Student Projects

Summer 2018

Sarah and Michaela

Sarah Lundy and Michaela Stock

Dr. Natalie Dykstra received a Grand Challenges Summer Research Grant in May 2018 to bring two students, Sarah Lundy and Michaela Stock, to do original research in the archives at the American Library in Paris.  Check out Archive Stories|Paris, a website designed by Sarah and Micheala about their research!  Their site also highlights fascinating projects at the library to take on in the future.  Sarah writes about her experience on the History department blog here.  For more information, Dr. Dykstra can be reached at

Summer 2017

Julia Hines in Paris, Summer 2017

Julia Hines in Paris, Summer 2017

In 2017, Dr. Heidi Kraus received a Nyenhuis Faculty/Student Collaborative Summer Research Grant to document street art and public spaces in Paris that have been, in some way, inspired by or a response to the 2015 terror attacks in the city.  Dr. Kraus and student collaborator, Julia Hines ’18, an art history and psychology double major, began to digitally map the locations in proximity to Paris landmarks.  Take a look at Julia’s work!  Dr. Kraus will continue to chart and assess changes to the artwork and surrounding areas over time.

Here is a link to the article in Spera that highlights this work.