Honors Fellowships

Brenna Ferris

Ferris, BrennaName: Brenna Ferris
Title of Project:
 Historical Memory: The Teaching of Genocide in Guatemala
Advisor: Betsy Konefal
Honors Department: History

I am researching how the period of genocide of civil war is taught in Guatemalan secondary schools today, and how this connects to the formation of a national memory and identity.

The Honors Fellowship is providing me with invaluable support that allows me to travel to Guatemala to complete research.

Hometown: Herndon, VA
Majors: History and Latin American Studies
Future Plans: I would like to teach English in Guatemala following graduation, and hope to eventually pursue my doctorate in Latin American History.
Hobbies: Cooking, Traveling, Reading, Exercise
Fun Fact: I have been a vegetarian since the age of 6!


Follow Brenna’s research on the W&M Honors Fellowships blog!