Commencement 2010

Class of 2010

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

Yoseff Ben-Yehuda
Art
“Viewing Space”: Balancing Real and Virtual for a Focused Experience in Museum Architecture
Kelsey Brett Brennan
Art
Resisting Apprehension: Remapping Memory
Emidio Augustus Cantalupo
Music
Presenting and Representing Indian Music: The Prehistory of the “Great Sitar Explosion”
Sida Cheng
Music
Aaron Copland’s Piano Variations: A Performer’s Guide
Paul Hilliard Clay
Art
Solamente Una Vez: Playing with identity through interactive music video
Laura Ida Fisher
Art
The Golden Haggadah: Visualizing History and the Passover Holiday in 14th-Century Spain
Angela Kimberly Frey
Art
Beloved Reconstruction: Our Tenuous Yet Powerful Relationship with Objects as Seen in the Bargello’s Exhibit of Donatello’s Bronze David
Ella Rose Gold
Art
Solid Gold: The Aesthetics of Consumer Culture or a Lesson in Shop Therapy for All Time
Timothy Gowen-MacDonald
Art
Hello World: The Paralysis of Possibility
Kelly Adamson Harris
Art
The Legible Body: Tattoo, identity and corporeal inscription
Patrick Henry
Music
Radiohead’s Kid A: Experimentalism and Difficulty in Popular Music
Sat Byell Lee
Art
Portrait Fields: Public Gaze and Private Thoughts
Oliver Raleigh Mains
Art
Road Box
Olivia Rose Maki
Art
Reification of Nature: New York City Earthworks
Angela Rose Mestas
Art
Documenting Cattle Ranches in Northern New Mexico: The Social Politics of Agrarian Imagery
Thomas Clifton Morrison
Music
From the Underground to the End of the World: Authenticity and Medeski, Martin & Wood’s “Homeless Music”
Linnane Rose O’Connor
Art
Rituals of temporality: Medieval books of hours and the modern telematic experience
Sara Dierdre O’Keeffe
Art
Fractured and Whole: Light and the Cinematic Spaces of Frederick Kiesler and László Moholy-Nagy
Josh Kaplan Pemberton
Art
Art as Craft: An Exploration of Intention in Visual Communication
Lindsey Rockwell Putnam
Art
Youth Novels: Why Diaristic Photography and the Snapshot Aesthetic Are Worthwhile
James Michael Roux
Art
Looking in Looking Out
Alexandra Lane Saxon
Art
The Body Presented: Grotesque Imagery and the Transcendence of Performance Art in the Work of Leigh Bowery
Zada Nicole Spiess
Art
Dimension Z: The Next Evolution
Diana Ruth Van Wagner
Art
Tomorrow Never Knows: Issues in the Conservation of Modern and Contemporary Art
Lauren Diane White
Art
Visualizing Nature: The Artistry of Scientific Images
Kelsey Andrea Ziff
Art
Egyptian Enigmas and Papal Power: The Pamphili Obelisk in Rome’s Piazza Navona

