Commencement 2009

Class of 2009

Graduating seniors are listed alphabetically under each of Reed’s five academic divisions, followed by interdisciplinary majors and master’s graduates. The listing includes the academic department in which the student majored, followed by the title of the student’s senior thesis or graduate degree paper.

Arts

Europa Christina Babbini

Art

The Dawn of Morphological Empiricism: Vesalius’ Methodology of Image Reception in De Humani Corporis Fabrica Libri Septum

Zarina Rebecca Bell

Art

Good Bye, Lenin: The Fate of Political Monuments in the German Democratic Republic during the Revolution of 1989

Alexandra Dahout

Dance-Theatre

It is a Truthful Soup: Tanztheater and Related Performance Forms

Stephanie Margaret Gervais

Art

Apotheosis, Reward, Triumph: A Journey in Possibility

Lily Marie Hirdler

Art

Threads of Recollection: A Self Portrait in Fibers and Fabric

Monica Kahye Johnson

Art

Mindscapes

Owen Reed Kolasinski

Art

Forging Purity: Food Photography and the Mythology of American Cuisine

Gelsey Christine Kurrasch

Art

Revealing the Dualities in Hand-Made Domestic Textiles

Blake Tyler Mason

Art

Friday Day

Natalie Mayme Pellolio

Art

Reality Check: Vision and Truth in Walker Evans’ Subway Portraits, 1938–41

Leah Christine Peterson

Art

Fantasy and Control in the Forbidden City: The Trompe-l`oeil Theatre Murals in the Juanqin zhai or Lodge of Retiring from Hard Work

Erika Lehn Reed

Art

Aging into Abjection: Imaging the Decline Narrative of Old Age

Zoë Elizabeth Roller

Art

Beyond Reality: The Fantasy Worlds of Simon Rodia and Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

Alexandra Maree Schmidt

Art

Abject Internet: The New Natural An Analysis of Ryan Trecartin’s A Family Finds Entertainment (2004)

Mariel A. Torres

Art

Eternal Youth and the Fear of Finishing

Gregory Stockton Vielhaber

Art

Interrogation: Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law and the Semiotic Expansion of Hanna-Barbera Cartoons

Naomi Maayan Zeichner

Art

All Sisters Will Be Makers Now: Corita Kent and Art for Question-Posing and Celebration

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History and Social Sciences

Athena Lee Abrams

Anthropology

Artifice and Androgyny: David Bowie and the 1970s Glam Rock Counterculture

Lucas William Adams

History

So Fresh and So Clean: Frederick Law Olmsted, Calvert Vaux, and the Creation of Sanitary Park Spaces in New York City

Ravindra Aldis

History

The Seeds of Empire: The East India Company in Bengal: 1755–65

Elica Yordanova Angelova

Economics

The Effects of European Union Accession Announcements on Foreign Direct Investment in Bulgaria

Douglass Eric Barron

History

Nicaragua 1979–90: The Counterrevolutionary Alliance

Andrew Warlick Betson

History

Nicholas of Autrecourt: A Quest for Medieval University Reform

Najmus Sakib bin Salam

Economics

Factors behind Corruption

Alexander Botero-Lowry

Anthropology

Formal Failure: Anthropology in the World of the Mind

Nicholas Joseph Bradish

History

Émile Durkheim, Marcel Mauss, and Georges Bataille: An Anthropological Venture into Political Economy or From the Triumph of Reason to the Acephalic

Benjamin Austin Raber Bray

Political Science

Deforestation and Governance: Taking Measure of the Amazon

Julia Mitchel Canright

History

“Crafty Old Sophister”: William Bradford and The Early Colonial Print Industry

Jessica Ying Chan

Economics

The Welfare of the Elderly in Rural China: The Impacts of Coresidence and Financial Transfers on Health

Adrian Michael Chen

Sociology

Death Talk: Media Discourse and the Right to Die Movement, 1990–95

Michael Timothy Clark

Political Science

The Mainstreaming of Neoconservative Foreign Policy

David Joseph Colt

Economics

Factors Affecting Cost in Solar Photovoltaic Installations

Jacob Thomas Connell

Anthropology

La Piñata del Sida: An Ethnographic Study of the Neoliberal Political Economy of AIDS in Managua, Nicaragua

Ryan Francis Cook

Sociology

Taking on Goliath: The Emergence of the Wind Energy Industry

Rachel Birchard Cooper

Sociology

The Struggle between Rehabilitation and Punishment: Access to Psychiatric Treatment in State Prison Systems

Judson James Steele Daffern

Anthropology

“It Comes up Better”: Helping Nature Along in the Indigenous Miwok Landscape of the California Sierra Nevada

Savanna Rachael Marietta Davenport

History

Whitewashing the Redman: Attempted Civilization and Assimilation through American Indian Boarding School Education, 1878–1928

Kathryn Chandler Deane

Economics

How Liberal Arts Colleges Respond to Periods of Economic Decline

Zachary Brygart Ellison

History

“The Chamberlain Game”: American Imperialism in East Asia and the Pacific, 1784–1911

Laura Alice Evans

Anthropology

Tanzania in the Limelight: Responding to Witchcraft-Related Killings of Tanzanian Albinos

