Commencement 2014

Class of 2014

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

Caleb D. Allen
Art
“On second thought, let’s not go to Camelot. It’s a silly place”: Eric Rohmer and the postmodern medieval
Corinne Elena Bachaud
Theatre
Gradations of Self: Autobiographical Solo Performance and the Utopian Performative
Anna Helen Baker
Art
The Object of Moscow Conceptualism
Jessica Wong Camhi
Art
Basket Cases: Ahistorical Display of American Indian Art Objects in North American Museums
James Richardson Clark
Music
I Fear That I’m Ordinary: The Smashing Pumpkins’ “Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness” as a Serious Rock Work
Eleanor Frances Ford
Art
The Ambient and Visual Arts: A Study of Gallery Space, Web Browsers, and Unproductivity
Benjamin Phillip Friars-Funkhouser
Art
Camouflage: Imaging Poetic Landscape, 1480-2006
Eric Andrew Goldman
Music
Other Oceans: Rethinking Diegesis in Modular Video Game Scores
Laura Hollis Grotenstein
Art
Worn: Figuring the Body in Clothing and Trash
Tracy Lynn Harp
Art
Subtle Interplays
Walker John Holden
Theatre
Laughter and Liberation in The Successful Life of 3 by Maria Irene Fornes
Chloe Nicole Kubo
Art
Body Presence
Duncan Michael Law
Music
Musical Symbolism and Realist Opera: An Analysis of Debussy’s Pelleas et Melisande
Kathryn Isabelle Lawrence
Art
Cyber Corpus
Santiago Bates Leyba
Art
Chroma Field
Jennifer Ann Lindell
Theatre
Lend Me Your Ears: Audiological Effects on Audience Experience
Maria Sakiko Maita-Keppeler
Art
Look Again: Formation of Mixed Race Identity through Revisitations of Ukiyo-e
Christopher William McKelway
Music
Segni di Vita [Incomplete] Sun-Up Clothesline Cat’s Cradle Form in the Final of Claude Debussy’s Sonate pour Flûte Alto et Harpe
Katherine Dahle Morics
Music
An Ethnographic Examination of Ideology in a Non-Profit Music Education Program
Jonathan Robert Pape
Music
For The Entire Family: The Political Dissidence of Unsound
Alexandra S. Park
Art
Performance and Mental Illness in the Art and Life of Yayoi Kusama
Deirdre Michelle Quirk
Theatre
Bodies and Boundaries: Set Designs for Slaughter City and The Fever Chart
Maxwell Nathan Smith-Holmes
Art
Objects of Laughter: Ad Reinhardt, Claes Oldenburg, André Cadere
Allison Stevens Theriault
Art
The Big Drift: An Odyssey Through Film Noir and Immersive Installation
Sarah Catherine Tiffany-Appleton
Art
Situation, Orientation
Madelyn White Villano
Music
Noise Beats: Technological Mediations of Style
Vladimir Vince
Art
Group EXAT-51 and Performance of Alternative Forms of Socialist Collectivity in Communist Yugoslavia
Roger Wallace
Music
Some Comments on the Percussive Piano and Some Original Music
John Andrew Wilhite
Music
Lines and Figures

