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Senior Capstone Projects from 2020

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Music Mentorship for Empowerment, Aidan Anderson

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A Gamers Thoughts: An Exploration Into Marginalization in Video Games, Kevin Arce

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The Predecessor who unexpectedly became [X] struggles to avoid the enemy, Elliot Baik

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The pillows of our palms, Ella Baum

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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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The poet as oracle: T.S. Eliot and his quest for the immortal, Alyssa Jayne Burch

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Patchwork Green: Visualizing Landscape Evolutions at Vassar College, Ann Carriere

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Unlocking her diary: the “Confessional” in U.S. female singer-songwriting of the 1990s, Leah Cates

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Oh, never dies: the haunted fiction of Alice Munro, Sam Cibula

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"Adapt and Overcome": The Relationship Between Emergency Departments and the Opioid Epidemic, Victoria Ashley Clarke

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Beetle, Tieren Costello

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Ugly Food for Thought: Ripple Effects from a New Food Movement, Lindsay Craig

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Doctor D, Bella Dalton-Fenkl

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

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The Mattapan Trolley: Public Transit Improvements amidst Displacement Concerns, Allegra Amram DeNooyer

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“For as long as you remain here”: retraumatization, video game trauma theory, and player response in ​Undertale, Max Dubois

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Anishinaabemowin reawakening: language ideology, pedagogy, and digital technology, Charlotte C. Ells

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Social Networks and Social Welfare Disparities Among Sexual Minorities, Dahlia Forte

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Violence as an Infectious Disease: Using a Public Health Approach to Mitigate the United States’ Proliferation of Police Violence, Elizabeth Gibbs

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The Politics of Mobility: Study Abroad in an Era of Climate Change, Anna Gibson

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Feminized Automobility: Racing the Car as a Cultural and Technological Artifact, Eva G. Gray

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Parents or teachers: who play a more important role in influencing children’s academic gains in early childhood education?, Praew Grittayaphong

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I professionisti di Tommaso Landolfi: Una raccolta e traduzione di cinque racconti, Roman Guglielmo

AI protocol 13, Stephanie Gull

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The marvel media method: negotiations in transmedia franchise structure and fan participation, Jonathan Hazin

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Modernist literature and modern dance: Djuna Barnes Writing the Body, Abigail R. Hebert

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Cultivating Children for the Common Good: (De)-Constructing Citizenship in Danish Child Care Institutions, Samantha Hodes

From Watts to Ferguson: The Militarized Policing of Black Communities in the United States, Jack Holmes

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Secular Dreams, Bloody Oracles: Staging State and Religion in Classical Athens and Enlightenment Paris, Mendel Jimenez

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An Eye for the Invisible: Exploring the Role of Image-Making in Science, Aden Kahr

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Al-Khatun and artifact: Gertrude Bell and Imperial archaeology in the colonization of “The Orient", Claire Kendrick

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“Well, I’m thinking about horse poverty”: Teaching and Learning about Social Justice and the Arts with Elementary School Students, Sophie Kennen

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Education from Perón to Videla to now: how education policy and curricula shaped national consciousness in Argentina during three periods of leadership, Grace E. Kushner

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Temporal Exploration of the Proceedings of Old Bailey, Charlotte J. Lambert

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PLAYING WITH REALITY: Visions of the Contemporary American City as explored through Grand Theft Auto and SimCity., Joseph Manning

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"O'me alone?": Aristotle and the failure of autarky in Shakespeare's Coriolanus, Sarah Marshall

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Safe and Subversive: Medication Abortion’s Potential to Reshape Patterns of Access and Power, Margaret Matthews

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

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Sense and Sensibility​ in literature and film: mapping patriarchal critique through measures of female investigation and cinematic cues, Julia Metzger

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Technology's World, Graeme Mills

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Law and politics at interplay: how the international criminal tribunal for the former Yugoslavia shaped the course of war in the Balkans, Jordan A. Moss

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Transgressional paradise: gender and dichotomy in the illustrations and text of the 1688 edition of Paradise Lost, Sydney Nemphos

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When global health emergency meets chronic emergency: parsing out (inter)national and local optics in the democratic republic of the Congo’s tenth ebola virus disease outbreak, Samuel O’Keefe

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Cuba's Agroecological Revolution: Implications for Widespread Adoption, Cooper Olds

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“From beyond time”: a comparative analysis of temporality in William Faulkner’s ​As I Lay Dying​ and Toni Morrison’s ​Beloved, Ben Papsun

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Students’ Perceptions of Positive School Experiences: An Investigation on the Similarities and Differences Over Time, Marisa Peczuh

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Drill music: encounters of subaltern and sovereign, George Platt

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Word on the street: reimagining the American modernist canon through vernacularism, Danyal Rahman

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Nabi Taryong (The Lamenting Butterfly), Abigail Ren

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Iteratively Linking Words Using Word2Vec and Cosine Similarity, Kevin Ros

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Delivered Divinities: Senatorial Power and Senatorial Peril in the Importation Narratives of Cybele, Asklepios, and Bacchus, Joshua Samolchuk

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Does Might Make Right? An Exploration of Policing in the Shanghai French Concession, Alex Sun

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The Ghosts' Home, Alex Sun

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Not all theories work: the Dorian Invasion as a 21st century failure, Andrew Szente

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How Lonely the City Stands: Catholic Architecture, Religious Culture, and Suburbanization in Twentieth-Century Chicagoland, D Scott Szpisjak

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Dialogues in paradise: translation’s role in bridging cultural differences through literature, Megan J. Wang

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Selling (Out) The City: A Story of Amazon HQ2 in New York City, Julian Wexer

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other voices: storie e esperienze delle donne migranti e straniere in Italia, Thao Williams

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

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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And she learned from experience: motherhood and womanhood in the authority of Yvette of Huy, Lestra R. Atlas

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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