HISTORY & SOCIAL SCIENCES

Christian Ray Anayas
Anthropology
Milk Does a Nation Good: Development, Nutrition and the Sinification of Milk
Tya Cristine Ates
Anthropology
Condemned Lives and Transformed Bodies: Value and Meaning in Organ Harvesting from Prisoners in China
Onyeka Azike
Economics
Regulating the Shark Fin Market in China
Maya Beth Azran
Anthropology
Saffron Women: A Study of the Narratives and Subjectivities of Women in the Hindutva Brigade
Joel Mason Batterman
History
Color Lines: Race and Rapid Transit in Metropolitan Detroit, 1969-1980
Samuel Louis Ferris Biddle
Political Science
Afghanistan—Clear, Hold and Duct Tape: Impediments to Adaptive Counterinsurgency in the U.S. Military Command Structure
Jennifer Marie Blanks
Anthropology
“I just struggle with corporeality”: Embodied Practice, Narrative Construction and the Reconciliation of the Mind-Body Duality
Katrina Jean Brinkerhoff
History
Traversing Down the Slopes of Change: The Development of the Colorado Ski Industry, 1947-2003
Juan Bernardo Brito Rodriguez
Economics
Human Capital in Ecuador: Returns to Schooling and a Growth Accounting Exercise
Daniel Robert Bufithis-Hurie
Economics
An Economic Analysis of the U.S. Health Insurance System
Matthew James Burke
Sociology
Why Securitization? U.S. and Canadian Housing Finance Systems in Historical and Comparative Perspective
Annika Lynn Burnett
Political Science
Feminism, freedom, and iPLEDGE: A social constructivist approach to understanding isotretinoin regulation
Annie Lee Burnette
Political Science
The Experience of Muslim Turks in Germany: Nationalism and Identity
Jack Cameron Byerly
Sociology
The Centralia Mine Fire: Government Decision-Making, Community Divisions, and Media Portrayals
Michelle Lynn Carroll
Sociology
Persistence, Parental Cultivation of Capital, and Racial Inequality in Elite Higher Education
Caroll McCall Casbeer
History
London’s First Gated Community: Regent’s Park and Class in the Nineteenth Century
Anne Stenglein Celovsky
Sociology
How’d He Do It?: An Examination of U.S. Health Care Politics during the Clinton and Obama Administrations
Sara Elisabeth Chetney
History
The Living Dead: Public Opinion and the End of French Guiana’s Penal System
Deborah Lucile Chisler
Anthropology
Becoming a “Total Package”: The Pricing of Pint-Sized Queens in American High Glitz Child Beauty Pageants
Natan L. Diacon-Furtado
Anthropology
Raising Twins
Nicholas Daniel Drake-McLaughlin
Economics
The Effects of Walkability on Single-Family Residential Sale Prices in Portland, Oregon
Raad Tarek Fadaak
Anthropology
Disciplining Death: Death, Dying and Palliative Care in American Hospitals
Thomas Galloway Fenollosa
Anthropology
Discipline of Address: Bureaucracy, Consent, and Citizenship in the Making of Tenants within Portland’s Non-Profit Public Housing Industry
Kate Josephine Forbes
History
“Cotton Knows no Politics”: Cotton, Railroads and the Transportation Revolution in British India, 1858-65
Emma Marie Fredieu
Political Science
“To Starve Upon Another’s Threshold”: Exploring the Choice to Hunger Strike
Zachary Daniel Friedman
History
The Elements of Terror: The Socialist-Revolutionary Party and the Depiction of Revolutionary Violence
Lars Thorlief Gustafson
Economics
Lessons from the Oregon Health Plan on Extending Medical Coverage to the Uninsured
Glenn Palmer Harrison
Sociology
“But I, Somehow, Someway / Keep Coming Up With Funky-Ass Shit Like Every Single Day!”: Artists’ Collaboration Networks and Success in the Case of Popular Music, 1992-2007
Timothy William Harrison
History
Fort Frick’s Defenders: The Songs of the Homestead Strike
Melody Antionette Harvey
Economics
Feasibility of Renter Equity Programs in Portland, Oregon, Given Housing and Socio-Economic Characteristics of Long-Term Renters
Kevin Henner
Anthropology
The Ruru of the Game: Semiotics of Analogy and Ontology in the West Pacific
Jessie Marie Hillman
Anthropology
When Radical Process Becomes Common Procedure: The Problem with Augusto Boal’s Preeminence in Theatre for Development Practice
Catherine Marie Hinchliff
History
The Protestation of 1621: Good Counsel, Kingship, and Royal Prerogative in Early-Stuart England
Lauren Eve Hirtle
Anthropology
Constructing Das Deutsche Wesen through the Native American Other: German Indian Hobbyist Identity Development through the Experience of the Noble Savage and the Pursuit of the Imagined Authentic in American Indian Culture
Casey Hart Hurstell
History
Worldly Women: U.S. Suffragists’ Engagement Beyond Their Borders
Peter James Jantzen
Sociology
Altruistic Lawyers? Surely Not!: Structural Embeddedness and Civil Litigators in Portland, Oregon
Mark M. Jaycox
History
The Clerical Profession and the Case against a “General Decline” Hypothesis in Early Twentieth Century English Society
Devin Foster Judge-Lord
Political Science
Politics in Ecosystem Credit Market Design: A survey of interest group participation and trading ratios in U.S. water quality trading
Malcolm Cosslett Kemeny
Political Science
Depth not Breadth: The Internet, Elitism and the 2008 Election
Rory James Kinnear
History
After High Noon (1952): Cultural Context and Historical Distance
Cyd Quetzal La Luz
Sociology
The Sam Adams Sex Scandal: An Analysis of Newspaper Coverage
Lauren Marrie-Jasmine Lambert
Anthropology
Beyond the Barricades: Resistance and Narrative in APPO Conflict, Oaxaca 2006
Wells Bly LaRiviere
Political Science
Men of Constant Sorrow: Trust and the Treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in the U.S. Military
Alexander Robert Lee
History
The Battle of Lepanto and Spanish Identity During the Golden Age
Jeffrey Thomas Leslie
History
Shadow of Trinity: American Strategy at the Dawn of the Nuclear Age
Phoebe Long
Anthropology
