Commencement 2012

Class of 2012

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

Victoria Lynn Abernathy
Art
Climates
Lucy Penelope Christie Bellwood
Art
True Believer: An Exploration of the Practice and Practicality of Art
Elizabeth Anne Palma y Mesa Bidart
Art
Walid Raad: The Fantastical Encounter and The Possible Community
Margaret Abreu Cardenas
Art
The Mythic Narrative of the Los Angeles Residence: a study on the architecture of Charles Moore And Rudolf Schindler
Kathleen Adele Conahan
Art
Driving Data
Evan Jeffery Foster
Music
The Chronic Groove of the 90s: How Gansta Rap Swept America
Lucy Maria Hoffman
Art
Performance Photography: Consumption, Attraction & Repulsion
Amanda Ewa Hrabowski
Art
A Book is A House
Arthur Holt Johnstone
Art
Fast and fresh: Pursuing the sketch
Nora Eileen Jones
Music
Men's Space and Women's Place: Sampling African- American Female Singing Voices in Rap Music
Indumathi Manohar
Theatre
Shakuntala: The Integration of Sanskrit Drama and Epic Theatre
Mary Emily O'Hara
Art
Occupational Aesthetics: The History and Resurgence of the Art Workers Movement
Charlotte Rachel Renison
Art
To Be Re-Presented Anew: Into the Time of Walid Raad's Oeuvre
Rebecca Ellen Ryan Roberts
Art
Modernism in Post-war Los Angeles: Arts & Architecture and The Case Study House Program
Rachel Joy Peterson Schmerge
Art
ReCollection: Manifestations of Memory in the Home and the Museum
Zoe Alexandra Stal
Art
Haptic House
Claire Esther Thomforde-Garner
Dance-Theatre
Transforming the Body: Costume and Choreography in Pilobolus, MOMIX, BodyVox, and On the Ropes: Exploring the Technical Body
Cassandra Elsie Thurston-Bianchi
Theatre
Stories from the Time of Trees: Design as Script
Rebekah Volinsky
Art
Untitled (Dappled)
Florence Anita Williams
Art
The Aesthetics of Man-Nature Duality and the Restoration Thesis
Livien Yin
Art
Mutable Market Space: Revitalizing the Lents Urban Renewal Area
Ken Yoshikawa
Theatre
A Journey Beyond to Build a Powerful Ensemble

