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Fall 2019 Dissertation Defenses


Shaunna Harrington
Department of History

“The American Colonial Education Project: Race, Citizenship & Schools in the Philippines, 1901-1916”
Advisor: Dr. Gretchen Heefner
November 14, 2019 | 12:30 pm | History Department Conference Room, 2nd floor of Meserve Hall

Joshua Laufer
Department of Public Policy and Urban Affairs

“Resilience Through Electric Microgrid Policy: Drivers, Democracy, and Learning”
Advisor: Professor Joan Fitzgerald
November 21, 2019 | 3:00 pm | 310R Renaissance Park

William Reed Quinn
Department of English

“Pauses in Production: Reader Activities in Magazine Culture, 1893–1922”
Advisor: Professor Carla Kaplan
November 21, 2019 | 3:00 pm | Curry Student Center 346

Edgar Orlando Benitez Salcedo
Department of Sociology

“Microcredit and Repayment in Colombia”
Advisor: Professor Liza Weinstein
December 3, 2019 | 10:00 am | 956 Renaissance Park

Summer Defenses


Behice Pehlivan
Department of Sociology and Anthropology

“The Uneasy Middle Class: Young Homeownership in Istanbul”
Advisor: Dr. Liza Weinstein
July 25th, 2019 | 10:00 am | 956 Renaissance Park

Sahar Mirzaee
Department of Public Policy and Urban Affairs

“Assessing Urban Resilience using Network Science and Data Mining”
Advisor: Dr. Matthias Ruth
July 25th, 2019 | 10:00 am | 310R Renaissance Park

Miguel Montalva Barba
Department of Sociology and Anthropology

“Narratives of Gentrification”
Advisor: Dr. Silvia Dominguez
July 30th, 2019 | 11:00 am | 956 Renaissance Park

Mark Gooley
Department of Economics

“Understanding Mortgage Choice”
Advisor: Alicia Sasser Modestino
July 31st, 2019 | 12:00 pm | 316 Lake Hall

He Wang
Department of Economics

“Three Essays in Applied Microeconomics: Topic in Industrial Organization and Health Economics”
Advisor: James Dana
August 7th, 2019 | 12:00 pm | 316 Lake Hall

 

Lauren Contorno
Department of Sociology and Anthropology

“Power, Agency, and Equity in Decarbonization: A Multi-Scalar Analysis of Just Transition Politics”
Advisor: Dr. Phil Brown
August 19th, 2019 | 10:00 am | 909 Renaissance Park

 

 

Past Defenses


Bridget Keown
Department of History

Title
“She is lost to time and place”: Women, War Trauma, and the First World War 

Advisors
Prof. Kirsten Bilas

Date, Time and Location
3 April 2019
9:30 am
206 Meserve Hall


Rachel Sederberg
Department of Economics

Title
Three Essays in Labor Economics 

Advisors
Prof. William Dickens and Prof. Robert Triest

Date, Time and Location
3 April 2019
2:00 pm
316 Lake Hall


 

Juheon Lee
Department of Political Science

Title
Social Capital In The Face Of Natural Hazards: Community Resilience, Post-Disaster Trust, And Disaster Preparedness In East Asian Societies 

Advisor
Prof. Daniel Aldrich

Date, Time and Location
8 April 2019
1:00 pm
310 Renaissance Park


Elizabeth Polcha
Department of English

Title
Redacting Desire: The Sexual Politics of Colonial Science in the Eighteenth-Century Atlantic World

Advisor
Prof. Elizabeth Maddock Dillon

Date, Time and Location
8 April 2019
3:00 pm
472 Holmes Hall – Barrs Room


Previous Defenses

Courtney Tan
Department of Political Science

Title
Building community resilience in public spaces: How online social media platforms and built structures for community activity are investments into our future

Advisor
Prof. Daniel Aldrich

Date, Time and Location
1 April 2019
1:00 pm
909 Renaissance Park


Kristin Rose
School of Criminology and Criminal Justice

Title
The Intersection of Cognitive-Behavioral Programming and Desistance Theories

