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Senior Capstone Projects from 2016

Transitions, Isaac Wash

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Planning, policy and the use of bike share programs in Montréal and New York City, Jonah Williams

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Ancient dance through modern eyes: four studies exploring the intersections of ancient and modern dance, Alaina Wilson

Tenderhooks academy, Justine Woods

William Faulkner’s Journey with Influence as imposed by “Faulkner”: A closer look at the consequences of the “alter ego” of the Southern Literary Legend, Winnie Yeates

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Dark map: poems & essays, Andrew Yim

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Preserving the status quo: the U.S.-Mexico “War on Drugs,” 1969-1978, Clyfford Young

Senior Capstone Projects from 2015

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Eating the Exotic: Constructions of the Indigenous Other on the American Superfood Scene, Kayla M. Abe

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Reforming Formalism in Critical Games Studies, Felix Ackerman

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(Dis)ease: The Rhetoric of Illness in Depictions of the Healthy Female Body from Hippocrates to the Present, Zoe Adams

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Senior Recital: Zoe Adams and Alexandra Prow, mezzo-sopranos, Zoe Adams and Alexandra Prow

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Identità Alimentare: Una Storia Italiana, Yefri A. Baez and Grant D. Schaller

The Hillside School, Max Baumbach

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Do Immigrant Inflows Affect Native Location Decisions?, Kevin Behan

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The Emergence of the Biomimicry Movement, Elizabeth Berridge

Grand Illusion: A Critical Appraisal of Paris’s Divisive Makeover, Emma D. Bird

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Harmony and Syntax in Contemporary Pop Music, Brendan Blendell

Sisters in Time, Jelena Borak

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Senior Recital: Julia Boscov-Ellen, conducting and composition, Julia Boscov-Ellen

Northway, Alexandra Bowditch

Surrealist Fashion: A Critical Introduction, Taylor Bowen

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Adaptaciones: Idilio en el mar, Noches en los jardines de España, y Multiplicidad. Formas de silencio y vacío, Natalie Gerich Brabson

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Who is Driving This Thing?: Self-Driving Cars and ‘Automobility’ in the United States, Owen J. Brady

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Senior Recital: Patrick Brady, tenor, Patrick Brady

Deformed Readers, “Embryo” Libraries, and “Opium Eater” Scholars: Images of Readers’ Bodies in Nineteenth-Century British Novels, Jordan Bunzel

The Deep Lake of the Sky, Derek Butterton

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The Island, Olivia Cameron

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An Analysis of the Verisante Aura in the United States, Cass Carpenter

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Senior Recital: Jack Cazet, guitar, Jack Cazet

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Urban Growth and the Slum: Analyzing Redevelopment Through Tri-Sector Networks, Kiran W. Chapman

The Missionary Bible Translation in Late Imperial China: S.I.J Schereschewsky and The Book of Psalms, Sheng Cheng

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The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Korean: the Power of the Counter-Story in Young Adult Fiction, Lily Choi

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Senior Recital: Lydia Ciaputa, soprano, Lydia Ciaputa

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Re-vision from the Mists: The Development of a Literary Genre of Feminist Arthuriana as an Allegorical Response to Second Wave Feminist Politics, Sara Diane Cooley

Deconstructing the Narrative of Sex Work and Sex Trafficking: Innocent Victims and Deviant Criminals, Alanna Corwin

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Senior Recital: Corinne Cotta, soprano, Corinne Cotta

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White Dominion: A Durkheim-based Exploration of Collective/Individual White Identity And The Destruction of Elliot Rodger, Andre Cousineau

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Senior Recital: Jacob Damsky, baritone, and Frank Hoffman, piano, Jacob Damsky and Frank Hoffman

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Capital Never Sleeps, and Neither Should We: The Good Sense of Social Movement Unionism, Alexandra Deane

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The Precarious Line between Prescription Drug Use and Abuse, Velvet Duncan

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Voice of the Machine, Sean Jackson Eads

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Can You Get There From Here? Creating a User-Friendly Mobility Experience for Dutchess County, Peter Eccles

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Application of New Genetic Engineering Technologies to Combat Malaria: Prospects, Challenges, and The Road Ahead For Genetically Modified Mosquitos, Alison Ehrlich

Anger, Laughter and Love: Emotional Tension, Television Hosts and White National Manhood, John Ellis

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Rivers Run Still, Katie Ewen

Sadomasochistic Pleasure vs. Danger: Second-Wave Feminism’s Relevance to Women’s Experiences in (BD)SM, Yanée Maudia Ferrari

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From Emergency Shelters to Housing First: Rethinking Solutions to Urban Homelessness, Emma Foley

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Through the Looking Glass: Perspectives from Three Stakeholders in the Google Glass Debate, Viviane Ford

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The Protection of Individual Inviolability: Nazi Doctors and their Mark on Biomedical Research, Zoe Fullerton

Interrogating the Affinity Space: An Examination of the (De)Politicization of a University LGBTQ Student Center, Tyler Fultz

