History undergrads participate in 2021 Phi Alpha Theta conference
The 2021 Western/Central New York Phi Alpha Theta Conference
featured five Syracuse students and a recent graduate. Phi Alpha Theta is the
History Honors Society and has almost 1,000 chapters across the country with
over 400,000 members. This year’s regional conference was held on April 24 and
hosted by SUNY Geneseo’s Department of History.
The Syracuse undergraduate students that participated in the
conference were: Katelyn Bajorek, Dominic Chiappone, Michael Lucy, Yining Lyu,
and Emma Repice. Kathleen McHugh ’20 also presented. Katelyn Bajorek was
awarded a Best Paper prize for "Paper Bodies: Women, Texts, and Medieval
Ontologies of Healing."
"The robust participation in this year’s regional conference
is a testament to the engaged community of history undergraduate students and
recent graduates," said Osamah Khalil, faculty advisor for Syracuse’s Phi Alpha