History and Social Sciences

Shaheen Paul Adibi
History
Beyond the Conquest: Spanish Hegemony in Mexico Through the Legal System
Robert Kenneth Alter
Anthropology
A Butterfly Dream of Ideology Icon and Individual in Stalinist Russia
Blaire Elaine Andres
Anthropology
Modernity and Maternity: National Enterprises within the Commercial Surrogacy Industry of Gujarat, India
Boris Plamenov Atanassov
History
American Exceptionalism: Imperial Identity during the Boxer War of 1900-1901
Stephen Kimball Ballentine
Political Science
The Environmental Kuznets Curve: A Critical Approach
Zachary Lee Barron
History
Retrospective Technological Futurism: Changing Visions of the American Future and its Technology, 1895-1969
Vladislav Blanton
Anthropology
A Holocaust of Soviet Peoples Nazi Atrocities and Belarusian Jewish Identity during WWII
Lauren Marie Bloomquist
Economics
Willingness to Pay for Ecoroofs in the Portland, Oregon Condominium Market
Jeffrey Weber Blum
History
Sports and Politics in Argentina under the Military Junta and Apartheid South Africa
Chelsea Taylor Brossard
Political Science
An Examination of Mekong River Politics: Hydro- hegemony and Discourse in the Mekong River Basin
Lucy Idea Butcher
Anthropology
The Reconstruction of Civil War Memory in Kentucky
Cairangben
Anthropology
Creating Docile Bodies: Pathologization of "Internet Addiction" in Postsocialist China
Jonathan Miguel Calenzani
Economics
Two Tales of One City; Economic and Architectural Analysis of New York City Housing Prices
Molly Rose Case
Economics
The Benefits of Implementing Sustainable Financial Models in Small Nonprofit Organizations
Alexander Vaughns Cherin
History
A History of the Impact of Urban Renewal on the Albina District in Portland, Oregon, 1958-1974
Rachel Lyn Cole-Jansen
Sociology
A Study of Commercially Sexually Exploited Children in Portland, Oregon
Joy Marie Contreras
Political Science
Conceptualizing Sustainability: How Local Governments in the United States Embrace Sustainability
Michael Marciarille DeLong
Political Science
Hold and Obstruct: The Senate Confirmation Process and Executive Nominations
Michela Katherine Dimond
Political Science
Engaging Civically: Community Organizing and Civic Engagement Theory
Maya Claire Edelstein
History
From Legislative Discrimination to the Gentlemen's Agreement: Race and Nation in the Transpacific School Segregation Controversy of 1906
Matthew Joseph Edwards
History
Early Naval Submarine Design: The Evolution of the Submarine and the American Civil War, 1861-1865
Tevon Frey Edwards
Political Science
China Syndrome? Normal Accidents, High Reliability and Nuclear Power Plants
Perry Rosemary Eising
Anthropology
Showing Up Strange: Portraiture and Nightlife in Portland's Queer Community
Nisma Elias
Economics
Competition in Microfinance: Complexities and Caveats
Shawn M Flanigan
Political Science
Culture Matters: The Impact of Ideology, Culture, and Institutions on Direct Democracy in the United States
Gabriel Czeslaw Forsythe-Korzeniewicz
Economics
Global Gender Wage Inequality, 1979‐2009
Ryanne Kikue Fujita-Conrads
Sociology
Accepting the Foreign: Perceived Threat, Foreigner Exclusionism, and Social Distance from Immigrants in the United States and Spain
Alexander Samuel Gersovitz
Political Science
Radicalism or Reactionism: The Emergence of Earth First! and the Earth Liberation Front
Jessica Anne Goldstein
History
A Place to be Real Americans: Jewishness, the American Dream, and New York Area Jewish Day Schools, 1945- 1960
Grace Louise Gould
Anthropology
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and the Anti-Feminine Space
Kelsey Ruth Groenke
Political Science
A Gandhian Conception of Freedom
Stephanie Synova Gustafson
History
"Betwixt Charybdis and Scylla": Demonology and Absolutism Under King James VI and I
Alexandra Anne Hawes
History
Fatherless Essays: Creative Anonymity and the Newspaper Combat of the Jay Treaty Debate, 1795-96
Mark Oscar Hintz
Economics
Fear and Fortune in the Political Economy of Civil War: Evidence on the Correlates of Civil War from Sierra Leone and Ghana
Adriel Shao Ling Hsu-Flanders
Anthropology
Gendering Cuisine: The Construction of Gender in Slow Food, Modernist Cuisine and Fast Food
