Mary W. George Freshman Research Conference

Spring 2019

The eleventh Freshman Research Conference took place on Friday, April 12, 2019 in New South. In Spring 2016, the conference was renamed in memory and celebration of Mary W. George and her devotion to undergraduate research at Princeton. The conference showcased the scholarly work of a range of exceptional Fall 2018 Writing Seminar students from different courses and disciplines. During the conference, our distinguished writers gave 10-minute presentations of their work in small panels, followed by question-and-answer sessions.

Program of Events

Friday, April 12, 2019
New South, 3rd Floor

Welcoming Remarks

Khristina Gonzalez, Associate Dean of the College and Director of Programs for Access and Inclusion


Session I

Emma Bearss, “Butler, Bourdieu and the Allure of Modeling”
Hayden Burt, “Gold Lust and Mechanical Wings: Artemis Fowl’s Environmentalism in a Tradition of Irish Folklore and Ecocriticism”
Soo Young Yun, “Racism in K-pop: A Reflection of South Korea’s Racialized Discourse of Beauty”


Lunch and Academic Research Roundtable: Inclusivity in Academic Writing

Roundtable Participants:
Ana Patricia Esqueda, Class of 2019
Steven M. Gomez, Class of 2019
Pamela McGowen, Class of 2020
Gabriella Pereira Feron, Class of 2019
GJ Sevillano, Class of 2019
Anna Wolcke, Class of 2020


Session II

Ogechi Adele, “Rape in Female Prisons: Expanding the Conversation around the PREA”
Nathnael Mengistie, “The Influence of Faith-Based Organizations on American Anti-Trafficking Policy”
Pooja Parmar, “The Most Fresh Off the Boat Entity in India Today: Bollywood”
Emily Weiss, “Technological Loneliness: Row House Cinema Micro-Theater as an Arena for Technology and Community”


Session III

Julia Lane, “Moral Destitution and Chinese Immigrant Prostitution”
Quincy Monday, “Ethics and Legislation of Animal Experimentation”
Monica Patino, “Objectum Sexuality Hidden in Normative Sexuality”
Kamron Soldozy, “What Have Fairy Tales Really Taught Us? Using Collocate Data to Reveal Gender Stereotyping”
Vinicius Wagner, “Familiar Faces, New Threats: A Look into the Deepfake Phenomenon”


Session IV

Kavindya Dalawella, “Video Games as a Predictor of Human-AI Interaction: An Analysis of Localhost”
Zach Hammack, “A Deeper Look into a Doctor’s Responsibility to a Patient: Why a Doctor May Not Intend to Kill a Patient”
Sophia Lewandrowski, “A Graz Case Study: A Constructive Physical Heritage Solution to the Axis-Powered, Fragmented Styrian Collective Memory”
Shaffin Siddiqui, “Streaming Salafiyya”
Polina Zhilkina, “Adoption Process of Google Translate in Second Language Classroom: Constructivism Versus Meritocracy in Education”


Conference Organizers
Daniel ChoiDannelle Gutarra Cordero, and Leslie Ribovich
Funded by the Princeton Writing Program