Undergraduate

For general information about research opportunities, see our Humanities Research page.
For examples of specific project types, see Independent Research, Honors Theses., or Undergraduate Research Symposia.

Alexander Catchings
Hilary Roseann Bowen
Danielle VonLehe
Melanya Materne
William Connor Smith
Mimi Cagaitan

Completed/published

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’ 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 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 Honors Theses 21st Century, American, Drama, Performance Studies
Hannah Bauermeister Degrees of Loneliness in 20th Century America Honors Theses 20th Century, American
Hannah Nguyen; Cyclicity in Natural Landscape: Its Clash with Human Civilizational Progress 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 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 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  Honors Theses British, Feminism and Feminist Theory
Tamar Leveson Reading Pregnancy as Liminality in Modernist British Fiction Honors Theses 20th Century, British, Feminism and Feminist Theory
Elise Stefanou.Demonic Liminality: Unsettling an Anthropological Concept Through the Work of Sylvia Wynter, 2018. 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. Honors Theses Performance Studies, Queer Studies, Sexuality
Jazzy Hothi. I am Here: Illuminating Black Women’s Resistances to Individualistic Notions of Self-Care“Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.”— Audre Lorde (1988, A Burst of Light)“We realize that the only people who care enough about us to work consistently for our liberation are us. Our politics evolve from a healthy love for ourselves, our sisters and our community which allows us to continue our struggle and work.”—The Combahee River Collective Statement (1977), 2018 Honors Theses African American, Feminism and Feminist Theory
Collin Sprenkle. Fly Fishing and the Female Form: Meditations and Investigations into the Corporeal Transformations Experienced in the River, 2018 Honors Theses Feminism and Feminist Theory, Gender

John ("Jack") Chelgren, Arista Burwell-Chen, Cali Kopczick, "Tutors' Self-Assessment as a Strategy for Making Work Emotionally Sustainable," 2015.

Symposia Pedagogy

John ("Jack") Chelgren, "The Anxious Lyric: Subjectivity and Politics in American Experimental Writing during the 1970s," 2015.

Symposia American, 20th Century

Hilary Bowen, "Dance with Horses," 2015.

Symposia Performance Studies

Charlie Jones, "Is the Swan Actually Dying?: Close-Reading Ballet for Detrimental Influences of Commercialization," 2015.

Symposia Critical 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.

Symposia Race and Ethnicity

Dandi Meng, "After All This Becomes Lit': Becoming and Performativity in Contemporary English-Language Native Poetry," 2015.

Symposia Language, Poetry and Poetics

Nicole Wright, "The Evolution of Native American Studies," 2015.

Symposia American Indian/Native American

Elizabeth ("Eliza") Wu, "American Mythology: The Intersection of Shakespeare and the Asian American Body Onstage," 2015.

Symposia American, Shakespeare, Asian American

Jinny Park, "The Ideal Soldier': Masculinity in the Military and Sexually Assaulted Female Soldiers," 2015.

Symposia Gender, Sexuality

Christina Bleu, Katherine Lee, "The Korean Lexicon," 2015

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.

Symposia Race and Ethnicity, Critical Race Theory

Danielle Gintz, "Re-Membering Time: Reimagining Deleuzian Memory through Literature and Theoretical Physics," 2015.

Symposia Literature

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