Dylan Sebastian Jordan
History
Reason and History in the Philosophy of José Ortega y Gasset
Kirin Kachroo-Levine
Economics
A Study of State Renewable Portfolio Standard Variation and Renewable Energy Certificate Pricing
Isobel Anna King
Anthropology
Global Agreements in the State Domain: The Political Project of Imaging Knowledge as Property
Samuel Otto Kraus
Political Science
Political Ethos in Cartesian Modernity: The Critical Attitude and Freedom in Taylor and Foucault
Gregory Edson Lawrence
Sociology
Digital Communication Technologies and Identity Practices in the Occupy Wall Street Movement
Erica Lucia Lee
Sociology
Transient Identities?: Multiracial Identity in a New Century
Victoria Catarina Lee
Anthropology
This Trip Will Change Your Life: Considering Two Environmentalist Models in Costa Rican Ecotourism
Luis Eduardo López Vivas
Economics
Government Spending in Oil‐Exporting Countries
Hannah Elizabeth Love
Political Science
Conserving the Revolutionary: The Relationship Between Education and Politics in the Thought of Hannah Arendt
Nora Rose McConnell-Johnson
Sociology
Self-Enhancement, Incorporated: Teaching Cultural Capital to Close the Achievement Gap
Francis Leander Morison
History
Philadelphia Lower Sort Social Activity, 1779
Chloe Nicole Novak
Political Science
"A Reality Guaranteed": Arendtian Ontology and the Problem of World Alienation
Emmi Elizabeth Obara
Sociology
Competing Hopes and Fears: Immigrant Parent Influence on Adolescent Ethnic and Racial Identification
Suraj Pant
Economics
The Impact of Tourism on Income Inequality: An Econometric Assessment
Ulysses Peter Pascal
Anthropology
Beyond Synchronicity: The Semiotics of the Human in High Frequency Trading on Wall Street
Laura Anne Powers
History
Prostitutes and Mothers: Disease and Discourse in Japan, 1860-1920
Alexander Hooker Ragus
Economics
Radical Bicycle Innovation: Intrinsic and Extrinsic Incentives for Individual and Firm Cognitions
Alexander Dylan Robins
Anthropology
Ideology is Our Strongest Weapon: Nationalism in North Korea
Jose L. Rodriguez Jr.
Political Science
21st Century Gold Rush: Strategic Minerals, Rare Earths and China
Chelsea Lyn Russell
History
The Beginning of the End: Press Coverage and Joseph McCarthy's Fall from Grace
Brandy Nicole Ryan
Political Science
The Human Body as Property in the U.S. Legal System
William Andrew Scarlett
Anthropology
Somatherapy Against the State
Adrien Schless-Meier
Sociology
Open and Accessible to All?: Organizational Color- blindedness in the Portland Farmers Market
Katileyn Germaine Schwartz Kaufman
Sociology
Political Effects on Prison Siting During Mass Incarceration in California: A Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis
Lindsay Alison Shields
Political Science
When Should Federal Courts be Able to Order Prison Population Caps on State Prisons?
Jacob Asa Silver
Anthropology
Intimacy and Assemblage: Israeli Nationhood and the Everyday Violence of Sexuality
Torra Elizabeth Spillane
Anthropology
Negotiating Absence: Imaginings, Sensations, and National Subjectivities at the 9/11 Memorial
Patrick Hamilton Taylor
Sociology
Urban Development and Neighborhood Change: Local Place-Making Efforts in Portland's Northeast Neighborhoods
Rebecca Marie Traber
Political Science
ACT UP and Civil Disobedience from the Perspective of the Activist
Thomas Narayan Verghese
Economics
The Influence of Unexpected Changes in Sovereign Credit Ratings on Investor Behavior
James Christopher Villafranca
Anthropology
Control Societies at Work: Pharmaceuticals and Argentina
Alexander Perry Walker
History
Suburban Paradise or "Sprawlville, Washington"? The Growth of the Vancouver, Washington Area, 1970- 1994
Cale Guthrie Weissman
Political Science
The Technological Stupification: Mapping the communication breakdown in (and after) modernity
Thais Irina Wilson-Soler
History
Unbroken Families on Infertile Land: Mexican- American Migrant Labor and Dissent on California Industrialized Farms (1930-1933)
Ximeng Zhang
Economics
The Effects of Piracy in the PC Video Game Industry: Network Effects, Quality Signaling and Coordination
Leslie A. Zukor
Anthropology
Up in Smoke: Cigarettes at Reed College in Light of Public Health

