Senior Thesis Archive

Class of 2020

Class of 2020

Carlos Agredano, “Fotos y Recuerdos: A History of @Veteranas_and_Rucas and the Emergence of Latinx Instagram Archives”

Gavin Baker-Greene, “The Crescent Moon & Arawiyan Kingdoms: How Contemporary Arabian Fantasy Disrupts Preconceptions of the Arab World”

Sophie Barry, “‘Make America Fit Again!’: Superman #170 and the Rise of Youth Fitness Culture in Cold War America, 1953-1964”

Molly Baxter, “Dying for Change: Power and Social Change in Nineteenth-Century American Women’s Self-Elegy”

Aaron Bronfman, “Killing Monsters: Videoludic Narratives of Fatherhood in the Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Sofia Carvalho, “Women Like Her Cannot Be Contained: Representations of Black Women and Families in Beyoncé’s Lemonade

Christopher Chow, “Designing Dystopia: A History of Global Hong Kong, 1960-2020”

Keziah Clarke, “European Encounters and the Harem System: Contesting Claims of Respectability and Modernity in Nineteenth-Century Egypt”

Una Corbett, “‘Organize, Agitate, Educate’: Making Political Meaning of the American Women’s Suffrage Centennial”

Jensen Davis, “‘It’s Not Like Normal Women Can Have This Ass!’: A Cultural History of Liposuction in the U.S.”

Cahleb Derry, “The Category Is Love: Music and Representation in FX’s Pose

Lucy Devine, “Wise Women in the World of ‘Mad Men’: The Forgotten Story of Jean Wade Rindlaub and Early Female Advertising Executives”

Isabella Di Pietro, “‘Our Entire Future Was At Stake’: From Neo-Malthusian Environmentalism to Anti-Immigration Activism in the Cold War United States”

Eleonore Evans, “‘Medicine That Comes With the Grieving’: The Reconstruction and Revitalization of New Orleans Music Culture After Hurricane Katrina”

Simi Fajemisin, “A Literary Nation: Education Reform and Cultural Conceptions of Britishness, 1997-2015”

Bradlee Few, “Witnessing the Archive: Representations of Black Women’s Lynchings in 1910s Oklahoma”

Kristine Guillaume, “‘Revolution, George’: Examining Angela Y. Davis and George Jackson’s Dream of a Communist Revolution Through Prison Life-Writing”

Jamie Halper, “‘Imagination Joggers’: Women’s Fight to Eliminate Sex-Segregated Classified Advertisements from American Newspapers, 1964-1973”

Kiran Hampton, “Doing Quagmire: Representations of American State-Building in Iraq, 2003-2011”

Samantha Heavner, “‘One of the Laborers’: Girlhood, Work, and Media in the United States, 1840-1860”

Noah Houghton, “‘“Gone looking” for female Viking warriors’: Reimagining Viking Gender and Sexuality Through Michael Hirst’s Vikings

Gen Hu, “Made in the USA: The Cultural Production of China’s First Lady, Soong Mei Ling, in 1943”

Sunday Hull, “‘Elle se trouvait à la frontière’: Intercultural Identity Among French-educated Vietnamese Women in En s’écartant des ancêtres

Isaiah Johnson, “Thinking Through the Mixed Race Self: Identity Construction in American Mixed Race Memoirs of the 1990s”

Rachel Kahn, “Red Hot Mamas: Racialized Sexuality, Appropriation, and Queerness in the Music and Legacies of Ma Rainey and Sophie Tucker”

Joe Kerwin, “‘Out of Step With the World’: The Construction of Cultural Boundaries In the Early Years of Straight Edge, 1979-1983”

Kaylee Kim, “‘We Will Not Be Barred!’: The Feminist Campaign Against Men-Only Bars and Restaurants”

Noah Knopf, “‘Bodies Upon the Gears of the Machine’: The Protest of Disabled Vietnam Veterans”

Caroline Kristof, “Tensions That Shaped Public Education: Bronson Alcott, Horace Mann, and American Truths”

