Melanie Burkett was awarded “distinction” for her thesis entitled, “Australian Legend, Australian Lives: The Interplay Between Representations of Early Nineteenth-Century New South Wales and the Experiences of Free Immigrants.” Her thesis examines the lives of British migrants to Australia in the first half of the nineteenth century. Melanie completed her thesis under the direction of Professor Brent Sirota. Melanie studied British, British imperial, and Australian history during her time at NC State. She will graduate with her Master of Arts in History in December 2015. In the new year, Melanie will begin work in the doctoral program in history at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia.
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Revisiting the CCC
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This past Summer, PhD student, Melody Hunter-Pillion, traveled to Puerto Rico with Aranzazu Lascurain, Assistant University Director at the Global Change Forum/SE Climate Adaptation Science Center at NC State and James Currie - Multimedia Specialist, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science - to conduct oral history interviews in the field with scientists from Puerto Rico.