Advisor
Prof. Natasha Frost

Date, Time and Location
1 April 2019
1:00 pm
310R Renaissance Park


Ngoc Ngo
Department of Economics

Title
Competition, Consumer Welfare and Policy Evaluation in Airline and Health Care Industries

Advisor
Prof. James Dana

Date, Time and Location
2 April 2019
11:45 am
316 Lake Hall


Joanna Fister
Department of Economics

Title
The Impact of Competition and Regulation on Broadband Internet Deployment in the Telecommunications Industry

Advisor
Prof. James Dana

Date, Time and Location
22 March 2019
8:00 am
316 Lake Hall


Aeshna Badruzzaman
Department of Political Science

Title
The Weight of the State: Balancing Acts of NGOs in Bangladesh

Advisor
Prof. Liza Weinstein

Date, Time and Location
25 March 2019
1:00 pm
310 Renaissance Park


Chelsea Farrell
School of Criminology and Criminal Justice

Title
Putting intersectionality into context: Extending our understanding of gender, race, and place to investigative police stops

Advisor
Prof. Gregory Zimmerman

Date, Time and Location
25 March 2019
1:00 pm
210B Renaissance Park


Sarah Payne
Department of English

Title
Women Writing Racelessness: Performativity and Racial Absence in Twentieth Century Women’s Writing

Advisor
Prof. Carla Kaplan

Date, Time and Location
27 March 2019
8:45 am
326 Holmes Hall


Richard Paulsen
Department of Economics

Title
Three Essays in Productivity and Earnings

Advisor
Prof. Mindy Marks

Date, Time and Location
28 March 2019
10:00 am
370 Dodge Hall


Sarah Faude
Department of Sociology and Anthropology

Title
The Road to Registration: Bureaucracy, Inequalities, and the Paradox of Compulsory Choice

Advisor
Prof. Steven Vallas

Date, Time and Location
29 March 2019
1:00 pm
909 Renaissance Park


 

Laura Proszak
Department of English

Title
Embodying, Producing, and Materializing Citizenship: A Rhetorical Education for Children of Immigrants at North Bennet Street Industrial School, 1880-1910

Advisor
Prof. Ellen Cushman

Date, Time and Location
29 March 2019
2:00 pm
400B Holmes Hall


Katharine Petrich
Department of Political Science

Title
The Resilient Terrorist: How Criminal Diversification Alters Group Longevity and Durability

Advisor
Prof. Max Abrahms

Date, Time and Location
1 March 2019
2:00 pm
909 Renaissance Park


 

Yingchan Zhang
Department of Sociology and Anthroplogy

Title
Transnational Migration and the Global Circulation of Talent

Advisor
Prof.  Liza Werinstein

Date, Time and Location
16 November 2018
10:00 am
956 Renaissance Park


Wallis Adams
Department of Sociology and Anthroplogy

Title
Recovery and Reentry: Professionalizing and Resisting Stigmas in Forensic Peer Support

Advisor
Prof.  Alisa Lincoln

Date, Time and Location
20 November 2018
3:30 pm
909 Renaissance Park


David DeCamp
Department of History

Title
The Elephant in the Room: Empire Animals, and Visual Culture in Interwar London

Advisor
Prof.  Heather Streets-Salter

Date, Time and Location
30 November 2018
10:00 am
206 Meserve Hall


Olivier J.-F. Schouteden
Department of History

Title
Impossible Indochina: Obstacles, Issues and Failures of French Colonial Exploration in Southeast Asia, 1862-1914

Advisor
Prof.  Laura Frader

Date, Time and Location
30 November 2018
12:00 noon
104G West Village


Russell S. Wolff
School of Criminology and Criminal Justice

Title
Under Construction: Exploring Partnership in Policing as a Contextualized, Organization-Level Approach

