The Meanings of Democracy Lab directed by Ruth Braunstein, Associate Professor of Sociology, is thrilled to announce the winners of the 2021 Meanings of “America” Multimedia Contest. They received a large number of high-quality submissions, but these finalists distinguished themselves with their originality, creativity, and the overall quality of their work. Congratulations in particular to undergraduate Sociology majors Nicholas Xenophontos (winner) and Emma Parente (honorable mention), and Sociology PhD candidate Rianka Roy (honorable mention)!
We invite all members of the UConn community to join us in congratulating them, and to stay in touch with the Meanings of Democracy Lab on Twitter and Instagram for updates on future events where they will be sharing their wonderful submissions.
First Place Prize
Nicholas Xenophontos, “Meanings of America”
Srivani Agnihotram, “America”
Emma Kathryn Parente, “A Student in America”
Lisbeth Peguero, “Everything but Apple Pie”
Rianka Roy, “Coming to America”
Jenna Trott, “Because of the Brave”
Kyra Arena, “Fly Away”
Cassandra Barrow, “Envy”
Matthew S. Dentice, “American Hope”