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For examples of specific project types, see Independent Research, Honors Theses., or Undergraduate Research Symposia.

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Author/Title Research Type Related Fields
Tristan Walde: Catching the Catcher in the Rye: Charles Taylor’s Ideal of Authenticity’s Attempt to Save Holden Caulfield from His Naïve Navigation of Modernity’s ‘loss of meaning’ Undergraduate, Honors Theses 20th Century, American
Nola Peshkin: Flowing with milk and honey: how the fertile powers of women and nature create patriarchal fear and the desire for control and commodification Undergraduate, Honors Theses 20th Century, Environment, Feminism and Feminist Theory, Women Writers
Ricky Spaulding:Really Really Real: Reality in Performance and the Hyperreal in the Plays of Annie Baker Undergraduate, Honors Theses 21st Century, American, Drama, Performance Studies
Hannah Bauermeister Degrees of Loneliness in 20th Century America Undergraduate, Honors Theses 20th Century, American
Hannah Nguyen; Cyclicity in Natural Landscape: Its Clash with Human Civilizational Progress Undergraduate, Honors Theses Environment
Lauren Davis: An Investigation of the Unique Ways Speculative Fiction Can Interrogate Systems of Power, Through an Analysis of N. K. Jemisin’s The Broken Earth Trilogy Undergraduate, Honors Theses Experimental, Science Fiction
Kavinila Rengaraju: The Flood of Flowers: An Exploration of the Effects of Western Capitalism on Identity Formation in the Colonized Woman Undergraduate, Honors Theses Feminism and Feminist Theory, Postcolonial
Leah Cantor: Stolen Autonomy and Futile Rebellion:  Deriving Power form the Oppression of Women Under the Declining British Empire  Undergraduate, Honors Theses British, Feminism and Feminist Theory
Tamar Leveson Reading Pregnancy as Liminality in Modernist British Fiction Undergraduate, Honors Theses 20th Century, British, Feminism and Feminist Theory
Cen Wei. Chinese International Students in American Colleges: Origin, Process, and Influence. 2018 Undergraduate, Honors Theses Culture
Collin Sprenkle. Fly Fishing and the Female Form: Meditations and Investigations into the Corporeal Transformations Experienced in the River. Undergraduate, Honors Theses Literary Criticism
Jazzy Hothi. "I am Here: Illuminating Black Women’s Resistances to Individualistic Notions of Self-Care," 2018. Undergraduate, Honors Theses African American, Feminism and Feminist Theory
Elise Stefanou.Demonic Liminality: Unsettling an Anthropological Concept Through the Work of Sylvia Wynter, 2018. Undergraduate, Honors Theses Anthropology, Culture, Indigenous
Sam Wooley. “We gon’ see the future first”: Subjection, Melancholy, and Queer Utopian Aesthetics in Frank Ocean’s Blonde, 2018. Undergraduate, Honors Theses Performance Studies, Queer Studies, Sexuality
John ("Jack") Chelgren, Arista Burwell-Chen, Cali Kopczick, "Tutors' Self-Assessment as a Strategy for Making Work Emotionally Sustainable," 2015. Undergraduate, Symposia Pedagogy
Jinny Park, "The Ideal Soldier': Masculinity in the Military and Sexually Assaulted Female Soldiers," 2015. Undergraduate, Symposia Gender, Sexuality
Christina Bleu, Katherine Lee, "The Korean Lexicon," 2015 Undergraduate, Symposia Linguistics, Language
Arista Burwell-Chen, "How to Be a Good Ally: A Guide to Dismantling Colorblindness, White Normativity, and Everyday Racism without Erasing Oppressed Voices," 2015. Undergraduate, Symposia Race and Ethnicity, Critical Race Theory
Emily Pierce, "A Qualitative Study of Teachers' Perspectives on Family Literacy Practices: Discovering the Outcomes for Literacy Learning of Children from Diverse Demographic Backgrounds," 2015. Undergraduate, Symposia Race and Ethnicity
Danielle Gintz, "Re-Membering Time: Reimagining Deleuzian Memory through Literature and Theoretical Physics," 2015. Undergraduate, Symposia Literature
Dandi Meng, "After All This Becomes Lit': Becoming and Performativity in Contemporary English-Language Native Poetry," 2015. Undergraduate, Symposia Language, Poetry and Poetics
Elizabeth ("Eliza") Wu, "American Mythology: The Intersection of Shakespeare and the Asian American Body Onstage," 2015. Undergraduate, Symposia American, Shakespeare, Asian American
John ("Jack") Chelgren, "The Anxious Lyric: Subjectivity and Politics in American Experimental Writing during the 1970s," 2015. Undergraduate, Symposia American, 20th Century
Hilary Bowen, "Dance with Horses," 2015. Undergraduate, Symposia Performance Studies
Charlie Jones, "Is the Swan Actually Dying?: Close-Reading Ballet for Detrimental Influences of Commercialization," 2015. Undergraduate, Symposia Critical Theory