Lunsford Honorees: Spring and Summer 2021
About the Spring/Summer 2021 Lunsford Honorees
From Spring 2020 through Summer 2021, all PWR 2 courses were taught online in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Typically, Lunsford award honorees would present in front of a live audience and two winners would be selected. Giving and recording an oral presentation in an online environment provided both new challenges but also new possibilities and we saw a range of creative and powerful responses to oral presentation research. This gallery represents exemplary work from students produced in their fully online environments during Spring quarter 2021 and Summer quarter 2021, and we honor all of these students for their excellent research and delivery.
Namitha Alexander: "You're the Help till Help Arrives: Empowering Bystanders to Save Lives"
Course: Hope, Health, and Healing: The Rhetoric of Medicine
Instructor: Sarah Pittock
Laura Bauman: "Too ... Wildishly Woman: Reinterpreting Disney's Little Mermaid through a Mythic Lens"
Course: Myth and the Contemporary: Talking across Two Worlds
Instructor: Kevin DiPirro
Ellington Crevier: "Reforming the High School Math Curriculum for a New Generation of Problem Solvers"
Instructor: Mutallip Anwar
Nadine Iman Fattah: "From Saddam to the Satirical Present: Exploring Iraq-Centered Satire by Iraqis and the Western World"
Course: Speaking Ironic Truth to Power: The Rhetoric of Satirical Protest
Instructor: Harriett Jernigan
Theo Kanell: "Leader in AI: Leader in the World"
Course: Ethics and AI
Instructor: Ruth Starkman
Manasa Kumarappan: "'California Dreamin' of Housing"
Course: Action Research: Making Time for Social Justice
Instructor: Donna Hunter
Enya Lu: "Why TikTok Musicals are Here to Stay"
Course: All that Jazz: The Rhetoric of Musical Theater
Instructor: Wendy Goldberg
Phoenix Reivers: "Remembering Our Worth: A Venture into Contemporary R&B"
Course: Hip Hop, Orality, and Dialect Diversity
Instructor: Tessa Brown
Andrew Shin: "Perpetual Foreigner to Model Minority: Asian American Violence in the United States"
Course: Are We There Yet? The Rhetoric of Mobility
Instructor: Selby Schwartz