Interpreting the Purge: The Use of Ayahuasca in Two Cultural Contexts
Skye Alexandra Macdonald
Anthropology
Projecting Rwanda: Imagined Identities through Space and Time at the Rwanda Film Festival
Rachael Emma Marcus
Political Science
Iran and the Axis of Evil: Reconceiving Identity through Narrative
Aaron William Mendelson
History
Gentlemen and Scoundrels: Honor and Politics in the Early Republic
Rachel Petra Mercer
Anthropology
Dancing Identity: The Politics of Performance and Embodiment in the Argentine Tango
Holly Henson Mills
Anthropology
Becoming neighbors: Neighborhood assemblies, collective subjectivities, and making politics happen in the Argentine economic crisis
Ramon Joseph Mitchell
Economics
The United States and Canada: Variations in Hawaiian tourism demand as response to macroeconomic fluctuations
Elizabeth Ann Monsen
History
The City of the Sick: The Development of the American Sanatorium, 1882-1915
Bryan James Nakayama
Political Science
Hayek’s Neoliberal Nightmare: From Free Market Utopia to Neoliberal Dystopia
Alexander Isaac Nemchonok
History
Because Everybody Hurts Sometimes: Identity Discourse and History Formation in Estonia
Emily Jean Miller Nostro
History
Welcome to Miami, Bienvenidos a Miami: Operation Pedro Pan and the Rise of Bilingual Education Reform in Cold War America
Guy Emerson Noyes
History
Friend or Phobia: How Popular Attitudes toward Foreigners Influenced Foreign Policy in Late Qing China
Jeffrey Robert Nutt
Economics
The Gains of Brain Drain in India: A Study of the Value of Social Exchange in a Firm’s Decision to Outsource
Anthony Barton Odro
Economics
Investigating the Determinants of Gate Revenue for Teams in the National Basketball Association over the Last 17 Seasons
Morgan Elizabeth O’Hara
Anthropology
Inhabiting an Improved Future: Transition Movement Initiatives and the Temporality of Communal Anticipations
Jesse Ross Olian
Anthropology
Israeli Backpacking in India: (Re)Imagining the Nation in the Context of Mobility and Modernity
Ciara Kristina Siobhan O’Neill
History
Toeing the Abyss: Nuclear Apocalyptic Anxieties in America and Japan, 1945-1968
Sean Tristan O’Neill
History
The Formation of a Boundary: The Hudson’s Bay Company and the Columbia River, 1820-1846
Kristen Patricia Parks
Anthropology
Bodies and Boundaries: An Analysis of Blood Exchange in Queer Performance Art
Elizabeth Hazel Rickard
Anthropology
The Fox Sisters: Uncovering the Secrets of the Dead
Emma Rose Riese
Anthropology
“This Money Isn’t Mine”: Race, Accountability and the Movement of Wealth in the Talk of Nine Self-Identified White Wealthy Young People
Derek Gene Rutter
Economics
Determinants of Land Conversion Decisions in Rural China
Jennifer Elaine Ryder
History
Initiatives toward Scientific Womanpower in the United States: 1942-1963
Ryan Tyler Sadwith
History
United Stakes: The United Fruit Company and CIA in Guatemala, and Federal Antitrust Prosecution, 1944-1958
Stephen Walsh Savignano
Anthropology
The Wolves of God: Prometheus and the Chechen Wars
Leah Mollie Savitsky
Political Science
The Power to Detain: Executive Power and Enemy Combatants in the Bush and Obama Presidencies
Rebecca Laufe Scheer
Anthropology
“Authentic” Identity Construction in Alcoholics Anonymous
Bailey Kirsten Schreiber
Political Science
Finding Regional Solutions to Urban Problems in the Matrix of American Federalism: A Comparative Analysis of Oregon Metropolitan Planning Organizations
Kent Andrew Schultz
Political Science
Private Military Companies: The Case of Fire Alarms and Tripwires
Henry B. Shapiro
History
Opium Suppression in Qing China: 1729-1911
Natalie Dianne Sheehan
History
The Treaty of Versailles: The Paris Peace Conference, Interwar Disarmament, and Germany
Jonah Orrin Simpson
Anthropology
The discursive life of Buryat shamanic practices
Alyson Elizabeth Sneider
Sociology
Free Spaces and Collective Identity: An Examination of the Transgender Rights Movement
Kara Myers Sowles
History
“The Secret Friend”: Solitude and Masturbation in American Medical Discourse, 1800-1850
Ana Maria Stanescu
Anthropology
Embodiment, Abjection, and Community: Trans Women’s Spoken Word Narratives at the 2009 National Queer Arts Festival
Matthew Paul Streicher
Anthropology
Nomads and Gravity
Katherine Francoise Thibodeaux
History
“Are We Helpless in the Hands of Hollywood?” The Intersection of Anti-Trust and Anti-Filth Campaigns from 1922-1948
Laura Alexandra Turcanu
Economics
An Analysis of International Labor Migration from Romania
Maria Lovely Lumabi Umayam
Political Science
The Erratic Salesman: Chinese Grand Strategy and Implications on Modern Conventional Arm Sales
Thuy-Duong T. Van
Political Science
Don’t Stop Believin’: Iraqi Refugees and the Case for Peace
Caitlyn Marie Walsh
History
Totalitarianism: Static Political Definitions in a Fluid Political World
Edward Thomas Weizenegger
Political Science
Perpetual Rivalry: The Value Pluralist Challenge to Liberalism
William Duke Woodson
History
The Highland Bagpipe: Tradition and Transformation in Scotland, 1600-1850
Natasha Kristina Wright
Political Science
The Conflict of Theory and Practice: Strauss and Oakeshott on the perils of “political” philosophy and “philosophical” politics
Emily Caroline Youatt
Anthropology
“Becoming Native Again”: Cultural Revitalization of the White River First Nation in the Yukon Alaska Borderlands
Alexandra Channing Young
Anthropology
The Construction of the Street Child in Brazil
Marika Rose Novak Zappas
Anthropology
$esame $treet: Imagining the Nation through Mutual Reciprocity, Brought to You by the Letters U, S, and A
Kelsey Coughlan Zorn
Sociology
You Plus Me Equals Us: The Effect of a Changing Political Landscape on the Individual Calculus of Protest Participation in Post-Soviet Russia and Ukraine

