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Gordon P. Golding Fund for Study of the African American Experience

The Gordon P. Golding Fund provides financial support to promote undergraduate research on the African American experience from the early 17th through the late 19th centuries.

Eligible projects include, but are not limited to, senior honors theses and research-based undergraduate courses.

Senior theses completed with Golding research awards:

Hillary Hollowood, “The Influence of the Antebellum Modernization of Rowan County, North Carolina, on Its Post War Economy and Society” (History)

Anna Kaplan, “Small Compasses Among Social Changes” (Anthropology)

Tiffany Rivers, “Deep in Their Hearts, Never to Depart: Questions of Identity Among Alumnae of Historically Black Sororities” (Sociology)

Paul Rosser, “Breaking Barriers: Turning Obstacles into Motivation to Escape” (History)

Chancey Rouse, “Church Attendance Among Civil War Soldiers” (History)

Recent course funded with Golding research award:

The Golding Fund also supports Slavery and Place: The South Carolina Case, an innovative Maymester course taught by Professor of History Heather Williams. The course combines two weeks of intensive research in plantation records with a week-long excursion to Charleston, where students walk the landscape they have studied in the archives.

Professor Heather Williams_Maymester in SC

Visit the Slavery and Place: The South Carolina Case web site to learn more about the course. Click on the boxes on the home page to see students’ course projects.

Watch one of the video projects produced by Professor Williams’ students in summer 2012: [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=otVaYOHoOgU[/youtube]

Apply for Golding Research Award funding:

Students who are interested in research funding for their senior thesis projects should apply through Honors Carolina’s Senior Thesis Research Grants program.

Faculty who are interested in funding for a course should contact James Leloudis, Associate Dean for Honors Carolina.