2018 Thesis Titles

  • “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