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Senior Capstone Projects from 2020

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The art of resurrection: inheriting an activism from the margins of the aids crisis, Anya Bernstein

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16 and pregnant​: female centered sex education through reality television, Bethany Brown

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Storytelling’s capacity for individual and collective healing: Vassar voices as latent commons, Antonella DeCicci

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Unsplitting/unsettling: resisting and reassembling visual mythologies of nuclear risk, Ruby Mayer

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Drill music: encounters of subaltern and sovereign, George Platt

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Who is Sandy? crisis, identity, and the superstorm in Bay Head, New Jersey, Joe Wiswell

Senior Capstone Projects from 2019

Iconicity in the age of social media: Augmenting theories of iconicity through the study of a contemporary iconic photograph, Jakob Eckstein

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Stead: visions of outer space in the American West, Saskia Globig

It’s a common feeling, Dakota Peterson

Senior Capstone Projects from 2018

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Becoming white: religion and the construction of race, Haydn Wall

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Art in the homeland: tracing the American imaginary through the context of war from colonization to modern day imperialism, Juliet Weis

Senior Capstone Projects from 2017

Scenes from twin modernization projects of American empire: twentieth-century experiments in tropical modern architecture and oral contraception in the Puerto Rican “laboratory”, Lily Doolittle Platt

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Embodying American rituals: a corporeal understanding of cultural production, Grace Gregory

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Unseeing, Rishi Guné

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Hooha are you? (hooha am I?), Samantha Guss

anti-Pride: disrupting gay pride parades, igniting queer futures, Joe Metcalf

Swamp queens: identity formation, domination & abjection in women’s stand-up comedy performance, Shira Mizel

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Cowboys for a week: modern American dude ranching in myth and practice, Rose Paxton

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Justice for all?: the Pledge of Allegiance as a site of surveillance and discipline in American culture and classrooms, Zayne Sibley

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A people without: personal and political American histories of Palestine, Sophia Steinert-Evoy

Meaningful gestures: dance’s place in foreign and domestic affairs and the fight for narrative control through ephemera, Natalie Westgor

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On the table: scripting and unscripting American domesticity, Zack Wilks