobanov-Rostovsky, Sophie
Short film made for Adrian Khactu's Spring 2013 film studies class set in the mail room examining the gaze through the mail boxes.

Lucas, Leah
Leah Lucas' submission to the 2012 Peace Studies Student Conference

Matzdorf, Ashlen
An exploration of ceramics as a means of producing functional pieces that stand apart from ordinary, generic dinnerware sets.

McClelland, David R.
Consists of the Music 495 Senior Project proposal and the products of the project including the program from the public performance, movies, photos, music and text.

McClelland, David R.; Chenette, Jonathan L.; Chenette, Jonathan L.
Paper reporting on Mentored Advanced Project; 2 MAP posters; recital poster and program; 3 WAV sound recordings

Miller, Graeme H.
Concert program for cello recital on December 8, 2006.

Mulopulos, Sam
Sam Mulopulos' submission to the 2012 Peace Studies Student Conference

Nelson, Eleanor F.
We examined the relation between sex and relationship education, communication, and prevalence of intimate partner violence (IPV).

Nelson, Micah
This paper examines how the legacies of assassinated individuals are preserved in the collective consciousness of America.

Porter, Stephanie; Grinnell College Libraries. Archives
The catalog of an exhibition by the same name that examines physical and philosophical explration in fiction and nonfiction literature.

Quinn-Elmore, Aurora
Aurora Quinn-Elmore's submission to the 2012 Peace Studies Student Conference

Ray, Archan; Chen, Ziwen (Class of 2020); Gafford, Ben (Class of 2020); Gifford, Nathan (Class of 2020); Jai Kumar, Jagath; Lamsal, Abyaya (Class of 2019); Niehus-Staab, Liam (Class of 2020); Weinman, Jerod J.; Learned-Miller, Erik
This data is set designed for testing the performance of text/graphics separation and character recognition algorithms on text in scanned historical map images. Thirty one maps from the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries (1866–1927) were chosen from nine atlases in the David Rumsey Map Collection ( Most maps are of individual U.S. 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 JSON 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 © 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.

Redford, Hugh; Caulkins, Douglas; Caulkins, Douglas
Presentation of research done for Mentored Advanced Project (MAP)in Anthropology on self-governance at Grinnell College

Romodan, Hanan; Whisenhunt, Amber
Poweshiek Animal League Shelter (P.A.L.S.) started in 2004 with a group of volunteers and has continued to depend on volunteers through its development.

Rothe, Thomas Eigil; Packard, Marie (Hannah Marie); Grinnell College. Anthropology
This study was interesting to examine how identity is tied to place. Positioned in the minds of those that give it meaning, “sense of place issues in a stream of symbolically drawn particulars-the visible particulars of local topographies, the personal particulars of biographical associations, and the notional particulars of socially given systems of thought” (Basso 1996:144). In other words, movement within a landscape will assign meaning to different places in that area. Meaning arises from interactions with the landscape-whether it be oral traditions tied to places within a place or events that happen in a place within recent time. As identity develops around place, “without hegemony, means and meaning may never come together, landscape representation may never become a reality, and social conflict will be open as space remains contested” (Harner 2001:676) and power can be exerted through the naming of “geographical entities, most particularly over the way in which places, their inhabitants and their social functions get represented” (Harvey 1990:419).So, we began to shape our study with this in mind.

Rudy, Margaret (Meg)
Explores the role of the New York African Free Schools in the development of the black pursuit of liberty and equality in New York state.

Russell, Zasha
According to the International Labor Organization an estimated 1.39 million people are currently victims of sex trafficking (US Department of State 2009:8).

Saffold, Demarco.
This paper looks at the long term consequences of capitalism and colonization using Jorge Furtado's Isle of Flowers (1989).

Schafer, Julia.
Concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) are agricultural operations where animals are kept and raised in confined situations. .

Schafer, Julia.
Examines the ways that dominants publics such as religion exist in America and create conditional participation for identities like Muslim Americans.