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Senior Capstone Projects from 2016

Infotainment: the pressure of ratings and their dangers for democracy in cable news, Alex Adler

The relationship of preschool children and the media: a thorough investigation into the televised culture, Victoria M. Bachurska

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Inform or A to Z, Zachary Bokhour

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Playin’ tha game: the role identity plays in b-ball players’ and gangsta rappers’ public stances on black sociopolitical issues, Kelsey Cox

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The crypt, Jake Ellis

A bug in the system: speculations on cybernetics, superorganisms, and simulated serendipity, Layla Fassa

Underground or under ground: punk, death, and transcendence in an unreal world, Jackson Martel

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You and media, Noah M. Mintz

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Designing interactive digital installation for human-human interaction in live music events, So Sun Park

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Conversational ecologies, Harrison Pickering

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Digital advertising regulation and issues of internet privacy, Zachary Rippe

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Techno-Orientalism in contemporary Hollywood cinema, Yuhan Shui

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Suffering in silence: the politics of shaping cultural memory in the context of narratives around Korean “comfort women” in South Korea, Hankyul Song

Power (in) play the articulation of the othered body and decolonization of historical memory through playwriting and performance, Juliany Taveras

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Beyoncé decoded: deconstructing originality in the contemporary age, Maya Toler

this never happened, Mallory Tyler

Senior Capstone Projects from 2015

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Reforming Formalism in Critical Games Studies, Felix Ackerman

Surrealist Fashion: A Critical Introduction, Taylor Bowen

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Voice of the Machine, Sean Jackson Eads

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Covering Islam: National Trauma and The Politics of the Imagination, Celia Garrity

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Society of the Culinary Spectacle: An Analysis of the Mediated Relationship Between Female Celebrity Chefs And the Kitchen, Olivia Harries

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Hooked, Jeremy Katzenstein

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Webcam Culture: & the Commodification of Privacy, Jessica Lin

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Marine to Muslim: Islam, Terror, and United States Foreign Policy on Homeland, Maia McCabe

Camera Work: The Vital Force Behind A New Way of Seeing A Media Studies Program Senior Thesis, Alexandra Sanfuentes

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Digital Art and the Museum, Anastasia Stevens

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Sensual Spaces: When experience meets architecture and art, Sasha Zwiebel

Senior Capstone Projects from 2014

Leaks, Molly Buckley

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Reality of Love: The Heteronormative Agenda of Abc’s the Bachelor, Timothy J. Croner

Streaming Females 2.0: Que(e)ry-ing Sites of Lesbian Counternarrative & Exhibition, Maria Alexandria Fermindoza

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Words: Interacting With Propaganda, Matthew Foster

Branding the Globe: The Real Madrid Takeover, Nicolette Harley

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NET/STALGIA: Nostalgia-Tripping on the Internet Aesthetic, Brie Hiramine

Art Is What We Say It Is: “Easy Art” and the Pragmatics of Interpretation, Dylan Josef Kerr

Embedded in Iraq: The Evolving Relationship Between the US State and the News Media during Periods of Conflict in post-9/11 America, Sydney Lopez

Looking: Storytelling and Flânerie in the Arcades of Grindr, Matthew William Ortile

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The Latina Body in Visual Culture: A Motion for Dance as a Medium, Anaïs Valentina Paccione

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LOL MY THESIS: An Exploration of the Written and Oral Linguistic Effects of Text Messaging, Kristen Elizabeth Palasick

The Objects of Our Affection: Objectification, Sexualization and Commodification of the Korean Pop Culture Industry and Fandom, Karolyn Park

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Everyone’s a Critic: An Exploration of Yelp.com and Food Media, Emily Salshutz

Uncovering the Collective Labor Behind the Singer/Songwriter: A Collaboratively Produced Album, Samantha A. M. Smith

Racism is Solved!” A Fake Conservative’s Guide to Social Justice, Victoria Dunne Villella

Senior Capstone Projects from 2013

Media and Democracy: Problems of a Free Press in Times of War, Vee Thayer Bernard

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Archiving the Vanishing City, James D. Estrada

Borges Dreams of the Universal Archive, Zachary Joseph

The Color-lines of Colorblind: Finding the Racial in Post-Racial Media, Chelsea Peterson-Salahuddin

Literacy and Learning in Mediated Spaces, Tarryn Sanchez

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The Politics of “Liking”: Public Space, Consumption, and Meaning Making in the Virtual World of Social Media, Amanda Scott

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Re-Presenting Reproductive Rights: A Matrixial Approach to the Abortion Debate, Rachel L. Vogel

Senior Capstone Projects from 2012

Here, Hearing: On a Sound Womb, Elodie Blakely

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The Mediatization of Selfhood: Memory and Identity in the Family Photo Album, Hanna Bridges-Curry

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Nothing But Net: Sports Writing’s Shift into the Digital Age, Corey Cohn

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Hijacking the Media Hegemony: Culture Jamming in the Post Modern Condition, Dylan K. Evans

The Jellyfish Project, Rebecca Goldsmith

Embodied Crafts: British Narrative Needle Work and the Extension of the Female Hand, Samantha M. Ives

The Ideology of Spin: Discourse and Power in the 2008 Presidential Election, Caroline Jaquiss

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Love, Nostalgia, and Beats: An Exploration of Retro-Soul’s Hip-Hop Context, Daniel Kleederman

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Catching the K-Pop Wave: Globality in the Production, Distribution, and Consumption of South Korean Popular Music, Sarah Leung

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The Power of Purity: Exploring the Virginity Fetish in Popular Teenage Television, Caroline Mills

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From ‘Epic’ to ‘Epic Win’: Play and performance as open-database storytelling in pre- and postliterate media, Jillian Scharr

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Imaginary Wholeness: The Viewer’s Experience of the Uninterrupted Television Narrative, Gregory Shapiro

Counterculture Cyberculture: Branding Apple products as tools for personal liberation, Sarah Wintner

Nothing Ever Changes, the System Always Wins: Analyzing 21st Century Colorism and its Discourse in Electronic Media, Jessica Young

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Speak English or Get Out!: Media Practices Surrounding the English-Only Movement in the U.S., Tiffanie Young