Past Undergraduate Thesis Titles

2021

  • “Who Gets to Rock the Vote? An Analysis of the Structural Barriers to Voting for Asian American Collectives Within the State of Georgia”
    Lucy Chuang, Department of Politics
  • “Driving Old Dixie Down: Faulkner as a Lens for Analyzing Monumentality, False Narratives, and Legacy in the South”
    Abby Clark, Department of English
  • “La Casa del Árbol: An Immigrant’s Story of Loss and Forgiveness. An Original Song Cycle”
    Mariana Corichi Gomez, Department of Music
  • “Seen and Unseen: Asian American Actors and Representation in Hollywood”
    Jacy Duan, Department of Sociology
  • “Rare Trips to America”
    Lindsay Emi, Department of English
  • “‘Latino Vote’: Immigration and Identity Appeals in Political Campaigns”
    Christian Flores, Department of Politics
  • “‘Honor’: Rapping and Representing Asian America”
    Glenna Jane Galarion, Department of Anthropology
  • “Property Technology in the Age of Algorithmic Discrimination”
    Laura Molina, Department of African American Studies
  • “The Embodiment of Asian Masculinities & Femininities in Genre: Generic and Gendered Representation in Film and Television”
    Alyssa Nguyen, Department of English
  • “A New ‘Invisible Man’: The Vietnamese Refugee Question and Black Activism in Cold War America”
    Khanh-Linh Nguyen, Department of History
  • “Voting 101: What Universities Can Learn from the COVID-19 Pandemic about Increasing Student Voter Turnout”
    Emma Parish, Princeton School of Public and International Affairs
  • “Unprecedented: How the Events of 2020 Affected the Outcome of the 2020 Presidential Election”
    Madeline Pendolino, Department of Politics
  • “Capabilities Justice in Education: A Defense of Inclusion for Students with Cognitive Disabilities”
    Lauren Sanchez, Department of Politics
  • “Boundaries, Redistricting and Identity in North Carolina”
    Ryan Schwieger, Department of Sociology
  • “Caring for Our Nation’s Caregivers: An Analysis of Domestic Worker Wellbeing and Mobilization during the Era of Covid-19 in Miami-Dade County, Florida”
    Gabriella Tummolo, Princeton School of Public and International Affairs
  • “Understanding and Evaluating Racial Biases in Image Captioning”
    Dorothy Zhao, Department of Computer Science

2020

  • “Feminine Products: A Theatrical Exploration on Feminism, Post-Feminism, and the Ultimate Quest Towards True Womanhood”
    Tessa Albertson, Department of English
  • “Doing Right by Our Children: Understanding and Redressing President Trump’s ‘Zero Tolerance Policy’”
    Tabitha Belshee, Department of Politics
  • “Perils for Low-Income Boys: A Look into How School Cut-off Dates Unfairly Hurt Low-income Boys”
    Juston Forte, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs
  • “The Origins of a Nation: Constructing a ‘Korean Nation’ from the Three Kingdoms of Korea”
    Grace Koh, Department of History
  • “A Case Study of Culture Institutions in Albuquerque, NM”
    Kate Leung, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs
  • “The Politics of Poverty: A Case Study Analysis of Interest Groups in Conservative State Legislatures”
    Nathan Levit, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs
  • “A Tale of Three Cities: Effects of United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Customs and Border Protection on Border Town Economies”
    Kade McCorvy, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs
  • “A Sculptural Affair: How the Sculptures on the Theaterama at the 1964-1965 New York World’s Fair Flourished as Public Art”
    Mariah McVey, Department of Art and Archaeology
  • “Stubborn As An Ass? Shifting Democratic Party Framing of the Charter School Question”
    Hugo Myron III, Department of Politics
  • “‘Our Task’: The New Deal and Meteorological Catastrophe in 1936”
    Jeremy Nelson, Department of History
  • “Sugar and Slavery: Remembering the Narratives of Former Slaves of Louisiana’s Sugar Plantations”
    Julia Pak, Department of History
  • “Time Commences in Xibalba: A Queer Analysis of Gender Mestizaje and Trauma Temporalities”
    Alejandra Rincon, Department of Spanish and Portuguese
  • “The Untold Side of Artificial Intelligence: A Call For Researcher Protection From Vicarious Traumatization”
    Haneul Ryoo, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs
  • “Testing the Waters: A Case Study of the Relationship Between Risk Perception and Water Consumption Habits in Trenton, NJ”
    Jenna Shaw, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs
  • “They Only Wanted to Belong: Frustrated Stories of Queer Emergence in Modernist Women’s Fiction”
    TJ Smith, Department of English
  • “The Millennial Caregiver as the ‘Canary in the Coal Mine’: The Politics of Injury, Slow Violence and Field ‘Care’”
    Linda Song, Department of Anthropology
  • “Machinery of the Law: Edmund Du Cane and the English Prison System, 1850-1895”
    Audrey Spensley, Department of History
  • “The Model Maternity Myth: An Exploration of AAPI Experiences in the U.S. Maternal Healthcare System”
    Jenny Xin, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs

