beeghly library at juniata college


Although our faculty members are involved in their own academic research, Juniata encourages collaboration between students and faculty members. Two ways we do this are through Liberal Arts Symposium and the Senior Honors Thesis opportunity, which can then be used for graduate school applications. During Liberal Arts Symposium, students present their work to the public and the college community. For the Senior Honors Thesis, students work closely with an English professor on a research or creative writing project of their choosing.

Student Research

  • Miranda Suarez '18: "On Writing Interactive Fiction: Video Games as Academic Inquiry." 
  • Phoebe Harnish '18: "Deconstructing the Patriarchy of Language: French Feminism and Grammatical Gender." 
  • Liam Benfer '18: "Hip-Hop: A Key to Decoding our Violent Culture." 
  • Madison Caso '17: "The British Amazon: The Boudican Legacy in Literature."  
  • John Dubensky '14: "How to Publish Your Writing." 
  • Jessica Mills '14: "Which Anne Frank to Teach?" 

Faculty Research 

Dr. Hannah Bellwoar

“’Subtle Connections’: Massage Therapy and the Body Composed.” With Cory Holding. In Moving Ideas: Embodied, Multimodal Learning and Development in Communities and Schools. Ed. by Mira-Lisa Katz. New York: Peter Lang, 2013.

“Everyday matters: Reception and use as productive design of health-related texts.” Technical Communication Quarterly 21.4 (2012): 325-345.  

“Digital Health and Feminist (Re)Visionings of Healing.” In Paul Prior et. al. “Re-situating and Re-mediating the Canons: A Cultural-historical Remapping of Rhetorical Activity, A Collaborative Webtext. Kairos 11.3 (2007):

Dr. Will Dickey

“Islands of Isolation: Representations of Altoona, Pennsylvania in the Works of John Peilmeier." Pennsylvania English. 2009.

"The True Secret Agent: Surveillance, Secrecy, and Spies in Hitchcock’s Film Adaptation of Conrad’s The Secret Agent." Article in progress. 

“'On the Record': Creating Community and Controversy through Campus Newspapers." Conference on College Composition and Communication. Indianapolis, Indiana. March 19, 2014.

Dr. Amanda Page

“Passing for Chicano, Passing for White: Negotiating Filipino American Identity in Brian Ascalon Roley’s American Son.” The Politics of Appearance: Racial Passing in U.S. Fiction, Memoir, Television, and Film, 1990-2010. Ed. Julie Cary Nerad (forthcoming 2014 from SUNY Press).

“Consolidated Colors: Racial Passing and Figurations of the Chinese in Walter White’s Flight and Darryl  Zanuck’s Old San Francisco.” Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States 37.4 (Winter 2012).

“The Ever-Expanding South: James Weldon Johnson and the Rhetoric of the Global Color Line.”
Southern Quarterly 46.3 (Spring 2009).