Anna Kuritzkes, “Out of Sight, Out of Mind, Out of Space, Out of Pocket: Outsourcing Juvenile Imprisonment in the Age of Mass Incarceration, California 1974-1988”

Juliana Lamy, “Rape and Masculine Reconstructions in the U.S. Occupation of Haiti (1915-1934)”

Derek Lee, “Remembering the Anglo-Soviet Invasion of Iran: The Politics of Writing Savushun and My Uncle Napoleon

Hannah Lemmons, “‘We’ll Find a Way to Heaven’: Aestheticizing Futurity in Janelle Monáe’s Dirty Computer

Charles Levene, “Metaphysical Meltdown: An Intellectual Prehistory of Psychedelia in the Transatlantic World”

Fiona Lewis, “Downhome Darlings: Women’s Changing Place in Country Music”

John Lim, “Entering an Immeasurable Space: Knowing and Representing the New York City Tenement House, 1900-1923”

McKinley Lovett, “The French Fragrance Empire: Orientalist Origins of Luxury Beauty Marketing”

Bobby Malley, “‘He Needs a New Belt’: Queerness, Homonationalism, and the Racial and Sexual Dimensions of Passing in Israeli Cinema”

Elizabeth Mann, “‘The Crown of Our Education System’: Authority and Assimilation at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1870-1915”

Erin McCarthy, “Reclaiming the Spanish Narrative: Post-Franco Accounts of the Spanish Civil War”

Hillary Mclauchlin, “State of the Art: Contemporary Chinese Art in the Age of Surveillance”

Cecilia Nunez, “‘Como Arenitas Haciendo Una Playa’: Photography and Afro-Mexican Activism from the 1980s to 2019”

Shane O’Donoghue, “Jim Thorpe’s Celebrity Subversion: The Limits of Indigenous Representation in Creating His Post-Athletic Legacy”

Kenneth Palmer, “In the Name of the Dark Millions: Langston Hughes in Soviet Central Asia”

Isabel Parkey, “‘The Right to Tell All Stories’: Copyright Law, National Development, and the Management of Folklore in Ghana”

Jeannie Regidor, “Narrative Activism: Interrogating, Subverting, and Reclaiming Stories of U.S. Migrant Detention”

Anne Rosenblatt, “The Politics of Couture: High Fashion as a Tool of Resistance and Renewal in France, 1940-1947”

Daniel Rosenblatt, “‘Déjame Que Te Cante Yo También’: Constructing Working-Class Puerto Rican Identity in New York City, 1917-1936”

Kieran Shaw, “Centering Individual Agency Within the ‘Long Civil Rights Movement’: Earl Louis Brown as Pragmatic Activist in Depression-Era Harlem”

Eliya Smith, “‘What Am I Going to Do With All This Power?’: Dramatizations of Girlhood on the American Stage, 1934-1977”

Grant Stone, “The Gable of Our Stable: The Change, Function and Significance of Donald Duck’s Character from 1934-1945”

Alexandra Summa, “Corn Nationalism: Exhibiting Mythologies of ‘America’s Crop’ 1887-1918’

Skylar-Bree Takyi, "Blackgirljuju: An Animated Series"

Rebecca Thau, “‘French’ Theory?: The Intellectual Reverberations of Hélène Cixous’ Juiféminité

Olivia Thurman Rivera, “Yuri Grigorovich and the Great Russian Ballet Tradition”

Alex Timerman, “Exhumed: Democratizing Sites of Memory in Modern Spain”

Jeremy Tsai, “My Brief and Wonderous Life as a Blood Elf Mage: Creating a Queer Counterpublic in World of Warcraft”

Laura Veira-Ramirez, “‘Almost Perfect’: The Cleansing and Erasure of Documented and Queer Identities Through Performance of Model Families and Citizenship”

Julius Wade, “A Reflection on the Direction, Design, and Performance of Terminal Hip: American Dream in High Definition”

Michael Won, “Reclaiming an Identity: Campus Leftism and Reaganite Conservatism in the Stanford Canon Debates”

Changie Yuri, “On AR Monsters and Queer Possibilities: Playing Pokemon Go and Zombies, Run!”