2019

  • “Socioeconomic Determinants of Health Outcomes in American Urban Environments”
    Temi Aladesuru, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • “Til Death Do Us Part: Re-Imagining the Role of Inheritance and Gifts in American Society”
    Noah Bramlage, Department of Politics
  • “New South Renewal: The Uphill Battle for Upward Mobility in Charlotte”
    Wesley Brown, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs
  • “Curating Queer Utopia in Queer/Trans Asian/Pacific Islander Nightlife”
    Stephen Chao, Department of Anthropology
  • “Reconfiguring the Double Bind: The Individual and the Collective in Kendrick Lamar’s DAMN”
    Lou Chen, Department of Music
  • “Ghost Melodramas and the Staging of American History”
    Katherine Duggan, Department of English
    “Disposable Ghosts”
    Katherine Duggan, Program in Theater
  • “The Role of Language Transfer: Spanish Speaking Children’s Success in Artificial Language Production”
    Ana Patricia Esqueda, Department of Psychology
  • “Borders, Bridges, and Burdens: Latinas Navigate Our Bodies, Ourselves, 1969-Present”
    Katherine Fleming, Department of History
  • “It Matters What You Call a Thing: Sovereignty, Material Culture and Palestinians in Exile”
    Majida Halaweh, Department of History
  • “Decoding Decarceration: Race, Risk, and Reform in New Jersey, 1986-2017”
    Micah Herskind, Department of African American Studies
  • “Towards a Nation of Neighbors: A Study of Immigrant-Welcoming Initiatives in Kentucky”
    Kauribel Javier, Department of Sociology
  • “The American Blackstone: The Inception, Creation, and Dissemination of a Legal Treatise in the Early Republic”
    Nathaniel Jackson Jiranek, Department of History
  • “‘DON’T SEE ME WHITE’: A Study of the Constructions of Roma Identity in the United States”
    Tylor-Maria Johnson, Department of Sociology
  • “A Hostile Dependency: Qatar and the Gulf Cooperation Council”
    Matthew Miller, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs
  • “Unaccounted: Exploring the Impact of Ethnic Attrition on Estimates of Social and Economic Progress for US Hispanics”
    Adalberto Rosado, Department of Sociology
  • “Cutting Imperial Ties: Resisting Uncle Sam’s Filipino Puppet Ferdinand Marcos”
    GJ Sevillano, Department of Politics
  • “Spilling the Tea: An Exploration of Tea Pads in 1930s Harlem”
    Sarah Spergel, Department of History
  • “In Political NewsPartisan Slant and Viewer Polarization in Local and Late-Night Broadcast Television”
    Elizabeth Van Cleve, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs
  • “From Revolution to Diaspora: Societal Responses to Venezuelan Migrants in Cúcuta and Boa Vista”
    Samuel Vilchez Santiago, Department of Politics
  • “Towards a Nation of Neighbors: A Study of Immigrant-Welcoming Initiatives in Kentucky”
    Angela Wu, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs
  • “Chinese-Irish American Relations and the Rhetoric of the Chinese Question: A Study of Working-Class Activism, Comparative Racial Hierarchy Debasement and Integration, 1850-1902”
    Alis Yoo, Department of History

2018

  • “More Money, More Problems: The Impact and Implications of Campaign Finance Deregulation in the United States”
    Molly Bordeaux, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs
  • “Parties at the Podium: Analyzing Ideological Rhetoric at Presidential Nominating Conventions”
    Nicholas Fernández, Department of Politics
  • “‘We Would Have Never Found These People’: Black Students’ Right to University Membership and Protest at Rutgers University, 1965-71”
    Arlene Gamio Cuervo, Department of History
  • “Too Much of a Good Thing? A Study on the Evolution of Executive Privilege”
    Haley Giraldi, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs
  • “Climate Change in American National Parks: Impacts, Management, Communications, and Public Perception”
    Mark Goldstein, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs
  • “Policy and Populism: How Immigration Proved to Be a Winning Issue in the U.S. and U.K.”
    Collin Gurgul, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs
  • “Opioid Abuse Prevention, Harm Reduction, and Recovery Strategies for Colleges and High Schools”
    Colton Hess, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs
  • “Making the Mormon Question Difficult to Answer: Polygamy, Political Potency, and Legal Ambiguity in 19th-century America”
    Isabel Hetherington, Department of History
  • “The Implications of China’s ‘Belt and Road Initiative’ for U.S. Foreign Policy”
    Christian F. Krueger, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs
  • “Brain Bait: Effects of Neuroscience Evidence on Cognitive Biases in Legal Decision-Making”
    Alicia Lai, Department of Neuroscience
  • “Winslow Homer and Cullercoats”
    Katherine Walker Pratt-Thompson, Department of Art and Archaeology
  • “Obergefell Families: The Disciplinary Intersection of Marriage and Parenthood”
    Sarah Reeves, Independent Study in Gender and Sexuality Studies
  • “‘A Phenomenal Presence That is Unequivocally Black and Beautiful’: Redefining Beauty Through the Art of Kerry James Marshall”
    Katherine Shifke, Department of Art and Archaeology
  • “Protecting Hate Speech: The Failing American Experiment”
    Emily Smith, Department of Politics
  • “Collecting Alaska: Sheldon Jackson, Louis Shotridge, and the Pursuit of Northwest Coast Artifacts, 1879-1932”
    Aaron B. Stevens, Department of Art and Archaeology
  • “An Analysis of the Effect of Local Budget Policies on Police Killings”
    Anna Stillman, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs
  • “Finding Safe Passage: Analyzing Juvenile Asylum Determinations in the United States and the European Union”
    Nicholas Wu, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs