Commencement 2013

Class of 2013

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.

The Arts

Marvin Hamor Bernardo
Art
The Continuity and Evolution of Chinese Design
Alisa Mohrgan Bones
Art
Subtractive Painting: or, ADHD Color Fields
Andrew Cunningham Brown
Theatre
Flesh, Ideology, and Silence Embodying the Social Drama of Federico García Lorca’s The House of Bernarda Alba
Elizabeth Ivanova Dinkova
Theatre
Communicating Across Differences: Directing Approaches to the Socialist Absurd
Autumn Cortney Dobbins
Theatre
Performing the Digital: Translating Cyberspatiality into Physical Performance Space
Matthew Karl Eilar
Music
Samuel Barber’s Vanessa and the Operatic Tradition
Katherine Chandler French
Art
The Museum of Modern Art and the Exhibition of Futurism: The Founding Years Through 1961
Emily Marie Goble
Art
Chronotropics: Aesthetics of the Moribund
Daniel F.R. Henry
Music
Technology’s Role in Music Composition: The Origins and Influence of Dubstep
Charles Scott Higgins
Art
Indian Style
Nicholas Christian Irvin
Art
On Diagrams and Diagrammatic Aesthetics: Mark Lombardi, Hanne Darboven, Thomas Hirschhorn
Allison D King
Art
Infringement: A Study of the Impacts of Copyright Law on New Media Art
Amandine Malkovich
Art
Painterly gastronomy
James Henry Mason
Art
Games Effecting Gameplay
Marisa Hope Rowland
Art
For the Record
Arion Paige Russell
Theatre
Everyday Performance: An Exploration of Inspiration in Costume and Clothing
Rebecca Gilbert Switzer
Art
Fragile: Life and Decay of Sugar and Body
Cora Saar Walters
Theatre
“Seed It All in Visions”: Cultural Sustainability and the Aesthetic Radicality of Storytelling in Appalachian Community-Based Performance