Eric Skell Faulk

Political Science

A Bomb in the Brain: Towards a Composite Model of Insurgency

Jonathan Randall Feder

Political Science

Putin’s Russia: Simulated Opposition in a Managed Demoncracy

Jose Manuel Fernandez

Economics

The Demand for Gasoline in Ecuador

Robin Anne Fink

Anthropology

Fuera de la Oscuridad: Shifting Subjectivities among Evangelical and Catholic Kichwa through Discourses of Illness and Modernity

River Enz Finken

Economics

Sales Taxes and the Household Savings Rate

Andrea Monique Fisk

Anthropology

Labor of Love: The Performance of Erotic Agency in the Sex Industry—How Cultural Value, Gender Subversions, and Resistance are Worked

Gabriel Tianjiao Gao

Anthropology

Gifting Nationhood through Tourism: Taglit-Birthright Israel, Travel, and Contemporary Zionism

Katarina Rose Geckle

History

Beverly the Hillbilly: Women, Motherhood, and Maternalist Reform Efforts in the Appalachian South, 1900–39

Jacob Isaac Gervich

Anthropology

Correlations between Religion and Cinema: India’s Religious Film Genre

Molly Trumbo Gingras

Sociology

Journalists’ Conceptions of Journalistic Objectivity: Strategy, Credibility, and the Construction of a Paradigm

Ryan T.G. Goehrung

History

Respice Post Te. Hominem Te Esse Memento: Power and Representation in Augustan Rome and Ovid’s Metamorphoses

Eva Esther Goodyear

History

Foreign Policy from Below: British Intervention in the Taiping Rebellion

Ellen Martin Green

Economics

The Public Good: Rationales and Mechanisms for Distributional Weighting in Public Sector CBA

James Joseph Harper

Anthropology

A Multi-Sited Analysis of the Production, Marketing, and Consumption of Willamette Valley Wine

Amanda Ann Helmers

History

Planting Forests for the Nation: Society, Politics, and Forests in Late Imperial and Republican China

Eliza Hofkosh-Hulbert

Anthropology

Processing Fragmentation: A Phenomenology of Intimacy and Authority in a Postmodern Practice of Spiritual Healing

Jessica Julia Hwang

History

The Noble Experiment: National Prohibition and the Cult of Expertise

Nathan Anthony Jones

Economics

Corporate Social Responsibility: A Case Study in the Stone Industry

Zemen Kidane

Anthropology

The Drama of Cyberspace and the Materiality of the Melodrama: A Media Reflection of Eritrean Transnational Identities

Matteson Knox

Anthropology

Cultural Xenology: Science Fiction, Aliens, and Alterity

Charli Rena Krause

Sociology

Live Free or Drive: Bike Activism and Civic Engagement in Portland, Oregon

Nicholas Carl Lee-Wunderlich

Economics

The Effect of a Biomass Value on Optimal Timber Rotation

Katie Ruth Johnson Lichter

History

Mujeres, Madres, y Ciudadanas: The Roles of the Domestic and the Political Realms in the Struggles of Antifascist Spanish Women

Michelle Pauline Lopez

Economics

Congestion Pricing at Seattle-Tacoma Airport

Ian P.M. Lowrie

Anthropology

Cognitive Practice and Non-Local Being: Pragmatic Activism in a Transcendent American Context

Lisa Marie Manson

History

The United States v. John Hansl: The Problem of Determining Criminal Intent in the United States Legal System after the Holocaust

Dominic Martin McDevitt-Parks

History

The Araucanian and the Construction of Chilean Nationhood

Natalie Anne McGarry

Economics

Intervention and the Facilitation of Community Management of Common Property Resources

Michael Orion McManus

Anthropology

Teaching Transformation: Technology, Sound, and Embodied Worship Practices in a Kingdom Fellowship

Klaus Rigatto Neumann

History

Towards a Twenty-Six County Republic: The Impact of World War II on the Island of Ireland

Marushka Kareen Ngahane Baoh

Economics

Deforestation in the Congo Basin: Can Carbon Markets Provide a Mechanism to Promote Sustainable Development?

Lindsay Aileen O’Neill

History

Home Front Democracy: American Home Economists’ Rhetoric of Democracy 1940–43

Sally Ann Passmore

History

Promoting the Perfect Aryan Family: Women’s Roles and Social Welfare Programs in Nazi Germany

Noah Mantell Pepper

Economics

When Markets Value Innovation: Patents, Citations, and the Research Trajectory

Polia Petkova Petkova

Economics

The Impact of Formula Apportionment on the State Corporate Tax Revenues in the United States

Caleb William Plakum

Anthropology

Under a Broken Blue Sky: Nationalism, Ethnicity, and Violence in Mongolia

Meriam Lee Pope

History

Naked Ladies, Cursed Shoneens, and a Transnational History of National Identity: The Irish-Argentine Community and their Press, 1900–23

Brian Joseph Radzinsky

Political Science

The Power and the Glory: Libya and the Social Construction of Nuclear Prestige

Lauren Elizabeth Raheja

Anthropology

Outsider Art, Art Therapy, and the Mutual Constitution of Madness and Creativity

Rinna Vickie Rem

Anthropology

Chinese Gold Farmers Must Die: Killing for the Fantasy of Play, Identity, and the Commodity in “World of Warcraft”

