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Senior Capstone Projects from 2019

The modern refugee: the smartphone holds the key to digital citizenship, Karlian Achenie

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Terminology in American dragon boat: a linguistic investigation, Matthew 區智強 Alain Au

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Understanding intuitive design, Rebecca Andrews

Situating spatial cognition within relational ecologies: the experiential (socio)natures of affordances, Robert Appleby

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Inscriptions of the French conception of race: ​an analysis and re-imagination of post World War II Parisian public housing, Claudia Ashworth

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Reflections: Explorations on popular representations of mathematics, Sarah Baer

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"I hope y'all hear me" : Chicago hip hop & counter-narrative, Tamar Ballard

“To make his own hearthstone smile”: working-class fatherhood and the Chartist movement, Nicholas Barone

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Conflict exposure and human capital development: evidence from the Rwandan genocide, Remy Beauregard

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A multiplicity of singularities: isolation and interdependence in Virginia Woolf’s The Waves, Maria Octavia Bell

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Dora the Explorer, Latinidad, and the crisis of identity in the transition to neoliberalism, Ilan Berkman

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Designing a 21st century community: an exploration of the ford plan in Saint Paul, Minnesota, Sophie Blumenstock

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A platform of her own: an examination of feminist attempts to reclaim pregnancy from medicalized gynecology, Cece Bobbitt

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Common sense?: gentrification, rezoning, and community along Brooklyn’s 4th Avenue, James Boyd

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The bootstraps have snapped: the stigmatization of those on American welfare in present day, Edmond Tyler Boyle

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Dancing in the stars: the radical capacity of utopic thought, Zoë Bracken

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“For the girls, scare the boys”: social media as a means of access for women in skateboarding culture, Lauren Brady

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Dissecting our heroes: Paul Atreides as catastrophic superhero in Frank Herbert’s Dune, Louie Brown

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Notions of the biologically inferior: using 17th century medicine to analyze the early modern woman, Setse Bush

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Under obstruction: looking at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Alexander H. Butler

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The role of agricultural science in the Washington state apple industry: extension, education, and its environmental health consequences, Mariah Caballero

The impact of foreign labor demand on international student enrollment in the United States, Yunhao Cai

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Stopping the spread of pathogen and panic: the creation and effects of moral panic in the SARS outbreak, Lily Carruthers

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Movement building, activism, feminism and celebrity culture in the digital age: an analysis of politics and political identity on social media, Hope Challenger

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Untitled, Dana Chang

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The journey’s not over: a veteran’s homecoming in ​The Odyssey​ and ​Ulee’s Gold, Leah Clark

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The journey’s not over: a veteran’s homecoming in The Odyssey and Ulee’s Gold, Leah Clark

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When women whisper: rumor and gossip as transcripts of resistance, Violet Cole

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Predicting pandemics: past disease outbreaks and what they teach us about preparing for the next pandemic, Acadia DiNardo

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Close quarters: reimagining campus living and the student module, Annie Duncan

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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Ways of seeing, Brendan Elefante

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The digital divide: the impact education and in students color/low income in urban communities, Magno Enriquez

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“The Seattle way”: urban governance before and during Amazon’s boom, Katherine C. Fallon

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Out of her oak frame freebies, gifts, and throwaways in James Joyce’s Ulysses, Sadie Frank

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All that we are going to become / all that we have ever been: a patchwork of life in collective memory, Evelyn Frick

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“I called you sister”: liner notes on women, songwriting, and self-representation, Isabel Furman

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Investigating potential barium sources at Mormon Mesa, Nevada: an integrated geochemical-geomorphological study, India Futterman

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

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The controversy surrounding rapid-onset gender dysphoria: gender critical commentary on gender affirmative care for transgender adolescents, Sam Greenwald

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Anxiety box: the making of, Austin Han

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Get rich quick, on principle, Drew Hardin

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Navigating masculinty through portrait photograpy, Jackson Hardin

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Artificial intelligence and finance: case study, Alexander Harrison

Writing the model lesbian: on parallel narratives in lesbian literature, Aidan Heck

Fragmented temporalities: critical investigations in technology, subjectivity, and narratives of future, Ichar Heffernan

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How to change Michael Pollan’s mind: a critical analysis of ‘addiction’, spirituality, and psychedelics, Max Henderson

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Fashioning Frankenstein: a fundamentalist experiment in edenic after-tastes, Haley Hill

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You are what you wear: a conceptual exploration of clothing and the body in identity formation, Kayla Holliday

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Characterizing the frequency spectra of Caenorhabditis Elegans using fourier analysis of dynamic diffraction, Miranda Rose Hulsey-Vincent

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Worlds in-between: Afro-caribbean immigrants and black ethnic conflict in the U.S., Lorraine Jabouin

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Social script to screenplay: heteronormativity in contemporary romantic comedies, Aurora Jeffrey

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A s b u r y: mending the living through landscape, memory, and writing, Hyun Ji (Tammy) Jung

