Senior Thesis Archive

Class of 2021

 

Andrew Aoyama, “Family Matters: Spinning the Story of Tunisia’s Transnational Jihadists”

Che Applewhaite, “A New England Document: Proto-Cinematic Practice against Genocidal Acceptability”

Esteban Arellano, “Dancing in the Dark: The Burden of Liveness at G.G.’s Barnum Room”

Elijah Berlin, “‘A Symbol of Inexhaustible Potency’: A Cultural History of the American Credit Card, 1958-1974”

Martin Bernstein, “French Theory and American Liberalism”

Maggie Berry, “Starving for Approval: The Evolution of Disordered Eating Practices in Victorian England”

Anna Kate Cannon, “Toward Futures Free from Violence: Responses to Violence Against Indigenous Women and LGBTQ2S People in the United States”

Alexandra Chaidez, “Without Fear or Favor: The Evolution of American Journalism During World War I”

Ruva Chigwedere, "For Daughters of Ezili: A Meditation on Black Women, Subjectivity, and Romantic Love"

Yena Cho, “From GI Chocolate Bars To $13,000 a Week: The Spectacular Performances of the Kim Sisters on a Transnational Stage, 1954-1967”

Hannah Craig, “The Peace Wall Paradox: Trauma, Memory, and Social Healing in Belfast”

Jilly Cronin, “The Chicago Motive of the Magazine: Harriet Monroe, Carl Sandburg, and Ezra Pound in Poetry Magazine and in Chicago”

Mariana De Leon Dominguez, “Women and Children First – La Virgen de Guadalupe’s Role in Creating a Life-Affirming Mexican-Catholic Culture”

Ejayy De Vaughn, “Tactician, Theorist, and Trailblazer: Shirley Chisholm’s Black Power in Practice”

Hannah Drew, “Consuming Communism: Competing Visions for Post-Socialist Berlin, 1990-2010”

Hannah Fontaine, “Let Down by Legislation: Women’s Advocacy as a Response to State-Sponsored Violence in Guatemala”

Owen Foulkes, “‘Out of the Dust and Mire’: Settler Colonialism and City Planning in 1920s Tulsa”

Natalie Gale, “The Temporal Lens: Photographs and Settler Colonialism in Western Oregon Self-Determination Movements, 1972-1982”

Ava Hampton, “‘The Rich and Rare from Every Clime and Land’: Collecting and Display at the Peabody Academy of Science, 1868-1880”

Ciara Hervas, “Seeing Beyond the Binary: The Photographic Construction of Queer Identity in Interwar Paris and Berlin”

Alejandra Iglesias, “The Exotic Latina and the Good Neighbor: A Comparative Analysis of Media Representations of Latina Women and U.S.-Latin American Relations

Caitlin Jones, "Mediating a Feminist Stance in Pornography: Gloria Leonard at High Society"

Katherine Lempres, “Gendering La Resistenza: Representations of Female Resistance in Italian Cultural Memory, 1945-1997”

Ellie Loigman, “‘I Enjoy Being a Girl’: Phyllis Schlafly’s ‘Positive Woman’ and Anti-Feminist Influence”

Francesca Malatesta, “Birthed in the Culture of Slavery: Exploitation and Empowerment in Black Women’s Reproductive Health in Rural Alabama, 1808-1976”

Brian Mott, “All Roads Lead to České Budějovice”

Diana Myers, “Mater Matris Domini: Holy Motherhood and the Early Cult of St. Anne”

Katie Okumu, “Vast and Lonesome: Agrarian Activists and Reformers in the Twentieth Century United States”

Derek Onserio, “Comedy, Commentary, and Community: Exploring the Portrayal of Black Families in UPN’s Everybody Hates Chris

Emily Orr, “Marriage, Money, and the Specter of Miscegenation: Whiteness as Inheritance in 1930s American Fiction”

Larisa Owusu, “Iconic Market Women: The Unsung Heroines of Post-Colonial Ghana (1960s-1990s)”

Nina Pasquini, “‘Why Return?’: Fragmentation, Repetition, and Memory in the Works of Marguerite Duras and Assia Djebar”

Jamie Paterno Ostmann, “Scenes of Smoke and Scarlet: Cochineal and Tobacco in the Early Modern English Theater”

Dani Perez, “(In)Comunicadxs: Online Community Amid Barriers to Communication in the Venezuelan Diaspora”

Devonne Pitts, "Playwriting Is Not a Luxury: The Black Feminist Tradition of Dealing with Death on the American Stage"

Emily Romero Gonzalez, “‘Felons, Not Families’: The Construction of Immigrant Criminality in Obama-Era Policies and Discourses, 2011-2016”

Reade Rossman, “They Say Dominicans Can Do the Best Hair: Towards an Afro-Dominican History of the Beauty Salon”

Rachel Sadoff, “Terror, Trust, and T-2: How Science, Human Rights, and Chemical Weaponry Shaped U.S. Perceptions of the ‘Yellow Rain’ Controversy, 1975 – 1985”