Literature and Languages

Nabeel Ali Arshad
English
The Child and The Wild: Spatial Relations in Children's Literature
Natasha Carol Barnes
English
"Identity Would Be Nothing Without its Frame": Dislocation and Domestic Space in three novels by Elizabeth Bowen
Tyler Lee Blakeney
French
Toward a Critical Queer Literature
Caroline Lemak Brickman
Russian
Non-Memoirs: An Annotated Translation of Yuri Mikhailovich Lotman's Ne-memuary
Keely Peck Burkey
English
Hamlet and the Terror: The New Soviet Man Meets the Old Danish Prince
Daniel Carranza
German
The Damaged Particular: Textures of Ethical Life in Adorno's Minima Moralia
Emilie Claire Christian
English
Madness, Refigured: Memoirs of Mental Illness
Rex Alan Crabb
Chinese
Revisiting the Taibo Temple: The Organization and Themes of The Scholars
Chandler Ryan Craig
English
Wallace Stevens's Harmonium: The Cohesion of the Collection
McKenzie Jean Rose Funk
Classics
Animals and the Empire: A Cautionary Tail
Ann-Derrick Gaillot
English
The Undiscovered Cave: Negotiations of Self- Authorship in Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave and Bone Black: Memories of Girlhood
Rachel Hana Gardner
English
Jacques Derrida and the Non-Ethical Opening of Ethics
Alia Hession Georges
English
Reading Through the Screen: Coming of Age and the Stories We Tell About It
Melissa Anne Gifford
English
Half Hand Heart: Love, Friendship, and the Internet
Paul C. Hermanson
General Literature
"The Perceiver Merges with the Artist": James Agee, Leo Tolstoy, and the Drive toward an Ideal of Artistic Communication
Kelly Rose Hoffer
English
In Flesh and Blood: Embodiment and Intersubjectivity in The Sound and the Fury
Miles Dale Jochem
English
Satan's Garden: Poetic Selfhood and the Loom of History in Absalom, Absalom!
Megan Siobhan Jones
English
The View Beyond: Environmental Mindfulness in the Novels of E. M. Forster
Erik Tilden Kindel
English
Science Fiction and Humanity
Alejandro Julian Kolleeny
English
The Scarlet Letter and You
Christina Faye Kreuz
English
Historical and Literary Influences of Fools and Folly in Shakespeare's Twelfth Night or What You Will
Brent Alexander Lightfoot
English
Interpretive Acts in Literary Criticism: A Reading Exercise in Toni Morrison and William Faulkner
Katherine Emily Marshall
Russian
The Figure of the Goalkeeper in Stalinist Culture
Elizabeth Claire Martin
English
Holy Pornography: An Exhaustive Commentary on the Intersections of the Sexual, the Spiritual, & the Political in Howl And Other Poems by Allen Ginsberg
Devin Rebecca McDonough
German
Epic Theater at The Circus: Bertolt Brecht and Charlie Chaplin in the Age of Technological Reproducibility
Patrick Leo McQuestion
English
Accounting for the Mass Appeal of Edgar Allan Poe
Erin Kelsey Moore
English
The Old that is Strong Does Not Wither: Sub-creation as a response to modernity in the works of Morris and Tolkien
Lindsay Marie Myers
Classics
The Cleverest Physicians and Their Art: ἰατρικὴ τέχνη in Fifth-Century Greece
Lev Reuven Navarre
Chinese
Confucianism and Christianity in Francis Wei's Vision of Modern China
Sean Kennedy O'Grady
German
Places in the Sun: German Colonial Novels of Gustav Frenssen and Hans Grimm
Jennifer Monroe Polachek
English
"Fear of the Flesh": Abjection, Construction, and Subjectivity of the Body in the Horror Film
Benjamin Nicholas Potter
English
Mystery Archaeology: Excavating the Superhero Genre and Concept in Planetary
Gabrielle Elizabeth Quintana
Classics
Paideia Through Choreia: An Analysis of Athenian Ritual Dance as Education
Kritish Rajbhandari
English
Materiality and Abstraction in the Poetry of Wallace Stevens and Ezra Pound
Julia Larke Reagan
General Literature
"A Great Good is Coming": George MacDonald, Novalis and Utopian Longing
Arianna Francesca Rebolini
English
"Will you never have done?": The Meaning of Incompletion in Samuel Beckett's Dramatic Works
Federica Scarcella
French
The Poetic Self in Arthur Rimbaud's Une Saison en Enfer
Lauren Nicole Spiegel
English
Female Self-Fashioning in the Novels of Edith Wharton
Martha Rush Stevenson
English
The 'Burbs: Interpreting Adolescent Experience of Domestic Space in Postmodern American Representations
Megan Rose Stockton
English
Invisible Empire: The Production of Space in the Literature of Jorge Luis Borges and Italo Calvino
Annie F. Sui
English
"Devastating Erasures and Cataclysmic Insertions": Editorship and the Manuscript to Vladimir Nabokov's Pale Fire
Emily Hay Symington
English
Housing Nightmares: The Power and Responsibilities of Residency in American Horror Cinema from the 1970s
Alexandra Pauline Tatarsky
Russian
To the Letter: Theologies of Translation in Brodsky's "Isaac and Abraham"
Kathryn Areta Thauberger
English
Who's Afraid of Happy Endings? Popular Romance, Sentimentality, Optimism, and the Literary in the United States
Alix Jean Vollum
English
"What a Rotten Film": Jean-Luc Godard's Weekend (1967) and Structures of Cinematic Temporality
Eliza Sullivan Walker
English
Rewriting Don Quixote: Borges, Flaubert, Auster
Matthew Claude Wild
Chinese
One Star Like the Moon: The Poetry of Huang Jingren
Alexandra Rose Wolff
English
Lumos: Shedding New Light On the Harry Potter Phenomenon
Dean Aaron Yatskowitz
Spanish
El lugar de la experiencia: El problema de la intersubjetividad y el amor trascendente en Donde habite el olvido de Luis Cernuda y Diván del Tamarit de Federico García Lorca
Philip Roderic Yiannopoulos
French
The Gaze of Modern Life: An Interpretive Model of Art

