About Me

My name is Neilly Rose and I am a first year student in the Humanities Program at Davidson College. I am from Wellfleet, MA, located near the tip of Cape Cod. I plan to major in Sociology and pursue a pre-medicine track. At Davidson, I am very engaged in politics and serve as the Vice President for College Democrats. I am also a member of the Women’s Leadership Conference and the Health Justice Committee.


This portfolio is a sample my work from the full year of the Humanities Program at Davidson College. This was a 3 credit, one year program that included various study trips, culminating in a trip to a revolutionary city over spring break. During the past 8 units, I have studied various authors and revolutions including:

Dr Martin Luther King’s “Letter from a Birmingham Jail” and the Civil Rights Movement

Copernicus and the Copernican Revolution through Kuhn’s The Copernican Revolution

Witnessing evil through Paul Gourevitch’s We wish to inform you that  tomorrow we will be killed with our families, Hannah Arendt’s The Banality of Evil, and Susan Sontag’s Regarding the Pain of Other

Interpreting the works of Paul Celan through the lense of Jacques Derrida

The intersection of art and science through Dr Eric Kandel’s Reductionism in Art and Brain Science: Bridging the Two Cultures

Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s Demon’s

The effects of colonialism through various authors

The revolutionary violence of the Red Army Faction and Ulrike Meinhof

A Note

All photos included in the portfolio were taken by me.