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Undergrad Receives Funding to Support Research on Montauk Tribe

Grace Armann
Grace Armann
Grace Armann

Grace Armann ‘23, the URECA researcher of the month for July, is a political science and history double major in the Honors College. She received URECA funding this summer to support her research under the supervision of Professor Paul Kelton, Gardiner Chair in American History, on a local legal history of the indigenous Montauk tribe, “The Loss of the South Shore: How the Montauk’s Land Was Stolen.” 

Using court cases, legal documents and newspaper archives from circa 1909, Armann’s project developed last spring from conversations with Kelton, her instructor for History 314: Indigenous Settler Relations in the US. Armann plans to build on the work she does this summer for her Honors College senior thesis. 

On campus, she serves as a student accessibility support center mentor, a food pantry volunteer and an orientation leader. She is also a member of the Phi Alpha Delta pre-law fraternity and a violinist in the Undergraduate Symphony Orchestra.

Read the full interview with URECA Director Karen Kernan 

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