Mathematics and Natural Sciences

Skye Aaron
Mathematics
Exact Solutions and L2 Differentiability
Gregory Allen Barello
Mathematics-Physics
Quantum Field Theory and General Relativistic Scattering from a Massive Central Body
Gleb Bazilevsky
Biology
Investigating the Shelterin Complex in Xenopus laevis: TRF1 and PinX1 Interaction in an In vivo Model
Michael Chandler Bedford
Mathematics
Set Theory, the Continuum Hypothesis, and the Axiom of Choice
Gavin Polach Bell
Mathematics
Associated Primes of a Modified Mayr-Meyer Ideal with n= 1
Hanna Leigh Blaney
Biology
Flower Color in Delphinium: Reference Genes and Gene Expression in the Anthocyanin Pathway
Emily Ray Brown
Physics
3-Dimensional Electromagnetic Standing Waves in a Circular Cylindrical Resonant Cavity
Gabriel Lang Butterfield
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Mechanism and Importance of Ler Oligomerization in E. coli Pathogenesis
Jennifer Lynn Caamano
Physics
Emission Intermittency in Semiconductor and Rare Earth Ion Nanocrystals
Christopher Thomas Cahill
Chemistry
Progress Towards the Development of an Organic Amidation Catalyst
Lauren Nicole Carley
Biology
Enhancing stress tolerance: ascorbate peroxidase overexpression in poplar
Matthew M Carlson
Mathematics
Euclidian Embedding Of Network Data: Design And Use
Lydia Genevieve Clark
Biology
The Specter in the Cyborg: Neuroscience, Intellectual History, and the Crisis of Identity
Farren Shawna Curtis
Physics
Reconstructing Dark Matter Halos in Galaxy Groups Using Weak Gravitational Lensing
Isabel Phoebe Cylinder
Biology
Inhibition of Telomerase by Xenopus laevis Partial xPinX1 Proteins
Gray Dabney Davidson
Physics
The Damped Driven Pendulum: Bifurcation Analysis of Experimental Data
Megan Elizabeth Duffy
Chemistry
Effects of Copper Exposure on Intracellular Calcium Distribution in a Wilson and Menkes Disease Human Fibroblast Cell Model
Ethan Kane Edwards
Mathematics
A (Slightly) More General Quantum Algorithm for the Multiplication of Group Elements
Jessie Jean Ellington
Biology
Thermally Induced Variation in Morphology and Development through Canopy Cover Variation in a Population of Bombina orientalis in the Republic of Korea
Wesley William Erickson
Physics
Electromagnetically Induced Transparency
Neil R.S. Evans
Biology
Zinc‐Mediated Downregulation of Virulence Genes in Enteropathogenic Escherichia coli (EPEC) by rpoE
Antonio Martin Friedman
Physics
Cataclysmic Variables
Christopher David Galvin
Biology
A Little Motherly Inhibition: The Effects of Postnatal Maternal Care on Astatotilapia burtoni
William Wood Gester
Biology
Stimulus-Dependent Cellular Proliferation in Aplysia californica Bag Cells
Margo Elsa Gilbert
Biology
Actions of the Novel Selective Estrogen Receptor Modulator STX in Estrogenic Regulation of MCF-7 Human Breast Cancer Cell Proliferation
Michael Xavier Gonzales
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
A New Approach to the Synthesis and Pharmacokinetics of the Novel Thyroid Hormone Receptor Antagonist NH-3
Max Dickson Nott Gould
Physics
An Analysis of Shear Forces in a Thin Fluid Layer and the Effects of Certain Obstructions to Fluid Flow
Ella Rose Gray
Biology
Species distribution modeling: A tool for the conservation of Delphinium leucophaeum
Jay Alden Harman
Mathematics
Two Algorithms and a Miracle
Nathaniel Jakob Herrmann
Physics
Planetary Stability in the Three‐Body Problem
Caroline Rowley Holton
Biology
Acute Effects of Estrogen on c-fos and Trefoil Factor Transcription in MCF-7 Cells
Jeffrey Michael Hunter
Biology
Characterizing the interaction between Xenopus laevis TRF2 and TIN2
Sainabou Jallow
Chemistry-Physics
Fabrication, Spectroscopic Analysis, and Electronic Structure Determination of the Fullerenes C60 and C70
Seth Coudert Just
Mathematics
Functions on the Line
Alina Rae Kassenbrock
Chemistry
Ligand Influence on Catalysis of Amidation by Tertiary Arsine Oxides
Joshua Dylan Katz
Chemistry
N-Sulfonylcyclobutylimines as Metal-Free Alkene Metathesis Catalyst Precursors
Matthew Stevenson Lambert
Physics
The Perfect Skipping Stone
Benjamin Timothy Larson
Physics
Fluorescence Microscopy of Clathrin and the Cell Membrane: Resolution beyond the optical diffraction limit
Jeremy Yeh Hsiang Lawrence
Physics
Analyzing photoelastic disks
Dana Elizabeth Loutey
Chemistry
Conformational Dynamics of MntR: Evidence from the Y95W-W107Y Mutant
Ivan Anthony Malison
Mathematics
Graph Algorithms on Graphical Processing Units: The Shortest Path Problem
Sibongile Mandy Malunga
Chemistry
Probing the role of annealing atmosphere in the lithium ion insertion behavior of V2O5
Andrew Joseph-Jared Maser
Chemistry
Organosulfate Standards for Ambient Aerosol Analysis: Synthesis and Quantification