Advisor
Prof.  Jack R. Greene

Date, Time and Location
8 November 2018
1:00 pm
210B Renaissance Park


Hanchun Zhang
Department of Economics

Title
Essays in Applied Economics on Households Demand, Housing Supply and Airline Operational Performance

Advisor
Prof.  James Dana

Date, Time and Location
2 November 2018
11:45 am
316 Lake Hall


Joseph Mroszczyk
Department of Political Science

Title
Dying for a Reason: An Empirical Assessment of the Tactical Utility of Suicide Operations

Advisor
Prof.  Max Abrahms

Date, Time and Location
29 October 2018
12:00 noon (new time)
909 Renaissance Park



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Tracy Corley
School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs

Title
Constructing Blackwork: A Study of Evaluations and Illegal Work in Germany’s Skilled Trades and Artisan Crafts

Advisor
Prof.  Gavin Shatkin

Date, Time and Location
20 September 2018
2:00 pm
360S Renaissance Park


Mia Renauld
Department of Sociology and Anthropology

Title
Shaped by Chevron: Race, Responsibility, and Resistance in Richmond, CA

Advisor
Prof.  Phil Brown

Date, Time and Location
13 September 2018
11:30 am
909 Renaissance Park


Michael Gleba
School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs

Title
Making Zoning Alienable: A Property Rights Approach to Zoning, NIMBYism, and Urban Growth

Advisor
Prof.  Barry Bluestone

Date, Time and Location
23 August 2018
1:00 pm
360-S Renaissance Park


Masoud “Kasra” Ghorbaninejad
Department of English

Title
Re/Imagining Imperial Narratives: Shakespeare’s Histories, Safavid Shāhnāmahs, and Anglo-Persian Alliance Building, 1590s–1620s

Advisor
Prof.  Erika Boeckeler

Date, Time and Location
31 July 2018
10:00 am
400B Holmes Hall


Laura Siller
School of Criminology and Criminal Justice

Title
The Role of the Victim-Assailant Relationship in Sexual Assault Case Attrition

Advisor
Prof.  Kevin Drakulich

Date, Time and Location
25 July 2018
2:00 pm
310 Renaissance Park


Lisa Barao
School of Criminology and Criminal Justice 

Title
Examining Gendered Experiences in Policing: From Application to Retirement

Advisor
Prof.  Amy Farrell

Date, Time and Location
28 June 2018
11:00 am
310 Renaissance Park


Dania A. Dwyer
Department of English

Title
Writing Genres, Writing Resistance: Uptake, Action and Generic Dissent in Anglophone Caribbean Poetry

Advisor
Prof.  Mya Poe

Date, Time and Location
26 July 2018
12:30 pm
400B Holmes Hall


Steven Zane
School of Criminology and Criminal Justice 

Title
Disproportionate Minority Contact and Cumulative Disadvantage: Does the Impact of Race on Juvenile Court Outcomes Vary Across Macro-Social Context

Advisor
Prof.  Brandon Welsh

Date, Time and Location
28 June 2018
10:00 am
201-B Renaissance Park


Nicole Infanta Keller
Department of English

Title
Making Her Case: Gendered Evidence and Women’s Astronomical Writing of the Long Eighteenth Century

Advisor
Prof.  Nicole Aljoe

Date, Time and Location
9 July 2018
10:00 am
400B Holmes Hall


Lauren Richter
Department of Sociology and Anthropology

Title
Unseen Science: The Social Re-Discovery of Per- and Polyfluorinated Compounds

Advisor
Prof.  Phil Brown

Date, Time and Location
11 June 2018
12:00 noon
308 International Village


Jonathan D. Fitzgerald
Department of English

Title
Setting the Record Straight: Women Literary Journalists Writing Against the Mainstream