History & Social Sciences

Ezwan Amzar Abdullah Faiz
Economics
Sowing Philanthropy: An Empirical Analysis of Reed College Young Alumni Giving
Nathan Blair Allen
History
Changes in Hindu Personal Law in the Context of Ideological Shifts during Colonial and Postcolonial India
Casey John Anderson
Economics
The Effect of Fixed and Mobile Telecommunications on Economic Productivity
Nicolas Alan Arms
Anthropology
Spirits and Metamorphosis in Chocóan Thought
David Azrael
Political Science
Opening the Closed Society: An Argument for Rawlsian Open Borders
Andrew Lee Barney
Political Science
Wherever You Go, You Will Be a Polis: Hannah Arendt on Politics and Modernity
Aubrey L.M. Bauer
Anthropology
Speaking Utopia: Kibbutz Architectonics in Israeli-Palestine Landscapes
AnnaLise Cornelia Bender-Brown
Anthropology
Female Genital Cutting Intervention Projects and Girls’ Agency
Nicole Marie Betancourt
Political Science
An Analysis of Mainstream Pro-Choice Rhetoric Using a Theory of Neoliberal Political Rationality
Patrick Miles Bryan
History
Earth First! & Ecology
Heather Suiwah Chan
History
Familiar but Foreign: The Hybridity of Han Chinese Ethnic Attire, 1644–1930
Katharine Chen
Sociology
The Commercialization of the Unmanaged Heart: The Case of Argentine Tango Dance Instruction
Danielle Erica Ciccone
History
Working With my Brothers, Fighting Beside my Sisters: Gay Men, Lesbians, Activism and ACT UP/NY
Garret Anderson Conour
Economics
Predicting Consumer Welfare Loss In A Hypothetical Chinese Rare Earth Embargo
Taylor Lea Cross-Whiter
History
The Radical Right in Britain From 1945-1999
Grayson Michael Curtis
History
Building the Enlightened City: Ruin, Reason and the Reconstruction of Post-earthquake Lisbon, 1755–1775
Clarice Winona Jane Cutler
Political Science
Political, Financial, and Environmental Influences upon Land Conservation Easements in the Conterminous United States
Lauren Elizabeth DeRosa
Economics
The Creative Labor Market in Portland, Oregon
Emily Catherine Due
Anthropology
Foreign Bodies: Migration, the U.S. Nation, and the Imaginative Geographies of Public Health
Alexander Hoch Eveleth
Political Science
Deterrence, Credibility, and the Absence of High-Level Arms Control Negotiations Between the United States and the PRC
Soudea Antoinette Forbes
Anthropology
Liberating Les Beurettes
Harry Osborne Fukano
History
Irish In the Civil War: America’s Wild Geese
Emily Alisa Rachel Goldman
History
“I Have Told The Truth”: Realism, Regionalism, and the Great Depression in Children’s Fiction by Laura Ingalls Wilder and Lois Lenski
Carl Gunnar Hedman
Economics
A Reinvestigation of the Effects of Neighborhood on Employment and Earnings Outcomes in the Interim Period of the Move to Opportunity Experiment
Zachary Edward Horváth
Economics
Does Broadband Internet Make Us Happier? Evidence from Individual Survey Responses in Sixteen European Countries, 2002-2011
Dorothy Rose Howard
History
Visuality and Politics in Weimar Era Photobooks of Technology and Mobilization
Sean Arthur Howard
Economics
A Theory and Practice of Money Laundering
Huazejia
Anthropology
Constructing “Civilized” Subjects and “Stable” Societies Through The Reorganization of Space: The Nomadic Settlement Project Among Tibetans in Amdo
Lai Jiang
Economics
An Empirical Study of Whether U.S. States Reformed Eminent Domain Laws In Response to the 2005 U.S. Supreme Court Ruling on Kelo v. New London
Patrick Burton Johnson
History
The Old Capital: Urban Modernity in Republication Beijing, 1900-1937
Kaatje Leilani Jones
Anthropology
Journeys in Paradox A Medieval Pilgrimage in 21st Century Spain
Stella Lucia Jones
Anthropology
The Anatomy of a Promise: Exploring the Epistemology of Truth and Trust in the Vlax Romani Kris
Lillian Anastasia Karabaic
Economics
Let’s Get Physical: Valuation of Bikeability in Portland’s Apartment Rental Market
Daniel Tomás Ku
Sociology
Disrupting the Network: the Structure of Hacktivism
Emily Melissa Lai
Political Science
“Let’s Talk About Sex (Strikes)”: A Comparative Analysis of “Sex Strikes” in Liberia, Kenya, and the U.S.
Jeremy Boyd Laughton
Economics
Negligent Hiring and the Effectiveness of Legal Incentives
Mary Matilda Lindeblad-Fry
Sociology
Rez-onomics: A Cross Comparative Analysis of Tribal Economic Performance
Nina Liss-Schultz
Political Science
Limitations of Discourse The Use of Rights in the Health Care Debate
Su Liu
Economics
Schrödinger’s Hat: Decision Making and Uncertainty in Real and Virtual Worlds
Elizabeth Grace Mastrangelo
Anthropology