Ellen Martha McManis
Physics
Quantum Mechanical Bound States of the Yukawa Potential
Margaret Ann Millhouse
Physics
Neutrino Oscillation Tomography
Matthew George Milton
Biology
Estrogen Inhibition of Cyclin T Binding during Transcriptional Repression
Mischka Anjelika Moechtar
Biology
Role of OxyS as transcriptional regulator in mycobacterial oxidative stress response
Elizabeth Anne Montgomery
Biology
Fas and Fas Ligand in the Jurkat and B3B7 cell lines: a comparison of apoptotic protein expression in human and amphibian cancer cells
Mathilde Braley Mouw
Biology
Phenology and Morphology of Taricha granulosa Overwintering Larvae and Aquatic Adults in Reed College Canyon: Implications for Ecological Restoration
Morgan Anderson Movius
Biology
Neuropeptides and sex-biased behavior: Arginine Vasotocin and Isotocin in Julidochromis
Graham Jackson Myers
Biology
Cyclin G2 Expression Mediation by Forkhead Nuclear Export in MCF-7 Cell
Jayasri Narasimhan
Chemistry
Protein Crystallography of the Drosophila Muscleblind Alternative Splicing Factor
Sara Anne Natale
Mathematics-Physics
The Multiple Spherical Pendulum
Elizabeth Webb Ogden
Chemistry
Screening and Phase Identification of Metal Oxide Semiconductors for Water Photoelectrolysis
Hugh Edmund Owens
Physics
Visualizing Special Relativity with GPU-based Parallel Computing
Andrea Gray Padgett
Biology
qPCR as a Tool for Measuring Ribosomal Gene Copy Number
Cristian Daniel Panda
Physics
Phase Dynamics and Synchronization of Delay-Coupled Optoelectronic Oscillators
Anand Devendra Parikshak
Biology
Copy Number Variation Among World Wide Accessions of Arabidopsis thaliana
Annah Lake Peterson
Biology
Combined Program, Duke University
Noah C.C. Pfister
Mathematics
Vermont Rainfall Data and Extreme Value Statistics
Jacqueline Monteiro Pires
Biology
Subcellular Localization of Xenopus laevis TRF1 in Interphase A6 cells
Nathaniel David Raley
Biology
From Mom's Metabolism to Child Cannibalism: Feeding Regulation in the Maternal Mouthbrooder Astatotilapia burtoni
Alexander Dixon Reid
Physics
Comparison of the structure and energies of psoralen- DNA adducts
Neal David Reynolds
Chemistry-Physics
The Spectroelectrochemistry of Copper Doped Zinc Selenide Quantum Dots
Emily Faith Robinson
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Copper Redistribution in Early Stages of Wilson's Disease: Understanding Copper Hot-Spots in Atp7b-/- Mouse Livers
Alexa Deborah Ross
Physics
The Search for Secularly Evolved Offset Bars Using the Spitzer Survey of Stellar Structure in Galaxies
Megana Sankaran
Biology
Decapentaplegic Expression in Developing Latrodectus mactans Spider Embryos
Sarah Bluma Semon
Biology
Effects of Nitrate Exposure on Daphina pulex: a Whole Organism Study of Toxicity
Ahmad Shabbar
Physics
Cerenkov Radiation From Beta-Decay
Christine Elizabeth Short
Biology
The generation and analysis of neutral genetic markers in Delphinium nuttallii using the ISSR technique
Rukayat Mayowa Taiwo
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Identifying the metal ion specificity of the Staphylococcal iron regulator repressor (SirR)
Griffen Robert Thoma
Mathematics
A Survey of Results Related to the Study of Magic Squares
Emily C. Thornquist
Biology
Pollinator specificity in the yucca moth/Joshua tree obligate pollination mutualism: implications for coevolution and codivergence
Caleb Thomas Tillman
Mathematics
An Application of Representation Theory to the Study of Random Walks on Groups
Jessica Dan Que Tran
Biology
Characterization of Regulatory T cells with the Chemokine Receptor CCR6 in the Experimental Ovalbumin-Induced Uveitis Murine Model
Jennifer Lacey Turner
Biology
201203‐BIOL: Cellular Movement During Early Development of Two Spiders, Latrodectus mactans and Zygiella x‐notata
Michael Edward Turvey
Biology
In search of ribonucleoprotein granules in Aplysia californica
Ryan Phillip Wall
Mathematics
A Safari Through Algebraic Geometry
Aaron Hiroshi Webb
Biology
Constructing a Nitrogen Budget of the Reed College Canyon
Louis Eugene Webb
Mathematics
Poincaré's Theorem and Tessellations of the Hyperbolic Plane
Sarah L Wesley
Biology
StpA represses the LEE5 operon of EPEC
Paul Barzilai Whittredge
Chemistry
Toward NMR Spectroscopy of NF1, a zinc finger
Rachel Marlies Workin
Biology
Combined Program, Duke University
Casey A. Yazejian
Physics
Killing Schrödinger's Cat: The Effect of Entanglement on Interference Visibility
Maria E. Zapetis
Biology
Maternal Effect on Astatotilapia burtoni Cichlid Fish Anxiety‐Mediated Behavior and "Personality"
Sina Zeytinoglu
Chemistry-Physics
Tight-Binding Calculations in Corrugated Graphene
Li Zha
Chemistry
Probing the Role of Annealing Temperature in the Li+ Ion Insertion Behavior of V2O5

