MEST Senior Presentations: Thomas Connell and Abby Merritt

Today April 25, 2019, two graduating MEST seniors presented their research to a full house! Thomas Connell presented on his senior thesis which is an analysis of the historiography surrounding Israeli military administration of Israeli Arabs, 1948 to 1966.

Abby Merritt’s thesis examines the evolution of women’s roles in Palestinian society; changes in Palestinian popular culture—music, song, and dance; and how those changes created resources for women to participate in the first Palestinian uprising (Intifada). Both presenters took questions from attending students and faculty. Here are some photos of the presenters, and with Professor Ed Webb and fellow students!

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