Please Don’t Pick the Cotton: Representations of Gullah Geechees and Paternalistic Ideology in 21st Century Cultural Resource Management
Alexander Lewis May
Economics
Big Money, Big Trouble; Protectionism and National Security Concerns in FDI Regulations Worldwide
Justin Reeves McMillan
Political Science
The Procurement of the V-22 Osprey: a Policy Narrative Analysis
Brian David Moore
Economics
All News Is Bad News: The Effects of Policy Uncertainty on Manufacturing Investment
Nora Mullman
History
Symbols of Transgression: Turkish Imagery in the Early English Coffeehouses
Andreina Del Carmen Mundarain
Political Science
Electoral Fraud, Democratic Bias, and Authoritarian Regimes
Laura Muco Naraguma
Sociology
African Immigration and Integration to Portland, Oregon
Hai Thi Hong Nguyen
Economics
Electricity Restructuring in Vietnam: Why? And How? An Approach from Economic Theory and Country Lessons
Cameron Ruston Joseph Nilles
Economics
Local Fast Food: An Econometric Analysis of Sales and Optimal Expansion Locations
Benjamin Nortey
Anthropology
Boko Haram: The Amorphous Absolute Enemy
Melissa Dawn Osborne
Sociology
Smoking With Felons: Building Community and Eroding Barriers in the Isolated Liminal Space of Reentry
Robert James Paley
History
A Tragedy of Good Intentions: The United States’ Approach to Pacification in the Vietnam War
Lilliana Bourdo Paratore
History
“this Spirit of the desert”: On Women’s Narratives of Self, Landscape, and Alterity, 1850-1903
Kristina Marie Perez
Economics
Cost Benefit Analysis of the Portland Composts! Program
Erdis Ovel Perla
History
What to Do When All the Ships Have Gone Out to Sea: Interpreting the Role of Government Regulation and Enforcement in the Rise and Fall of the Shipping and Trading Industry in Fujian during the Ming and Qing
Evan Millspaugh Pikulski
History
Auferstanden aus Ruinen Architecture and Urban Planning in the GDR
Nicholas Mayer Pittman
Economics
The Effect of Low-Income Housing Developments on Nearby Home Sale Prices in Portland, Oregon
Garnett George Puett IV
Political Science
Agricultural Biotechnology: Food, Discipline, & Empire
Jessa Elizabeth Ramsey
Sociology
The Real “Housewives” of Moscow: Exploring the Wealth, Status and Personal Narratives of Russia’s Female Elite
Kelly Marie Reed
Anthropology
Based on a True Story: An Examination of the Relationship between Fiction and Ethnography
Ariana Ruth Samuelson
Anthropology
New Man, New Nation? Gender-Based Violence, Nation-Building, and Historical Memory in Post-Apartheid South Africa
Daniel Jacob Sellers
Political Science
Accountability Without Democracy: Lessons from African Famines in the 1980s
Lucy Sexton
Political Science
Law As A Language Game
Taro Mergenthaler Shido
Political Science
The Experience and Politics of Giorgio Agamben: retracing Spectacular Elections with Citizens United
Laramie Hermine Cody Van Duzer Silber
Anthropology
Homeland Heroes, Desire, and Loyalty: Right-Wing Nationalism, Norse Mythology and Task of World Building
Coleman Samuel Smith
Anthropology
“The Market Climbs the Hill”: Mega-Events and the Neoliberal Production of Space in Rio de Janeiro
Samuel Benarde Sutphin
Economics
Megaevents as International Signals: The Effects of the Pan American Games on International Trade
Emily MeiMei Taw
History
Theaters of Memory: The Architectural Practice of Writing and Uncovering Memory in Post WWII Germany
Taylor Calamity Thompson
Anthropology
Sights and Sites of the Self: Sex Reassignment Surgical Tourism in Thailand and the Politics of Consumption
Talia Yudkin Tiffany
Sociology
Vital Social Ecology: Investigating the State and Forms of Contemporary International Communities
Zoe Chase Tsavdarides
Anthropology
Spectacular!: Performance and Representation in the Modern Olympics
Joseph B. Warren
Economics
Money Supply by Profit-Seeking Firms
Political Science
Evolutionary Theory and Institutional Change
Creighton Taylor Weidner
Anthropology
Anthropophagic Frontier: Cannibal Ethics in the Age of Biocolonialism
Rozenn Marie Suzanne Welsh
History
The Overseas Chinese in Early Colonial Indochina
Eric Sorensen Whalen
Economics
Quality and Signaling in the Video-game industry
Brittany Nicole Wideman
Sociology
The Contemporary Culture of Right Wing Extremism
A Content Analysis on Framing in Mass Media of the Internet Age
Dagny Joy Wise
History
To “fall in love with such a beautiful body”: Female Performance and Star Image in Japan, 1629 - 1939
Ashley Ming-Hui Yang
Political Science
Does School Board Selection Procedure Matter? Intra-Board Conflict as a Function of Selection Procedure and Its Influence on Student Achievement