Advisor
Prof.  Ryan Cordell

Date, Time and Location
1 June 2018
12:00 noon
400B Holmes Hall


Ethel L. Mickey
Department of Sociology and Anthropology

Title
Networks of Exclusion in a Gendered Organization in the High-Tech Industry

Advisor
Prof.  Kathrin Zippel

Date, Time and Location
9 May 2018
4:00 p.m.
909 Renaissance Park


Akin Sefer
Department of History

Title
The Arsenal of Ottoman Modernity: Workers, Industry, and the State in Late Ottoman Istanbul

Advisor
Prof.  Ilham Khuri-Makdisi

Date, Time and Location
26 April 2018
10:00 am
206 Meserve Hall (Conference Room)


 

Benjamin Larsen
Department of Political Science

Title
Cities Take the Lead: LGBT Nondiscrimination Policy Adoption by Local Governments

Advisor
Prof.  Thomas Vicino

Date, Time and Location
12 April 2018
3:00 pm
956 Renaissance Park


Andrew Baranauskas
School of Criminology and Criminal Justice

Title
The Social Construction of Neighborhood Crime by the News Media

Advisor
Prof.  Kevin Drakulich

Date, Time and Location
12 April 2018
10:30 am
210B Renaissance Park


Kathryn Ruth Bloom
Department of English

Title
Arguing Their World: The Representation of Major Social and Cultural Issues in Edna Ferber’s and Fannie Hurst’s Fiction, 1910-1935

Advisor
Prof.  Lori Lefkovitz

Date, Time and Location
12 April 2018
12:00 noon
400B Holmes Hall


Anjuli Fahlberg
Department of Sociology and Anthropology

Title
Activism under Fire: Violence, poverty, and collective action in Rio de Janeiro

Advisor
Prof.  Liza Weinstein

Date, Time and Location
11 April 2018
3:00 pm
909 Renaissance Park


Jiming Tian
Department of Economics

Title
The Impact of Regulatory Changes and Mergers on Electricity Prices, Electricity Workers’ Wages, and Research And Development

Advisor
Prof.  John Kwoka

Date, Time and Location
11 April 2018
10:00 am
316 Lake Hall


Kevin G. Smith
Department of English

Title
(Re)Making/(Re)Marking: Genre and Markup in the
Writing Classroom

Advisor
Prof.  Chris Gallagher

Date, Time and Location
10 April 2018
3:30 pm
400B Holmes Hall


Nehan Naim
Department of Economics

Title
Essays in Industrial Organization of Energy, Environment, and Fish Markets

Advisor
Prof.  John Kwoka

Date, Time and Location
9 April 2018
3:00 pm
316 Lake Hall


Heather Falconer
Department of English

Title
Triple-binds and unintended consequences: Exploring scientific discursive identity development with three women of color

Advisor
Prof.  Neal Lerner

Date, Time and Location
26 March 2018
2:00 pm
400B Holmes Hall


Sidita Kushi
Department of Political Science

Title
Saving our Western Neighbors: How Regional Institutions and Conflict Perceptions Drive Humanitarian Military Interventions

Advisor
Prof.  Mai’a Cross

Date, Time and Location
28 March 2018
11:00 am
201-C Renaissance Park


Frank Addivinola
School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs

Title
The Effects of the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act of 2009 on Biopharmaceutical Research Development

Advisor
Prof.  Thomas Koenig

Date, Time and Location
28 March 2018
3:00 pm
360 Renaissance Park


Andrew Macpherson
Department of Political Science

Title
Electronic Surveillance as a Counterterrorism Tool: Is Technology A Viable Strategy?