Travis Morgan Ricker

Political Science

What a “Rogue” is Worth: A Study of the Discursive Currency of “Rogue States” in American Foreign Policy

Sidney Allen Rothstein

Political Science

Our Color-Conscious Constitution: Racial Diversity as a Compelling Interest in K-12 Education

Cristina Isabel Rovira-Gonzalez

Anthropology

A Biography of Mexican Cuisine: A Story of Cross-Cultural Consumption and the Politics of Representation

Mariza Isabel Ruvalcaba

Anthropology

Vamos a bailar al son que toca: Neoliberalism and the People of Corn

Anuradha Samarajiva

Economics

Inclusion and Opportunity in Individual Development Accounts: An Analysis of Match Rates and Saving Outcomes

Emily Frances Samstag

Anthropology

Culture as Communication: Anthropology’s Journey Out of Reflection

Nicholas Paul Silverman

Political Science

A Positive in Going Negative? Attack Advertising in American Presidential Elections

Genevieve Skruodys

Anthropology

Imagining Intimacy: Discourse, Power, and Subjective Navigations of Commercial Sex

Kendall Turner Taggart

Anthropology

Torture: The Social Logics of the Exception in the War on Terror

Manako Tamura

Anthropology

In Search of Totoro in Contemporary Japanese Society

Jenny Tso

Anthropology

Faint Echoes of Common Voices: The Red Lantern Shining

Avery Shoshana Ucker

Political Science

Structure First: A Social Network Analysis of the Decision to Invade Iraq, Again

Natalie Irene Ung

History

Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge: The Development of Nationalism in Cambodia

Zoë Mae Vrabel

Sociology

The “We” in “Yes, We Can”: Activist Identity Creation in Obama Volunteers

Joseph Aaron Wasserman

Anthropology

Literacy, Meritocracy, and the National Assessment of Educational Progress: The Problem of Standardized Testing in America

Natalie Julia Wenzell

Political Science

Explaining the Onset of Civil War in Sub-Saharan Africa: How Democratic Reversal and Ethnic Grievance Cause Conflict

Brenin Tyrone Wertz-Roth

History

From Stumptown to Forest Park: 100 Years of Parks in Portland, Oregon

April Elena Ybarra

History

Lilla Leach and Rae Berry: Botanical Lives and Legacies in Twentieth-Century Portland

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Literature and Languages

Katherine Laurel Agnew

Classics

τέχνη ἰατρική / τέχνη πολιτική: Art, Experience, and Persuasion in Post-Periclean Athens

Edward Sterling Alexander

English

One Arc Synoptic: Hart Crane’s Aesthetics in The Bridge

Hannah Elizabeth Baker

English

Things Aren’t as Bad as They Seem: The Development of Religious Emotions in Two Novels by G.K. Chesterton

Meggie Lynn Baker

French

Travel Literature in Early Modern France: Rabelais, Montaigne, Du Bellay

Sarah Rose Barrett

English

Towards a Baedeker of the Mind: Space, Mapping, and Italy in E.M. Forster

Fani Clarke Benhabib

English

Train Wreck Syndrome or The Obsessive Nature of Typographical Metafiction

Rene Elyse Bermudez

Classics

Nonsense in the Production(s) of Meaning: Gorgias and the Fifth-Century polis

Madeline Sarah Blodgett

English

Textual Healing: Queer Writing and Testimony in Bastard out of Carolina

Ariana Dane Boffey

English

Go with Me: Poems

Andrew Raymond Branch

French

Imaginée d’un bout à l’autre: Inauthenticity and Verisimilitude in the American Writing of Boris Vian

Nicholas Michael Brody

Classics

Xenophon’s Politically Foundational Mῡθος: Views on Persia in the Anabasis

Hilary June Bromell

English

What We Write about When We Write about Food: The Gastronomic Autobiographies of M.F.K. Fisher, Ruth Reichl, and Patience Gray

Adams Pope Carroll III

Russian

Езжает Последний Трамвай: The Symbology of the Streetcar in 20th-Century Russian Literature

Sophia Angelica Case-Gabbard

Russian

An Exploration of Exile in Gaito Gazdanov’s Buddha’s Return

Raymond Kee Dennison

English

“These Accents Seem Their Own Defense”: The Lyric Form of John Ashbery and Luci Tapahonso

Caitlin Truesdale Dick

French

Simone de Beauvoir et la question de liberté: Literary Accounts of Freedom and Demands for Social Reform

Naomi Lynn Dickerson

Russian

KomMissia and the Russian Comics Subculture

Leah Ann DiMatteo

English

Gender, Race, and Class Identity: The Power of Representation in Aphra Behn’s Oroonoko

Hardie Edmunds Duncan

Russian

The Early Films of Otar Iosseliani

Sophia S.R. Frank

English

Mainstreaming Mondo: The Remediation of Mondo Cinema

John Chandler Fredrick

English

Big Love, Long Story: Cultural Perceptions of Mormonism and Polygamy in American Literature and Television

Jack Daly Friend

English

The Revenge of the Daimonic: A Mayist Reading of All the King’s Men

Alejandra Gonzales

Spanish

The Crónicas of José Martí: Landscapes of Modernity in New York City

Matthew Stewart Harper

English

Truthiness or Consequences: Investigating Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure

Ambalila Hemsell

English

Linguistics in the Colony

Clara Liis Hillier

Classics

Forbidden Words: The Language and Master Acting of Clytemnestra in Aeschylus’ Agamemnon

Sarah Chelsea Hoffer

English

We Are The Monsters: Complicating Degeneration in Fin-de-siècle Fiction

Maeve Catherine Hooper

German

Exposures and Developments in The First World War

Brooke Laurel Hulteen

English

Made Grace: Recovering Earthly and Narrative Ecosystems in the Stories of Barry Lopez

Neima Jahromi

English

Othello, Othello, and the Role of the Audience

Clare Elaine Johnston

English

Reassessing the Rake: The Discussion between Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights, and The Tenant of Wildfell Hall

Stefanie Kam Li Yee

English

Poetic Subjectivity: Conceptions of Interiority in Shakespeare’s Sonnets

Madeleine Sutherland Linares

English

Through the Magic Mirror: Exploring Sexuality in the Imaginative Fiction of George MacDonald and Lewis Carroll

Theresa Ann Lingrey

English

Interruptions: Stories

Leslie Andrea Loy

English

Creating Community through the Fantastic: How the Quotidian and the Supernatural Blend in the Sexual Experience in Louise Erdrich’s Fiction

Lucian Pollard Maloy

Classics

Happiness and the Good Life in Lucianic Satire

Kailyn Margaret McCord

English

She and I

Jonathan Ray McCoy

English

Becoming a Happy Bandit: Readings of Resistance within the Works of Jean Genet

David Warren McEnulty

German

Representing the Impossible: Traumatic Memory in W.G. Sebald’s Die Ausgewanderten and Austerlitz

Gabriel Stone Mehlman

English

Seeking Narratives: A Reading of Moby Dick

Anne Frances Miano

English

The Harmonies of Silence: Thomas Merton’s Poetry and Poetics

Miriam Joan Miller

General Literature

Two Versions of The Twelve Chairs: Texts of Appropriation and Revolution

Whitney Leigh Mims

Classics

The Father of History and the Judicial Tyrant City: Herodotus’ Histories and the Damning Despotism of Empire

Lauren Crescencia Morales

Spanish

The Theory of the Fantastic in Four Stories by Julio Cortázar

James Kwesi Ocran

French

The African Detective Novel: Born from Defying Expectations

Diana Christina Oliva

English

Everything that Never Happened to Me

Brendan Paul Olsen

French

Albert Camus on Space, Discourse, and Judgment

Jodi Bree Romero

English

“A World Made of Stories”: Leslie Marmon Silko’s Ceremony

Corie Ann Sanford

English

“A Sense of New and Sudden Vision”: Representations of Epiphany in the Modern Novel

Melissa Claire Schatz-Miller

English

A Loud and Empty House: The Status of Friendship in Contemporary South Asian British Literature

Marissa Sophia Schneiderman

English

Captives and Captors: Mary Rowlandson, Susanna Rowson, and the Evolution of an American Role

Alina Serebryany

English

“Their Throat is an Open Sepulchre”: Archival Descent and Song in Susan Howe’s The Nonconformist’s Memorial

Prashant Sharma

English

“To Spiritualize the Burden”: The Inward Quest in The Scarlet Letter

Jennifer Nicole Sherman

Russian

Poshlost’ in the Russian Literary Tradition: Romantics, Symbolists, and Nabokov

Kerry Robyn Sherman

Spanish

The Indigenista Literary and Social Revolution in Peru: Túpac Amaru II and His Legacy

Kerelyn Rebecca Smith

English

Descriptive Designs: Deep Focus and Natural Background in Thomas Hardy’s Wessex Novels

Theresa Rika Smith

French

Perspectives sur l’éducation et la capacitation des femmes dans la France Prérévolutionnaire

Andrew Clarke St. Maurice

French

Le visage nu, le visage poudré: Representations of Japan in Barthes, Resnais, and Williams

J. Quinn Swoope

Spanish

Changing Modes of Criticism in the Films of Pedro Almodóvar

Brittany Morgan Taylor

English

America, Yes: The Myth of the People in the Industrial Poetry of Carl Sandburg

Sherry Tiao

Spanish

Science and Degeneration in Pío Baroja’s El árbol de la ciencia

James Roberts Timberlake

English

Cyborg Visions: Looking through Popular Representations of Meeting Technological Advancements

Emma Bly Tupper

English

“The Jig-Saw Gists Beginning to Fit”: Reading as Recovery in the Poetry of Lorine Niedecker

Brian Matthew Urrutia

Classics

Dancing with Plato through the Laws

Katherine Elliott Walsh

English

White Girls with Problems: The Postfeminist Film Reel-ity

Laura Marie West

Spanish

Todo lo que quiero: The Construction and Translation of Alejandra Pizarnik’s Árbol de Diana

Flint Egan Brannin Whistler

English

The Bluebeard Tales: Crossing Boundaries with Marriage and Murder

Joshua Michael Willey

Chinese

Cinematic Absence

Isaac P. Zisman

English

Narrative Silences: A Reading of Absalom, Absalom!

