2014 Thesis Titles

  • “The American Legal Practice of Thomas Addis Emmett, 1804-1827”
  • “A Return to Terroir: The Evolving American Wine Industry”
  • “Evaluating Racial Equality in Private America: The African American Golfing Experience in the 20th Century”
  • “Melos in Drama: Exploring the Musical Mind Through Melodrama in Wagner, Brecht, and Sirk”
  • “Spending Without Saying: Substantive Representation and President Obama’s First Term Anti-Poverty Record”
  • “Chanting Down Babylon, Race and Reggae in the Post-War Era”
  • “Bureaucratic Control of the U.S. Attorney’s Office: An Analysis of Criminal Prosecutions under George W. Bush”
  • “Practicing to Succeed: The Effects of the Duration and Intensity of Sports Participation on the Development of Intellectual Resilience”
  • “Where is the Soul of a Jackalope? Animism in Taxidermic Practice”
  • “Home Improvement: An Empirical Analysis of the Effects of Parental Involvement on Children’s Academic Outcomes”
  • “Reassuring Memory: History and Nation-Building at Gilded Age and Progressive Era American World’s Fairs”
  • “Girls in Transition: The Emerging Role of the Female Heroine in Best-Selling Young Adult Novels in the United States from 2003-13”
  • “Hashtags and Headlines: The Evolving Narrative Forms of Journalism in the Digital Age”
  • “Constructing Freaks, Families, and Beauty Queens: The Public Display of the Female Body”
  • “A Poor Workman Blames His Tools: Why the System Is Not Broken and How Congress Is Responsible for the Imperial Presidency”
  • “Using U-PB Geochronology to Constrain the Formation of a New Jersey Nelsonite”
  • “Between Mold and Molt: Aesthetics and the Matter of Race”
  • “A Union at Risk: Competition, Change, and the Political Influence Processes of New York’s Teachers Unions”
  • “Beyond Escapism: Rehearsing Reality and Therapy in Children’s Fantasy Literature: L. Frank Baum’s Oz Series and J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter Series”
  • “The Role of For-Profit Ventures in Economic Development: A Case Study of Textile Artisans in the Global Apparel Industry”
  • “Just Words? An Experimental Analysis of Presidential Rhetoric’s Impact on African-American Opinion”
  • “The Power of Perception: Examining the National Rifle Organization’s Evolution from Shooting Club to Dominant Political Lobby”
  • “‘Females But Not Followers’: Perceptions of Femininity, the Self-Concept, and Leadership Ability in Adolescent Females”
  • “Job Accessibility, Affordability, and Federal Housing Assistance”
  • “The Netflix Effect and Remote(ly) Shared Experiences: How Social Media Enables Binge-Viewing”