Academic Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION:

2016 AB History, University of California, Highest Honors, Davis, CA, Phi Beta Kappa

2013 Transfer Program in History, Los Angeles Mission College, Sylmar, CA, Alpha Gamma Sigma

HONORS RESEARCH:

Honors Thesis:

“Romance Comic Books and Magazines: The Cold War, Anti-Feminism, and Teaching Women Their Place,” Highest Honors, University of California, Davis, 2016.

Honors Contracts (Short Papers):

“The Leaders of the FSLN and their Speeches: Unintentional Circumscription of
Women During the Nicaraguan Revolution and the Contra War,” University of California, Davis, 2015.
“Religion in the Civil War South: How the South Turned to Religion for Confidence in the Confederate Cause,” Los Angeles Mission College, 2014.
“Romance Comics and How They Reflected the Values and Social Behavior of the Middle-class Women from the End of WWII through the Beginning of the Cold War Era,” Los Angeles Mission College, 2013.
“Vincent van Gogh and Edvard Munch: An Exploration through Painting, Technique and Mentality,” Los Angeles Mission College, 2013.
“Katrina and its Affects on New Orleans Jazz,” Los Angeles Mission College, 2011.
“Lenin and Stalin: The Failure of Marxist Communism,” Los Angeles Mission College, 2011.

HONORS AND AWARDS:

Publication in Prized Writing, October 2016.
Highest Honors, “Romance Comic Books and Magazines: The Cold War, Anti-Feminism, and Teaching Women Their Place,” University of California, Davis, Spring 2016.
Undergraduate Research Center Travel Award, Spring 2016
Cross Cultural Center Travel Grant, Spring 2016
The Provost’s Undergraduate Fellowship (PUF) for Honors Thesis “Romance Comic Books and Magazines: The Cold War, Anti-Feminism, and Teaching Women Their Place,” Fall 2015- Spring 2016.
Departmental Grant for Honors Research, Fall 2015.
Entrance into History Department Honors Program, University of California, Davis, CA 2015 Regents’ Scholarship, (Highest academic award offered at University of California University), University of California, Davis, 2014.
Entrance into University Honors Program (UHP), University of California, Davis, CA 2014. Exemplary Achievement Scholarship (awarded twice at the HTCC UC Irvine Honors Conference, 2013 and 2014)
UCLA Honors Transfer Alliance Program (TAP) Certified, Spring 2013.
Most Active Club Award for The Classical Music Club, Los Angeles Mission College, 2011. Sylmar Women’s Club Scholarship, Sylmar Women’s Club, 2011.
Millie Dean’s Award, Los Angeles Mission College Fall 2010, Spring 2010, Spring 2011. Notary Scholarship, Los Angeles Mission College, 2009.

PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS:

Journal publications:

Heifler, Sydney. “Teen-Age Temptations: Romance Comic Books and Condemning Precocity.” Prized Writing, September 2016.
Prized Writing is comprised of UC Davis’s undergraduate student writing, which is obtained through an annual competition. My piece was one of eight chosen out of 148 student papers and essays for fall quarter, and was one of around twenty chosen out of around 408 submissions from all four quarters. My piece is now being used to teach writing in an undergraduate writing course.

Published Abstracts:

Heifler, Sydney. “Religion in the Civil War South: How the South Turned to Religion for Confidence in the Confederate Cause.” Building Bridges 5 Apr. 2014. Print.
Heifler, Sydney. “Romance Comics and How They Reflected the Values and Social Behavior of the Middle-class Women from the End of WWII through the Beginning of the Cold War Era.” Building Bridges 23 Mar. 2013: 28. Print.

Presentations:

Heifler, Sydney. “Romance Comic Books and Magazines: The Cold War, Anti-Feminism, and Teaching Women Their Place.” Paper presented at Mississippi State University’s 2016 Symposium for History Undergraduate Research (SHUR).

Heifler, Sydney. “Romance Comic Books and Magazines: The Cold War, Anti-Feminism, and Teaching Women Their Place.” Paper presented at UC Davis’s 27th Annual Undergraduate Research, Scholarship & Creative Activities Conference.

Heifler, Sydney. “Religion in the Civil War South: How the South Turned to Religion for Confidence in the Confederate Cause.” Paper presented at HTCC’s Fourteenth Annual Honors Research Conference for California Community College.

Heifler, Sydney. “Romance Comics and How They Reflected the Values and Social Behavior of the Middle-class Women from the End of WWII through the Beginning of the Cold War Era.” Paper presented at HTCC’s Thirteenth Annual Honors Research Conference for California Community College.