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Senior Capstone Projects from 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

It’s a common feeling, Dakota Peterson

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

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

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Does social capital compound moral hazard? evidence from Naloxone access, Katherine Shively

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Loneliness and society: theory, practice, and mismatches, Maxwell Singer

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The death of American homes: A consideration of everyday objects, ritual, and emotions at the estate sale, David Stiles Sparks

Tattooing in Japan: the art of living boldly, Sarah Vermillion

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How communication evolved: reflections on the evolution process of an in silico embodied robotic system, Xiaoqing Xu

Senior Capstone Projects from 2018

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Shehar katsuri, Udbhav Agarwal

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Not all trees are timber: looking past the ontology of American homeownership through the lens of Detroit, Conor Mckay Allerton

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Commodity, conservation, and nation building: the orchid and the Singaporean identity., Jonathan Alperstein

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Deep in the heart of Texas: analyzing spatial contestation using perspectives on urban farming in Austin, Liza Ayres

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Psychic splitting and the rupture of self: a Freudian analysis of the double in literary theory and Frankenstein, Alexander Barzacanos

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Primo Levi il chimico interlocutore: la scienza come un paradigma onnicomprensivo nel sistema periodico, Alexander G. Bashaw

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Queer becomings and other situated worlding, Sofía Benitez

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With Obāchan, transnationally and transgenerationally: folding gender and modulating race from soviet-occupied Manchuria to Japanese America, Sessi Kuwabara Blanchard

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Placing (in)justice: a reassertion of urbanism in the age of mass incarceration, Sophia L. Burns

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Women who butcher: gender bias, knowledge politics, and solidarity in meat processing systems, Maria Cali

Alright: hope, flight, realism, and business savvy in the music video for the most important song of the 2010s, Paul Joseph Cannata

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Body talk: perceptions of the body and performative roles in Japanese anime, as seen through Scum’s Wish, Sabrina Castillo

Grow your own: New York City’s community gardens as technological artefacts, Kristina N. Catomeris

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Love, rape, and godly metamorphosis: gender mutability in ancient Roman and Early Modern English literature, Helen Cattan-Prugl

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An un-bridged divide: the disconnect of an elevated urban experience at the Walkway Over the Hudson, Elise Chessman

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Reflecting on the past, looking toward the future: a collection of essays, Mandy Chin

明湖春, Samuel Chiou

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Advertising in the beauty industry: digital media and conceptions of beauty, Hannah Cho

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CRISPR in the wake of the GMO controversy: navigating the pitfalls with an emerging technology, Bria Corham

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Whose body, whose choice: interactions between the pro-choice and pro-life social movements outside the abortion clinic, Sophie Deixel

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The star from Japan, Dehui Deng

Cowper's animals, Jacob Dompier

Beyond the speculum: a shifting metaphor for visual representations of human reproduction, Delphine Douglas

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A comparative analysis between Chinese opera and Vietnamese cai luong: the play of the butterfly lovers, Ngoc Duong

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

Mothering and othering: an exploration of the state’s policing of motherhood through child protective services, Grace Findlen-Golden

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Multi-species worlding on a toxic planet and other stories for earthly survival: a paper and some posters, Charlotte M. Foley

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Constructing identity in East Berlin: housing, identity, and power in the GDR, Max Frank

lacunae: an undergraduate journal for queer of color critique, Spencer Garcia

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Kabbalah is not rocket science: Jewish mystical symbolism in Thomas Pynchon’s Gravity’s Rainbow, Will Garner

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Reaching toward whiteness won’t save you: an intersectional approach to racial formation, Sara Goldberg

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"O beauty!": a liberationist critique of the New York City Opera's renaissance LGBTQ initiative, Jason Goldman

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Heterotopias of consumption, Diana Dian Xi Guo

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Women, islam, and the state in Pakistan, Laena Haagensen

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We are stardust, we are golden: an exploration of female hippie ideals and an emerging hippie feminism in the 1960’s counterculture, Claire Harper

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The genealogy of repetition: reading Becket reading Proust, John Haug

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Daydreams, Halle Hewitt

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Manifestopheles: an investigation into the Faustian nature of adaptation, Patrick Higgins

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Colorful, Sarah Hollis

What a drag: a study on drag queens and the reasons they have become popular, Lily Horner

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Tongsu: the untold story of 1 / 78,000, Lilia Su Hutchinson

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More than memes: analyzing social justice and the spread of information on Tumblr, Megan Jackson

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Treating the American disease: heroin-assisted treatment as a potential response to America’s opioid epidemic, Lily Kitfield-Vernon

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In search of Mademoiselle O: remembering Nabokov’s Swiss governess through translation, migration, and imagination, Landon Kramer

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Prison theater: how drama programs in correctional facilities challenge the roots of the prison industrial complex, Fran Kuperberg

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The paleo diet: a (selective) rejection of modernity, Nora I. Kyrkjebø

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Tourism and the environment in Bocas del Toro: manifestations of the neo-colonial metabolic rift, Anika Rose Lanser

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Designing for the Anthropocene: sympathies, tensions and hypocrisies in clothing, Zachary Leazer

Tensions between design and logistics in the creation of a multi-media space, Emily Lin

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Narratives of Hong Kong: post-colonial identity, fears, and social movements, Robyn Lin

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Stand up comedy, narrative, and pain; a case study: Homecoming King, Rachel A. Ludwig

Water as a privilege: how sociopolitical factors underlie water disparities in the San Joaquin Valley, California., Jennie Lytel-Sternberg

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Who’s the terrorist?: the production of anti-Muslim racism through historical amnesia, Victoria Majarali

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On the ethics of street photography in the digital age, Chiara Mannarino

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Between “the potential” and “the actual”: lead poisoning in New Orleans as state sanctioned environmental racism, Eliana Marcus-Tyler

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As Filipino as barbecue: NYC Filipino restaurant owners’ power over food, restaurants, and identity, Jasmine Raizel Basbas Martinez

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Why don’t Americans vote?: a study of modern challenges to the would-be voter, Emily McDaniels

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Memories, a place, Gabrielle Miranda

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“Raw with the shame that I’d tried to be like the rest and couldn’t”: sexual control of immigrant girls in public schools and in literature in early twentieth century America, Kayla Miron

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Involvement of women and mothers in the U.S. Modern anti-vaccination movement: an analysis of second wave feminism and historical power imbalances, Sarah Jane Muder

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The prevalence of atheism in the sciences and its impact on scientists of color, Meenakshi Nag

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Conservation in conflict: an assessment of plurality in environmental management, Frank Najarro

Nonbinary, Camden Neely

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The liberations and limitations of schooling: insights into the curriculum and environment of U.S. private and public schools, Allegra Pauline Neely-Wilson

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It’s happened a thousand times before: the process of adapting Ariadne - a new musical, Michael Oosterhout

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The gendered and racialized profitability, expansion, and decline of the New York City garment industry, Hanna Park

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El eterno retorno: latinx youth radicalism and resistance through art, Yesenia Rose Perez

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Inadequate high-speed internet access in American rural communities: bridging the digital divide, Madeleine Jane Pieper

The pound “Arrow”—on the being of poetry and truth, Yibei Qian

Are you still watching?: an exploration of Netflix, binge watching, adaptation, and narrative structure, Leora Randall-Tavori

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Pix pls: a middle school sexting scandal, Lena Redford

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What does technology got to do with it?, Penina Remler