Centre College’s Emma Comery ’16 has been recognized as the first accepted author in the newly launched Kentucky Journal of Undergraduate Scholarship. The program, which showcases research and creative activities of undergraduate students across the state, invites submissions throughout the year from a variety of disciplines.
Her published article, “’Tú hablas ahora:’ Viequense Female Archetype and Agency in the Works of Carmelo RodrÍguez Torres,” discusses Torres’ portrayal of women within the context of Puerto Rico’s occupied and feminist history. The work was inspired by a course assignment from Assistant Professor of Spanish Daniel Arbino, who later encouraged Comery to continue researching the topic with the help of a research grant from the College.
Comery says she is excited about being published and credits her classes and professors at Centre for preparing her for this opportunity.
“As an English and Spanish major, I’ve had a lot of experience writing literary research papers, but this project really taught me a great deal about literary research and the value of my own original ideas.
“Dr. Arbino was an amazing coach throughout all of this,” she continues. “He really pushed me to take ownership of my ideas. I’m so thankful for his continued support and confidence in me.”
by Morgan King ’16
February 22, 2016