LITERATURE & LANGUAGES

Alok Bahadur Amatya
English
Empire and Capital: Marxist Critique of Postcolonial Literature by Ahmad, Spivak and Roy
Kiel Jeffrey Barry
English
An Odyssey of the Mind
Jared Robert Baxter
German
Unica Zürn
Jennifer Ellen Burris
English
Hope
Margaret Elizabeth Chumley
English
Hunting the Other and Losing the Self: Witnessing Destruction in The Crossing
Morgan Alexandra Doff
English
Three for One: The Metonymical Aspects of Gertrude Stein’s Three Lives
Alexandra Erin Dingler Fleming
English
Reading between the Sheets: The Language of Violence in Philosophy in the Bedroom and Marat/Sade
Samuel Mark Forgione
English
Inside the Law’s Lasso: Three Approaches to Space in The Trial
Camilo Adrian Frias
French
Briser les limites du roman: Innovation structurale et stylistique dans À Rebours
Jared Bogardus Greenfield
English
Cut to the Chase: Movement and Cinematic Storytelling in the Chase Scene
Lauren Michelle Greenstein
English
The Narrative Structure of Kurt Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse-Five and Its Political and Moral Implications
Dahlia Selena Grossman-Heinze
English
The Great Work Begins: AIDS, Apocalypse, and Hope in Angels in America
Barbara Guerra-Torres
English
Arabian Atrocity: The Oriental Tale’s Contribution to Gothic Horror
Haley Love Hamilton
English
Redeeming the Unreliable: The Great Gatsby and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Ryan Francis Harrington
English
Straight from The Horse’s Mouth
Andrew James John Hill
English
Something of Moment: Stieglitz, Duchamp, and William Carlos Williams’ Spring and All
Victoria Eva Hinshaw
English
It Must Change: On Reality, Subjectivity, and Pleasure in the Poetry of Wallace Stevens
Samuel Stephenson Hotchkiss
Classics
Homer’s “Unbreakable Voice”: The Hexameter’s Influence (Some Thoughts)
Margaret Vea Fernald Huntington
English
Living in the Half-World: The Demimondaine and the Failures of Modernity in Jean Rhys’s Novels
Paulina Violet Jaeger
English
Happiness Outside of Never Land: The Beauty and Importance of Growing Up
Matthew Francis Kendall
Russian
To a Heightened State: Sergei Eisenstein’s The General Line
Frances Marie Kershaw
Chinese
Spatializing Identity: A Reading of Eileen Chang’s chuanqi Stories
Ryan William King
English
Don DeLillo’s Underworld and the Sublime Inversion of Postmodernity
Emily Walker Kirkpatrick
English
The Aesthetics of Truth: The Films of Jean-Luc Godard
Marena Fleites Lear
English
The Woman Who Loves: Poems
Sean S. Lerner
Classics
Corinthian Colonial Relations and the Impact of Athenian Imperialism
Kenneth Clayton Lewis
Classics
Popcorn and Circuses: Ancient Rome in Popular Cinema
Susan Duncombe Lynch
English
Ethics for Invisible Worlds
Casey Rae Mangnall
English
Uncharted Selves: Alienation and Identity in Travel Literature
Ariana Louise Marquis
English
You, the Reader: Fiction and Reading in Italo Calvino’s If on a winter’s night a traveler
Michelle Mai Masterson
English
“You with the Ham in Your Mouth. It was Exactly as if You were Speaking to Me”: The Satanic Verses after the Rushdie Affair
Philip Johnson Morley
English
Gender, Character, and Figurative Language in Geoffrey Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales
Joseph Douglas Mornin
English
Literal Machines: Finnegans Wake, afternoon, and the Electronic Avant-Garde
Ryan John Oberhelman
French
La Vie mode d’emploi: Mode d’emploi
Sean Christopher O'Keefe
Classics
Ambrose of Milan: His Political Thought and Action
Julia Frances Patrick
English
The Stories Our Mothers Tell and Other Tales of Transformations and Growth
Caitlin Elizabeth Quinlivan
English
Love Medicine: Louise Erdrich’s Functional, Literary Entanglement
Cassidy Rose Rice
English
“Jacob! Jacob!”: Elegiac Discourse in Jacob’s Room and First World War Britain
Caroline Davis Rideout
English
The Imagination’s New Beginning: Sublimity in Wallace Stevens’ “Esthétique du Mal”
Lucy Burroughs Saner
English
“What is Owed the Dead”: Traumatic Materials in the Post-Holocaust Lyric of Geoffrey Hill
Rosa Elizabeth Schneider
English
“I Had No Nation But The Imagination”: Derek Walcott’s Drama and the Creation of the Caribbean Postcolony
Rosemary Love Sheets
English
“Turn and Face the Strange”: Technology, Identity and Space in the Work of William Gibson
Swati Shrestha
English
“A B-Side to the Self”: Dilemmas of Identity in The Namesake and Londonstani
Mace Moulton Spiegel
English
The Old West as Chronotope: Narrative and motif in the film Western
Michael Bradley Stapleton
English
Why Rabbit Runs: Modernism and Conflicting Imperatives in John Updike’s Rabbit Tetralogy
Kayleigh Sharpsteen Stevenson
English
Making the Spectators Understanders: The Masque in Shakespeare’s The Tempest
Madison Appleby Stewart
English
The Autobiography of Malcolm X: The Creation of an Organic Intellectual and a Hustler of African-American Human Rights
Jesse Clement Van Buren
General Literature
The Story of the Noise: Prolegomena toward an analysis of the interaction of orality and literacy in medieval Europe as seen through the co-operation of literate and oral narrative strategies in La suite du roman de Merlin, a thirteenth-century Old French Arthurian prose romance
Vanessa Ray Veselka
English
Josephine and Ursula
Darby Cameron Vickers
Classics
Plato’s Critique of Tragedy
William Liscum Vickery
Classics
The Hybristic Satyr’s Hide
Allison Rebecca Werner
English
Orbital Bodies
Piper M.C. Wheeler
Russian
Like a Severed Head: Apocalypse in Isaac Babel’s Konarmiia
Grant Michael Yarolin
English
“The world gains luster as it falls apart”: Dissolution and Reflection in Mark Doty’s Prose and Poetry with a Photographic Response

