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 - 2018!


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.


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.


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.


Mary Margaret Herring (Mellon ’18)

Delwiche, Aaron and Mary Margaret Herring. Propaganda Critic Website (Launched on

August 15, 2018).


Derek Hudson (Mellon ‘17)

Hudson, Derek.  “St Anthony's Lost & Found Project: Teacher Resource Guide.”  

(July 2017).


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).  


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.


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).  


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).