Undergraduate Research

Flora Horne ’23

OUR Featured Researcher: Flora Horne ’23

Flora Horne
Photo credit: Tanya Rosen-Jones '97

Flora Horne (she/her) is majoring in East Asian studies. She conducts research under the mentorship of Professor of Chinese and Cinema Studies Hsiu-Chuang Deppman. Her project is titled “Censorship in Cinema.”

Please describe your project:

My research project is about censorship in China. Specifically Chinese cinema. Throughout my life, I have always been interested in China’s government and how they control censorship throughout the media. This semester I had the opportunity to take a seminar class that is about cinema in China. I was able to combine two topics that interested me for my capstone paper. Censorship and media.

Why is your research important?

My research is important because, as an EAS major, it is critical to know all aspects of history. Even pieces that have been tried to be silenced. 

What does the process of doing your research look like?

I watch and analyze films, and  watch and read interviews. 

What is your favorite aspect of the research process?

Being able to watch movies for research.

What advice would you give to a younger student wanting to get involved in research in your field? 

Pick a project where you have fun! I get to watch movies for this!