History & Social Sciences

Christian Miguel Acuña
History
The Sea as Arable Fields: The Hokkien Re-imagination of Asian Maritime Space in the Selden Map of China c. 1619
Serena Lauren Ahmed
Anthropology
Problem-Posing Pedagogies in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro
Kelsey Lauren Appleton
Anthropology
Hooray for All Kinds of Things! Iceland’s Anarcho-Surrealist Mayor and Gnarratives of National Identity
Alexandra C.C. Arpaia
Political Science
Us v. Them: Examining Racial Resentment from 1992-2012
Christine Marie Atkins
Political Science
A Matter of Equality Under Law: the Case of Unmarried Partners Who Conceive Children
Caroline Lai Hung Blair
Economics
The United States of Hollywood: An Analysis of Motion Picture Tax Competition
Elena Socolar Blanc
Anthropology
Workplace protections in the home: regulating caring labor in the post-Fordist domestic scene
Alberta Read Bleck
History
“By Right of Discovery”: An American Indian Land Rights Struggle in 20th Century Seattle
Alexander Charles Blum
Political Science
Neutral Principles and the Living Constitution
James Howard Brewer
Political Science
Influence and Citation in State Constitutional Interpretation
Ryan Thomas Butcher
Political Science
Coastal Management: Investigating Pacific CZMA Plans at the Local Level
Jacob Samet Canter
Political Science
Two Critiques of Standing Doctrine
Adam Chase Casey
Anthropology
Marking Indigeneity: Race-Shifting Performers at the Site of Emergent “Cherokee” Identity
Jonathan Joon Hyung Chai
Economics
International Spillovers of United States Quantitative Easing Policy: An Examination of Emerging Economy Equity Markets
Bernadette Alexandra Clark
History
Collecting Empire: British Women and Imperial Objects in India before the Raj
Rachel Nina Clark
History
Dry Bones and Credit Cards: 1970s Prophecy and the Techno-Apocalyptic Millennium
Rachel Susan Dallal
Anthropology
The Politics of History and Gendered Nationalisms: Contested Memories of Japan’s “Comfort Women”
Marianna Elizabeth Deutsch
History
Standardizing and Mass Producing The American Way of Life: Henry Ford’s Ideological Evolution and his Social Engineering of the Worker, Man, and Society
Anjuli Charlotte Dharna
Economics
Questioning Fair Trade Chocolate: An Analysis on Food Price Policy and Alternate Trading Methods
Ariel Karenina Dooner
Political Science
Restoring What is Missing: Liberal Public Reason, Religious Contributions, and Barriers to Meaning-Making
Ari Brendan Galper
Sociology
Beyond Decoupling: Possibilities for Institutional Change in Accountable Care Organizations
Benjamin Scott Goggin
Political Science
Reading Windsor: Constructing Judicial Gay Rights through Equal Protection
Eric Sebastian Harvey
History
Perfect Symbiosis: Entertainment & Politics in 20th Century America
Alexandra Jane Hemmings
Economics
The Real Cost of Parking: Two Case Studies in Portland, OR
Leslie Anne Hemstreet
History
Harold Rugg and His Textbooks: An Attempt at Educational Reform Thwarted
Alexi Louis Horowitz
History
Excavating and Empire: Science, Archaeology, and the Nation in 19th Century America
Alanna Marguritte Hoyman-Browe
Economics
Intimate Partner Violence: Evidence From the National Violence Against Women Survey
John Isaac Iselin
Economics
Renewable Portfolio Standards: Examining the Effect of State Policy on Renewable Electrical Capacity
Svetoslav Valentinov Ivanov
Economics
Identification and Estimation of the Effects of Fiscal Policy Shocks
Martha Janicki
Economics
Hidden Status? The Role of Male Circumcision in the Zambian Marriage Market prior to the Introduction of VMMC
Eric Michael Jennings
Economics
Inequality, Norms, and Taxation: Evidence from Top Shares of Income and Wealth, 1900-2013
Jason Jin
Economics
College Income Premium Trend and Skill-Biased Technological Change
Marina Elizabeth Kaminsky
Economics
Conditional Cash Transfers and Education Outcomes for the Poor: An Analysis of Bono 10 Mil in Honduras
Aaron Christian King
Economics
What’s a Meta For? Modeling Player Learning in Rock-Paper-Scissors
Kira Marie King
Anthropology
Zaum: Three Waves of Poetic and Semiotic Experimentation
Shruti Korada
Economics
Determinants of Older Women’s Coresidence with Young Households in Urban China
Nicholas Fox Kosieradzki
History
Politics & Poetics of Terroir or: Alice Waters, the Accidental Terroirist
Thomas Alexander Koskores
Economics
Zipf’s Law and International Integration: An Exploration of the Rank-Size Distribution for Cities
Tess Lallemant
Political Science
Thailand and the Politics of Hope
Samuel Law
Anthropology
Aspirational Sovereignties: Indigeneity and the Law in a Guatemalan Mining Conflict
