IDEA Grant Winner

Audrey Wheeler, a freshman and Presidential Scholar, is one of the winners of the prestigious IDEA grant ($4,000) for summer undergraduate research. Her winning project, Italy and Feminism: Caroline Crane Marsh's Account of Nineteenth Century Gender Roles, stems from research conducted during her experience working as a UROP student with Professor Irene Zanini-Cordi on Italian literary salons and social networks. The IDEA grant will allow Wheeler to carry out archival research at the University of Vermont and in Florence, Italy, under the direction of Professor Zanini-Cordi. This research will set the foundation for Wheeler's Honors in the Major Thesis on the subject of how gender roles are constructed in the media.