Advisor
Prof.  Stephen Flynn

Date, Time and Location
3 April 2018
2:00 pm
956 Renaissance Park


 

 Shahram Haydari
School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs

Title
Copyright Law and Knowledge Creation: A Study of Copyright Term Length Impact on Knowledge Creation and Learning

Advisor
Prof.  Rory Smead

Date, Time and Location
14 March 2018
11:00 am
201C Renaissance Park


Pinshuo Wang
Department of Economics

Title
Three Essays in Applied Microeconomics

Advisor
Prof.  James Dana

Date, Time and Location
14 March 2018
10:00 am
316 Lake Hall


 

Pukar KC
Department of Economics

Title
Three Essays in Applied Economics

Advisor
Prof.  Steven A. Morrison

Date, Time and Location
13 March 2018
11:35 am
316 Lake Hall


 

Regina Kazyulina
Department of History

Title
“Socially Dangerous” Women: Accommodation, Collaboration, and Retribution in Soviet Ukraine, 1941-1945

Advisor
Prof.  Jeffrey Burds

Date, Time and Location
28 February 2018
10:30 am
206 Meserve Hall


Matthew Cohen
Department of Political Science

Title
Beyond Theory: Applying Empirical Evidence to Cyberspace Theories

Advisor
Prof.  Denise Gracia

Date, Time and Location
8 February 2018
2:30 pm
956 Renaissance Park


Sana Tannoury Karam
Department of History

Title
The Making of a Leftist Milieu: Anti-Colonialism, Anti-Fascism, and the Political Engagement of Intellectuals in Mandate Lebanon, 1920-1948

Advisor
Prof.  Ilham Khuri-Makdisi

Date, Time and Location
7 December 2017
11:00 am
206 Meserve Hall


Makeda Keegan
School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs

Title
Network Neutrality and Evolution of Internet Regulatory Policy in the United States

Advisor
Prof.  Christopher Bosso

Date, Time and Location
1 December 2017
11:00 am
360S Renaissance Park


 

Sarah E. Hastings
Department of English

Title
“Women are Words”: Marriage, Language, and the Production of “Woman” in Eighteenth-Century British Women’s Fiction

Advisor
Prof.  Nicole Aljoe

Date, Time and Location
1 December 2017
2:00 pm
400B Holmes Hall


 

Frederick A. Duah
School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs

Title
Origin of Development Policy and the Effect on Economic Growth: A Proposed Theory with Historical Grounding in South Korea and Tanzania

Advisor
Prof.  Alan Clayton-Matthews

Date, Time and Location
30 November 2017
12:30 pm
201C Renaissance Park


Michelle Comeau
School of Criminology and Criminal Justice

Title
Not Again: Repeat and Near Repeat Burglary in a Mid-Size City

Advisor
Prof.  Jack McDevitt

Date, Time and Location
20 November 2017
2:00 pm
301 Churchill Hall


Christopher Lynnly Hovey
Department of Sociology and Anthropology

Title
Faculty adoption of teaching innovations that promote diversity and student retention in undergraduate computing

Advisor
Prof. Thomas Koenig

Date, Time and Location
7 November 2017
10:00 am
201B Renaissance Park


Autumn L. Mathias
Department of Sociology and Anthropology

Title
Responding to Violence in the Homeland:  Identity and Transnational Activism within the Indian Christian Diaspora

Advisor
Prof. Liza Weinstein

Date, Time and Location
24 October 2017
3:00 pm
956 Renaissance Park


Margot Abels
Department of Sociology and Anthropology

Title
The Kindness Cure: A Critical Inquiry into Discourses of Bullying, School-Based Prevention Education and the Reproduction of Gender Inequality

Advisor
Prof. Alisa Lincoln

Date, Time and Location
20 September 2017
12:00 noon
956 Renaissance Park


Nakeisha Cody
Department of Sociology and Anthropology

Title
Transforming Inequality into Opportunity: Race, Gender, and the Making of Women Entrepreneurs

Advisor
Prof. Daniel Faber

Date, Time and Location
7 August 2017
10:00 a.m.
956 Renaissance Park


Tara Dixon
Department of History

Title
The Paradise Paradigm: Commodities and the Evolution of the Pacific World  

Advisor
Prof. Heather Streets Salter

Date, Time and Location
8 August 2017
11:00 a.m.
206 Meserve Hall


 

Robert Schleipman
School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs

Title
Health care providers facing persistent medication shortages: perspectives, processes, and policies for explicit rationing  