Samuel M Levin
Sociology
Count Me In: Industrial Outcomes of Mathematicians in the United States
Maocairang Li
Anthropology
Commoditization of Land and Moral Dilemmas: Yartsa Gunbu Practices in Tibet, Western China
William Finn Lynch
Economics
Connecting to Modernity: The Internet’s Role in Chinese Economic Development
David Dietrich Mackenbach
Anthropology
Self-Imaging and Self-Making: Women’s Normative Ethics in the Hindu Nationalist Movement
Alexander James Maguire
Anthropology
Moroccan Sufi Modernities
Stephanie Jane Maurer
Sociology
Teacher Talk: English Language in Refugee Resettlement in Portland, Oregon
Samuel Pontzer May
History
Fish Out of Water: The Partitioning and Demise of Celilo Falls and Pyramid Lake
Emma K. Mclean-Riggs
Sociology
Just a Piece of Paper? An Examination of Restraining Order Hearings in Multnomah County, Oregon
Jennifer Kimball McNeal
Anthropology
Whose Istanbul?: Taksim Square a Site of National Imaginations and Contest
Grace Lauren Mekarski
Anthropology
Call Me Coco: The Construction of the Modern Woman Changing Normative Views on Class and Sexuality in the Twentieth Century
Cody William Melcher
Economics
Tax Income Elasticities Across U.S. States
Aron Hillel Milberg
Political Science
Science and Democracy: An Inquiry into the Relationship between Truth and Politics
Anna Lynne Montgomery
Anthropology
The Production of the U.S.-Mexico Boarder As Legal, Securitized, & Inhumane
Enrique Fernando Montygierd
History
July 31st, 1793: L’Embuscade and the French Navy during the Revolution
Hoyoung Moon
Anthropology
“Here, One More Ingyo˘!”: Being a Surplus Human in Contemporary South Korea
Elizabeth Mendelsohn Olson
History
Who Controls the Past?: Symbolism, Censorship, and Historical Memory of the 1989 Beijing Spring
Chiara Clio Packard
Sociology
Voices Against Violence: The Woman’s Movement and the Wave of Mobilization Against Rape in India
Nicolas Antonio-Enrique Peress-Escolar
Anthropology
iKasi Ama-Get-Down!: Nonpolitics and the Black Atlantic in Urban South Africa
William Lee Purtzer
Anthropology
Class, Space, and “Post-politics” in the 2011 London Riots
Amina Yasmin Rahman
Anthropology
Through the Eyes of Immigration: Politics, Entextualization and Bureaucratic Arbitrariness of the U-Nonimmigrant Visa
Rebecca Anne Richman
Anthropology
That’s Crazy Talk: Trajectories of Schizophrenia and Political Psychiatry in China
Colin Maxwell Rosemont
Anthropology
Transforming the Body: Waorani Ontologies and Historical Perspectives
Jeremy Wayne Rucker
Political Science
Assessing Urban Power Structures and Subsidized Sports Stadiums: A Comparative Urban Regime Theory Analysis
Paulina Saba
Sociology
Sí Se Puede: How Undocumented Immigrants Overcome Barriers to Political Activism
Hugh Lee Fowler Schlesinger
Sociology
An Alternative Ulster: Community Influence on Armed Group Action in the Troubles
Shubba Srimoyee Shanmugam
Economics
Processions of Rectangles Within Triangles: Geometric Proofs for Game-Theoretical Oligopoly Models
Kasra Che Shokat
Political Science
Preserving the Contradictions: Rereading Hannah Arendt’s “Truth and Politics”
Laura Monroe Shumway
History
The Man Who Saw America: On Mythological Multiplicity in The Life and Adventures of Nat Love
Shannon Mearl Smith
Anthropology
Subterranean Secrets: Defection, the Bayakou, and Social Inequality in Haiti
Wesley Martin Snell
History
Paternalistic Populism: Local Response to Huey Long’s Occupation of New Orleans circa 1934
Vasishth Vidyadhar Shah Srivastava
Political Science
When Does Congress Do Big Things? An Expansion of David Nayhew’s Divided We Govern
Stuart James Steidle Nix
Anthropology
“Pure and Valuable”: The Removal of Muslims from Myanmar amidst Ritual Inscription of the Sacred, a Burmese Ghost in New Robes
Gage Elias Swan
History
Bavaria in a Time of Revolution, 1797-1818
Htet Lin Thu
Economics
Why are Real Estate Prices in Urban China so High? Is there a Bubble?
Spencer James Trumm
History
Anti-Communism and Delegitimization of American-ness in the 1930s: Three Cases of Violence
Ian M.H. Walling
Political Science
Turn on, Tune in, Drop out: Erôs, Muthos, and Dialectic as the Platonic Art of Politics
Andrew Douglas Watson
Economics
How does progressive redistribution affect income inequality in the United States?
Grahame Gordon Watt
Political Science
International Relations Theory and U.S. Involvement in UN Security Council Elections
John B Whitman
History
Building and Aestheticizing Modernity in Porfirian and Revolutionary Mexico City, 1876-1940
Yu-Ting Yang
Sociology
What It Takes to Advance: A Study on Portland’s Community-Based Alternative Education System

