Shelby Ranger

OU Major: 
International Area Studies
Research Mentor: 
D. Gershon Lewental
Describe your undergraduate research or creative project: 
I did my research for a final paper for the Arab Israeli Conflict class. I spent many hours and weeks looking for various book and article sources in the OU library and on the library website and reading them for relevant information. It was very hard work but I felt accomplished afterward.
Explain what you learned or give advice to fellow students: 
It is important to give oneself time to do the best work possible, rather than waiting until the last minute to look for materials. Time management is key. Make use of the library and read as much as possible, because you might find yourself interested in a subject you hadn't known existed before!
Awards and/or presentations: 
I presented my paper at the 66th Annual Conference of Oklahoma Association of Professional Historians and Regional Conference of Phi Alpha Theta Oklahoma in March 2014.
Published Work: 
Ranger, Shelby. "Sephardi Identity in Greater Syria in the Late Ottoman Period." OU Historical Journal, 4 (2015).