Literature & Languages

Richard Price Aldersley
English
Ernest Hemingway’s Naturalist Bildungsroman: The Nick Adams Story and the Ecology of Development
Quinn Charles Amacher
English
Imagining Bodies in The Winter’s Tale
R. Conner Barnett
French
The Fantastic in 19th Century French Poetics
Stephanie Hope Bastek
English
Everything Will Be All Right, Nothing Will Get Better
Willa Jean Bauman
English
Words to Clothe a Naked Thing: Mysticism and Myth-Making in John Steinbeck’s To a God Unknown
Michelle Kathleen Baxa
Chinese
Autumn is Coming: The Poetry of Qui Jin
Jordan Alexander Berg
Spanish
Barcelona Multiplied: The Filmic Reinterpretations of Idealized Urban Space
Grant Taylor Burgess
English
Prospero Steps Forth: Parabasis in The Tempest, Tristram Shandy, and At Swim-Two-Birds
Zoe Miriam Bursztajn-Illingworth
English
Nameless Spectacle: Audience and Form in Early Cinema and Williams’ Spring and All
Sarah MacPartlin Carlisle
English
“So Fine a Brush”: Jane Austen and the Development of Free Indirect Discourse
Edward Volney Carson
Spanish
Inferno Unbound: the Aesthetic Dimension of Roberto Bolaño’s 2666
Arielle Sarice Collins
English
Light Privilege: Navigating the Politics of Exclusion in Nella Larsen’s Passing and Quicksand
Cecilia Grace D’Anastasio
Classics
The Myth of Er: A Meditation on the Value of True Belief in Plato’s Republic
Olivia Clementine Durif-Varambon
English
Competing Prose Styles in Hardy’s The Woodlanders
Amy Egerton-Wiley
Chinese
Already Exiled from Home: History and Nostalgic Dissonance in Mo Yan’s Red Sorghum
Taylor C.G. Farnham
Classics
Sallust the Revolutionary Subordinate: Bellum Jugurthinum as Contemporary Propaganda
Thomas Raymond Finlon III
Spanish
Photographic Representations in Short Stories of the Río de la Plata
Lydia Fitzgerald
General Literature
Lolita in the Age of its Technological Reproducibility: Iconicity and the Reproducible Image
Simon Joseph Friedland
German
Correspondences: The Reconstruction of a Women’s Romantic Literary Tradition in the Works of Karoline von Günderrode, Bettine von Arnim, and Christa Wolf
Ylana Loeb Frydman
English
Movement Through Static: How Repetition Animates the Experience of Reading William Faulkner’s As I Lay Dying
Eva Manuhani Csilla Gabor-Fourcade
French
“Ce Soleil Toujours Levant”: The Dialogical Dream in the Works of Yves Bonnefoy
Kyle Davis Giller
Spanish
A Portrait Done in Blood: Painting and Ideological Representation in the Comedías of Calderón de la Barca
Arien Hughes Gutierrez
Classics
Marks Upon the Body
Crystel Tsuzumi Hadley
English
“Trying to Speak Proper”: Vernacular Language in Contemporary Irish Fiction
Elizabeth McLeod Heintges
Classics
Songs of Cyrene: Genre and Foundation in Callimachus and Pindar
Andrew Charles Hereford
English
Homo-aesthetic Inhumanities: Affect, History, and Community in Djuna Barnes’s Nightwood
Adrienne Nicole Herr
English
Speaking Space : Naming Breath
Heather Ashley Hill
English
Magic by Gaslight: Detective as Magician Figure in Victorian Crime Novels
Rebecca En-Szu Hu-Van Wright
English
“I might look simple, but I Definitely ain’t no fool!” African American Vernacular English and the construction of black identity in the Simple short stories of Langston Hughes
Samuel George Jackson
English
Living Images, Imaging Lives: Six Readings of Character through Ekphrasis
McCullough Kelly-Willis
French
À peu près muet, presque sans vie: Silence in the work of Samuel Beckett and Francis Ponge
Erin Elizabeth Kleinfeld
English
This Is Not The Truth: Stories
Matthew Mahavir Kumar
English
“No one is India”: Geography and Ontology in Contemporary Postcolonial Studies and the Literature of the British Raj
Audrey Sage Lorberfeld
Classics
The Paradox of Alexander in the Greek Alexander Romances
Alanna Dora Lynn
English
Translating a Genre, Bridging a Void: Metafiction, Chronotopes, and Intersectionality in Select Feminist Fairy Tales
Patrick James Lyons
French
Paroles d’une rive à l’autre rive: Self-Writing Towards the Other in Twentieth and Twenty-First Century French Literature
Max Louis Maller
Chinese
Xiangsheng and its Audience: Comedy, Remonstrance, and the Invention of Tradition in Modern China
Kaitlin Allison McCully
Spanish
The Dehumanization and Rehumanization of the Modern Self in Federico García Lorca’s Poeta en Nueva York
Alan Daniel Montecillo
Chinese
Songs in the Jin Ping Mei Cihua 金瓶梅詞話
Greta Louise Moran
English
Velveteen
Theodore R.A. Ovrom
Classics
(De) Constructing Narrative: An Examination of Contests in Ovid’s Metamorphoses
Marija Perunovic
English
The Rise and Fall of Ikar Gubelkijan: A Translation
Megan Erica Ryan
English
Disability Refigured: Oliver Sacks and the Auto/biography
Maya Claire Scherr-Willson
Spanish
Towards a Humanized Vision of the Santa Muerte
Aaron Michael Smith
Classics
Homer’s Barbarians: The Invention of Foreignness in the Iliad
Stephen Andrew Stack
English
The Uses of Pastoral
Rose Eugenia Statman
Chinese
“Make the past serve the present”: images of the past in two pre-Cultural Revolution modern-day Peking Operas
Elizabeth Brianna Stoddard
English
Erasure
Sara Yan Tan
French
Re-Anchoring Language in the Material: A Study of the Poetry and Prose of Mallarmé
François Gabriel Vigneault
English
“Wow! That’s the Stuff Comics Are Made Of!”: Traditional Comic Book Elements in Jaime Hernandez’s Locas
Harrison Vinther Watson
English
A Lack of Completion: The Limitation and Expansion of Narrative in George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire
Sarah Elizabeth Wheels
English
The Inscrutability of Madness: Postmodernism and Interpretive Challenges in Vladimir Nabokov’s Defense, Lolita, and The Original of Laura
Joel Kelly Whitehead
Chinese
Thymotic Community and the Sovereign Chinese Self in Jiang Rong’s Wolf Totem and Other Root-seeking Fiction
Roland Dah-Wen Wu
Spanish
Por la mutación textual: La traducción de El Gran Vidrio de Mario Bellatin
Timothy Yi
English
The Phantom Tollbooth: An Allegory