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Mathematics and Natural Sciences

Xeno Acharya

Biology

Growth and Viability of the Red-legged Frogs (Rana aurora) Introduced in the Reed College Canyon

Michael Christopher Allard

Mathematics-Physics

Anomalous Diffusion, Fractional Calculus, and Random Walks

Robin Ann Bjorkquist

Physics

Hidden Momentum

Laura Anne Bradley

Biology

Inhibiting Secretion during Stimulation Increases Localization of Pro-Egg Laying Hormone mRNA in the Neurites of Bag Cells

Eric Edward Brattain-Morrin

Mathematics

Entropy, Computation, and Demons

Austen Allen Brown

Biology

Examination of GFP-tagged ELH Prohormone with Peptide Specific Antibodies

Laila Rose Bryant

Biology

Ecological Analysis of Spatial and Temporal Patterns in Distribution and Abundance of Fishes in the Reed Canyon Stream

Marion Jessica Burrill

Biology

Testing the Role of the Cellular Organizer of a Spider Embryo

Julia Beth Carleton

Biology

One Bad Mother: Functional Genomics of Maternal Aggression in Asratotilapia burtoni

Steven Thomas Case

Physics

Numerical Calculations of Charge Distributions on Conductors

Thomas Michel Chartrand

Mathematics-Physics

Trajectories in the Hydrodynamic Formulation of Quantum Mechanics: A Computational and Theoretical Investigation

Emmeline Lea Chuu

Biology

Mechanisms of Estrogen-Mediated Gene Repression

Regina Elizabeth Collecchia

Mathematics

The Entropy of Musical Classification

David Angus Constant

Biology

Production and Purification of X. laevis PinX1, a Putative Telomerase Inhibitor

Tiffany Anne Cook

Biology

Pollen Viability and Effects of Flavonols in Two Native Larkspurs of the Pacific Northwest, Delphinium leucophaeum and Delphinium nuttallii

Jessica Lynne Covey

Chemistry

Synthesis of a Tetra Amido Macrocyclic Ligand with Catechol Substitution on the Six-Membered Chelate Ring

Maria Cuellar

Physics

Using Weak Gravitational Lensing to Find Dark Matter Distributions

Lindsay Nicole Deis

Biochemistry-Mathematics

Application of Numerical Simulation to the Determination of Half-of-Sites Reactivity: A Case Study in Biotin Carboxylase

Todd Michael Dembo

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Of Granules and Gastropods: Toward the Isolation and Characterization of Neuronal Ribonucleoprotein Particles Containing a Prohormone mRNA

Daniel James Eichelsdoerfer

Chemistry-Physics

The Effect of Inorganic Shell Growth on Exciton Recombination Rates in CdSe Quantum Dots

Joseph Spanjaard Elias

Chemistry

The Coordination of Acetic Acid to Oxovanadium(V) Triisopropoxide: A Multinuclear NMR Investigation

Carolyn Nicole Elya

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

MRSA, Manganese, and Metalloregulation: Attempted Purification and Characterization of Staphylococcal Iron Regulator Repressor (SirR), a Manganese Metalloprotein Native to Staphylococcus epidermidis

Jennifer Ruth Eng

Biology

Flower Color in Delphinium: Sequencing and Expression of Flavonol Synthase

Federico Espinosa

Chemistry

On the Synthesis of a Symmetric Double pH Switch

Benjamin Douglas Fischer

Mathematics

Funny Ways to Count Dots: Relating the Discrete and Continuous Volumes of Rational Polyhedra

Rachel Frost Fordyce

Physics

Chaotic Waterwheel

Laura Nicole Freeman

Physics

Dynamics of a Nonlinear String: The Fermi-Pasta-Ulam-Tsingou Problem Revisited

Celia Elizabeth Gellman

Biology

Toward the Identification of the Retinal Bipolar Cell Antigen in Melanoma-Associated Retinopathy

Daniel Henry Glaser

Biology

Ingestion by Caenorhabditis elegans Provides Protection Against Chemical Treatment to Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli

Vimal Golding

Biology

Ragamuffin to Riches, Gulch to Glen: The Restoration of an Urban Ecosystem and Long Term Amphibian Monitoring in the Reed College Canyon

Benjamin Daniel Greenberg

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Isolation of Large Dense-Core Vesicles toward Identification of Novel Vesicle-Associated Proteins

Aaron James Grier

Mathematics

Digital Sampling Theory

Josie Ann Griffin

Biology

Conservation Genetics: Quantifying Genetic Diversity in South Korean Populations of the Oriental Fire-Bellied toad (Bombina orientalis)

Alexander Jacob Gurfinkel

Physics

Simulating Quantum Computational Algorithms in Mathematica

Maxwell Symes Hallock

Mathematics

The Tutte Polynomial and the Critical Configuration Polynomial on Acyclic Digraphs

Kimberly Ann Hartfield

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

MDR1: An Iron-dependent Transcriptional Repressor from a Hyperthermophilic Archaeon

Bryan Christopher Head

Mathematics

An Abstraction of Evolution through Algebra

Joshua Rudy Hoak

Mathematics

Mathematical Games

Tristan Tory Hormel

Physics

Polarized Total Internal Reflection Fluorescence Microscopy

Gildevin Jagudajev

Chemistry

The SHArK Project: A Combinatorial Search for a Metal Oxide Semiconductor with Which to Split Water and Produce Hydrogen Using Sunlight

Matthew Lionel Jemielita

Physics

Quantum Walks on Graphs

Eugene Jin

Biology

Is the Interaction between Human Telomere Proteins TIN2 and TRF1 Conserved in Xenopus laevis?

