Meet the Researcher – Beth Anderson

Beth Anderson is a Senior History major here at UCO. Her faculty advisor is Dr. Jessica Sheetz-Nguyen. Anderson was invited to NCUR 2020 to present her research “Propaganda Techniques During the Second World War: The ‘Other’ in Japanese and American War Posters”. Her project for NCUR compares propaganda being made by the Japanese and the Americans during the Second World War. She examined the medium, the message, and delivery. She took a deeper look at the racist stereotypes coming from both sides as practiced through cartoons and paintings. As an artist, Anderson is constantly looking at artists through history and how they are useful in different social and economic situations like war, peace, diseases, civil rights and so forth.