Two CDDRL honor students will present their theses at this week's CDDRL Research Seminar on Thursday, May 25, from 12-1:30.
Whitney McIntosh's thesis, "France and the Internationalization of Security: A Conceptual History of Security During the Interwar Years (1919-1933)" will receive a Firestone Medal, given to the top 10% of all honors theses.
About Whitney: Whitney McIntosh is from Melbourne, Australia. At Stanford, she studied International Relations and English before pursuing an interdisciplinary honors thesis through CDDRL. Her thesis explores the way that the conception of ‘security’ rose to prominence over the 20th century, gathering new referents and meanings with changes to the international order. The term ‘security’ came into common parlance following World War I, specifically through the experience of France who felt threatened by potential German aggression. This research reflects general interests in intellectual history, post-conflict reconstruction, and French culture and politics. Outside of her studies, Whitney volunteers with kids with special needs through Kids with Dreams and is the Managing Editor of Liminal Magazine. After Stanford, Whitney hopes to pursue graduate studies in Political Science, before a career in academia.
Sofia Filippa's thesis, "NGO Family Planning Programs and Indigenous Women's Motivations for Collective Action: A Case Study of Solola, Guatemala ," will receive the CDDRL Award for Outstanding Thesis.
About Sofia: Sofia was born in Washington, D.C. and grew up in Buenos Aires, Argentina. As she prepares to graduate, she is looking for ways to get involved with organizations that work to advance women's reproductive rights in Latin America or in the U.S. Writing her thesis has definitely been the driving inspiration behind this decision, and so she is very thankful for having had this opportunity!