2010 National Phi Alpha Theta Convention

Students Give Presentations at Phi Alpha Theta 2010 Biennial Convention

Five CSUDH Phi Alpha Theta History Honors' Society students presented their research this January at the P.A.T. Biennial Convention in San Diego: Mayra Avila, Jennifer Hellman, Gloria Lopez, Holly Ownby, and Chantal Walker. Graduating history major, Amber Dill, also attended to support her classmates, and has since become of a member of P.A.T. Dr. Laura Talamante attended the San Diego convention as the advisor for the CSUDH Phi Alpha Theta students. Phi Alpha Theta Executive Director, Graydon A. (Jack) Tunstall, Jr. University of South Florida remarked on the strong turnout from our campus: "It's great to see your chapter will be so well represented!"

Jennifer Hellman presented, "Fallen Women, Unadjusted Girls and Sex Workers: The Changing Discourse of Prostitution in Twentieth-Century America." Holly Ownby presented, "The Directory and Democracy of the French Revolution." Each panel consisted of three presenters and a commentator. Holly Ownby received feedback on her presentation from the national Vice-President of Phi Alpha Theta, Sandra Horvath-Peterson, Georgetown University. Gloria Lopez presented, "A Battle through History: The Debate of Napoleon's Legacy in Historiography." It was standing room only for Gloria Lopez' panel! Chantal Walker presented, "Awakening the Female Renaissance Voice through Giovanni Boccaccio," and Mayra Avila presented, "Las Voces Mexicana: Oral Histories of the Bracero Program." Mayra Avila presented alongside graduate students, and like the rest of our presenters, demonstrated her confidence and skill in historical research and analysis.

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Dr. Talamante, Mayra Avila, Amber Dill, Holly Ownby, and Chantal Walker at the San Diego Phi Alpha Theta Biennial Convention, 2010.

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CSUDH Phi Alpha Theta presenters: Chantal Walker, Holly Ownby, and Mayra Avila. Chantal Walker presented, "Awakening the Female Renaissance Voice through Giovanni Boccaccio," and Mayra Avila presented, "Las Voces Mexicana: Oral Histories of the Bracero Program."

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Chantal Walker (and friend), Amber Dill, Holly Ownby, and Mayra Avila.

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Jennifer Hellman presented, "Fallen Women, Unadjusted Girls and Sex Workers: The Changing Discourse of Prostitution in Twentieth-Century America."

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Holly Ownby presented, "The Directory and Democracy of the French Revolution."

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Holly Ownby receives feedback on her presentation from the national Vice-President of Phi Alpha Theta, Sandra Horvath-Peterson, Georgetown University.

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Gloria Lopez presented, "A Battle through History: The Debate of Napoleon���s Legacy in Historiography."

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It was standing room only for Gloria Lopez' panel!

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Dr. Laura Talamante attended the San Diego convention as the advisor for the CSUDH Phi Alpha Theta students.