From staging an opera to studying religious diversity and tolerance in San Antonio, over 100 Mellon SURFs have spent their summers collaborating on research projects with one or more Trinity faculty mentors. Many students continued their foray into academia by presenting their research at undergraduate or professional conferences and publishing their research. We are proud of these accomplishments by Mellon SURFs 2013 - 2020!
Nupur Agrawal (Mellon ‘13)
Brown, C. Mackenzie and Nupur Agrawal. “The Rape that Woke up India: Hindu
Imagination and the Rape of Jyoti Singh.” Journal of Religion and Violence 2.2 (2014): 234–280.
Abigail Baltuskonis (Mellon ‘16)
Baltuskonis, Abigail. “The ‘Phantom Growth’ of Sol Nazerman: Suppression in The
Pawnbroker.” The Expositor: A Journal of Undergraduate Research in the Humanities 12 (2016): 4–13.
Abigail Bowen (Mellon '19)
in Environmental Discourse." The Expositor: A Journal of Undergraduate Research in the Humanities 15 (2020): 75–85.
Natalie Carrier (Mellon '17)
Carrier, Natalie. "Jane Austen's Artful Buildings: Embodying the Bildungsroman."
The Expositor: A Journal of Undergraduate Research in the Humanities 14 (2018-19): 13–24.
Catherine Clark (Mellon ‘15)
Clark, Catherine and Jennifer Jacobs Henderson. "Oh, my god! I CAN FLY!’: female
agency in Marvel’s Runaways." Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics (February 15, 2018).
Benjamin Collinger (Mellon ‘16)
Collinger, Benjamin and Simrat Jeet Singh. “Developing a Religious Diversity Profile
of San Antonio.” Published by Trinity University’s Mellon Initiative (March 2017).
Kevin Culver (Mellon ‘13)
Translation and performance of Puccini’s opera Gianni Schicci.
Stephen Ford (Mellon '20)
Rainbow Bridge Database (Published on August 3, 2020)
Catherine Groke and Robyn Wheelock (Mellon ‘16)
Groke, Catherine and Robyn Wheelock. House of Light. Published by Trinity
University’s Mellon Initiative (Summer 2016).
Austen Hall (Mellon ‘15)
Hall, Austen. “Auditory Similes in the Homeric Iliad.” The Expositor: A Journal of
Undergraduate Research in the Humanities 11 (2015): 7–19.
Thomas Harvell-DeGolier (Mellon ‘18)
Harvell-DeGolier, Thomas. "The Supremacy of Human Rights Everywhere": The
Struggle against Jim Crow during WW II. The Expositor: A Journal of
Undergraduate Research in the Humanities 14 (2018-19): 25–34.
Mary Margaret Herring (Mellon ’18)
Delwiche, Aaron and Mary Margaret Herring. Propaganda Critic Website (launched on
August 15, 2018).
Delwiche, Aaron and Mary Margaret Herring. “Propaganda Critic: A Tool for Analyzing
Herring, Mary Margaret. "Progaganda Critic, Russian Disinformation, and
Media Literacy." Media Literacy in a Disruptive Environment, edited by William G. Christ & B. S. De Abreu, Routledge, 2020, pp.94-108.
Derek Hudson (Mellon ‘17)
Hudson, Derek. “St Anthony's Lost & Found Project: Teacher Resource Guide.”
Kassie Kelly (Mellon ‘15)
Kelly, Kassie and Carl Leafstedt. “The San Antonio Federal Orchestra of 1936-1943:
A Forgotten Link in the Musical Heritage of South Texas.” Proceedings of the
SW Chapter of the American Musicological Society 5 (Spring 2016).
Hannah Niner (Mellon ‘16)
Kaufman, S.B. and Niner, Hannah. “Muslim Victimization in the Contemporary US:
Clarifying the Racialization Thesis. ” Critical Criminology 27, no 3 (2019): 485-502.
Tiffany Nguyen (Mellon ‘17)
Nguyen, Tiffany. “What is Done is Donne: Analyzing John Donne's Misogyny.”
Proceedings of The National Conference On Undergraduate Research (2018): 48-53.
Madilyn Pfluger (Mellon ‘16)
Pfluger, Madilyn. “Visualizing the Unspeakable: Graphic Novels and Illustrating the
Holocaust.” The Expositor: A Journal of Undergraduate Research in the Humanities
13 (2017): 75-84.
Kristina Reinis (Mellon ‘18)
Reinis, Kristina. “What shall we call thee then?”: Defining Femininity Outside the
Expositor: A Journal of Undergraduate Research in the Humanities 14 (2018-19):
Megan Reynolds (Mellon ‘15)
Reynolds, Megan. “Constructing the Imaginative Bridge: Third-Generation
Holocaust Narratives.” Proceedings of The National Conference On Undergraduate
Research (2016): 14-23.
Chelsea Rodriguez (Mellon ‘17)
Cantú, Norma and Chelsea Rodriguez. “Breaking Open Gates: A Conversation with
Emmy Perez.” World Literature Today (January 2018).
Peyton Tvrdy (Mellon '19 and '20)
The Mural at Coates Library Website & Exhibit (launched Summer 2020)
Jullian Valadez (Mellon ‘18)
Valadez, Jullian. “HIV/AIDS Stigma Construction: A Comparative Analysis between
San Antonio and Azerbaijan. “ Process: Journal of Multidisciplinary
Undergraduate Scholarship 3, no.1 (December 2018).