Zachary Moates of Braselton was one of 11 Georgia Southwestern State University students who presented papers April 5 during a Phi Alpha Theta regional conference at Auburn University. Phi Alpha Theta is a National History Honor Society.
Each student gave a 15-minute presentation. Afterward, a faculty member from the Auburn department of history provided a commentary of each paper and opened the floor for general discussion.
The papers covered many topics, including feminist activism in the 1960s; women’s political representation in Congress; religion and presidential politics; genocide in Armenia; the social role of child actors; race, labor, and the blues; competing historical interpretations of the age of discovery; race and the family; and race, ethnicity, and children’s literature.
Moates and the other GSW students were accompanied by two Georgia Southwestern faculty members: Susan Bragg, Ph.D., assistant professor of history, and D. Jason Berggren, Ph.D., assistant professor of political science. Bragg is the adviser for the Phi Alpha Theta history honor society chapter at GSW, and Berggren is the adviser for the Pi Sigma Alpha political science honor society chapter.