Candice Hoi-yan Kam

Biology

Classification of Indoleamine-2,3-dioxygenase in Xenopus laevis as Compared to Humans

Melati Kaye

Biology

Effects of Abiotic Niche on the regional population distribution of Delphinium leucophaeum and Delphinium nuttallii

Cameron William Kellett

Chemistry

Towards the Synthesis of a Double pH Switch: Synthesizing a Symmetric Ethylene Bridged Camphoric Diamine

Hyeon Jeong Kim

Biology

Production of Polyhydroxybutyrate in Euphorbia pulcherrima

Molly McCarthy King

Biology

An Investigation into the Interaction of X. laevis Telomeric Proteins TRF1 and PinX1

Jordan Neil Kohn

Biology

The Putative Testis-Differentiating Gene, Dmrt1, is Expressed in Both Males and Females during Sex-Determination in Threesprine Stickleback (Gasterosteus aculeatus)

Lillian Miller Kuehl

Biology

Glucosinolates and Selenium Might Interact in the Face of Adversity to Form an Anti-Herbivore Superpower Coalition, But I Can’t Figure it Out, So Let’s Go Play Basketball

Jennifer Marie Leonard

Biology

Introduction of Several Populations of a Species of the Endangered Wildflower Delphinium leucophaeum into Two Different Parks in the Northern Willamette Valley, Oregon

Ryan Wesley Loney

Physics

Vibrational Spectroscopy of the Clathrin Hub

Helen Lillian Magee

Biology

Aggression in Lab Stock and Wild Stock Male Astatotilapia burtoni

David Carl Mavor

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Sixteen Fragments: A Structural Study

Cody Ryan Myers

Physics

Monochromatic Plane Waves in a Corrugated Tube System

My Linh Thi Nguyen

Biology

Astatotilapia burtoni Maternal Mouth-Brooding Cichlids As a New Model for Appetite Regulation

Joshua Steven O’Rourke

Mathematics

Frobenius Numbers of Consecutive Squares

Jonathan David Packer

Biology

Transcriptional Regulation of the Tumor Suppressor Protein p53 and the Procto-Oncogene Mdm2 in Xenopus laevis

Clare Elise Parker

Biology

Sex and Violence in Juveniles: Size, Aggression, and a Possible Social Mechanism for Sex Determination in Astatotilapia burtoni

Meera Yogendrakumar Patel

Biology

A Phosphoinositide 3-kinase Like Kinase Blocks Transcription of Cyclin G2 in MCF-7 Breast Cancer Cells

Elana Esther Peach-Fine

Biology

The Role of Soybean Biotin Production on Poly-β-hydroxybutyrate Degradation and Rhizobial Root Nodule Colonization

Alex Edward Perez

Chemistry

Probing the Role of Deliberate Imperfection in the Lithium Ion Insertion Behavior of V2O5 Ambigel Films

Jacob Gallagher Perlman

Mathematics

Sandpiles: A Bridge between Graphs and Toric Ideals

Thomas Chapman Proctor

Physics

Self-Force in Classical Electrodynamics: Recent Developments in Particle Models and the Landau-Lifshitz Equation

Kamesh Chandra Regmi

Biology

In Situ Hybridization of Glutathione-S-Transferase 9 in Glycine max Root Nodule

Benjamin Daniel Webster Rhiger

Physics

Pyrometric Determination of the Temperature Coefficient of Resistance (α) of Tungsten: An Application of the Blackbody Spectrum

William Bailey Rosenbaum

Mathematics

Analysis on Circles: A Modern View of Fourier Series

Annika Nordin Saltman

Biology

Diversity and Distribution of Fish in the Reed College Canyon: Using Fish Assemblages to Assess Water Quality and Ecosystem Health

Charles Kelly Scanlan

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Testing Protein Synthesis in Axons with Probe of Local Vesicle Cycle

Molly Esther Schumer

Biology

Gene Expression, Hormones, and Behavior in a Sex-Role Conventional and Sex-Role Reversed Cichlid Species Pair (Julidochromis)

Clara Hart Siegel

Mathematics

Radiocarbon Dating of Mount Baker Lahars: Implications for Volcanic Hazard Assessment

Patricia Snarski

Biology

Zinc Non Specific Effects on Inhibiting Ler Binding Activity

Sarah Czecholinski Stafford

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

A Study of Salmonella typhimurium Orotate Phosphoribosyltransferase Binding Stoichiometry with Respect to Orotidine-5’ -Monophosphate

James Dustan Stokes

Physics

Quantum Frustration on the Hyper-Kagome Lattice

Anna Davis Stonestrom

Chemistry

Portland Aerosol: Characterization by FTIR

Nava Indah Suryawan

Physics

Quantum Eraser

AmearaCatherine Whitney Tanner

Biology

Challenges in Motherhood: Support for the Challenge Hypothesis in Maternal Astatotilapia Burtoni

