Susanna Schrafstetter, Interim Director
Associate Professor, Department of History
What is European Studies?
As the birthplace of the economic, political, and social institutions that we associate with modern life, Europe has shaped and will continue to have a significant impact on the world, including the United States. As a student in UVM's European Studies Program, one of nine areas of study within the Global and Regional Studies Program, you can explore Europe's history, culture and languages through an interdisciplinary program of study designed around your own particular interests in a region, time period, or theme.
Bronwen Hudson is a European Studies major and a double English and Latin minor. Over the past year she has served as President of the UVM Chapter of Mortar Board Senior National Honor Society, a member of Tower Senior Women’s Honor Society, and President of the Honors College Student Advisory Group. She is currently writing an honors thesis on Poetry as a Complex System, in which she discusses theoretical mathematics in the hopes of furthering new ideas of poetic analysis. She has been awarded the URECA! scholarship and used the funds to spend last summer living in Vienna, Austria, researching classical music and creative writing; she will present this work at the 2014 Student Research Conference. In early April 2014 she will be presenting her thesis research at the Haverford College Re: Humanities undergraduate symposium on digital media, and in June she will be attending the University of Victoria Digital Humanities Summer Institute. Bronwen has had poetry published in two formal poetry journals, The Lyric and The Society of Classical Poets, and is also currently training for her first half marathon.