Philosophy, Religion, Psychology, and Linguistics

Kathleen Marilyn Aston
Linguistics
Don't Touch Me with that Tone of Voice: An investigation into aspects of audio-tactile integration
Laura Elizabeth Backus
Linguistics
Mish mash(i): The Syntax of š and Negative Polarity Items in Moroccan and Egyptian Arabic
Donald Alan Berg
Psychology
Enthusiastic Students: The Motivational Consequences of Two Alternatives to Mandatory Instruction
Hannah Catherine Brannan
Religion
A Study of the Negotiation of the Islamic Legal Tradition
Jenny Nicole Calvert-Warren
Linguistics
Smashing the gender binary: Suggestions for sociolinguistic research, and some acoustic and perceptual data
Taylor Alexander Colwell
Religion
The Drama of Orthodoxy: Father Alexander Schmemann and the limits of religious pluralism within Orthodox Christianity in America
Isabel Rose Corngold
Psychology
Earwitness identification and the effect of pre-lineup instructions
Elias Porter Coston
Psychology
The Effects of Auditory Bandwidth and Spatial Congruence on Early Audiovisual Interactions
Gray Dabney Davidson
Psychology
Apparent Motion and the Tritone Paradox: An EEG Investigation of Novel Bistable Stimuli
Alisa Pauline De Los Reyes
Psychology
Blame and Memory
Lindsey Miller Dono
Psychology
The Role of Landmarks in Spatial Navigation
Alexander Adrian Dunn
Philosophy
The Metaphysics of Ordinary Things
Dawniris Eversz
Psychology
Sunk cost in pigeons: Investigation of preference for options with higher time investment
August Van Oordt Faller
Philosophy
On the Sensitivity of What is Said (and Heard)
Daniel Arthur Fennelly
Psychology
Functional Heterogeneity in the Dorsal Striatum
Elena Margery Fernández-Collins
Linguistics
Intonation and Narrative Structure in Sirat Bani Hilal, an Arabic Oral Folk Epic
Courtney M.S. Fraser
Linguistics
And I was like :( : Emotive Features, Tone, and the Construction of Gender in Instant Messaging
Jennifer Stephanie Garcia
Psychology
Evaluating the Transdiagnostic Cognitive-Behavioral Model of Eating Disorders with Student Athletes
Kylie Yvonne Gilchrist
Religion
Signals Along the Skyline: Minarets in the German Public Sphere
Elad Elyahu Gilo
Philosophy
Reframing the Problem of Epistemic Peer Disagreement
Sana A. Goldberg
Psychology
Effects of Ghrelin and Cocaine Administration on Ethanol Consumption in the Juvenile/Young Adult Rat
Amelia Josephine Goldsmith
Religion
Medical Remediation: Buddhist Monasticism and Political Rhetoric in Seventeenth-Century Tibet
Samantha Kelly Grenrock
Linguistics
The Metaphoricity of Nonce Compounds in Contemporary Poetry
Elizabeth Mary Grimaldi
Psychology
Motivational Profiles of Academic Motivation, Drinking Motivation, and Motivation Not to Drink Predict Alcohol Related Outcomes
Meredith Snedden Heiss
Psychology
Detecting Deception and False Memories in Transcripts and Videos
Maria Rachel Hermsen
Religion
One Hell of a Problem: An Analysis of the Discourse of Religion vs. Culture in Contemporary American Evangelicalism through the Lens of the Rob Bell Firestorm
Timothy Andreas Jahl
Philosophy
An Examination of Moral Relativism: volere la botte piena e la moglie ubriaca
Maarvi Khawaja
Psychology
The Effects of Ghrelin's Mediating Role in the Mesocorticolimbic Dopamine Reward System on a Cocaine-Induced Conditioned Place Aversion
Esther Maayan Ladizinsky
Psychology
Effects of Caffeine on Attention and Cognition in Sleep-Deprived College Students
Katherine Elizabeth Lantz
Religion
Mahommah Baquaqua and the American Baptist Free Mission Society: A Study of Religious Discourses on Slavery and Individualism in Antebellum America
Ruth LaBonté Linehan
Linguistics
Is upper-brow raidió anseo: An analysis of the use of English discourse markers in Irish-language radio interviews
Sean David Long
Philosophy
Limited Whole: The Sense Behind the Nonsense in Wittgenstein's Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus
Andrew Thomas Lynch
Psychology
Consumer Purchasing Decisions and the Question- Behavior Effect
Julie Ann Matsen
Psychology
Parenting Style, Need Fulfillment and Eating Regulation: Factors in Disordered Eating
David Kelleher Mondello
Linguistics
Variation of Primary Stress Placement in Southern East Cree
Elizabeth T. Nguyen
Psychology
A Linguistic Relativity Study Involving the Visual Mismatch Negativity Component and English and Vietnamese Colors
Stephen Carson Pastan
Philosophy
Gödel Arguments and Computationalism
Stephen Tucker Paulsen
Linguistics
Case and the Causee Argument: A Minimalist Approach
Cora Chevis Payne
Philosophy
On Bernard Williams' Internal Reasons
Amanda Lulu Pichel
Psychology
The Effects of a Therapeutic Writing Task on Students in a Competitive Academic Setting
Sasha Karasuk Puchalski
Linguistics
To Its Instance: poetic orientations in speech
Eric Ryan Roberts
Psychology
Gamma Synchrony in Conscious Visual Processing
Elizabeth Hayes Rutledge
Linguistics
Left Behind? African American English and Dialect Bias in Standardized Testing
Dustin A Schmidt
Philosophy
I Tell You This as a Friend . . . Love, Friendship, and Belief
Lindsey Marie Schuette
Psychology
A Dose Response Study of Ghrelin's Rewarding Effects in a Conditioned Place Preference Paradigm
Miranda Hope Sitney
Psychology
Every American's Goal: A Self-Determination Approach to Promoting Healthy Eating Behavior
Joanna Dorothy Szynal
Religion
Gender and Genre in The Martyrdom of Saints Perpetua and Felicitas
Eric Giovan-Paul Talbot
Psychology
Group and Individual Behavior In a Social Foraging Paradigm: Sensitivity to Changes in Resources Ratios
Erik Alan Thomas
Philosophy
An Examination of Game Theoretic Analyses of Human Morality and Their Philosophical Implications
Jennifer Lacey Turner
Philosophy
What is an Individual Organism?
Nina Sandelin Umont
Linguistics
Prosodic Features of Narrative-Style Jokes
Rachel Elizabeth Waterhouse
Religion
Community and God in the Writings of Gustavo Guitérrez and Émile Durkheim
Dean Akira Wenstrand
Philosophy
Mechanism and Human Freedom
Kathryn Grace Wheeler
Linguistics
"iM dA rEaLeSt U WiLL MeeT": Constructing Black Linguistic Identity on Internet Dating Sites
Adrienne A.P. Wise
Psychology
The Contribution of Belongingness Uncertainty, Self- Doubt, and Perceived Effort Expenditure to Domain Identification and Persistence of Women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Fields
George Wu
Psychology
The search for an intrinsic scene-based frame of reference with equilateral triangle configurations and the Simon effect