Literature & Languages

Gabriel Christopher Andreen
German
The Brothel of the Bourgeois Imagination: Frank Wedekind’s Frühlings Erwachen: Eine Kindertragödie (Spring Awakening: A Children’s Tragedy)
Cade Joseph Anslem
English
Stay Awhile and Listen: Unpacking the Narratological Approach to Video Games
David Alexander Beame
English
Apology Of Genius: The Poetry and Poetics of Mina Loy
Claire Grey Berkowitz
English
Dancing Corpses: Response to Catastrophe in Isaac Bashevis Singer’s Satan in Goray and Enemies, A Love Story
Linnea Ann Blank
English
Gethsemane
Theodore Francis Bryan
German
Counter-publicity and German National Identity: Rainer Werner Fassbinder's “Berlin Alexanderplatz”
Johanna Rose Burgess
Classics
The Management of Artistic and Architectural Heritage as a Base of Power in Early Imperial Rome
Olivia May Capozzalo
Russian
Inscribing Memory: Lyrical Subject in the Memoir-Prose and Post-Holocaust Poetry of Boris Slutsky
Jaye Whitney Dale Debber
Classics
Forces in Opposition: The Polis and the Dionysiac in Euripides’ Bacchae
Madeline Spencer Engelfried
English
Rocks Fall; Everyone Dies: The Narrative Aesthetics of a Tabletop Role-Playing Session
Claire Mae Gordon
English
“I who was reflected in the mirror”: Aesthetic and Rhetorical Models of Being in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein
Heather Rose Hambley
Classics
Gender and Genre in Ovid’s Heroides 16 and 17
Erica Dionne Iannitti
English
Revenge and The Female: Intertextuality in Hamlet and Wuthering Heights
Molly Kate Isken
English
“A pencil for a wing-bone”: Lorine Niedecker’s Evolving Poetics
Scott Joseph Jenkins
General Literature
Analysis, Material and Immaterial: The Philosophy of Self-Interpretation after Psychoanalysis
Hailey Elizabeth Jones
English
“You Would Have to be Born There”: Death, History, and Myth in American Southern Fiction
Clarissa Aviva Kerner
English
(The Linguistic-Corporeal (explosion) in Clarice Lispector)
Madeline Marie Kinkel
Russian
Suspended and Without Salvation: Apocalypse and the Empty Christ in Andrei Platonov’s The Foundation Pit
Noah Reid Kittleson
English
Country Only for Old Men: Magical Realism and the Portryal of the Nation in García Márquez and Allende
Kriya Mira Krisnabai-Gitanjali
Spanish
Watching Violence: The Performing Spectator in Griselda Gambaro and Teresa Margolles
Benjamin Daniel Meyerson
English
Adorning the Abstract: Rhetorical Innovations In Geoffrey Hill’s Without Title
Preston Paul Micalizio
English
Legends of the Dark Knight: Batman and the Deconstruction of the Comic-Book Superhero
Kylie Charlotte Moses
English
Becoming Human: Vampires from Early Folklore to the Late Twentieth Century
Christopher Ray Muñoz-Calene
German
“In einer Diktatur kann es Städte geben”: Ideology and Space in the Works of Herta Müller
Caroline Lockwood Nelson
English
Men are Wolves: A study of Webster's “The White Devil”
Lukas Hadrian Ovrom
French
La Farce, ou la Machine Encore à Lire: The Place of Language and Authority in Three Medieval French Farces
Larisa Maria Owechko
English
A Self-Conscious Muse: John Barth’s Conceptualization of Authorship and Inspiration
Anna Wakefield Ploegh
English
On Character, Law and Violence in William Shakespeare’s King Lear
Justin Conner Radtke
Russian
Vasily Zhukovsky’s Ballads: Themes and Their Christian-Spiritual Meanings
Elaina Michelle Ransford
English
The Thought of Heaven
Chang Woo Seo
Russian
Staff-Captain Rybnikov
Micah Curtis Shapiro
English
The Tree Houses of Central Park
Benjamin H.Q. Stephens
Classics
The Social and Economic Reforms of Diocletian
Jo Elizabeth Stewart
English
In Pursuit of Authenticity: An Existential Examination of Jean Toomer’s Circular Symbol
Joseph Anthony Vincent
Chinese
Samadhi Through Pleasure: Three Readings and a Translation of the “Voice and Countenance” section (聲容部) of Li Yu’s (李漁, 1611-1680) Xianqing Ouji (閒情偶寄)
Kate Althea Weinreich
Russian
The (Im)possibility of Bearing Witness: Representations of Trauma in Soviet Literature
Benjamin Reid Williams
English
The Vulnerable Power of Joan Didon’s New Journalism

