2012 Thesis Titles

  • “The Effects of Neoliberal Policies on the Urban Poor in Chicago and Detroit”
  • “Concerning Intrinsic Value and Biodiversity: An Examination”
  • “What’s to Blame? The Causes Behind the Racial Disparity in the Treatment of Mental Illness in American Jails”
  • “Hemispheric Diplomacy in an Age of Openness: The WikiLeaks Cable Releases and American Relations with Chile and Argentina”
  • “In Search of the Golden Age: An Examination of Monetary Regime Implications in the United States”
  • “A Hidden City Emerges: Picturing the Industrial Identity, Civic Topography, and Urban Ethos of Newark, NJ from 1800 to 2009”
  • “A Baby Boomer’s Piggy Bank: A Historical Analysis of the Baby Boomer Generation’s Savings Behavior and Asset Allocation”
  • “Are You In or Are You Out: The Effect of Social Interactions on Household Market Participation in a Post-Crash Market”
  • “Public Money, Private Stadiums: America’s Love of Professional Athletics and the Increase in Sports Popularity Since the 1940s”
  • “The Lunatic Fringe and the Mainstream: Grassroots Support for the Equal Rights Amendment, 1977-82”
  • “Haste Trips on its Own Heels: The Present Day Impact of Mid-20th-century Nuclear Energy Policy”
  • “An Analysis of Three Generations of Mexican Americans’ Academic Outcomes”
  • “Shopping New Jersey: Reevaluations of the Relationship between Town Center and Shopping Mall”
  • “Justice at Bargain Prices? Empirically Testing a Theoretical Model of Plea Bargaining Under Resource Constraints”
  • “Plea Bargaining in the Bronx: The Indigent Defendant’s Perspective on the Criminal Justice System”
  • “The Illusion of Free Will: Preference Inconsistencies and Consumer Manipulation”
  • “The Import Scene and its Role in the Formation and Expression of Asian-American Masculinity”
  • “John Addington Symonds: Humanism, Love, and Sexual Identity in Victorian Britain”
  • “Outside Influence: Newspapers and the Death Penalty Appellate Process — Pennsylvania 1994-2002”
  • “American Idols: David Foster Wallace and Literary Influence”
  • “Learning the Bond Business: Orphanhood and the Search for Home in The Great Gatsby
  • “Expanding ‘Affordable Housing:’ Making Room for the Workforce in Jersey City, New Jersey”
  • “From Antolini to Zooey: The Evolution of Spirituality in the Works of J. D. Salinger”
  • “‘Death-in-life & Life-in-death’: The Soul Versus Society in Modern Literature”