MATHEMATICS & NATURAL SCIENCES

Douglas Walter Agnew
Chemistry
Synthesis of 2,5-Dimorpholinoterphthalic Acid and Related Compounds: A Possible Cell Selective Chemotherapeutic Module
Constance Beryl Bailey
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Toward the Purification of Hyg6 and Hyg7: Investigating the Enzymes Responsible for Methylenedioxy Bridge Formation in Hygromycin A Biosynthesis
Sarah Elizabeth Balog
Biology
Biomonitoring Heavy Metal Pollution around Portland with Lobaria oregana
Christine Amanda Bates
Biology
A Tale of Two Blastopores: A New Model of Gastrulation in Cheiracanthium mildei and Loxosceles laeta
Sophie Sattell Berkman
Physics
Noise Reduction and Highter Order Moment Analysis in Weak Gravitational Lensing
Daniel Seth Bernstein
Biology
Determining the Accuracy of Expression Profiles Generated by Aligning RNA-Seq Data against Heterospecific Reference Genomes
Megan Brunjes Brophy
Chemistry
Going through the Motions: Structure and Dynamics of MntR
Gavin Daniel Brown
Mathematics
Recovering Three-Dimensional Structure from a Pair of Images
Lars Oliver Bull
Mathematics
Combined Program, University of Washington
Tara Rosamund Cass
Chemistry
The Environmental Abundance of Silver Nanoparticles and the Heterogeneous Reactions of NO2 Thereon
Natalie Yates Caulkins
Biology
Inducibility of GUS Reporter Gene in Populus
Gene Chong
Biology
Do microRNAs regulate pro-ELH mRNA translation in Aplysia californica?
Valerie Kathleen Conrad
Biology
Novel antibodies raised against Aplysia neurosecretory peptides are non-specific for their target antigens
Christopher John Cotter
Mathematics
Permanental Ideals
Rose Allwardt Cottingham
Physics
Lightcurve analysis of Asteroids 43 Ariadne, 2001 Einstein, and 3086 Kalbaugh
Laura Sue Crowley
Biology
Too Hot to Handle: Thermal Environment, Maternal Effects, and Place of Origin Affect the Mortality and Morphology of the frog Bombina orientalis
Bonnie Joann Cuthbert
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Unraveling the Origins of Specificity in MntR
Noah Lennon Davidson
Mathematics
Musical Sequence and Dominating Empires: A Study in Aperiodic Tilings
Raphael Dionys Deem
Mathematics
Algebraic Error Correction
Stephanie Lu Dillon
Chemistry
Locating Forbidden Transition States of Chromium Hexacarbonyl using Resonance Raman Spectroscopy
Stephen William Eichhorn
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Identification of a Large Set of Direct mRNA Targets of microRNA 134, a Brain-Enriched microRNA
Patrick Bartlett Fink
Biology
Recombinant Partial: Xenopus laevis PinX1 Proteins for Telomere Research
Hannah Elizabeth Fouasnon
Mathematics
A Colorful Clustering: A Structural Analysis of Hartigan’s Modal Method for Block Clustering
Monica Catherine Fraenkel
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Effects of Copper on Hep G2 cells
Charles Cooper Francis
Mathematics
Model-checking concurrent systems
Robert Edward Friel
Physics
Irreversible Cohesion in Models of Fatigue: A Numerical Investigation
Kristy Marie Gonyer
Biology
Genetic Differentiation, Landscape Genetics and Local Adaptation in Two Populations of the Oriental Fire-bellied Toad (Bombina orientalis): The Story Behind Where Froggie Went a Courtin’
Samuel Louis Groveman
Chemistry
An Enlightening Study of the Resonance Raman Spectrum of Molybdenum Hexacarbonyl
Andrew Peter Hammond
Physics
The Dependence of the Radius of the Circular Hydraulic Jump on the Substrate
Gabriel Holt
Biology
CfaD: A Global Regulator of Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli Virulence in the Nematode Caenorhabditis elegans
Gregory William Hoth
Physics
The Dynamics of Delay Coupled Optoelectronic Devices
Nicholas Joseph Insalata
Mathematics
A Mosaic Approach to Virtual Reality
Tian Jiang
Mathematics
Stability in Chip-Firing Games
Mohammad Yasinul Karim
Physics
Probing the Hydration-dependent Structure of an Antisense Cligonucleotide by Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy
Kavita Krishnakant
Biology
Analysis of the genetic basis of aggression in Julidochromis marlieri and Julidochromis transcriptus using real-time quantitative PCR
Ryan Masami Lau
Physics
Exploration of Extra-Solar Planet Properties
Reuven Zev Lazarus
Physics
Measuring Boltzmann’s Constant through Automated Video Tracking of Brownian Motion
Emily Margaretha Lorenzen
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Are the N-terminal Residues 4-47 of the LEE-Encoded Regulator (Ler) Sufficient for Dimer Formation?