Advisor
Prof. Jeanine Mount

Date, Time and Location
20 July 2017
1:30 p.m.
201 Renaissance Park


 

 Asimina Ino Nikolopoulou
Department of English

Title
Senses and Sights of Dispossession: Contemporary Tales of the Black Diaspora and the Global South

Advisor
Prof. Elizabeth Maddock Dillon

Date, Time and Location
7 June 2017
1:00 p.m.
909 Renaissance Park


Paul Joyce
School of Criminology and Criminal Justice

Title
Street Gang Membership in Boston: A Life-Course Perspective

Advisor
Prof. Amy Farrell

Date, Time and Location
11 July 2017
1:00 p.m.
301 Churchill Hall


Firuzeh Shokooh Valle
Department of Sociology and Anthropology

Title
Dreaming the Future: The Gendered Technopolitics of Development

Advisor
Prof. Kathrin Zippel

Date, Time and Location
26 June 2017
1:30 p.m.
956 Renaissance Park


Erin Leigh Frymire
Department of English

Title
State Violence and the Rhetoric of Other People’s Bodies: Visibility, Empathy, Agency 

Advisor
Prof. Elizabeth C. Britt

Date, Time and Location
14 April 2017
3:30 p.m.
472 Holmes Hall (Barrs Room)


Dana Horton
Department of English

Title
12 Years a Slave-Master: Gender, Genre, and Race in Post-Neo-Slave Narratives

Advisor
Prof. Nicole Aljoe

Date, Time and Location
13 April 2017
9:30 a.m.
310 Renaissance Park


Matthew Williamson
Department of History

Title
The Networks of John Jay, 1745-1804: A Historical Network Analysis Experiment 

Advisor
Prof. William Fowler

Date, Time and Location
11 April 2017
1:45 p.m.
206 Meserve Hall


Ashley Veronica Reichelmann
Department of Sociology and Anthropology

Title
Threatened by Memory: White Americans’ Reactions to Representations of Slavery

Advisor
Prof. Matthew O. Hunt

Date, Time and Location
10 April 2017
1:00 p.m.
965 Renaissance Park


Frank Capogna
Department of English

Title
Beyond the Frame: Modernist Ekphrasis and Museum Politics

Advisor
Prof. Mary Loeffelholz

Date, Time and Location
10 April 2017
1:00 p.m.
400B Holmes Hall


Demetra Paparounas
School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs

Title
Empowering Cities: Assessing Municipal Capabilities for Business Attraction

Advisor
Prof. Barry Bluestone

Date, Time and Location
7 April 2017
10:00 a.m.
210B Renaissance Park


Meg Tarquinio
Department of English

Title
The Pleasure of the Intertext: Towards a Cognitive Poetics of Adaptation 

Advisor
Prof. Kathleen Kelly

Date, Time and Location
7 April 2017
2:00 p.m.
400B Holmes Hall


Abby Mullen
Department of History

Title
Good Neighbourhood with All”: Conflict and Cooperation in the First Barbary War, 1801-1805

Advisor
Prof. William Fowler

Date, Time and Location
4 April 2017
10:00 a.m.
206 Meserve Hall


George Williams
School of Criminology and Criminal Justice

Title
Resisting Burnout: Correctional Staff Spirituality and Resilience

Advisors
Prof. Jack McDevitt
Prof. Natasha Frost

Date, Time and Location
4 April 2017
11:00 a.m.
200 Churchill Hall


Lisa Granquist
School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs

Title
The capacity of local regulations and governance to facilitate coastal resilience in Massachusetts, and Erosion as Pollution: Economic and shoreline effects of coastal structures

Advisors
Prof. Peter Rosen
Prof. Alan Clayton-Matthews

Date, Time and Location
5 April 2017
1:00 p.m.
201C Renaissance Park


Jihoon Lee
Department of Economics

Title
Three Essays on Market Competition Effects on Firm Behavior, Performance and Risk