Mathematics & Natural Sciences

Wyatt Kennedy Alt
Mathematics
Enumeration of Domino Tilings on the Projective Grid Graph
Neil William Anderson
Physics
Reggeized central production of ƞ and ƞ’ mesons
Rachel M. Baden
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
The N-Terminal Helix and DNA Binding by the Manganese Transport Regulator MntR
Michael Fu’ad Badr
Biology
Transposons in Transition: Rethinking Models of Mobile Genetics
Amber Mia Bang
Biology
The Role of GABAA in the Synchronization of the Xenopus Laevis Vocal Central Pattern Generator
Alan Marshall Baur
Physics
Chasing Pinwheels: Measuring the Force of the Electric Wind
Zachary Owen Brown
Physics
Phase Transitions in a Chipping Model on Simple and Bipartite Lattices
Rhea Chawla
Biology
The Effect of Mutation Salt Tolerance in Daphnia pulex
Vaughn Collins Cody
Chemistry
Effects of Thermal Annealing on the Structure and Electronic Properties of Sol-Gel Derived V2O5 Materials
Alec Friedrich Condon
Biology
PinX1 inhibition of telomerase and PCR
Jack McTavish Craig
Biology
Salmon Increase in the Reed Canyon: A Multi-Year Study of Conservation and Restoration
Emily Marie Crotteau
Mathematics-Biology
Alignment Algorithms in Theory and Practice: Applications in Cichlid Fish
Kaslin Portlock Daniels
Biology
Enzymatic Antioxidant Response of Three Differently Acclimated Lichens to Desiccation and Rehydration
Madeline Rose Dansky
Biology
Transcriptional Regulation of the Antioxidant Gene NQO1 by Selective Estrogen Receptor Modulators
William Kenneth Dibb
Biology
A Performance of a Lifetime: Thermal and Morphological Effects on C-Start and Sprint Performance of Bombina orientalis Predator Avoidance Response
Danielle Catherine Draper
Chemistry
NO2 effects on nighttime secondary organic aerosol (SOA) formation
William Craig Eichelberger
Physics
A Numerical Model for the Partial Coalescence of Small Fluid Drops: Navier-Stokes and the Damped Harmonic Oscillator
Emma Elizabeth G. Farley
Chemistry
Three Stereocenters, One Product: A Computational Study of a Stereoselective Amine-Catalyzed Diels-Alder Reaction
Julia Louise Fisk
Physics
Emission Intermittency in CdSe Quantum Dots
Ian Andrew Flower
Physics
Deep Blue: Examining Cerenkov Radiation Through Non-traditional Media
Andre Sterenberg Frankenthal
Physics
The Quantum-Mechanical Dynamics of a Particle in the Anti-de Sitter Space Central Potential
Michael Jeffry George-Hallgren
Mathematics
Toward a Category-Theoretic Construction of the Adeles
Katrina Joelle Gertz
Biology
Social Regulation of Adult Neurogenesis in Astatotilapia burtoni
Malkolm Edward Graffe
Chemistry
Electrical Properties of V2O5 Thin Films Synthesized from the Sol-Gel Method
Evan Michael Green
Chemistry
A Journey into the Unknown: Exploring Manganese Specificity in ManS
Maxwell Edison Gurewitz
Physics
Multilayer Perceptrons
Nadir Hajouji
Mathematics
The Semihull Theorem for Siegel Modular Forms
Jeffrey Okino Hamada
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Effect of Structural Variation of Quinolone-3-diarylethers on Cytochrome bc1 Selectivity
Anna Julia Henkin
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Characterization of RNA-binding by MBNL zinc fingers 1/2 using fluorescence anisotropy
Samuel Francis Hopkins
Mathematics
The Quantum Hidden Subgroup Problem for Semidirect Products of Cyclic Groups
Nicole Noel Horbinski
Chemistry
Investigating the Potential Photocatalytic Activity of Molybdates and Tungstates
Lucas Julian Howard
Physics
A Numerical Investigation of Water Waves
Alec James Jackson
Physics
Optical Variability of BL Lac Object MRK 421
Erin Elizabeth Jacot
Chemistry
Exploring the Activation Mechanism of ScaR Through Mutations to its Metal Binding Sites
Zina Penelope Jenny
Biology
Acute Effects of Estrogen on CyclinT1 Recruitment to the Fos Gene During Transcriptional Activation
Lucas A Johns
Physics
Exploring the Conformal Equivalence of Metrics
Sarah Charlotte Johnson
Biology
Mitochondrial Calcium Regulation in Drosophila melanogaster: A Genetic Screen for Modifiers of the GMR/GAL4 Driven dMICU Knockdown Eye Phenotype
Bibek Kafle
Physics
On the Spectral Properties of Quasicrystals and Other Deterministic Aperiodic Structures
Ross William Killion
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
DR3 Receptor Exclusivity: An Examination of the Expression of the DR3 receptor in Lymphocyte-Rich Tissues and Lymphoma Cell Lines
Carolyn Kim
Physics
Combined Program, Columbia University
Jonathan Miners Kindem
Physics
Optical Precursors
Ilsa Talaya Kirby
Chemistry
A Series of Unfortunate Compounds: Improving the Solubility of Host-Targeted Antivirals for In Vivo Testing
Brendan Francis Kohrn
Biology
An examination of anthocyanin gene copy number in two northwest Delphinium species
Wren Elliot Nicholas Kominos-Marve
Biology
A Kinetic Mechanism of Splicing in the Proto-oncogene c-fos
Jacob Swann Kopczynski
Mathematics
Pushy Computing: Complexity Theory and the Game Abalone
Laura Krause
Chemistry
Adventures in Field Work: A Quantitative Analysis of Ambient Organic Aerosol Composition by FTIR with Meterological and Gas-phase Oxidant Characterization in the Columbia River Gorge
Ashley Rose Kroll
Biology
Characterizing the Transposble Element Content of the Manduca sexta Genome
Lukas Christopher Kuczynski
