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Originally published in Compass, April 10, 2014
Blue Hill student delivers presentation at Bates College

Bates College student Emma Perkinson of Blue Hill delivered a researched-based presentation at this year’s Mount David Summit, the college’s annual campus-wide celebration of student academic achievement; the college announced in a news release.

Broadly multidisciplinary, Mount David Summit shows the depth and expanse of scholarship among Bates students, highlighting undergraduate research; student creative work in art, dance, theater, music and film/video; projects conducted in the context of academic courses; and community-engaged research.

Perkinson, who is majoring in history, delivered a presentation titled “Mothers, Homemakers and Moral Keepers of the American Race: An Exploration of Women’s Negotiation, Consumption and Engagement with the American Eugenics Movement 1900-1930.” Her research was supervised by Joseph Hall, associate professor of history at Bates.

Perkinson, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Perkinson of Blue Hill, is a 2010 graduate of Tandem Friends School.