Student Publishes work in UNH Inquiry Journal

By Kim Wall
Monday, April 21, 2014
Posted in: Campus News
Related: History,

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The author in the University of New Hampshire at Manchester library (Photo courtesy of Victoria N. DiPippo, Student Activities).

Sam O’Brien, a senior history major with an education minor, has had an article accepted for publication in UNH's Inquiry Journal. Inquiry journal is the online, multi-disciplinary undergraduate research journal of the University of New Hampshire.

O'Brien's area of interest is modern European history with particular interests in the Cold War and revolutionary history. His Inquiry article, "Questioning the Marshall Plan in the Buildup to the Cold War" is the outgrowth of extensive research he did in Professor Cerullo’s Europe since 1945 course. He enjoyed most reading the primary sources he uncovered and said, “I found it fascinating to read comments, opinions, and orders given by those most involved in developing the Marshall Plan.”

From Nashua, New Hampshire, Sam will graduate in May 2014 with a bachelor of arts in history. He plans to finish a master of arts in teaching the following year for his career goal of becoming a high school social studies teacher. However, his heart is now set on achieving a Ph.D. in history and eventually teaching at the university level.

Read his full article online.