Mathematics & Natural Sciences

Hannah Marie Allen
Chemistry
The air you breathe: A chemical characterization of the inorganic gas-aerosol system in the atmosphere above Portland, OR and Centerville, AL
Prakher Bajpai
Physics
Attraction Between Two Charged Conducting Circles
Jennifer Rose Balmagia
Biology
Macroinvertebrate Diversity in the Reed College Canyon
Nisa Melek Beceriklisoy
Biology
Brooding Females: The Role of Dopamine in Maternal Care in Astatotilapia burtoni
Brett Timothy Beutell
Mathematics
To Bayes or Not to Bayes: Markov Chain Monte Carlo for Approximation of the Posterior Distribution of Bayesian Networks
Scott Joseph Breitenstein
Biology
Nitrogen Fixation in the Biological Soil Crusts of Eastern Oregon
James Leigh Cahill
Chemistry
A Computational Analysis of the Kinetics of Trinaphthyl Methyl and Tri(2-Fluoro-1-Naphthyl) Methyl Cation Racemization
Max LeMoyne Carpenter
Mathematics
Quasicrystalline Combs in De Bruijn’s Generalized Function Space
Alison Leila Nouri Chalker
Biology
The Isolated Xenopus Laevis Brain as a Model for the Exploration of the Off-Target, Central Nervous System Effects of Mefloquine
Christopher James Cogell
Chemistry
NOx de Plume: A Spatial Analysis of Nitrogen Dioxide Plume Near the Brooklyn Railyard in Southeast Portland, Oregon
Natalie Field Cowan
Biology
Host Lipid Mobilization by Parasitoid Wasp Venom
Adrian Kathleen Dannis
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
MDR1: Characterization of an Archaeal Metal-Dependent Repressor found in Archaeoglobus Fulgidus
Daniel Sithylemenkat Dashevsky
Biology
Virus-like particles in the venom of parasitoid wasps
Max Forest Del Giudice
Mathematics
A Simple Case of the Siegel-Weil formula
Anya Michele Demko
Physics
Dynamic Stabilization of an Inverted Pendulum
Sydney Elise Dent
Biology
The neuronal basis for sex-specific vocalizations in the Aquatic frog Xenopus laevis: possible roles for testosterone in regulating the NR2 subunit identity in N-methyl-D-aspartate receptors
Karen Marie Dewey
Biology
PerC Enhances Oxidative Stress Response in Enteropathogenic Escherichia coli
Emily Marie Drew
Chemistry
Towards the Synthesis of a Novel Chiral Ligand for Bismuth for Use in Asymmetric Catalysis
Nathan Alexander Eisenberg
Biology
Modularity and Adaptation: Nova-mediated RNA processing and functional synaptic organization
Logan Pendleton Emery
Physics
Spectroscopic Characterization of Water Adsorption on Calcium Carbonate and its Astrophysical Implications
Jennifer Marie Farrell
Biology
Using Bacteriophages to Clear Bacterial Biofilms
Lainey Marie Fergusson
Chemistry
An Investigation into the Photocatalytic Activity of Molybdate and Tungstate Containing Mixed Metal Oxide Semiconductors
Smith Isa Freeman
Biology
Characterization of Xenopus laevis Shelterin Complex: Interaction of TRF1 and PinX1
Emma Jane Furth
Mathematics
Hamiltonian Cycle Algorithms For Square and Triangular Grid Graphs
Emily C.R. Gastelum
Biology
The Effect of Porcine Zona Pellucida Immunocontraception on Feral Horse Behavior: A Study of Mare Fidelity on Assateague Island National Seashore, Maryland
Alaïa Victoria Giglio
Biology
Assessment of the cumulative natural and anthropogenic threats to Columbia River Basin salmon Oncorhynchus tshawytscha using Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch criteria with implications for management
Jedediah Burr Grabman
Mathematics
Two Player Zero-Sum Games
Jesse Conrad Grillo
Physics
Symbolic Regression of the Damped Driven Pendulum
Blake David Hall
Mathematics
Classifying the Hundred Acre Wood
Tessa Juliet Hoppenfeld
Mathematics
The Structure of the Jacobian Group of a Graph
Austin Wayne Humphrey
Mathematics
Volume of SLn(ℤ)\SLn(ℝ)
Phillip Robert Jahelka
Physics
Assessing The Validity of the Envelope-Function and Effective-Mass Approximations
Adriana L Jemison
Chemistry
Toward a Novel Chiral Organobismuth Catalyst for Asymmetric Organic Transformations
Matthew Paul Keeslar
Biology
The Effects of Antimalarial Drugs on the Vocal Central Pattern Generator in the Frog, Xenopus laevis
Mason Dean Kennedy
Mathematics
Representation Theory and the Spherical Laplacian
Isaac Hansen Khader
Physics
A Magneto-Mechanical Nonlinear System
Augustus Mallett Kilgore
Biology
Understanding the Mechanism of ler Regulation by PerC
Gregory M Kohler
Physics
Bound States in Singular Potentials
Tobias Noah Koppel
Physics
Demonstrating a Negative index of Refraction
Atsuya Kumano
Mathematics
Seeking unpredictability in deterministic systems: definitions of chaos in topological dynamics
Thomas Joseph LaMarre
Mathematics
Massively Parallel Computation with Graphics Processing Units
Abraham Yoav Leiser
Biology
Hydrophobicity of the Ler Linker is Necessary for Transcriptional Activation
Talya Sophia Levitz
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
A biochemical characterization of BosR, the Borrelia burgdorferi oxidative stress sensor
Ellen Rebecca Levkoy
Biology
A Search for Nuclear Phylogeographic Markers in Delphinium Nuttallii
Luke Cameron Liechty
Physics
Power Output of the Stirling Engine
Trevor Daniel Lohrey
Chemistry
Elucidating the Role of Acetic Acid in the Formation of Vanadium Pentoxide Gels from Triisopropoxy Vanadium(V) Oxide
