Brian Watson ’12

Two Student Papers Published in Metamorphosis

Brian Watson ’12

Two recent KSC graduates, Brian Watson ’12 and Anna Peterson ’12 have research papers published in the fall 2012 issue of Metamorphosis, COPLAC’s online journal highlighting outstanding work in undergraduate research.

English and history major Brian Watson’s paper, “Crossdressing, Crossculture: Conceptions and Perceptions of Crossdressing in Golden Age Madrid and Tudor-Stuart London,” explores the issue of crossdressing as a common ground on which to explore Spanish and English cultures in three dimensions: on the stage, as a literary device, and as done by actual historical figures. Brian is currently enrolled in a PhD program in Intellectual and Cultural History at Drew University in NJ.

Anna Peterson ’12

Elementary education and communications major Anna Peterson’s paper, “The Role of Organizational Culture in Donor Recruitment at the American Red Cross,” looks at how the nonprofit sector in New Hampshire plays a significant role in “preserving and enhancing the quality of life for NH residents” and how the government has partnered with the nonprofit sector to help provide a range of services. Anna is currently a permanent substitute teacher in the Merrimack Valley School District.

Keene State College is one of 26 members of COPLAC, the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges, which champions the cause of liberal arts and sciences education of superior quality in the public sector. COPLAC institutions provide students of high ability and from all backgrounds access to an outstanding liberal arts education.