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Student Spotlight: Kelley Quinn, Brooke Judie, and Brenna Harkins

Present at the 35th Annual Meeting of the Association of Global South Studies


Please join us at MURACE in congratulating Dr. Sunita Manian and her three mentees.

Dr. Sunita Manian's mentees Brenna Harkins, Brooke Judie, and Kelly Quinn successfully presented their work in Marrakech, Morocco, for the Association of Global South Studies Conference on December 14-16, 2017. This conference attracts scholars from Asia, Africa, Europe and North America. Presenting at this conference is a unique opportunity and privilege for Georgia College students.

All three mentees were first introduced to the conference in Dr. Manian's Interdisciplinary Explorations class. All three quickly engage in determining appropriate topics, researching them, and preparing their research for the conference under the supervision of Dr. Manian.

Presentations at the conference by Georgia College:

Brooke Judie's "Constructions of Black Masculinity: The US and South Africa." Brooke is a double major in Philosophy and Liberal Studies.

Brenna Harkins' "Gender and Migration: Migrant Women and Sex Work."  Brenna is a Liberal Studies major.

Kelley Quinn's " Revealing Islamophobia: Western Feminism and the Discourse on the Veil." Kelley is a Liberal Studies major.

Kelley Quinn's " Revealing Islamophobia: Western Feminism and the Discourse on the Veil."

Conference Photos


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CUR Membership

If you are NOT a CUR member, NOW is a great time to join and it is free. Reach out to one of your CUR Councilors or to me for assistance. CUR Councilors are Drs. JJ Arias, Karen Berman, Tsu-Ming Chiang, Kelly Massey and Rebecca McMullen.

Dr. Doreen Sams
Faculty Coordinator MURACE

GC is a Council of Undergraduate Research (CUR) Enhanced Membership

I am pleased to announce that Georgia College has become an enhanced institutional member of the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR). CUR is a not-for-profit educational organization whose mission is to support and promote high-quality undergraduate student-faculty collaborative research and scholarship.

Georgia College has two elected CUR Councilors:  Dr. Karen Berman (at large) and Dr. Tsu Ming Chiang (psychology).  Also, Dr. Dee Sams represents GC as well.  With the encouragement of these faculty and others GC has become an enhanced institutional member of CUR.  Please read below to learn what this membership offers you and our students and if you have any questions please reach out to Drs. Berman, Chiang or Sams.

One of the great benefits of a university becoming an enhanced member with CUR is that their faculty, staff and students are eligible to join CUR as individual members at no cost. In this letter you will find information outlining some of the member benefits included in a CUR membership and instructions on how to join.

CUR Enhanced Institutional Member Benefits Highlights:

Access to

o   CUR’s Members Only Website: This website contains information such as funding resources, annotated bibliographies on assessment and integrating research into the curriculum, webinar archives and undergraduate research celebration days at institutions across the country.  There is also a special section on Advocacy, which is prepared by Washington Partners, LLC, a firm that CUR has secured to provide research, guidance, support and counsel as CUR seeks to increase its national profile, activities and efficacy.

o   CUR’s Undergraduate Researchers Registry: The purpose of this registry is to facilitate matchmaking between undergraduates with research experience and a desire to pursue an advanced degree, and graduate schools seeking high quality students who are well prepared for research. Currently,the Registry is open to students and graduate schools/employers in nearly all fields.

o   CUR Mentors: CUR has a mentor network that matches individuals seeking information about starting, sustaining or re-initiating undergraduate research programs to experienced, tenured CUR faculty. Those requesting mentors may be newly hired faculty as well as graduate students and post-doctoral scholars. Established faculty who are interested in starting or restarting a research program or moving in a new direction, may also request a mentor.