Past Robinson Honors Fellows

2016-2021 Fellows

2021 Fellows

Bryanna Ledbetter, Class of 2022

Persecution and Public Memory: Early Modern Witch Trials in the United Kingdom and American Colonies
Salem, MA; London, Lancashire, and Bury St. Edmunds, England; and North Berwick and Edinburgh, Scotland

Hometown: Hudson, NC
Majors: History and Management and Society Minor: Cognitive Science (Video)


Thalia Rivero, Class of 2022

Traveling in the Mind: An Insight into the Development of Psychological Research in England
London, Sussex, and Beckenham, England

Hometown: Miami, FL
Majors: Psychology Minor: Neuroscience


Keely Parrish, Class of 2021

Iconoclasm Within Museums: The History of National Identity Within Art
Berlin, Germany; Paris, France; and Rome and Florence, Italy

Hometown: Chapel Hill, NC
Majors: Media and Journalism Minor: Art History


Sarah Frisbie, Class of 2023

Popes, Peasants, and Pilgrims: A Survey of Medieval-Era Graffiti in the Palais des Papes
Avignon, France

Hometown: Davidson, NC
Majors: Studio Art and Global Studies


Kennedy Miller, Class of 2022

Giving Voice to an Unsung History: The Women Performing Opera and Demanding Unification in 20th Century Italy
Milan, Italy

Hometown: Rocky Mount, NC
Majors: Music and English and Comparative Literature (Video)


2019 Fellows

Anna Grace Freebersyser, Class of 2020

Imagery and the Social Conscience: The Significance of “Am I not a Man and a Brother?” and the Brooks Slave Ship Diagram in the British Abolitionist
London, Wisbech, Liverpool, Stoke-on-Trent and Alton, England

Hometown: Fuquay Varina, NC
Majors: Journalism Minor: Entrepreneurship and Studio Art (Video)


Claire Ruch, Class of 2020

An Exploration and Reclamation of the Reclining Female Nude
New York City, USA; London, England; Paris, France; and Florence, Italy

Hometown: Greensboro
Majors: Art History and Journalism Minor: Social And Economic Justice


Laura Wilder, Class of 2021

The Art of Venetian Lace
Burano, Venice, and Milan, Italy and Brussels, Belgium

Hometown: Raleigh, NC
Majors: Global Studies and Italian Minor: Entrepreneurship (Video)


Turkan Banu Karatas, Class of 2020

Former Lunatic Asylums in Western Europe
London, England; Paris, France; Ghent and Brussels, Belgium; and Vienna, Austria

Hometown: Chapel Hill, NC
Majors: Sociology and Global Studies Minor: Chemistry (Video)


John Collier Cobb, Class of 2020

Repressed and Fractured Communication as Described by Virginia Woolf and Her Peers in the Bloomsbury Group
London, England

Hometown: Raleigh, NC
Majors: English and Philosophy Minor: Writing for the Screen and Stage (Video)


Rachel Mauney, Class of 2020

The Context of Death: The Cemetery of Innocents and the Dance of Death
Paris, Dijon, Montivilliers, and La Chaise-Dieu, France; Talinn, Estonia; and Hrastovlje, Slovenia

Hometown: Shelby, NC
Majors: Art History Minor: Neuroscience (Video)


2018 Fellows

John Daniel Bratcher, Class of 2019

The Cathedral Space
England, Scotland, Wales

Hometown: Beulaville, NC
Majors: Journalism & History. Minor: Medieval and Early Modern Studies



Thomas Elliott, Class of 2019

Searching in the Silent Archives: Coloniality in European Memory
England, France, Belgium

Hometown: Carrboro, NC
Majors: Political Science & Contemporary European Studies. Minor: Visual Communications



Nicholas Gigot, Class of 2020

German Cartography from the Age of Discovery to the Information Age

Hometown: Chevy Chase, MD
Majors: Economics & Environmental Studies. Minor: Philosophy, Politics, and Economics



Brodie Heginbotham, Class of 2019

The Camino de Santiago: A Pilgrimage

Hometown: Edenton, NC
Major: Religious Studies. Minors: Advertising & Ancient Greek



Megan McCorkle, Class of 2019

Living the History of the Paris Commune of 1871

Hometown: Charlotte, NC
Majors: History & Political Science



Kate Warren, Class of 2019

Arms and Armor of Medieval England: Representations of Wealth, Status, Military Masculinity
England, France, Italy

Hometown: Chapel Hill, NC
Major: History



2017 Fellows

Grace Han, Class of 2018

9 Weeks, 9 Cities: Travels Through Northern Italy

Hometown: Seoul, South Korea
Majors: Art history and Political science. Minor: Global cinema



Michael Hensley, Class of 2017

Sailing to Byzantium: A Modern Odyssey
Greece, Italy

Hometown: Rutherfordton, NC
Major: History. Minor: Medieval and early modern studies



Jimmy Messmer, Class of 2018

Apocalyptic Thought in Early Modern England

Hometown: Charlotte, NC
Majors: History and Computer science



Noah Rawlings, Class of 2018

Botanical Influence in Proust’s, In Search of Lost Time

Hometown: Cary, NC
Major: Comparative literature. Minor: Environmental studies



Anne Sutton, Class of 2018

The Impacts of Italian Singer, Faustina Bordoni
England, Italy

Hometown: Burlington, VT
Majors: Voice performance and Geography


2016 Fellows

Abigail Gancz, Class of 2019

Past and Present in Historic Israel

Hometown: Rockville, MD
Majors: Biostatistics and Anthropology



Ori Hashmonay, Class of 2018

A Study of Jewish Marriage Practice in Europe
France, Netherlands, Austria, Italy, Germany

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



Alex LaGrand, Class of 2018

Prompting Lear
Washington, DC, Virginia

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



Marcus Valcarce-Aspergren, Class of 2017

Cultural Origins of Medieval Medicine

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