Cameron University Department of Social Sciences publishes third volume of CHiPS, an undergraduate research journal

The Cameron University Department of Social Sciences has released the third volume of CHiPS: The Cameron University Undergraduate Research Journal of History and Political Science. The volume features the research of Cameron undergraduates Sandi Colby, Christopher Ellwanger and Luis Jaquez. CHiPS, which features student research papers in the fields of criminal justice, history, political science, sociology and geography, can be viewed online at Printed copies are available in the Department of Social Sciences.

Student submissions underwent a peer review process and were reviewed by both faculty and students before being accepted for publication in the journal. Support for the publication of CHiPS was provided by the Katherine D. Lacy Endowed Lectureship in History. CHiPS is published twice a year.

Colby, a member of the Class of 2018 who earned a Bachelor of Arts in History with a minor in Humanities, contributed “Helen Churchill Candee and Margaret Brown: Challengers to the Polarized Female ‘Types’ of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era.” The article examines the lives of two women who survived the ill-fated Titanic voyage and what their life stories can tell us about women in the Gilded Era.

Ellwanger’s article focuses on “The Divergent Nature of the American Soul:  Republican Imperialism.” This piece challenges the presumption that American foreign policy in the 19th century was isolationist in nature by noting the various strains of imperialism that existed in American thought and actions. Ellwanger is also a member of the Class of 2018, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in History with a minor in Psychology.

A native of Fletcher, Jaquez authored “The Politics and Economics of European Welfare States,” which examines the social safety nets of the United Kingdom, Germany, and Denmark to understand the relationship of market regulation to the extensiveness of a state’s welfare system. Jaquez is a senior political science major with a minor in history.



May 9, 2018