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Saribel M

- Research Program Mentor

PhD Doctor of Philosophy candidate


European history, history of emotions, Spanish, literary analysis

Project ideas

Project ideas are meant to help inspire student thinking about their own project. Students are in the driver seat of their research and are free to use any or none of the ideas shared by their mentors.

Atomic Fears: The Role of Emotions in National Discourse

After the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945, atomic scientists saw the destructive and dangerous force of atomic bombs. How did fear of the impact of atomic destruction, in its different manifestations, begin to permeate the national discourse? The threat of personal and civil devastation hung over the nation's consciousness, and a paranoid fear kept its citizens on edge. This project would use of letters written between atomic scientists in the 1940s digitized through the Dear Professor Einstein Project.

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