Molly Zeme, “Recognition and Voice in the Postcolonial Feminist Sphere: Warsan Shire on Womanhood and Historical Trauma”

Senior Prizes 2020

Edward Chandler Cumming Prize

  • Rebecca Thau, “‘French’ Theory?: The Intellectual Reverberations of Hélène Cixous’ Juiféminité"

Barbara Miller Solomon Prize

  • Una Corbett, “‘Organize, Agitate, Educate’: Making Political Meaning of the American Women’s Suffrage Centennial”
  • Daniel Rosenblatt, “‘Déjame Que Te Cante Yo También’: Constructing Working-Class Puerto Rican Identity in New York City, 1917-1936”

Oliver-Dabney Senior Prize

  • Isabel Parkey, “‘The Right to Tell All Stories’: Copyright Law, National Development, and the Management of Folklore in Ghana”

Perry Miller Prize

  • Bradlee Few, “Witnessing the Archive: Representations of Black Women’s Lynchings in 1910s Oklahoma”
  • Anna Kuritzkes, “Out of Sight, Out of Mind, Out of Space, Out of Pocket: Outsourcing Juvenile Imprisonment in the Age of Mass Incarceration, California 1974-1988”

David Rockefeller Center Prize

  • Juliana Lamy, “Rape and Masculine Reconstructions in the U.S. Occupation of Haiti (1915-1934)”

John Clive Prize

  • Simi Fajemisin, “A Literary Nation: Education Reform and Cultural Conceptions of Britishness, 1997-2015”

Capstone Award for the best senior oral exam materials

  • Carlos Agredano

Thomas T. Hoopes Prize

  • Una Corbett, “‘Organize, Agitate, Educate’: Making Political Meaning of the American Women’s Suffrage Centennial”
  • Jamie Halper, “‘Imagination Joggers’: Women’s Fight to Eliminate Sex-Segregated Classified Advertisements from American Newspapers, 1964-1973”
  • Hillary Mclauchlin, “State of the Art: Contemporary Chinese Art in the Age of Surveillance”
  • Daniel Rosenblatt, “‘Déjame Que Te Cante Yo También’: Constructing Working-Class Puerto Rican Identity in New York City, 1917-1936” 

Joan Morthland Hutchins Thesis Prize

  • Daniel Rosenblatt, “‘Déjame Que Te Cante Yo También’: Constructing Working-Class Puerto Rican Identity in New York City, 1917-1936” 

Dorothy Hicks Lee Prize

  • Kristine Guillaume, “‘Revolution, George’: Examining Angela Y. Davis and George Jackson’s Dream of a Communist Revolution Through Prison Life-Writing”

Alain LeRoy Locke Prize for Academic Excellence

  • Kristine Guillaume, “‘Revolution, George’: Examining Angela Y. Davis and George Jackson’s Dream of a Communist Revolution Through Prison Life-Writing”

Swapna Dev Thesis Prize

  • Isabel Parkey, “‘The Right to Tell All Stories’: Copyright Law, National Development, and the Management of Folklore in Ghana”

Senior Thesis Prize in Ethnicity, Migration, Rights

  • Daniel Rosenblatt, “‘Déjame Que Te Cante Yo También’: Constructing Working-Class Puerto Rican Identity in New York City, 1917-1936” 

Gordon Parks Foundation Essay Prize

  • Cecilia Nunez, “Exhibiting Blackness: Museums and Societal Visibility”

Cyrilly Abels Short Story Prize

  • Jensen Davis, “With Jeremy Kofman”

Lee Patrick Award in Drama

  • Skylar-Bree Takyi

Jonathan Levy Award

  • Julius Wade

Phi Beta Kappa

  • Una Corbett
  • Anna Kuritzkes
  • Isabel Parkey
  • Daniel Rosenblatt
  • Rebecca Thau