Advisor
Prof. James Dana

Date, Time and Location
3 April 2017
9:45 a.m.
316 Lake Hall


Michael Asaro
School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs

Title
Managing the impacts of commercial fisheries on the endangered North Atlantic right whale: A social-ecological systems approach

Advisor
Prof. Matthias Ruth

Date, Time and Location
3 April 2017
12:00 noon
201B Renaissance Park


Shahriar Sadighi
Department of Economics

Title
Essays in Empirical Labor Economics

Advisor
Prof. Sasser Modestino

Date, Time and Location
27 March 2017
12:00 noon
316 Lake Hall


Kathryn Templeton
Department of English

Title
The Radical Eye: Documentary Aesthetics in New Deal America

Advisor
Prof. Carla Kaplan

Date, Time and Location
22 March 2017
3:00 p.m.
270 Holmes Hall


Birzhan Batkeyev
Department of Economics

Title
Three Essays in Applied Economics

Advisor
Prof. John Kwoka

Date, Time and Location
23 March 2017
9:00 a.m.
316 Lake Hall


Rebecca Cudmore
School of Criminology and Criminal Justice

Title
The role of Cultural Variables in the Victimization-Delinquency Overlap among Latino Youth:  A General Strain Theory Perspective

Advisor
Prof. Carlos Cuevas

Date, Time and Location
15 March 2017
1:00 p.m.
301 Churchill Hall


Elizabeth Moore
Department of Political Science

Title
Transnational Actors and New Venture Creation: Examining Formal and Informal Entrepreneurship From an Interdisciplinary Perspective

Advisor
Prof. Thomas Vicino

Date, Time and Location
10 February 2017
10:30 a.m.
956 Renaissance Park


Liz Williams
Department of Sociology and Anthropology

Title
Doors Opening: An Analysis of Equity and Accessibility on Public Transportation Services in the United States

Advisor
Prof. Gordana Rabrenovic

Date, Time and Location
14 December 2016
10 a.m.
956 Renaissance Park


Lauren Kuryloski
Department of English

Title
Textual Deviants: Women, Madness, and Embodied Performance in Late Twentieth-Century American Literature and Photography

Advisor
Prof. Carla Kaplan

Date, Time and Location
7 December 2016
4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
472 Holmes Hall/Barrs Room


Ethan Whittet
Department of English

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Title
The Mass Production of Old New England

Advisor
Prof. Elizabeth Maddock Dillon

Date, Time and Location
30 November 2016
10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
310 Renaissance Park


James Sutherland
Department of Political Science

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Title
Municipal Institutions, Electoral System Designs, and Voter Turnout in Large American Cities

Advisor
Prof. William Mayer

Date, Time and Location
30 November 2016
3:00 p.m.
956 Renaissance Park


Kurt Ward
School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs

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Title
Exploring the Culture and Concerns of the Problem-Solving Court’s Workgroup in a Federal, Re-entry Drug Court and Its Impact on Public Policy: A Phenomenological Study

Advisor
Prof. Carlos A. Cuevas

Date, Time and Location
28 November 2016
11:30 a.m.
201B Renaissance Park


Monica Ortiz Esquinca
Department of Economics

Title
Welfare Impacts of Pension Para Adultos Mayores: Evidence from a Non-Experimental Evaluation English

Advisor
Prof. Bill Dickens

Date, Time and Location
18 November 2016
11:30 a.m.
316 Lake Hall


Victoria Schow
Department of Sociology and Anthropology

Title
The Local Political Incorporation of New Immigrants in Non-Traditional Gateways: A Case Study of Brockton, MA and Lowell, MA

Advisor
Prof. Silvia Dominguez

Date, Time and Location
11 November 2016
12:15 p.m.
956 Renaissance Park


Corina Medley
Department of Sociology and Anthropology

Title
Political Fantasies: A Sociological Analysis of Political Sexual Culture

Advisor
Prof. Michael Brown

Date, Time and Location
9 November 2016
5 to 7:00 p.m.
201B Renaissance Park