Interdisciplinary

Alexandra Eniela Cislo
History-Literature
Larvatus prodeo: Writing the Self in Society in the Poetry of Catullus and Saul Williams
J. Francis Dieterle
History-Literature
Ce qui Résiste: Francis Ponge and the po(e/li)tical project of resistance
Nicole Marie Georgopulos
History-Literature
Walter Benjamin as Historian: Visual Dialectics and the Dissolution of Progress in Walter Benjamin's Cultural History
Sophia Angeline Greaves
Anthropology-Music
A Closer Look into Mexican Nationalism: Carlos Chávez and the MOMA Exhibition 20 Centuries of Mexican Art
Tess Halavy
Art-Russian
Yesterday and Today: The Children's Books of Kornei Chukovsky and Samuil Marshak in the Early Soviet Era
Antonia Elise Heffelfinger
History-Literature
She's Been Framed: Producing the Femme Fatale in the American Wartime Film Noir
D'nae Christian Henderson
History-Literature
Red Water, Black Magic, and White Jesus: Political, Natural, and Supernatural Disasters in New Orleans in 1927, 1965, and 2005
Erika Irene Kurth
Literature-Theatre
Bread! Puppets! Gender! Huzzah!: Exposing Systems of Power and Authority Through Social and Political Theatre
Lila Rebecca Seidman
Psychology-Russian
Selves Mimicking Stories Creating Selves
Justin Taylor Stewart
Mathematics-Economics
Randomness as Fairness

Master of Arts in Liberal Studies

Shaw Alexander Flick
Master of Arts in Liberal Studies
Mythological Wine: Australia, Terrior, and Whiteness
Bennett Bruce Gilbert
Master of Arts in Liberal Studies
Plato's Lost Lecture "On the Good." Normative Ethics and Intellectual History
Davia Marguerite Larson
Master of Arts in Liberal Studies
An Abundance of Deficits
Dylan Loyd Summers
Master of Arts in Liberal Studies
Redemption Songs, Rebel Music: Peter Tosh, Bob Marley, and a History of Reggae as Resistance