Abigail Sage, “Lions, Tigers, and Bears: Masculinity, Queerness, and the Movement for Home Rule in British India, 1920-1940”

Melisa Santizo, “Marian Icons, Myths, and Memory: Virgen de Guadalupe Murals and Their Role in Identity Formation in Los Angeles”

Emily Shen, “A Dream Before the Dawn of the Digital Age? Finnegans Wake, Media, and Communications”

Marshall Sloane, “Between Techno-Tyranny and Techno-Utopia: Individualism and Information Amidst the Rise of Computer Culture”

Yasenimary Velazquez Carrasquillo, “A Son de Plena y Poesía: How Boricua Artists Expose and Resist Catastrophic Coloniality Through Music and Poetry”

Gabriel Wadford, “McLeod Plantation: An Examination of Space and Meaning”

Sarah Wexner, “Tillie Olsen and the Construction of a Proletarian Feminist Counter-Canon, 1970-1989”

Ming Li Wu, “Death, Dislocation, Dance: Theorizing Queer Floatiness Through Queer Latino Urbano Music Videos”

Senior Prizes 2021

Edward Chandler Cumming Prize

  • Andrew Aoyama, “Family Matters: Spinning the Story of Tunisia’s Transnational Jihadists”

Oliver-Dabney Senior Prize

  • Diana Myers, “Mater Matris Domini: Holy Motherhood and the Early Cult of St. Anne”

Barbara Miller Solomon Prize

  • Ciara Hervás, “Seeing Beyond the Binary: The Photographic Construction of Queer Identity in Interwar Paris and Berlin”
  • Katie Okumu, “Vast and Lonesome: Agrarian Activists and Reformers in the Twentieth Century United States”

Perry Miller Prize

  • Owen Foulkes, “‘Out of the Dust and Mire’: Settler Colonialism and City Planning in 1920s Tulsa”

David Rockefeller Center Prize

  • Mariana De Leon Dominguez, “Women and Children First – La Virgen de Guadalupe’s Role in Creating a Life-Affirming Mexican-Catholic Culture”

John Clive Prize

  • Jamie Paterno Ostmann, “Scenes of Smoke and Scarlet: Cochineal and Tobacco in the Early Modern English Theater”

Capstone Award for the best senior oral exam materials

  • Esteban Arellano

Thomas T. Hoopes Prize

  • Che Applewhaite, “A New England Document: Proto-Cinematic Practice against Genocidal Acceptability”
  • Elijah DeVaughn, “Tactician, Theorist, and Trailblazer: Shirley Chisholm’s Black Power in Practice”
  • Owen Foulkes, “‘Out of the Dust and Mire’: Settler Colonialism and City Planning in 1920s Tulsa”
  • Ciara Hervás, “Seeing Beyond the Binary: The Photographic Construction of Queer Identity in Interwar Paris and Berlin”
  • Larisa Owusu, “Iconic Market Women: The Unsung Heroines of Post-Colonial Ghana (1960s-1990s)”
  • Jamie Paterno Ostmann, “Scenes of Smoke and Scarlet: Cochineal and Tobacco in the Early Modern English Theater”

Bernhard Blume Prize

  • Ciara Hervás, “Seeing Beyond the Binary: The Photographic Construction of Queer Identity in Interwar Paris and Berlin”

Robert T. Coolidge Thesis Prize in Medieval Studies

  • Diana Myers, “Mater Matris Domini: Holy Motherhood and the Early Cult of St. Anne”

Susan Anthony Potter Prize

  • Jamie Paterno Ostmann, “Scenes of Smoke and Scarlet: Cochineal and Tobacco in the Early Modern English Theater”

Honorable Mention for the Eugene R. Cummings Senior Thesis Prize in LGBT Studies

  • Natalie Gale, “The Temporal Lens: Photographs and Settler Colonialism in Western Oregon Self-Determination Movements, 1972-1982”

Honorable Mention for the Senior Thesis Prize in Ethnicity, Migration, Rights

  • Anna Kate Cannon, "Toward Futures Free from Violence: Responses to Violence Against Indigenous Women and LGBTQ2S People in the United States"

Edward Eager Memorial Fund Prize for Poetry

  • Devonne Pitts

Cyrilly Abels Short Story Prize

  • Nina Pasquini, “Henry and Lydia”

Le Baron Russell Briggs Fiction Award

  • Nina Pasquini, "Coda"

Council Prize in Visual Arts

  • Dani Pérez

Robert Levin Prize in Musical Performance

  • Martin Bernstein

Jonathan Levy Award

  • Ruva Chigwedere

Robert E. Levi Prize

  • Abigail Sage

Visiting Committee Prize for Undergraduate Book Collecting

  • Devonne Pitts, “Reading Plays to Write Plays: A Collection of Black Dramatic Writing”
  • Ruva Chigwedere, “Ubuntu: A Look at the Women Who Raised Me”

Phi Beta Kappa

  • Andrew Aoyama
  • Ava Hampton
  • Ciara Hervás
  • Diana Myers