Kevin James Lynagh
Physics
Computational analysis of protein structures: Data visualization, vector quantization, and spectral clustering
Andrew Stuart Lyon
Biology
Expression and Replication of Barley yellow dwarf virus RNA Replicons in Saccharomyces cerevisiae
Ian Charles MacDonald
Chemistry
Toward a Catechol-Subsituted TAML
Ian Phillip McCulloch
Chemistry
On the Asymmetric Synthesis of Alkyl Serine Derivatives: Using Dialdehyde Auxiliaries to Induce Stereoselective Alkylation
Natalie Claire Morgenstern
Biology
Genetic Manipulations to Increase Vitamin C Levels in the Model Plant Medicago truncatula
Frank Webster Morton-Park
Physics
On the Neutralization of Charged Black Holes
Ivy Tafadzwa Mushamiri
Biology
Investigation of the Binding of HIV-1 Nef to PACS Proteins
Anna Price Ohlrich
Biology
Exploring the Effect of the Adenylyl Cyclase Activator Forskolin on pro-Egg Laying Hormone mRNA Transport into Aplysia Neurites
Noah Gregory Oppenheim
Biology
Exploring the Behavioral and Ecological Dynamics of Cannibalism in the American Lobster Homarus americanus
Athena Demetra Padouvas
Chemistry
A Design of a Catechol Substituted Tetra-Amido-Macrocyclic-Ligand (TAML)
Noah Vernon Peart
Biology
Differential Gene Expression in Two Recently Diverged Delphinium Species
Ida Peric
Chemistry
Toward the Synthesis of a Dioxolane-Sutstituted Fe111-TAML
Mary Rose Peterman
Mathematics
Balanced Incomplete Block Designs
Rebecca Katherine Phillips
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
An Investigation into the Manganese Transporters MntH and MntA
Kassandra Gaya Reuss-Schmidt
Biology
PHB Production in Latex-Producing Plants
Carl Louis Rodriguez
Physics
Accretion Disk Geodesics in Extreme Kerr Geometries
Karla Marie Schultz
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
It’s complicated: Decapentaplegic expression patterns in embryos of two Theridiid spiders
Saate Saiyara Shakil
Biology
An in vivo Screen for Virulence Determinants of Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli in Caenorhabditis elegans
Erica Hilary Shannon
Mathematics
The Connection between Dimer Covers and Sandpile Groups
Shreya Shrestha
Biology
Making the good plastic: Studying the efficacy of a novel poly (3-hydroxybutyrate) expression system in poplar
Erin Christopher Smith
Biology
Silencing a killer: The conserved relationship between p53 and its main regulator, MDM2, in Xenopus laevis
Hannah Kendall Smith
Biology
Expression of the Tumor Suppressor Protein p53 in Xenopus laevis Cell Lines
Sam Weston Spencer
Physics
Active Modelocking of an Open-Cavity Helium-Neon Laser
Laurel Elizabeth Stephenson Haskins
Mathematics-Physics
Perturbation Theory for Projected States
Homer V. Strong
Mathematics
Uniform Connected Subgraph Sampling
Justin Janes Sumner
Mathematics-Physics
Functional Determinants in the Path Integral Formalism
Robert Seth Terashima
Mathematics
Message Routing in Random Graphs: Lattice and Ring Models for Peer-to-peer and Social Networks
Amanda Catherine Trail
Biology
Challenged Moms: The Challenge Hypothesis in Female Astatoltilapia burtoni
Seyram Michelle Tsagli
Biology
Analysis of HIV-1 Assembly Inhibitors for Potential Antiretroviral Drugs
Yannick Lawrence Van Huele
Mathematics
Mathematical Quasicrystals as Generalized Classical Crystals
Charlene Sanshia Walker
Chemistry
Synthesis of a pH Switch Based on Aniline
Sarah Rae Wannier
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
A Study on the Effects of Small Conductance Ca2+-activated K+ Channel Type 2 on Dendritic and Spinal Morphology
Laura Karima White-Avian
Mathematics
Falling Out of Attraction through an Infinite Cascade of Period Doubling Bifurcations
Erin Lynn Wilkus
Biology
Age- and Population-Specific Environmental Effects on the Phenotype of the Oriental Fire-Bellied Frog (Bombina orientalis): An Underdog Story
Peter Elder Wills
Physics
Hardy’s Test of Local Realism
John Sterling Wilmes
Mathematics
Algebraic Invariants of Sandpile Graphs
Kelsey Jordan Wood
Biology
Gene expression profiles of female aggression in the Julidochromis cichlid
Cordelia Soteira Wylde-LaRue
Mathematics
Trigonometry in the Hyperbolic Plane
Godwin Yuen Han Yung
Mathematics
An Algorithm for the Calibration of FTMS Signals to Improve Peptide Identification
Yu Zhu
Biology
To Die or Not to Die: Apoptosis in Wild-type and Malignant Thymocytes of Xenopus laevis

PHILOSOPHY, RELIGION, PSYCHOLOGY, & LINGUISTICS

Lucas Samuel Baltzell
Psychology
Interactions between Syntax Processing in Language and Music as a Function of Bilingualism: An ERP Study
Lauren Michelle Banister
Linguistics
Linguistic representations of ideology and identity in the context of creative communities and interactive art
Emma Adrian Barnett
Religion
Viking Who? A Translation and Analysis of the Chronicle of Roskilde: How the Author Came to Terms with Denmark’s Pagan Past
Tara Camille Barnett
Linguistics
Language in a Life Full of Animals
Pooja Phani Bhaskar
Religion
Toward Divinity: Muhammad Iqbal’s and ‘Ali Shari‘ati’s Constructions of the Ideal Modern Muslim Self
Margaret Rae Booth
Psychology
The Effects of Praise Followed by Ambiguous Feedback on College Students’ Intrinsic Motivation
Kali Gene Borkoski
Philosophy
Toward a Realist Metaphysics of Power
Kristen Elizabeth Love Briggs
Psychology
Factors Influencing Adolescents’ Motivation to Seek Therapy for Depression
Aaron Alexander Call
Psychology
Mindfulness for Children: “A pillow you can take anywhere”
Alexander Wilson Coco
Philosophy
The Case for Origin and Order Essentialism
Roswell Strong Coles IV
Psychology
Salvia? In My Ventricle? It’s More Likely Than You Think: A Conditioned Place Preference Assay in Rats after Central Injection of Salvinorin A
Emily Kasiana Corso
Religion
Opening the Black Box of Jewish Literacy: An Evaluation of the Florence Melton Adult Mini-Schools as a Response to the “Crisis of Continuity”
Kevin William Crooks
Religion
Emulating the Sage: The Chinese Islamic Knowledge of Liu Zhi’s Tianfang Xingli
Paul Vincent DeBellis
Psychology
The Power of Music and Memory in Advertising
Jessica Erin Dennis
Psychology
Metacognition in Rats
Ryan Elliott Dubose
Psychology
A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words: Using Photography to Cultivate Positive Emotions through Savoring
Katia D. Duncan
Psychology
The Effect of Allocutions on Capital Sentencing Decisions
Anna Elizabeth Evans-Goldstein
Religion
Secrets from Dead People: Making Science and Religion Compatible in the Face of Death
Jordan Alexander Frand
Linguistics
The Construction of a Terrorist Attack: A Discourse Analysis of Media Representations of 9/11 and 11-M
Lauren Elizabeth Fuentes
Psychology
Correlates of Posttraumatic Growth in Adults Who Experienced Parental Cancer in Adolescence
Alisa Michelle Fyfe
Psychology
Mothers’ Reminiscing Style and Use of Suggestive Questioning in Unshared and Shared Event Conversations
Tamara Louise Garfield
Psychology
Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder Experience Decrements in Executive Function as a Result of Stress in Social Situations
Sean Carl Goehner
Psychology
The Post-decision Satisfaction of Cellphone Purchases: Can the Best Phone Be the Worst Choice?
Alyssa Miriam Gottschlich
Psychology
Effect of the 5-HT2C Antagonist SB242084 on Eating Behavior in the Rat
Kyla Haimovitz
Psychology
Effects of Person versus Process Praise on Student Motivation: Stability and Change in Emerging Adulthood
Benjamin Fine Hartman
Philosophy
Fixing Carnap: A Revision-Theoretical Analysis of Carnap’s Theory of the Meaninglessness of Metaphysical Realism
Matthew Douglas Hensley
Linguistics
True North: Programmatic Desiderata for Contact Linguistics Based on Studies of French in Canada
Robin Marie Hertz
Psychology
Effect of a Mindfulness-Based Intervention on Attributions for PTSD
Jeryl Paul Hewey
Psychology
The Self-Determined Voter: A Need-Based Theory of Political Engagement
Brian Michael Hilbert
Psychology
Rats’ Choices in Situations of Diminishing Returns: Effects of Motivation and Switching Costs
James Matthew Hudson
Psychology
Indirect Effects of Processing Fluency on Reasoning
Catherine Scheible John
Psychology
Targeting the endocannabinoid system: How agonism and antagonism of TRPV1 and CB1 receptors in the basolateral amygdala can differentially affect anxiolytic and anxiogenic behavior
Allison Elizabeth Jones
Religion
The Ethical Kosher Pickle: Reading the Discourse of a New Jewish Food Ethic
Sarah Emily Kantrowitz
Linguistics
Rhythm and Synchrony: Mechanisms of Engagement, Collectivity, and Cooperation
John Wyman Kenagy
Philosophy
The Problem of Future Contingents
Nicholas Akira Kessler
Psychology
Motivation, Incentive Sensitization and College Drinking: An Eye-Tracking Study of Attentional Processes
Daniel Benjamin Kurbanov
Psychology
Naltrexone Suppresses Food Intake and Body Weight Gain in a Rat Model of Olanzapine-induced Hyperphagia and Obesity
Rachel Marie Leaf
Religion
Tikkun Olam and Tikkun HaLev: Messianism of Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi and the Jewish Renewal Movement
Evin Hunter Luehrs
Psychology
Testosterone and 17β-estradiol in Male Cynomolgus Monkeys Self-Administering Ethanol
Shawn K.T. Lyo
Psychology
Bidirectionality of psychological variables and embodiment in the form of static postures and walks
Tara Maria McCarron
Psychology
Academic Motivations for the Nonmedical Use of Prescription Stimulants
Hilary Adair McMahan
Linguistics
An Application of Peircian Semiotics to Whorfian and Neo-Whorfian Linguistic Relativity
Paige Christina Merritt
Religion
Think Religiously, Act Pragmatically: The Strategic Function of the Interfaith Environmental Movement in America and Its Implications for Religion
Alexa Caitlin Moss
Psychology
Eyewitness Identification Procedures in Oregon Policework and the Impact of the Appearance-Change Instruction on Identification Accuracy
Francesca Adela Mucciaccio
Linguistics
“A gaggle a’ Y’ats” and other stories: Tracing the effects of ideology on language change through indexical formation in Y’at
Jane Alexandra Myers
Linguistics
Ropes of Sand: A Semiotic Analysis of Soviet and American Propaganda
Savannah Kauionalani Naffziger
Linguistics
“No One Thinks of Margaret Thatcher as a Sweetheart”: Stereotypical Femininity, Psychological Androgyny, and the Language of Female Politicians
Marjorie Louise Nicholson
Psychology
Ghrelin Microinjections into the Ventral Tegmental Area Elicit an Increase in Motivation for Food Seeking
Michael Stephen Page
Philosophy
On Non-Epistemically Circular Reasoning
Jose Cruz Palafox
Philosophy
What You Cannot Do, and Where You Can Do It: Time Travel and the Grandfather Paradox
Maureen Elena Pardee
Philosophy
Feast and famine: Moral obligations toward the hungry
Joseph Daniel Emery Parmalee
Religion
Gaining the Whole World: The Consequences of Premillennial Dispensationalism’s Emergence into the American Mainstream
Peter Lee Phalen
Philosophy
Toward an Ethics of Epistemology
Galen DeForest Pyle
Philosophy
Debunking the Mythos of Mathematical Foundationalism
Joanna May Robinson
Psychology
When you see it, let it be: Urgency, mindfulness and adolescent substance use
Christopher Timothy Rubio
Religion
Verbal Converts and True Believers: The Origins of the Heaven’s Gate Suicide Cult
Jennifer Kelly Snelling
Psychology
Race and Ethnicity Jury Selection
Cole Alan Anselm Springate-Combs
Psychology
The Double Phonemic Boundary: Development in Non-Native Bilinguals
Phillip Albert Stasz
Philosophy
Ropes of Sand: On the Nature of Moral Properties
Thomas McGarrett Sutherland
Psychology
Potential Interactions between Centrally Administered Ghrelin and Salvinorin A on the Expression of Reward: A Conditioned Place Preference Study in Rats
Angélique Geneviève Thomas
Religion
Martyr Posters and the Construction of Contemporary Palestinian Landscapes and Identities
Rossitza Dobromirova Tzankova
Philosophy
Skolem’s Paradox and Semantic Indeterminacy: A Critical Analysis of Hilary Putnam’s Model-Theoretic Argument
Amy Kathleen Vaughan
Linguistics
We Are Legion: The Linguistic Construction of Community on the Internet
Michael Wayne Waldon
Religion
Translating the Wordless Transmission: The American Koan
Katherine C.A. Walker
Religion
Through a Venetian’s Eyes: Marco Polo and 13th Century Tengriism
Andrew Kellogg Warner
Religion
Prophetic Prostheses and the Cybernetic Sublime: A Study of Our Transhuman Condition
Erin Corwin Westgate
Psychology
A Rocky Issue: The Effects of Humor on Learning and Interest in an Educational Context
Gina Catherine Wicks
Linguistics
Flirtation as a Genre of Desire in Language
Stephanie Virgine Wormington
Psychology
Put Them Together and What Have You Got? A Person-Centered Investigation of Academic Motivation, Performance, and Engagement in a High School Setting
Matthew Meyer Zeltzer
Religion
From Syncretism to Signifying: Son House’s “Preachin’ Blues”