Feeling more & messy places: exploring stortelling, the myth of the individual's power, healing and white supremacy with Oprah Winfrey & myself, Sophie S. Kaplan

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Moving with our eyes closed: a rumination of the body on white masculinity, the carceral imaginary, a habitus of violence and other worlds, Maggie Kennedy

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Days of smoke, Paul Kennedy

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Adding insult to injury: how clinical research of today highlights disparities for the disadvantaged human participant, Esther Kim

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New media strategies for inclusive financial opportunity, Will Kyle

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Inequality, development, and cities in the global south: a view of Chinese foreign direct invesment and Argentina’s urban network, Ian Thomas LaBash

Laughing out loud: activism and identity politics of American queer female stand-up comedians, Tori LaFon

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Comorbid PTSD and binge drinking: a mouse model of individual differences in fear memory expression and ethanol consumption, Kate Lawson

Medicine and black fugitivity: escaping and evading disparities in health, Jhamelya Lee

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In search of a city: essays on Los Angeles, food trucks, and home, Nicole Lipman

“(re)birth”: on how gendered assumptions and family dynamics influence the perception of self in women with depression, Taylor Lodise

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The optimal socialization of modified mosquitoes to combat infectious disease, Fiona MacLeod

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The consistencies and shifts in American television portrayals of Latinx immigrant families, Lisset Magdaleno

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Gendered conceptions of the American dream in country music from 1994 to 2018: how the belief in the myth maintains the status quo, Hailey Marchand-Nazzaro

Barriadas: peripheral placemaking in Lima, Peru, Diego A. Martin

Measuring economic segregation based on what matters for creating opportunity, Kai Matheson

Criminalizing blackness and humanizing whiteness: policy, media, and the racialization of drug use in America, Alysha McKenzie

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Redefining Medea’s magic and power in Ovidian poetry, Caelie McRobert

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Redefining Medea’s magic and power in Ovidian poetry, Caelie McRobert

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The biopolitics of consumption: the role of space, race, and income in the current U.S. food system and their effects on the U.S. biopolitical corpus, Emily Min

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Black birthing mothers: the historical context and potential benefits of midwifery-based care, Julie Morel

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Black birthing mothers: the historical context and potential benefits of midwifery-based care, Julie Morel

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A perspective of the dental state in America: interpreting the socioeconomic costs from poor oral care, Jesse Mulham

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‘Female Viagra’ and the intersection of medicine, gender, and desire: reinforcing misconceptions of female sexuality in the sexopharmaceutical era, Mikayla O'Bryan

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Assessing the arterials: environmental impacts and injustice along Poughkeepsie’s east-west arterial roads, Rebecca Odell

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The personal archive unfolded: remediating ephemeral experiences, Anna Ijiri Oehlkers

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Case studies on contemporary Asian migration, diaspora, and community building practices in Montana, Sabrina Oh

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Talking back and rewriting our stories: a reflection on personal narrative cultivating identity formations and social theory in latinas, Isela Ortiz

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The impact of climate change on stream flow and watershed hydrology determined using the SWAT model in the Eastern Sierra Nevada Watershed, California, Daniel R. Otto

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Peculiarity of socialist healthcare systems: North Korea & Cuba, Do Hyeon Kevin Park

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The link between body and behavior: A new way to quantify morphological computation with variations in the snake morphology, Steven Park

The ketogenic diet: its origin, transformation, and future, Eric Parlin

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Re-narrating lost infrastructures of care: lessons from America’s abandoned asylums, Allia Casey Parsons

In­Between poetics: im/migrant writing as collective resilience and political consciousness, Ankoor Patel

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Shopping for good: the socialized practice of conscious consumption in America, Michelle Perri

It’s a common feeling, Dakota Peterson

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Why we still “watch tv”: remediating television and viewer experiences in the digital age, Julia E. Pollak

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Investigation of optimal receptive field size for maximizing mutual information and increasing learning efficiency, Thomas J. Possidente

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All you need is love (and support): restorative practices for families of those incarcerated, Christiana Prater-Lee

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« Les Français de l’orient » : Persian art in the cultural imagination of fin-de-siècle France, Noah Purdy

Reverting the social and structural stigma on teenage pregnancy: understanding teenage mothers’ experiences as essential in deconstructing structural and social inequality an improving educational attainment in New York city public schools, Gabriel Quinones

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Performing performance: the development of the actress character in dramatic literature from the early twentieth century to modernity, Altemose Rachel

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Tools for engagement: mediating design and use, Oshana Reich

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Chicks who make flicks: the effect of blockbusters by, for, and about women, Clare Reynders

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“A stench in the nostrils of Brooklyn:” whole foods, gentrification, and environmental inequality along the Gowanus Canal, Cullen M. Riley-Duffy

Do straws suck? The drinking straw in American culture: exploring the drinking straw as a symbolic and deeply embedded apparatus in U.S. culture, Julia Q. Roellke

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The mothers of modern gynecology: an historiographical and poetic exploration of medical racism, Vanessa Claire Rosensweet