Nayram George Tay-Agbozo

Mathematics

An Investigation into Image Segmentation Using Graph Cuts

Jeannette Lynn Tenthorey

Biology

Regulation of Virulence in Enteropathogenic Escherichia coli: In Search of a Consensus DNA Binding Sequence for Ler

J.D. Tobin

Chemistry

Development of Satellite Analysis of Atmospheric Nitrogen Oxides and Aerosol

Kristen Marie Vaccaro

Physics

Teaching Computers Prejudice: Applications of Speech Recognition Systems to Sociolinguistics

Emily Jo Warschefsky

Biology

A Nematode Model for an Inconvenient and Deadly Disease: Using Caenorhabditis elegans to investigate the Pathogenesis of Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli

Melissa Lynn Weinrich

Chemistry

Toward the Synthesis of a Merged pH-Switch

Angeline Renee Wolski

Biology

Predicting the Potential Distribution of the Invasive Species Brachypodium sylvaticum According to the Niche Conservatism Theory

Mingrui Zhang

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

MntR Mutants and Reporters: Probing the Structural Basis for Metal Ion Selectivity in the Manganese Transcriptional Regulator

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Philosophy, Religion, Psychology, and Linguistics

Gregory Scott Ackerman

Philosophy

I Can’t Believe You’re Asking That: A Study of the Semantic Content of Wh- Interrogatives

Lindsey Taylor Allen

Linguistics

Iconicity in the Perception of Speech Rhythm

Eric Thomas Alwine

Philosophy

Strawson’s Basic Argument and the Impossibility of Libertarian Free Will

Rachel Rebecca Baikie-Rick

Psychology

The State of the Art: Impacting Women’s Artistic Creativity through Stereotype Susceptibility and Competition

Robertson Tyne Earthman Beasley

Psychology

Hearing outside the Box: An Exploration of How Categories Mediate the Auditory Attentional Blink

Dustin Andrew Bowers

Linguistics

Ojibwe Gender and Derivation: A Final Analysis

Andrew John Price Buchanan

Philosophy

Memetics, or I Hope This Is Catchy

Christopher Michael Casey

Psychology

Are Individual Differences in Preference for Consistency and Cooperation Predictive of Behavior in Social Dilemmas?

Bryson Elliot Davis

Philosophy

Defense of Contractualism

Matthew James Davis

Psychology

Ghrelin Microinjection into the Ventral Tegmental Area Induces Conditioned Place Preference

Charles William Emrich

Philosophy

Free as in Speech: The Right to Free Expression and the Right to Information

Peter Arcus Farago

Linguistics

To Have and Have Not: Unifying Possession in the Sentential and Nominal Domains

Mariah Dyan Bernard Federow

Psychology

Hidden in Plain Sight: A Detailed Analysis of Dog Social Cue Preference

Benedict John Frederick

Psychology

Adolescent Substance Abuse and Comorbid Psychopathology: The Youth Relapse Model

Irina Alexandrovna Gladkova

Linguistics

In Her Image: Iconic Modalities Driving Law, Gender, and Cultural Perceptions of Rape

 

Sarah Jeannette Gould

Linguistics

On the Hive Mind: Explorations in Social Semiotics

Aline Michelle Grueneisen

Psychology

Feeling the Weight of a Cognitive Backpack: The Mind’s Effect on Visual Perception

Wesley Calm Hilton

Linguistics

The Status of Remote Past BIN in Standard American English

Samara Reigh Holub-Moorman

Religion

Hazrat Inayat Khan and His Metaphysics of Vibration

Michael Peter Horvick

Psychology

The Relationship between Stress, Burnout, and Leisure as a Coping Strategy Within a Student Population

Katherine Marie Judson

Linguistics

The Legal Performative, Race, and the Modern Civil Rights Movement: A Study of the Battle Over Semiotic Production of Identity

Jonathan Frank Kominsky

Psychology

Are You Reading through Time? Two Studies of the Relationship between Space and Time in English Speakers

Molly Lawrence Lewis

Linguistics

A Parallel Formulation of Whorfian and Neo-Whorfian Linguistic Relativity

Jessica Lee Liddell

Psychology

The Black Hole of Motherhood: A Decrease in Perceived Competence and Hirability for Female Physics Job Candidates with Children

A.K. Lipton

Religion

The Problem of Dignity: Exception and the Heterosexual Norm in Conservative Halachah

Katherine Elizabeth Loera

Psychology

Serotonin Attenuates the Orexigenic and Anxiogenic Actions of Ghrelin within the Paraventricular Nucleus of the Hypothalamus

Anna Joyce McGee

Psychology

Do You See What I See? Canine Understanding of What is New and Old in the Experience of Others

Jamie Taylor McNellis

Psychology

Transference of Handling Effects between Rats

Chase Nebeker Munson

Religion

Race, Religion, and Revival: The Story of William J. Seymour

Diana Nicolas

Philosophy

The Philosophical Significance of an Evolutionary Account of Morality

Rebecca Jade Ok

Philosophy

On the Consistency of Common Sense and a Kooky View

Caitlin Rose Oliver

Religion

American Civil Religion: Myth, Terror, and Story

Tessa Diane Orbach

Psychology

Rationalizing Overimitation

William Benson Pickett

Linguistics

Language and the “White Horse”: Two Interpretations of the Gongsun Longzi

Dora Emily Pollak

Religion

The Cosmos in Ink: Spirit Resonance and Correlative Realms in Early Chinese Philosophy of Landscape Painting

