Spotlight: Miriam Townsend
Miriam Townsend will complete her studies at Augusta State University in May when she will earn degrees in Political Science and French.
Miriam is also a graduate of the ASU Honors Program and won several awards at ASU's March 2011 Honors Convocation including being named Academic Recognition Day Scholar.
Miriam's undergraduate research carefully chronicles the social isolation and economic deprivation experienced by the Muslim community in France and considers these conditions as the catalyst for potential terrorist action. Her paper, entitled "Nature vs. Nurture: An Analysis of French Arab Muslims' Conditions and Reactions" was recently selected as the top undergraduate international studies paper by the Georgia Consortium for International Studies and was presented at their conference in February.
Miriam will be going to graduate school in the fall to study international relations and security. Dr. Sandy Reinke, Professor of Public Administration, is her faculty advisor.