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

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Labor Market Outcomes of Non-Resettled Refugees: Evidence from Jordan, Karlin Gatton

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A (Post) Structural Analysis of Jason and Medeia: An Interlocking Pair—Sisyphus Embodied, Samuel Glaser-Nolan

Below the Fold, Christopher Gonzalez

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Oil in Ecuador: The Traps of Transnational Capitalism, Kathleen Gould

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#SixSeasonsAndAMovie: An Analysis of the Forms of Virtual Mediation of the Fan Community of Community, Kira Greenberg

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Living in Ink: Embodiment in the Diary Comics of Julie Doucet and Gabrielle Bell, Emma Gregoline

Women on the Front of Change: Personal Histories from Japanese Female College Students from 1960 to the Current Day, Olivia Hayashi Groves

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The Injustice of “Just” A Nurse: How Perceptions and Stigmas of Gender Have Influenced Nursing and How Compassion-Based Care and The Goals Of The American End-Of-Life Movement Can Shape Medicine Moving Forward, Carolina M. Gustafson

Ossi Di Seppia di Eugenio Montale: Un Progetto Di Traduzione, Moorea Arden Hall-Aquitania

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Sex Work in Cyberspace: Geographies of Desire in Digital Frontiers of the United States, Danyelle Hamilton

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Paradise Is Not a Dream: The Evolution of the New Urbanism in Florida, Simon Hardt

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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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The United States Education System and Intergenerational Income Mobility, Marissa Hashizume

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Senior Recital: Madison Hayes, mezzo-soprano, Madison Hayes

An Unfinished Tale: Reading Isak Dinesen/Karen Blixen’s Bilingual Œuvre, Mari Berg Henie

Notes Concerning the Dreams of Another, Frank Hoffman

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Feeling Institutional Whiteness, Ethan Hofmayer

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From Farm to School to Justice: How Social Problems are Constructed and (Un)Solved, Clara Howell

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Adrift in the Ether: The Market for Literary and Cultural Criticism in the Digital Age, Mary Huber

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Envisioning Cyborg Hybridity Through Performance Art: A Case Study of Stelarc and His Exploration of Humanity in the Digital Age, Cara Hunt

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Using Public Policy as a Tool to Combat Obesity in the United States, Heather Ingraham

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“What’s to be said” for Laure: Reconceptualizing the Maidservant in Manet’s Olympia, Emma Jacobs

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Writing the Void: Or, a conversation between Sebald and Blanchot, Noah Johnson

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Il linguaggio del corpo Il linguaggio della bocca: Una ricerca sulle lingue straniere in movimento, Payton Johnson

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I Used to Be Somebody, Rachael Johnson

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Hooked, Jeremy Katzenstein

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Senior Recital: Regina Krawiec, soprano, Regina Krawiec

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Nostalgic Constructions of Femininity and Americanism: A Study of Adaptations of The Great Gatsby, Anisha Kurien

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Webcam Culture: & the Commodification of Privacy, Jessica Lin

Archiving Access: Racial Formation and (De)claiming Excellence, Jennifer Lopez

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Senior Recital: Evi Lowman, violin, Ilse Heine, violin, Megan Lewis, viola, Zachary Lucero, cello, Evi Lowman, Ilse Heine, Megan Lewis, and Zachary Lucero

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The Ern Malley Affair: Literary Hoaxes and the Doxa of Modernism, Kevin Lozano

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Behind Every Great Man There Are More Men: Disparities for Women Filmmakers in the Film Industry, Bobbie Lucas

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Speed as Signifier: McDonald’s as a Contested Space, Zachary Lucero

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Glory Girl Jr. jr., Penelope Luksic

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mmune to Inequity? The HPV Vaccine, Women’s Health, and the Discourse of Responsibility, Sitara Mahtani

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Home Base: Identity and Belonging in a Gentrifying South Bronx, Susan Denise Martinez

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Where the Wild Things Aren’t: Species Hierarchy and Hierarchy within Species, Alix Masters

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

A Study on Humor in Books I, II, and III of Horace’s Odes, Sean McCoy

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The Strategy of Explanations, Sean McCoy

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Craft in Modernity, Nicholas Meehan

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Senior Recital: Matthew Mendoza, piano, and Sam Fritschel, guitar, Matthew Mendoza and Sam Fritschel

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A World in Itself: The University, the College Center, and the Fantasy Aesthetic of Heterotopia, Brett Alexander Merriam

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Senior Recital: Ella Middleton, soprano, Ella Middleton

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Skeletons in the Closet: The History and Ethics of Human Skeletal Collections in the United States with an Example from the Vassar College Collection, Sarah Mincer

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Healing from the Trauma of Living: Yoga in Contemporary United States, Lauren Mulligan

Queer Hermeneutics for an Unbound Temporality: Schools as Passageway, Andrew Thomas Murphy

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Exporting a National Identity: Green Tea’s Entrance into the Global Food Network, Erika Nakagawa