2015 Thesis Titles

  • “Into the Woods: American Narratives and the Appalachian Trail”
  • “For Women Only: How Collegiate Social Settings Affect Political Engagement for Women”
  • “Plato on Punishment and Vice: A Modern Analysis of Ancient Dialogues Concerning the Practice of Punishment”
  • “Social Judgments: Beyond Stigma by Association”
  • “The Coming Vanguard: A Critical Perspective in Sayyid Qutb’s Theory of Jāhiliyya”
  • “NATO-Russia Relations Unleashed: Cooperation Through Compartmentalization”
  • “Broadening Diversity on the Bench: Voting Behavior and Panel Effects on the United States Court of Appeals”
  • “The Expat and the Negro Boy: A Comparative Study of Character Development in the Works of Hemingway and Hughes”
  • “Reimagining Racial Passing through Colson Whitehead’s The Intuitionist and Helen Oyeyemi’s Boy, Snow, Bird
  • “The Quest for Qualifications: Presidential Short Lists and the Dynamics of Selecting Supreme Court Justices, 1930-2005”
  • “Developing a Large-Scale Suppression Screen for Rescue of the Prm1∆ Mating Defect in Saccharomyces Cerevisiae”
  • “Early to Rise? The Influence of School Start Times on Adolescent Student Achievement in the Clark County School District, Nevada”
  • “Preaching to the Masses: A Practice in Politicking”
  • “Happiness and Compliments: How Altruism, Human Interaction, and Feedback Influence Our Moods”
  • “Policy vs. Practice: An Assessment of Federal Recommendations for Pregnant and Parenting Teen Programs in Schools”
  • “Philip Roth and the Myth of Inviolability: Understanding American Identity Through Case Studies of Narrative Theory”
  • “Twenty Years After the Dayton Accords: Ethnic Diversity, Institutional Fixes, and Local Public Goods Provision in Bosnia and Herzegovina”
  • “‘The Food Program is Fundamental to the Welfare of the Race’: The New England Kitchen, Women, and Food Science, 1890-1894”
  • “The Drama of the American Empire and the Art of Vertigo in Herman Melville’s Typee
  • “Myopic Justice: A Brief Intellectual History of Colorblind Law”