Past Robinson Honors Fellows

Abigail Gancz

Abby Gancz 2016 Robinson Honors Fellow

Class of 2019
Hometown: Rockville, MD
Majors: Biostatistics and Anthropology

This summer Abigail will be traveling to Israel to participate in the excavation of the archeological site, Omrit, and create an online collection of 3-D models of historical artifacts, famous historic Israeli sites, and modern structures.

Ori Hashmonay

Ori Hashmonay 2016 Robinson Honors Fellow

Class of 2018
Hometown: Chapel Hill, NC
Majors: Art history and German studies. Minor: French

Ori will spend two months this summer traveling to Jewish museums and archives throughout Europe analyzing illustrated Ketubbahs, which are Jewish marriage contracts.

Alex LaGrand

Alex LaGrand 2016 Robinson Honors Fellow

Class of 2018
Hometown: Cary, NC
Majors: English and Dramatic art. Minor: Medieval and early modern studies.

Alex will spend two weeks researching prompt books used in performances of Shakespeare’s King Lear at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington D.C. She will spend the following five weeks working at the American Shakespeare Center in Staunton, Virginia as the official dramaturge for their professional summer production of King Lear.

Marcus Valcarce-Aspergren

Marcus Valcarce-Aspegren 2016 Robinson Honors Fellow

Class of 2017
Hometown: Oak Ridge, NC
Major: Ethnobotany. Minors: Chemistry and Medicine, Literature, and Culture.

This summer Marcus will travel to northern Spain to study medieval texts on medicine, herbalism, and religion in order to learn about the cultural and historical experiences of healing and what it meant to be a healer.