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John Near and Mitra Scholar Grant Reception
Tuesday, April 26, 2022 | 5-6 p.m.
You are cordially invited to join the 2022 Chen Lin Mentors in celebrating and honoring the scholars in this year’s John Near Excellence in History Education Endowment Fund and the Mitra Family Endowment for the Humanities.

Refreshments will be served in the Nichols Hall atrium from 4:30-5 p.m.

Scholars will present their papers in the Nichols Hall auditorium from 5-6 p.m.

This event will be livestreamed for those who cannot attend in person.
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John Near Scholars
Dawson Chen
Composition, Casting, and Counterpoint: How the New Deal Films of Pare Lorentz Redefined the American Documentary
Mentors: Meredith Cranston and Katy Rees

Riyaa Randhawa
Curating Connection: Student-Teacher Relationships in the Implementation of Public Health Systems During American Colonialism in the Philippines, 1898-1910
Mentors: Chris Gatto and Lauri Vaughan

Nicole Tian
Shelter or Cage?: How the Brandeis Brief Shaped Progressive Legal Methods and Women’s Rights
Mentors: Carol Green and Amy Pelman
Mitra Family Scholars
Caden Lin
Pink Panthers in Freetown: The Role of the International Monetary Fund in the Sierra Leonean Civil War
Mentors: Jenny Achten and Meredith Cranston

Michelle Liu
Impressions of the Floating World: Japan through the Eyes of Mary Cassatt
Mentors: Meredith Cranston and Donna Gilbert

Alina Yuan
Life Goes On: Osamu Dazai’s Postmodernist Legacy
Mentors: Beth Wahl and Lauri Vaughan

William Zhao
Coups and Conciliations: The Role of Civil-Military Relations in the Democratizations of Spain and Portugal
Mentors: Amy Pelman and Byron Stevens
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