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History students present research at conference in San Antonio

01.25.2020 | By: Christopher Ohan
Student and faculty attendees at the Phi Alpha Theta biennial meeting, San Antonio, Texas, January 2-5, 2019

Texas Wesleyan students represented the Omega Zeta chapter of Phi Alpha Theta history honor society at its Biennial Conference Jan. 2-5 in San Antonio. Participation in the conference was competitive among the Phi Alpha Theta members at Texas Wesleyan. Six students were selected to represent the university. Each made a 15-minute presentation.  

Students/Paper Titles

  • Bonnie Brimer, “Knox and Stuart in the Theater of Scottish Covenant Theology”
  • Michael Craft, “A Discourse on Individuality and Identity in Christendom”
  • Baliey Dozier, “Ragtime to Rock ‘n’ Roll: a look at the creation of Popular Culture”
  • Emilia Egel, “Pretty and Provocative: The 1920s Flapper”
  • C. Michael Ray, “Taking to the Road: Displaced Americans in the 1930s”
  • Renee Williams, “Conformity, consumerism, and paranoia: How sci-fi invaded 1950s media”

Dr. Brenda Matthews (A.M. Pate Chair of American History), Dr. Alistair Maeer and Dr. Christopher Ohan accompanied the students and chaired sessions at the conference.

About Phi Alpha Theta

Phi Alpha Theta (ΦΑΘ) is an American honor society for undergraduate and graduate students and professors of history. The society has more than 350,000 members, with about 9,500 new members joining each year through 860 local chapters. The Omega Zeta Chapter was chartered at Texas Wesleyan on April 23, 1979.

For more information about Phi Alpha Theta or the History program at Texas Wesleyan, visit www.txwes.edu/history.