Laura Abigail Lyman
Mathematics
Principal Series of GL(2) Over a Finite Field
Miranda Lyons-Cohen
Biology
Examination of Stress Tolerance and Nitrogen Fixation in Medicago truncatula
Molly Nell Maguire
Physics
The Shovel Method: Digging for Dark Matter in Noisy Data
Aaron Ivor McCray-Goldsmith
Physics
The dynamics of the falling slinky
Will Scott McKeen
Chemistry
Metal Binding Selectivity and the Role of Asp8 and Glu99 in Manganese Transport Regulator MntR
Andrew Michael McNutt
Physics
Nonequivalent Lagrangian Mechanics
Peter Francis McTigue
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Synthesis and Biological Evaluations of N-acetyl-4’-sulfatoxy-3-iodothyronamine
Allison Christine Morgan
Physics
Relativistic Strings and Ehrenfest’s Paradox
Manh Huy Nguyen
Physics
Quantum Monte Carlo Calculation of the Imaginary-Time Green’s Function in the Hubbard Model
Galen Michael O'Sullivan
Mathematics
Counting on Simpicial Complexes
Rachel Lee Pincus
Chemistry-Physics
Photoacoustic spectroscopy: a method for investigating weak molecular absorption
Stuart Gordon Pickell
Physics
Gravitons in the D4/D8/D8 Configuration
Sara Yin-Ling Post
Biology
Trypanosomatid Parasitism Activates Conserved Innate Immune Response, Visualized for the First Time in a Drosophila Host
Ariana Maria Remmel
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Towards the Total Synthesis of a Sesquiterpene
ϒ-Lactone Scaffolding
Yotam Reshef
Mathematics
Formalization and Mathematical Rigour
Desmond Rgwaringesu
Biology
Investigating the Link between Gluthione-S-Transferase Activity and Nitrogenase Activity in Red Alder (Alnus Rubra Bong) and Bitterbrush (Purshia Tridentata)
Andrew Joseph Roetker
Mathematics
The State of Process Calculi and Concurrency
Patrick Scott Sadil
Biology
Searching for the neural rhythmogenesis of Xenopus laevis’ vocal communication necessitates troubleshooting
Hannah Curtin Schaupp
Biology
Mechanistic Basis of Maternal Behavior in a
Cichlid Fish
Kevin Wolf Schmidt
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
The Role of CPSF-73 in Splicing of the Terminal Intron of FOS pre-mRNA
Erin Michelle Sheffels
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Characterization of Telomerase Products in Xenopus laevis Tissue Extracts
Vyom Shukla
Chemistry
Synthesis and Derivatization of a Red Shifted BODIPY scaffold for Super Resolution Microscopy
Shelly Anne Skolfield
Biology
Racing the red queen: An examination of the effects of parasitoid wasp infection on Drosophila melanogaster homologous recombination
Molly Jane Spilka
Biology
Female Sex Steroids Alter Subcellular Localization of Receptor Activator of Nuclear Factor ϰB Ligand (Rankl) in MCF-7 Breast Cancer Cells
Kimberly Anne Stanton
Biology
The Genetic Basis of the Floral Color Transition in the Divergence of Delphinium leucophaeum and Delphinium nuttallii
Veronica Jane Stewart
Chemistry
Structure and Electronic Properties of Low-Temperature Annealed Vanadium Pentoxide Sol-Gel Materials
Ryan Joseph Streur
Biology
R2R3-MYB Discovery in Delphinium nuttallii
Kathleya Anne Strode
Chemistry
Towards a Library of Catalytic Bismuth Cryptands: Self-Assembled Nanovessels and the Quest for Solubility in Aqueous Media
Poornima Subramanian
Biology
Zinc Metal Competition and Oxidative Stress
Amanuel Melesse Tafessu
Biology
Retinoic Acid Signaling and Retinal Stem Cell Behavior in the Zebrafish Ciliary Marginal Zone
Ingrid Veronica Tower
Biology
The Role of Extrinsic and Intrinsic Cues in Rescue of Retinal Stem Cell Proliferation and Differentiation in Zebrafish
Joshua Alexander Urrutia
Biology
Pot1, Tpp1, and Telomerase in Xenopus laevis
Nicole Susan Valentine
Biology
Inhibition of Telomerase and the PCR by 3xPinX1
Eric William Van Baak
Biology
Activity of glutathione-ascorbate cycle enzymes in the cycad-cyanobacterial symbiosis
Elijah Peregrine Van Wing
Mathematics
Present Value Under Non-Constant Models of Interest
Ulagammai Venkat
Biology
Spatial and Temporal Organization of Neurogenesis in the Zebrafish Retina
Christopher David Vittal
Mathematics
Non-Unique Factorization in Rings of
Integer-Valued Polynomials
Katherine Michaela Voorhees
Biology
Newly Formed Neurons in Adult Cichlids
William Nelson Voss
Biology
Inhibition of transcription of the apoptotic gene EGR1 by the bromodomain protein Brd4
Mark Stephen Walth
Mathematics
Manifolds and Maps: An Introduction to Cobordism
Andrew Joseph Warren
Mathematics
Nonstandard Analysis is Sometimes Useful: Several Applications
Erin Marie Marion Weisenhorn
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
An Analysis of MBNL1 Zinc Finger Binding using Fluorescence Anisotropy
Audrey Miller Williams
Biology
Dorsal-ventral patterning and cell proliferation in the vertebrate retina
Sofia Doreen Wright
Mathematics
Generating the Superstable Configurations of a Graph via its Acyclic Orientations
Yuan Xue
Biology
Sigma E-Dependent Pathway Mediates Inhibition of LEE Virulence by Zinc
Rachel G.C. Yahn
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
The Search for an Ideal SERM: Towards the Design and Synthesis of a Novel Selective Estrogen Receptor Modulator
Phoebe Allegra Long Young
Biology
Enhanced Drought Tolerance in vtc2-transgenic Poplars

