2017 Thesis Titles

  • “The U.S. Film Exhibition Industry: A Theoretical Framework and Its Implications”
  • “Entropy of Binary Node Labels Given Noisy Edge Observations in Erdős-Rényi Graphs”
  • “Safeguarding American Patients: A National Regression Analysis and State-Focused Case Study of Health Insurance Coverage and Medical Bankruptcy”
  • “Taking the Aesthetic Stance Toward Mimetic Interactions: The Utility of Beauty in Computer-Driven Technology”
  • “One of Our Own: A Comparative Regional Analysis of Queer Latino Candidacy, Support, and Advocacy”
  • “(In)visible Imperialism: An Interdisciplinary Analysis of the Cultural Underpinnings of U.S. Foreign Policy in the Middle East, 1973 to Present”
  • “Healthy, Supported and Ready to Learn? A Look at the Relationship between Early Childhood Health, Parenting Quality, and School Readiness”
  • “Legislative Diplomacy: The Impact of Congressional Reform on the Role of Congress in Foreign Policy, 1970-2015”
  • “Speaking from the Hollers: An Ethnographic Study of Place and Generational Cultural Change”
  • “Confronting Unimaginable Horrors: The Pursuit of Justice and Challenges to Amnesty Policies in Argentina and Chile / Bringing Argentina’s ‘Dirty War’ Into Hemispheric Perspective”
  • “The Declassification of Documents Related to the United States’ Knowledge of Human Rights Violations”
  • “Marginally Genre-Savy: A Queer American Essay Assemblage”
  • “Can Community Mirroring Reform the Police? An Experimental Analysis”
  • “The Twilight of Power: Harold Macmillan, John F. Kennedy and the Limits of Postwar British Influence on American Foreign Policy”
  • “Paths to Polarization: The Development of Abortion Views in Two Generations of Elite American College Students”
  • “Grand Strategy in the Global War on Terrorism: An Assessment of Post-9/11 Civil-Military Relations in the Wars in Afghanistan and Iraq”
  • “‘Real Black Superstars’: Jesse Jackson and the Black Preacher in a Post-King World”
  • “Exhibiting Difference, Constructing Norms: Gender and the American Sideshow, 1829-1926”
  • “Educating the Elite: Examining the Role of Privilege within the Grandes Écoles and the Ivy League”
  • “‘Make the World Better’: The Rhetoric of Reform in the Women’s Journal
  • “Mothers of Brave New Worlds: In Search of Feminist Utopias Across a Century of Dystopian Fiction”
  • “Chasing Georgia”
  • “Torture by Another Name? The Bush Administration, Enhanced Interrogation Techniques, and the Problem of Dirty Hands”
  • “‘A Victory for Armenia’: Memory Laws and Denial of the Armenian Genocide in Europe”
  • “Mount Laurel Stories: Three Racial Liberals on Trial in 1972”
  • “‘Don’t Boo, Vote’: An Analysis of Political Participation in Response to Insulting Campaign Rhetoric”
  • “Talented Tenth: Narratives of Success and Notions of Group Uplift Among Black Students at Elite Universities”
  • “Beyond the Palm Trees: Depression and Diplomacy at the 1932 Los Angeles Olympics”
  • “Echo Chambers? Analyzing the Impact of Social Media on Political Polarization in the U.S.”
  • “How to Actually Drain the Swamp: Congressional Redistricting Through Independent Commissions”
  • “The Balancing Act of Campus Governance: Student Protest and Administrative Responses at the University of Wisconsin, 1965-70”
  • “In Earnest Travel: The Environment and Its Effects on Hemingway”
  • “‘Tell Them Everything’: Three Women Artists and the Northern Irish Conflict”
  • “The New Protected Class: An Analysis of Georgia’s and Mississippi’s Religious Exemption Laws”