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Jennifer Kyker transforms her love of Zimbabwean music into international outreach.Blake Cole
Not many elementary school assemblies receive rave reviews from students. But this was exactly where Jennifer Kyker first experienced the Zimbabwean music that would forever shape her life. Kyker, who this spring completed her Ph.D. in ethnomusicology, was smitten.
Historian Kathy Peiss' new book traces the turbulent history of the zoot suit.Priya Ratneshwar
Last month, the Florida Senate approved a measure prohibiting students from wearing clothes that expose underwear or “indecently” reveal the body at school.
David Wallace takes us behind the scenes at the royal wedding.Blake Cole
Chances are no matter where you are on April 29, 2011, barring a storm bunker, you will overhear someone discussing Prince William and Kate Middleton's royal wedding. The event is to be simulcast across practically every news station in the world—it even has its own official YouTube channel.
Graduate student Václav Paris explores Ulysses' battle with censorship.Priya Ratneshwar
Undergraduate Kaneesha Parsard delves into the storied history of indentured Indian labor in the Caribbean.Blake Cole
Kaneesha Parsard was intrigued by her diverse cultural background from a young age. The daughter of Jamaican parents, Parsard's paternal grandfather is Indian, a lineage that is steeped in rich historical context.
Senior Valeria Tsygankova studies the Bishops' Bible as a material text to examine the relationship between religion and state in Elizabethan England.Priya Ratneshwar
Religious texts are often deemed timeless, but as the King James Bible celebrates its 400th anniversary this year, we are reminded that they are products of history as well.
Graduate student Marie Grace Brown explores how women participated in constructing Sudan's national identity during the country's independence movement.Priya Ratneshwar
As the battle in Libya between rebels and Muammar el-Qaddafi’s regime grows increasingly violent and protests and uprisings engulf the Arab world, it’s easy to forget that Africa’s largest nation has been engaged in its own—albeit more quiet—revolution. In a referendum in January, the people of Southern Sudan overwhelmingly supported the division of the country into two.
In this video Q&A, Eve Troutt Powell provides a historian's perspective on the Egyptian uprising.Priya Ratneshwar
As the most populous country in the Arab world prepares for its new future, Frontiers sat down with Troutt Powell to discuss its past. In this video Q&A, she talks about the forces of history behind the revolution, its key players and its transformative impact around the world.
Junior David Dunning explores mathematic themes in the works of author David Foster Wallace.Blake Cole
Tennis ball trajectories are not often charted using parabolas—unless it's a David Foster Wallace novel. It's this exact combination of mathematics and literature that has always fascinated junior David Dunning, who aptly enough, is a double major in the two subjects, as well as a minor in philosophy.
A summer internship transports senior Suzie Connell into the thick of the Dreyfus Affair.Priya Ratneshwar
Amidst all the current hand-wringing over the potential death of print, it's hard to imagine a time when newspapers, posters and postcards could galvanize an entire country around an issue. But this past summer, senior Suzie Connell traveled to just such a period.
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