Philosophy, Religion, Psychology, & Linguistics

Manuel Arturo Abreu
Linguistics
Accusative Clitic Doubling in Dominican Spanish
Anna M.L. Aden
Linguistics
Environmental Discourse: How we talk about the environment, and what we’re really saying
Zain Arif Alattar
Philosophy
On the Deductive-Nomological and Unificationist Models of Scientific Explanation
Reed Sebastian Arroyo
Philosophy
Ludwig Wittgenstein, Logical Behaviorism and the Meaning of Sensation-Language
Brent Lucien Bailey
Philosophy
Parts, Properties, and Persistence: How Objects Persist in a Relativistic Setting
Abbey Laura Benak
Psychology
The effects of pre-call instructions and voice distinctiveness on earwitness identification
Megan Michelle Bradley
Religion
Between Oppression and Opposition: The Muslim Brotherhood’s Articulation of Islam in Post-Revolutionary Egypt
Jennifer Maureen Byers
Religion
The Psychological Dao: A History of Carl Jung and The Secret of the Golden Flower
Shantanu K. Chatterjee
Philosophy
Legal Normativity
Alison Elizabeth Chavez
Psychology
A Person-Centered Investigation of Academic Motivation, Emotions, and Drinking in a High School Setting
Kirsten J Collins
Religion
Negotiating Edith Stein: Bildung and Identity Politics in the Making of a Modern Saint
Winifred Jeane Conrad
Linguistics
Mirativity & Evidentiality in Lhasa Tibetan
Chandler Alexis Corallo
Psychology
Girls and Academic Achievement in the Elementary-Middle School Classroom: Examining the Relationships among Gender, Evaluative Feedback, and Beliefs about the Self
Grace Claire Covill-Grennan
Psychology
Personal Narrative, Development, and Identity: Men at a Minimum Security Prison
Rena Tian Dimes
Linguistics
The Language of Leading and Following: An Analysis of Dance Partners and Linguistic Accommodation in the Portland, Oregon Blues Dancing Community
Chanelle Nicole Doucette
Psychology
“That’s (not) what she said”: How Sexual Arousal Influences the Interpretation of Facial Expressions
Katherine Rose Duffy
Psychology
Influences of Gender and Sexual Orientation Identity Salience on Group Dynamics
Abby Denora Dufresne
Linguistics
Insubordinate Conduct: Deontic Necessity Modals Hack the System
Anna Ingrid Fimmel
Psychology
Fluoxetine’s mediation of corticosterone-induced amygdalar volume change in the female rat
Mackenzie Ellen Goldberg
Religion
“Old Wine and New Bottles”: Rabbi T. Wine, Secular Humanistic Judaism and the Unaffiliated Jew
Christina Lee Gremore
Linguistics
Written on the body: Representations of “non-standard” speech and embodiment in African-American fiction
Esmeralda Jaqueline Herrera
Linguistics
Racializing Gay Speech, Sexualizing African American English: Style and /t/ Release among Black Gay Men
Lisa Christine Hiura
Psychology
To Free, or Not to Free: The Relative Reinforcing Values of Food Reward vs. Social Contact in Rats
Jordan James Horowitz
Philosophy
The Critical Use of Intuition: A Reply to the Skeptical Challenge of Experimental Philosophy
Imani Elizabeth Jackson
Religion
Towards a New Heaven: Reading Black Catholicism in the Work of Sister Thea Bowman
Alison Farley Kafka
Psychology
Overprescribed & Under-Researched: A look into the effect of chronic, low-dose, oral exposure to DL amphetamine in the developing male Sprague-Dawley
Samuel John Kennedy
Philosophy
Virtue and Generality
Eleanor Elizabeth Kinney
Linguistics
When Sounds Speak for Themselves: An Exploration of Synesthetic Sound Symbolism In Shape and Affect Associations
Rebecca June Kleinberg
Linguistics
Structure and Function in Stand-up Comedy
Molly Kathleen Krumholz
Linguistics
Sufficiency Beyond the Scale: The Uncivilized Realm of Degree Semantics Across Possible Worlds
Isabelle Zoe Leighton
Psychology
Women’s Effort Perceptions, in STEM and Beyond: An Assessment of Accuracy, Motivational Correlates, and Potential Moderators
Samuel Benjamin Liebling Liebow
Psychology
Are There Statistical Heuristics for the Law of Large Numbers?
Kathryn Platt Linthicum
Psychology
There’s an App for That: Investigating mindfulness, context, and moods
Aaron Mark MacCarley
Philosophy
Economic Science and Value-Neutrality
Sharon Amanda Massey
Religion
“What the Hell is a Syrian Jew?”: Religious Change and Ethnic Persistence in the History of Syrian Jewish Immigrants in New York
Joshua Sloan McCarty
Religion
Carthusian Desire
Erica M. Meadow
Psychology
A Part of Me, Apart from Me: A Qualitative Exploration of Depression Diagnosis and Its Impact on the Self
Stephen Andrew Metzler
Psychology
Conscious and Non-Conscious Visual Processing of Shape and Color Depends on Task-Orientated Attention
Elisabeth Merritt Miles
Linguistics
Language and le cri: Embodied Identity in the Moroccan Journal Souffles
Julianne Marie Myers
Psychology
Imagine the Possibilities: Familiarity Effects on the Subjective Vividness of Auditory Imagery of Speakers and Singers
Zuzu Rebecca Myers
Religion
Between Language and Violence: A Dialogue Group’s Attempt at Communicating with the Religious Other
Alexander John Nord
Philosophy
Approaching Epistemology Through Memory
Celina Paola Ortiz Hinojosa
Psychology
The anxiogenic and orexigenic effect of ghrelin microinjected into the Edinger-Westphal nucleus: A repeated measures design using the elevated plus maze and open field test
Katina Maria Papadakis
Linguistics
Nasal Spreading in Paraguayan Guaraní: An Acoustic and Aerodynamic Study
Ivan Rivera
Linguistics
Spanish-English Codeswitching at the Aux-V Boundary: A Congruence Study of Grammatical Interaction
Brice David Roberts
Linguistics
Searching for Stress in Shanghainese Tone Domains
Aaron Michael Salomon
Philosophy
The Puzzle of Moral Deference
Antonia Jaye Scarcello
Psychology
Social and Empathetic Nudges: An evaluation of two intervention strategies to influence handwashing behavior
Kathryn R Schelonka
Psychology
The neural correlates of word perception during inattentional blindness
Dean Carl Schmeltz
Linguistics
Effect of Bilingualism on Hyperarticulation in Foreigner-Directed Speech
James Alexander Shelstad
Psychology
Interspecies Behavioral Biases and the Conceptual Components of Crosslinguistic Syntactic Patterns
Gabriele Ann Slaughter
Linguistics
It is Known: Evidentiality and Mirativity in Tajik Persian
Mackenzie Lange Sullivan
Philosophy
An Essay on Metaphysical Grounding
Sonia Annam Swanson
Psychology
Even Educated Fleas Do It: An Achievement Goal Theory for Sex Education
Anna Case Walden
Religion
Political Islam and the Rushdie Affair: transnational Islam in the late 20th century
Louise Webster
Religion
Goddess, Gray Areas, and Cyborgs: The Contemporary Apotheosis of Pele, A Hawaiian Volcano Goddess
Eva Susanne Wiedmann
Philosophy
Desires, Interests, and Rights
Jeannie Yoon
Linguistics
Learning the global language: Language ideologies and cultural perceptions of Korean English students