Physics
Extending Piecewise-Linear Chaos to Ultra-High-Frequencies Using Time-Delayed Feedback
Genevra Marie Kuziel
Biology
In Vivo Interaction of the Xenopus laevis proteins xTRF1 and xPinX1.
Mikhail Lepilov
Mathematics
Quantum State Discrimination of Symmetric Mixed States
Benjamin Alexander Lerch
Biology
Transcript Abundance Estimation of Cycad Root Tissue Using RNA-Seq
Ethan Bernard Linck
Biology
Molecular phylogenetics of the Louisiade White-eye (Zosterops griseotinctus)
Laura N.M. Lockshon
Biology
Mind Control on the Fly: genetic expression in response to Sex Peptide receipt in female Drosophila melanogaster
Xueping Long
Physics
Implementation of a Chaotic Electromechanical Oscillator Described by a Hybrid Differential Equation
Victor Barna Lowney
Physics
Altering the Grid Structure beneath the Active Walker Model
Daniel Benjamin Lybrand
Biology
An investigation of the role of ascorbate peroxidase in the cyanobacteria-cycad symbiosis
Luis Edmund Maldonado
Mathematics
Generalizing the Curry-Howard Isomorphism to Classical Logic
Andrew Phillip Malkin
Mathematics
A Combinatorial Game Theoretic Analysis of the Impartial Game of Dots and Boxes
Ian William McCahill
Biology
Metabolic Engineering of Enhanced Stress Tolerance in Poplar
Rhiana Davida Meade
Chemistry
An Investigation into the Metal-Binding Properties of the Manganese Transporter MntA
Galen Patrick Miley
Chemistry
Towards the Eradication of Malaria: Novel Introduction of Acid Sensitive Functionality in Endochin-Like-Quinolones
Caitlin Hope Miller
Biology
Aggression, Behavioral Plasticity, and the Brain: Neural Expression Patterns of Nonapeptide Receptors and Social Environment in Julidochromis
Maria Pia Molina Sefchick
Biology
A Comparison of Resveratrol-Induced Apoptosis in Amphibian and Mammalian Cancer Cells: Expression of Fas, FasL, and p53
Julius Adam Monello
Physics
Two-Dimensional Stable Configurations of BuckyBalls®
Noah Keller Muldavin
Physics
The N-Body Simulation of Galaxy Dynamics
Amelia Ann Munson
Biology
It’s Not Where You’re From, It’s Where Your Mom is From: An Investigation into the Effect of Maternal Care on Stress Response in Astatotilapia Burtoni
Ellen Kelm Murphy
Chemistry
A Novel Synthetic Route to Porous V2O5
Teresa Cybele Myers
Biology
Effects of chronic melatonin treatment on cell proliferation and MAPK signaling in MCF-7 human breast cancer cells
Robert Phillip Norfleet
Physics
Conductance Quantization in Gold Nanowires
Dillon Bolster Nye
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
A Crystallographic Study of SloR
Anand Panchal
Biology
Zinc as a Therapeutic Agent in Enteric Infections
Mica Emmett Peacock
Biology
Proliferation and Differentiation in the Developing Zebrafish egghead Mutant Retina
Collin Fisher Perkinson
Chemistry-Physics
Real-Time Tunable-Emission Mn2+: ZnSe/CdSe Nanocrystal Films
Joseph Gabriel Perry
Biology
Mechanisms of Synchronization in the Vocal Central Pattern Generator of Xenopus laevis
Alexander B.K. Perusse
Mathematics
The Application of the Theory of Representations in the Natural Sciences
Carolynn Atlanta Polanchek
Physics
Composing Cavities and Stringing 19 Tones into One Octave
Christina Lynn Porter
Physics
Der Kugelblitz! Laboratory Ball Lightning via Electrical Arcing Through Silicon
Benjamin Robert Puliafito
Biology
Bromodomain Protein Brd4 is an Essential Cofactor in Rapid, Estrogen-Mediated Transcriptional Activation and TFF1 Pre-mRNA Splicing
Neha Krothapalli Rao
Chemistry
Calculating Depolarization Ratios through the Irreducible Tensor Method for Dipole-Forbidden Resonance Raman Spectroscopy
Clara Mott Redwood
Mathematics
Curving Paper: A Folding Algorithm for Origami Ellipsoid Patterns Using Curved Crease Couplets
Shaurav Regmi
Biology
Importance of Ler Linker Region in Oligomerization and E. coli Pathogenesis
Marcus Paul Robinson
Mathematics
Critical Groups of Simplicial Complexes
Kathryn Sydney Martin Sackinger
Chemistry
Synthetic Models for Second-Generation Monoterpene Chemistry in NO3•-Influenced Aerosol Formation
Katharine Elizabeth Schimel
Biology
Connectivity metrics and the role of roadsides in conservation
Kayla Adele Sheridan
Chemistry
On the Development and Synthesis of Thienopyridine Dengue Antivirals: A Novel Approach to a Neglected Problem
Lindsay Irene Sonderhouse
Physics
Phase and Amplitude Instability in an Optoelectronic Oscillator with Delayed Self-Feedback
Rachel Rose Strominger
Biology
Metabolic niche: the yqeF gene of enteropathogenic Escherichia coli
Elisabeth Ann Thomas
Physics
The Problem of Microwave Absorption in DNA
Colin Charles Townes-Anderson
Biology
FGF Signaling and Stem Cell Behavior in the Ciliary Marginal Zone of Danio rerio
Darko Trifunovski
Mathematics
Computing the Extreme Core of Siegel Modular Forms
Michael Alexander Vignal
Physics
A Thermal Mapping of the Reed Research Reactor Core
Terra Stormi Vleeshouwer-Neumann
Biology
Effects of the Retinoic Acid Pathway on the Behavior of Retinal Stem Cells in Zebrafish
Halley Wren Vrijmoet
Physics
Numerically Levitating Objects with Rockets
Connor James Wallace
Physics
Two-Dimensional Non-Hermitian Fermion Systems
Matthew N Yee
Biology
Neural Changes in the Androgen-Treated Female African Clawed Frog
Austin David Young
Mathematics
The Finite Sums Theorem: a Topological Approach