INTERDISCIPLINARY

Caitlin Fitzgerald Bellis
Anthropology-Spanish
La Movida and the Body Politic: Performance, Embodiment, and Nation-Building in Post-Franco Spain
Taiga Anne Christie
Anthropology-Theatre
Six Billion Utopias: From Spectator to Protagonist in Community-Based Theatre
Jessamyn Claire Fitzpatrick
Literature-Theatre
“Just wear the mask”: Feminism and the Construction of Type in Two Plays by Beth Henley
James Gregory Given
Classics-Religion
Anchoring the Areopagite: An Intertexual Approach to Pseudo-Dionysius
Jesse Alexander Hadden
Russian-Anthropology
A foreign affair: The Romance Tour in Post-Soviet Russia
Upasana Khadka
Mathematics-Economics
The Effects of Relief Mechanisms from Double Taxation on Foreign Direct Investment
Tinashe Tafara Mashungu
Mathematics-Economics
Structural Adjustment and Debt
Russell Alex Mayhew
Mathematics-Economics
Found On Road Dead”: A Macroeconomic Study of the Efficacy of Vehicle Scrappage Subsidies and Sales Incentives
John M. Parker
Classics-Theatre
A Meaty Cracking Shock: Spectacles of Violence in Ancient and Modern Theatre
Swaroop Poudel
Mathematics-Economics
Financial Systemic Risk: Classification and Measurement
Allison Kay Rangel
Literature-Theatre
I Have No Tongue but One: Female Centricity in Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure
Arianne Marie Rivard
Chinese-History
Genre and Function in Underground Literature of the Cultural Revolution
Bryson Leigh Uhrig-Fox
Mathematics-Economics
One System Does Not Fit All: A Country-Level Study of Variation in Tax Systems and the Number of the Headquarters of Multinational Corporations
Gina Nicole Vorderstrasse
International and Comparative Policy Studies
The Destruction of the African Renaissance: AIDS in South Africa and American Foreign Policy

MASTER OF ARTS IN LIBERAL STUDIES

Sirius Myoho Bonner
Master of Arts in Liberal Studies
And Now, We Look Ahead to the Past: The Specter of Slavery in Toni Morrison’s Beloved and Octavia Butler’s Kindred
David Lincoln Bragdon
Master of Arts in Liberal Studies
Still Unredeemed: On the Centennial of Herbert David Croly’s The Promise of American Life
Kimberly G. Damio
Master of Arts in Liberal Studies
The Xianglian run se: A Late Ming Beauty Manual
Sara Marie DeWaay
Master of Arts in Liberal Studies
The Domestic Roles of the “Flax Mother of Oregon”: Juliette Montague Lord and the Politics of the Oregon Fiber Flax Industry
Theodore O. Latiolais
Master of Arts in Liberal Studies
Putting the Faust back in Faustus: Thomas Mann’s Doctor Faustus and the Court of the Faust Myth
Nora McLaughlin
Master of Arts in Liberal Studies
Storytelling in Pat Barker’s Regeneration Trilogy
Harold Chaim Nevis
Master of Arts in Liberal Studies
Du-Partzufim: Androgyny in Antiquity and Early Midrashic Literature
Perla Peszkin
Master of Arts in Liberal Studies
Female Rulers in Aristophanes’ Ecclesiazusae and Plato's Republic V
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