Davenport Study Grants

In past years, Davenport Scholarships have been awarded to sophomores and juniors who have “demonstrated intellectual and moral excellence and a concern for public affairs” and “who by their personal qualities and vocational and scholarly intentions give greatest promise of leadership in the public service.” It is expected that most of the grants will be concentrated in the social science departments and the CSS, but applications will be accepted from majors in all areas of the University as long as the proposed projects are related to public affairs.




Maxwell Bigman Integrating Technology into the Classroom:  A Report on the Cognitive Tool For Education Reform.
Sarah Dash Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?  The Implementation of Fascist "Italianita" Through Cuisine.
Benjamin Docter The Democrats Of Education Reform.
Renee Dunn Who are the Job Creators?  The Implication of Educational Entrepreneurship Programs for Job Market and Societal Change in Kampala, Uganda.
Calvo Elhauge Spain in the League of Nations:  An Evaluation of Europe's First 'Intermediate Power'.
Allison Greenwald Bambolse as Commodity:  Understanding the Relative Social and Economic Motivations for Production of Wall Paintings in Sirigu, Ghana.
Ana Halsey The Politics of Social Protection:  The Political Origins of Universal Health Insurance in Indonesia.
Benjamin Jacobs When Lambs Drink Wolf's Milk:  Exploring Chinese National Identity Formation and Historical Narratives under Patriotic Education.
Mari Jarris Rescuing the Concept of Freedom:  The Frankfurt School's Critique of Idealist Philosophy from Kant to Sartre.
Hannah Korevaar West Side Story:  Race, Space, Religion and the Law in Salt Lake City.
Manon Lefevre The Invasive Landscape:  History, Ideologies, and Ecological Consequences of the New England Lawnscape.
Laura Munsil National Memory and Cinema:  The Spanish Civil War on Film.
Sophia Park The Emerging Luxury Market in China:  What Channel and Gucci Means to China Today and Tomorrow. 
Grace Powell US Drone Strikes and IR Theory.
Tianyu Xie Rain The Single Hope:  Youth Civic Engagements in the Age of Individualization in China.
Chloe Rinehart Conditional Cash Transfer Programs in Multiethnic, "Plurinational" States:  The Case of Ecuador's Bono de Desarrollo Humano.
Madelene Smith-Huemer Gendered Revolutions:  The Role of Women within German Reunification.
Julian Theseira Lu Zhengxiang:  A Christian and Confucianist Chinese Diplomat and Modernizer.
Kelly Toy The First Ladyship - Unelected, Unpaid, Unforgetable:  A History of Women in America from Martha Washington to Michelle Obama.
Maxwell Votey Cossack Identity and Paramilitarism in Early Post- Soviet Russia.
Sabina Wahl Community Activism as Platform for Transformation:  A Historical Study of Muslim Women in a Durban Township.
Shannon Welch Jesus in the Wilderness:  Jesuit and Protestant Competition for Abenaki Souls in the Anglo-French Northeast.
Aileen Yeung Estonia:  An Experiment in Economic Freedom.