Philosophy, Religion, Psychology & Linguistics

Melissa Lynn Aslo
Religion
The 99: A Study of Religion and Media
Taylor Sumner Bailey
Philosophy
What Can Zie Know?: A Radical Feminist Exploration of how Knowledge Suffers in Oppression-Based Societies
Margaret Rose Balk
Psychology
Anxiety, Bodily Awareness, and Substance Use
Jiung Bang
Philosophy
Why the Atheist Who Accepts the Theory of Evolution is Irrational
Yogan Wayra Barrientos
Psychology
The Experience of Competition and Scarcity while Performing on a Cognitive Task
Allison L Berry
Psychology
The Effects of Chronic Peripheral Oxytocin Administration in Diet-Induced Obese Rats on a High Protein Diet
Katelyn Louise Isabelle Best
Linguistics
Talk to the Hand: Counterevidence to the Language Bioprogram Hypothesis from Nicaraguan Sign Language
Deirdre Kathryn Cain
Psychology
The Effects of Motivation on False Memory Adoption
Mackenzie Eileen Callis
Psychology
The Effects of Social Exclusion on Behavioral Willingness in Simulated Collegiate Drinking Contexts
Laila Judith Caron
Religion
The World is Waiting to Sing the Song of Shabbos: Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach and Twentieth Century Jewish Revitalization
Aaron Carreras
Psychology
Reevaluating Learning Without Awareness: An extension of Williams (2005)
Lauren Elizabeth Cary
Philosophy
Respect for the Land: A Study of Ecological Functioning and Moral Consideration
Robert Edward Chiles
Psychology
The Impact of Lineup Instructions on Eyewitness Identification Accuracy
Anna Marilyn Cooper
Religion
The Ongoing Conversation: Tradition, Authenticity, and Contemporary Mosque Architecture
Genevieve Fullerton Dash
Psychology
Academic Motivation and Motives to Use or Abstain From Marijuana in Adolescents: A Self-Determination Theory Perspective
Katherine Ross Davis
Psychology
Exposure to the nonnutritive sweetener saccharin promotes weight gain in adolescent rats and disrupts caloric intake in adults
Elizabeth Ivanova Dinkova
Psychology
Perception of Visual Causality in the Pigeon
Jane M.H. Doerflinger
Psychology
Kapow!?: A Holistic Investigation of Violent Media and Aggression
Kimberly Ann Durkin
Linguistics
Computer Input Methods for Languages that do not use the Latin Alphabet
Ariel Marton Fischer
Philosophy
Biomedical Ethics: Arguing for the Medical Model of Human Disability
Juan Antonio Flores
Linguistics
Lavender Linguistics in the Rose City: A Linguistic investigation of the construction of “top” and “bottom” stances by gay men in Portland, Oregon
Annelyse Robin Gelman
Psychology
The Effects of Improvisation on Creative Problem-Solving
Gina Camille Giliberti
Religion
Henry Chichele’s Corpus: Transi Tombs and the Reconceptualization of the Ecclesiastic Body in 15th Century England
Moriah Sara Gottman
Psychology
Caffeine Acts as a Neuroprotective Agent in a Rat Model of Parkinson’s Disease
Sharon Lotery Heichman
Psychology
Effects of Ghrelin and Neuropeptide Y Microinjections into the Ventral Tegmental Area on Appetitive Motivation and Food Intake
Rowan Hodges Hildebrand-Chupp
Psychology
“Where’s the harm in that?”: Asexuality, Same-Sex Sexuality, and the DSM Definition of Mental Disorder
Mary Alexandra Houston
Psychology
Do jurors trust their own eyes over the expert when presented with fingerprint evidence?
Rosemary Walton Ingham
Linguistics
The effect of native language formality on acquisition of Japanese formality levels
Haley Lauren Jacobson
Linguistics
Blood Makes The Grass Grow: Athletic Communities, Political Bodies; Constructing Salient Linguistic Identities for Female Athletes In An Intellectual Powerhouse
Aria Ceridwyn Joughin
Religion
(Re)Creating God’s Story: New Monasticism, Narrative, and the Construction of Religious Identity
August Jonas Krater
Psychology
How Anger Helps Memory: An Investigation into Emotion-Based Memory Narrowing
Natalia Ann Leontovich
Psychology
An exploration of ghrelin’s effects within the basolateral amygdala in a repeated elevated plus maze paradigm
Clara Rose Lewis
Psychology
The Collegiate-Simulated Intoxication Digital Elicitation (C-SIDE) and Concurrent Alcohol Use, Context, and Motives
Melissa Dawn Lewis
Psychology
An Open Science Electrophysiology Study of Anxiety and Error Monitoring
Daire Eoin MacFadden
Religion
Hans Urs von Balthasar’s Critique of Modernity
Rodney Ellis Mastick
Psychology
The Effect of Ambiguity in Situation and Threat on Evacuation Behavior: Extending the Social Identity Model of Collective Flight Behavior
Elizabeth Ashley Maxon
Psychology
The Influence of Relational Language on Theory of Mind Reasoning in Early Childhood: Exploring the Use of Labels in False-Belief Tasks
William Bradford Meese
Psychology
The Effect of Social Identity Threat on College Students With ADHD
Sara Elizabeth Mulliner
Linguistics
“We’re born naked and the rest is a drag”: a sociophonetic investigation of stylistic variation in the speech of an African-American drag performer
Sydney Alysse Negus
Linguistics
The “Hackey” Rink and the Binghamton “A”: a study of dialect change in Upstate New York
Jacob Alonzo Nelken
Psychology
The Effects of Head-Related Transfer Functions on the Enjoyment of Sound
Carlie Hanna Neumann
Psychology
The Zooniversal Nature of Anxiety: A Comparative Assessment of Stereotypic Behavior Across Species
Linda Youjung Oh
Psychology
Can Procrastination be Productive?: Individual and Behavioral Differences of Active Procrastination
Alicia Pang Yoon Ching
Psychology
Stereotypicality and Social Identity Complexity: Considering Multiple Social Identities Under Stereotype Threat
Ethan David Pettyjohn
Psychology
Player Motivation and the Addiction-Engagement Distinction in World of Warcraft
Eugenia Plascencia
Psychology-Linguistics
Using psycholinguistics to investigate the syntactic structure of the dative alternation in Mexican Spanish
Eva Katherine Raisz
Psychology
Social Comparison: Assimilation and Contrast Effects in the Presence of In-group and Out-group Targets
Claire Lauren Ramey
Religion
Through the Veil: The Lord of the Rings as Illuminated by Simone Weil
Kimya Ashley Ramezani
Psychology
Twitter: A Window on Alcohol Use?
Claudia S. Realegeno
Psychology
Better Living through Chemistry: Modafinil as a Pharmacotherapy for Neuropsychological Recovery from Methamphetamine Dependence
Lori Vanessa Rodriguez
Religion
Recovering the Feminine Principle: Ecofeminist Spirituality and Gandhian Stayagraha in the Activism of Vandana Shiva
Salvador Julian Rodriguez
Psychology
Mortality Salience and Intellectual Function
Alexander David Scola
Psychology
Vividness of Mental Imagery as a Predictor for Familiar Face Recognition Proficiency
Juliet P Shafto
Psychology
Neural signatures of conscious face perception: The N170 is absent during inattentional blindness
Robert Sanderson Shryock
Religion
Authenticity in Contemporary Christian Worship Music
Aidan Sigman
Philosophy
Naturalizing Intentionality
Karen Debra Silbert
Psychology
8-OH-DPAT has anxiogenic effects in the ventral amygdala which are reversed by subsequent microinjection of ghrelin
Jack Alan Simonson
Philosophy
Dispositions, Free Will, and Moral Responsibility: An Examination of a New Compatibilist Argument
Frank Alexander Sosa
Psychology
A Method for Examining the Generality of Risky Choice and Loss Aversion Throughout the Animal Kingdom
Hannah Elizabeth Stein
Psychology
Clinical Judgment and Cultural Differences in the Diagnosis of Anorexia Nervosa
Erin C. Strahan
Linguistics
Word order variation in Mandarin directional complement constructions
Finn Oehlke Terdal
Philosophy
What Does Not Compute?
Jemana Grady Theis
Psychology
“Nature is Not a Place to Visit”: Exploring the Relationship between Childhood Place, Environmental Identity, and Environment-Related Activity
Daniel Vedensky
Linguistics
Georgian Medial Verb Nominalizations
Shelby Elizabeth Renshaw Wauson
Psychology
Investigation of the enhancing effects of ghrelin in the VTA on reward-cue acquisition mediated by the BLA in a reinstatement paradigm
Lucas Baran Wells
Psychology
Why do people make poor choices? A cognitive perspective on real world decision-making
Katherine Eleanor Werner
Religion
Bill vs. William: A Story of Bill Wilson, William James and Alcoholics Anonymous
Nathan Caleb Westbrook
Philosophy
Defending Endurance from the Threat of Coincidence
Simone Elise Wood
Religion
A Dynamic and Digital Zohar: An Experiment in 3D Textual Environments
Clemence Jane Wotherspoon
Psychology
The Interaction Of TRPV1 Channels And CB1 Receptors In The Enhancement Of Emotional Memory Within The Basolateral Amygdala
Loretta Kar-Ning Yiu
Psychology
An Electrophysiological Study of the Time Course of Syntactic and Language Tag Processing During Bilingual Word Recognition