Interdisciplinary

Audrey Augenbraum
International and Comparative Policy Studies
Strait to Hell, Boys: Obstacles to Cooperation in Combating Maritime Piracy in Indonesian Waters, 1945-2009
Alan Thomas Cline
Literature-Theatre
A Play is Not Only So But Also: Aesthetic Immediacy and the Structure of the Dramatic Narrative in the Theatre of Gertrude Stein
Jacqueline Marie Davis
Dance-History
Kurt Jooss’ The Green Table: An Anti-War Ballet?
Kevin Yoshiaki Gallagher
Mathematics-Economics
Building a Better Mortgage-Backed Security: Correctly Pricing Associated Risks
Allison Beal Giffin
Environmental Studies-Economics
Lessons in Growing up: Assessing Optimal Growth Scenarios within Portland’s Urban Growth Boundary
Archit Guha
International and Comparative Policy Studies
“Bangladeshi” v. Union of India: Constructing the “Illegal” Immigrant Identity in (Post)colonial India
Erin Michelle Guy
Art-Religion
Monstrance in Miniature: The Granville Manuscript’s Painted Windows on the Crystal Palace
Johannes Myrberg Harkins
Mathematics-Economics
Testing the Efficiency of Sports Betting Markets: An Examination of National Football League and English Premier League Betting
Tristan Gregory Hechtel
Mathematics-Economics
Income-Based Tuition Repayment: A Critical Analysis
Dove Kathryn Henry
Environmental Studies-History
Displacing the Organism: Mid-Twentieth-Century Biology’s Molecular Representation of Life in Diamond v. Chakrabarty
Kelly Martha Holob
Classics-Religion
Rise and Shine: Contextualizing the Hymns of Synesius of Cyrene
Weiqi Hu
Mathematics-Economics
Innovation and Information Communication Technology in China
Maya Isabel Talley Jarrad
Environmental Studies-Economics
Valuation of Urban Steam Restoration in the Johnson Creek Watershed: A Repeat Sale Hedonic Hybrid Analysis
Olivia Claire Jensen
Dance-Sociology
Interactions Between Marginalized Status & Social Structure: Quantitative & Choreographic Approaches
Bryan Kim
Mathematics-Economics
The Effects of Exchange Rates on Intrafirm Trading by Multinational Corporations: Evidence from US Trade in 1985-2010
Erin Elizabeth Warren McAllester
Environmental Studies-Biology
Objective Crosstalk: The interaction between method and diversity using the 16S rRNA gene of symbiotic cyanobacteria
Torrey Lance Payne
Mathematics-Economics
The Economics of New Technology and Wages: Estimating the Value of Two-Point and Three-Point Shooting in the National Basketball Association
Mia Rose Costin Reback
Environmental Studies-Economics
The Distributional Effects of a Carbon Tax in Oregon: Review of the Literature and Detailed Methodology for Assessing the Incidence
Alma Victoria Siulagi
Environmental Studies-History
Imperial Portland: The Creation of a Progressive Transit Regime in the 1970s
Alexandra Marne Smith
Literature-Theatre
Salomé/Salome: Representations of Desire in Wilde’s Play and Strauss’s Opera
Taylor Rose Stinchcomb
Environmental Studies-Biology
Effects of the herbicide diuron on multiple life stages of Bombina orientalis: implications for pesticide use and amphibian conservation
Rebecca Lauren Thurber
Literature-Theatre
For the Sake of Harmony: An Original Play and an Examination of Representing Consciousness in Theatre
Alan Tuan
Environmental Studies-Chemistry
Observational Study of Brooklyn Rail Yard and its Effects on Air Quality in Portland
Joan Jo-En Wang
Mathematics-Economics
Spatial Economic Analysis of Neighborhood Characteristics and Food Access in Portland

Master of Arts in Liberal Studies

Patrick Thomas Artz
Master of Arts in Liberal Studies
Utopia, Allegory, and Palimpsest: Trajectories of Intercultural Exchange in Ursula K. Le Guin’s The Word for World is Forest
Janis Eileen Carpenter
Master of Arts in Liberal Studies
Images of muteness: A reading of Anne Carson's “Nox”
Anthony M Elmore
Master of Arts in Liberal Studies
Muslim Nationalism: Allama Muhammad Iqbal and The Origins of an Ideal
Maylorie Elizabeth Townsend
Master of Arts in Liberal Studies
How Can Feedback Increase Self-Determined Motivation to Keep Writing?
Edith Maria Zdunich
Master of Arts in Liberal Studies
The Cracks Between the Binaries: Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl as a Work of Iconoclasm