Jaine Leigh Powers

Psychology

The Way the Ball Bounces: Seeking Direct Connections between Intrinsic Motivation and Mindfulness as well as Investigating the Presence of Both in Jugglers

Aviva Frieda Blum Raskin

Linguistics

Japanese Women’s Language as a Covert Standard: A Case Study on the Speech of the Gothic-Lolita

Juliet Marion Robboy

Psychology

Intergenerational Child Abuse, Revictimization, and Coping

Lily Wynne Scheyhing

Linguistics

Deixis: A Meaningful Interface between Reality and Our Interpretive World-Views

Gregory Alan Sides

Linguistics

Around the Edges of Language: Prosody and Linguistic Systems

Cara Leigh Siegel

Psychology

Oxytocin Mediates Partner Preference in the Polygamous Rat

Seneca James Siegel

Psychology

Exploring Asymmetries in Figurative Language between Spanish and English Speakers

Martin Manuel Souza

Religion

Do the Impossible, See the Invisible: Ritual as Self-Cultivation in the Liji

Roy Patrick Staples

Psychology

Who Are They? Group Entitativity, Subgroup Relations, and Immigration Policy

Alexandra Elizabeth Tinsley

Psychology

You Can Tell by the Way I Use My Walk: Gait Symmetry and Judgments of Attractiveness, Competence, Friendliness, and Desirability

Natasha Bessie Utevsky

Psychology

Spirituality in the Context of Risk and Protection

Sandra Kristina Voss

Psychology

Differences Between Spanish and English Speakers’ Perceptions of Animal Gender

Daniel Gilbert Wall

Psychology

Pretreatment with Insulin Detemir Attenuates the Orexigenic Effect of Ghrelin

Kate Hendry Williams

Religion

“Dancing for an Audience of One”: Megachurches, Ballet, and the Creation of Bodily Religious Identity

Julia Caitlin Wood

Psychology

Automatic Activation of Disability Stereotypes

Thaddeus Josef Woodman

Philosophy

Composition & Common Sense

Tian Yu Yen

Psychology

How to Motivate Yourself to Write a Bibliography When You Expect It to Be Boring: Interest Expectations and Students’ Use of Motivational Strategies

Charles H.P. Zuckerman

Linguistics

Meaning and “Sociolinguistics”: A Qualitative and Quantitative View

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Interdisciplinary

Nii Amartey Amarteifio

Mathematics-Economics

The Role of Foreign Direct Investment: A Sub-Saharan Perspective

Dana Ann Bublitz

Classics-Religion

“Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret.” A Study of Thomas of Froidmont’s Odoeporicum et Pericula Margaritae Iherosolimitanae

Nicholas Chandler-Klein

Mathematics-Economics

Predictive Validity of the New SAT Reasoning Test

Rachel Rita Ferst

Mathematics-Economics

Combined Program, Columbia University

Margaret A. Grove Nelson

Classics-Religion

A Mind against the Mindless: A Commentary on Gregory of Nazianzus’ First Letter to Cledonius

Joseph Alexander Hand

Mathematics-Economics

Creative Destruction in a Dynamic Stochastic General Equilibrium Framework: Evaluation Through Calibration and Simulation

David Peter Jackson

Mathematics-Economics

Production Effects of U.S. Agricultural Program Payments: An Empirical Examination

Mallory Joan Keeler

Mathematics-Economics

Estimating the Effects of the Federal Estate Tax on Charitable Behavior: Evidence Since EGTRRA 2001

Devin Thomas McGeehan Muchmore

American Studies

American Citizens of the Sea: Maritime Labor, the Seamen’s Act, and the Languages of Citizenship, 1890–1915

James Clifton Meador

Religion-Russian

Moscow Tantric Blues: Bidiya Dandaron’s Letters to Natalia Kovrigina 1956–59

Daniela Morar

Mathematics-Economics

Power Laws in the Stock Market

Amrita Indumathi Rajasingham

Economics-Psychology

A Punishment to Fit the Crime: The Use of Actuarial Science to Forecast Recidivism

Andrew Charles Shapiro

Mathematics-Economics

Music Industry Business Models in the Digital Millennium: An Empirical Analysis of Streaming Music and Multi-Product Profits

Tolga Safer Yilmaz

Economics-Physics

From Brownian Motion in The Stock Market to Stochastic Option Pricing Models: A Theoretical Investigation

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Master of Arts in Liberal Studies

Michael Scott Andersen

Master of Arts in Liberal Studies

Moral Imagination and Compassionate, Just Attention in Iris Murdoch’s The Good Apprentice

Timalyne Marie-Lindquist Frazier

Master of Arts in Liberal Studies

Arms of the Sea

Michael Lee Knapp

Master of Arts in Liberal Studies

The Language of the Making: Nominative Conflict in Ursula K. Le Guin’s Earthsea

Virginia Nolte Tillman

Master of Arts in Liberal Studies

Transgressing the Boundaries: South Seas Hybridity in the Work of Paul Gauguin and Robert Louis Stevenson

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