Interdisciplinary

Renata Antonia Barreto
International and Comparative Policy Studies
Peruvian Squatters: A Comparative Case Study of Land Tilting Programs in Rural Regions
James Walter Bianconi
Environmental Studies
Monitoring The Ozonolysis Of α-Pinene Using GC/FID
Martis Earl Buchholz
Mathematics-Economics
An Examination of Rational Speculative Bubble Models: Early Rational Bubbles Models, Herding, and Heterogeneous Beliefs
Jess Aran Delaney
Mathematics-Economics
Markov Chain Monte Carlo and the Black-Scholes Formula
Isabel D. Eisen
American Studies
Karl Marx and Frederick Engels on the U.S.: A Consideration
Mackenzie Scott Fuller
International and Comparative Policy Studies
Antibiotic Resistance Policies in England and Canada: The Impact of Physician Payment Type on Socioeconomic Inequality Discourse
Zachary Francis Hailey
Classics-Religion
Christian Identity Formation in Augustine’s De Divinatione Daemonvm
Elizabeth Bates Henderson
Literature-Theatre
Shakespeare For the Lolz: Original Practice, Metatheatricality, and Actor-Audience Interaction
Kelsey Ann Houston-Edwards
Philosophy-Mathematics
The Continuum Hypothesis: A Mathematico-Philosophical Exposition
Alden Rivendale Jones
Mathematics-Economics
Time-Varying Risk Premia and the Euro: a State-Space Model
Michael Scott Kincaid
Mathematics-Economics
Is The Euro Optimal? An Examination of Trade and Cycles in Europe
Rosalind A.C. Lewis
Art-Russian
Haдгpoбнъɪй Maдpигaл: Russian-American Funerary Aesthetics in California and Oregon
Auden Michael Lincoln-Vogel
Art-Russian
Surreal Returns
Malia Nicole McCollister
Environmental Studies
Invasive Species: Immigrant Impact on Native Population
Laura Jeannette Nelson
Classics-Religion
Sensing Divinity: The Dynamics of Sense Perception in Kassia’s Troparion for Holy Wednesday
Tristan MacDonald Nieto
Literature-Theatre
Sex, Drag, & Rock ’N’ Roll: Investigating Performance as Social Activism at The Rocky Horror No Picture Show
Heidi Marie Frances Whitehouse
History-Literature
A “Criminality of Inefficiency”: Racism in Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness and English-Language Literary Criticism
David Sheppard Wills
Classics-Religion
Reading the Ascesis of Community in the Letters of Dorotheos of Gaza

Master of Arts in Liberal Studies

Jenna Lynn Berthiaume
Master of Arts in Liberal Studies
Rethinking the Imperial Archive: The Colonial Office Visual Instruction Committee (COVIC) Digital Photographic Archive, Powered by Omeka and Wordpress
Erin DeJesus
Master of Arts in Liberal Studies
Magazine as World in Miniature: S .M .S . Makes Visible the Invisible Frames of Perception
Julie Sprague Felix
Master of Arts in Liberal Studies
“A Plausible Witness” Helen of Troy and the Problem of Truth and Representation in Early Greek Literature
Joseph Sawyer Jatcko
Master of Arts in Liberal Studies
False Fathers: Marlen Khutsiev’s Ilich’s Gate and the Myth of Soviet Paternity
Josephine Rae Nealy
Master of Arts in Liberal Studies
Anti-Immigration Legislation in Alabama: Comparing House Bill 56 to Jim Crow Segregation
Steven Paul Taylor
Master of Arts in Liberal Studies
The Mormon Stories