Recent Senior Theses
* denotes theses that were awarded honors
Sean Deveney: Messages from the Underground: An Analysis of Album Covers and Skate Videos from the Punk Rock and Skateboarding Subcultures
Julie Foong: Adjusting to the Second Home: Transnational Migration of Filipino Women to Singapore
Kimani Keaton: Oppression and Empowerment: How Black Millennial Women Navigate the Gray Area in Contemporary Mainstream Gangsta Rap
Michele Metcalf: Managing Microaggressions: The Effects of Raced and Gendered MicroAggressions on Black Student Experience at Dickinson College
*Sara Tyberg: Entitlement and Anguish: An Analysis of Masculinity and Misogyny in American School Shootings
Sarah Archer-Days: Chocolate Vanilla Swirl: Exploring Race and Gender Representations on Orange is the New Black
Rebecca Feldman: The Right Reason: Understanding the Roles of Altruism and Institutional Encouragement in Student Volunteerism
Jessica Libowitz: Blog All About It: Black Girl Nerd’s Use of Blogging to Combat Structural Oppression Online
Catherin Turvey: An Archipelago of Riches: The Incompatibility of the Salmon Farming Industry with the Traditional Values and Culture of Chiloé, Chile
Noorjahan Akbar: Out of the Margins: Afghan Women's Quest for Equality through Songs
Bairy Diakite: Expected Oppression: An Investigation Into the Practices and Policies of the DC Metropolitan Police
Chawin Reilly: Stains of Stigma: Understanding Tattoos through the Lived Experiences of Students at Dickinson College
Kayla Reisman: Jews By Choice: The Salience of Jewish Identity For Dickinson College
*Carrie Vereide: A Student Body of Global Citizens? International Students’ Perceptions and Experiences of Race on Dickinson’s Campus
*Michele St. Julien: In Our Own Eyes, Through Our Own Voices: Deconstructing the Silence surrounding Systemic Sexual Violence and Black/African American Women
Mary Ann (Mae) Eggers, "The Success(?)ful Black Man: Depictions of Black Masculinity online through the humor of the 'Successful Black Man' Internet meme"
Jordan Haferbier, "Narratives of El Calaboz, Texas: Subjugated Histories and Personhoods in a Border Community"
Chantal Menashe, "Surviving in a Rigged Game: The Wire, Masculinity, and the American Dream"
Hector Meza, "The Posse Experience: A Qualitative Exploration of Posses Foundation Scholars's Experience on Dickinson College's Campus"
Oscar Monge, "An Empowering Student Community in the Environmental Studies and Environmental Science Department: Case Study in Dickinson College"
*Giovania (G) Tiarachristie, "Race, Class, and Food Justice in South Allison Hill: A Call for Cultural Competency and Conflict Mediation in Revitalization for Low-Income and Diverse Communities"
Megan Campos, “Bridging the Gap? : Examining the Accumulation of Cultural Capital and Identity Formation Process of Biracial Individuals at Dickinson College”
E.J. Duff, “Only Fags and Dykes Wear Leather: Conceptualizations of Masculinity and Femininity within Queer Identity”
*Colin Macfarlane, “The New Racial Wealth Chasm: Asian, Hispanic and African American Wealth Inequality in the Twenty-First Century”
Ana Rader, “Who's got the power? Analyzing women's agency & governmental agendas through a case study of Cuba, the United States, the Ladies in White and the Federation of Cuban Women”
Caitlin Ruggeri, “Chronic Oppression: The Lived Experience Of HIV/AIDS Stigma In a Racialized Society”
Katelyn Taylor, “Facebook Confessions: A Qualitative Analysis of Social Media”
Leslie Ward. “How Does One’s Race and Class Affect Their Likelihood of Suffering from Depression or Committing Suicide? A Contemporary Durkheimian Analysis on the ‘Moral Constitution of Society’”
Chelsea Cannon, “The Skinny on Social Class as a Determining Factor in the Body Image Debate: A Qualitative Study at Dickinson College”
Airlia Choyce, “Bisexual Burdens: Individuals with Nonexclusive Attractions Creating Authentic Identities”
*Hannah Farda, “Societies at War, the Sexes at Peace”
Sarah Hayes, “In Hope and in Resettlement: Iraqi Migration to the United States”
Bryn McNamee-Tweed, “Condemned to Act: How Understanding Sexuality And Inequality Can Enhance HIV Prevention Efforts In The United States And Uganda”
*Margaret O’Brien, “Elite Colleges or Colleges for the Elite? A Qualitative Analysis of Dickinson Students’ Perceptions of Privilege”
Ashley Kerri Peel, “Echoes of Herstory: Voices of Women of Color at Dickinson College”
Elizabeth Sick, “The New Sexual Revolution? How Women Navigate Hooking-up, Power, and Violence at Dickinson College”
Anthony Albanese, “The ‘Illegal’ and Deportable Migrant Farmworker: Analyzing the Role of Anti-immigrant Discourse in Maintaining Structures of Oppression”
*Hilary E. Collins, “Negotiating Identities Within Contemporary American Society: Women of the South Asian Indian Community of Central Pennsylvania”
*Melissa L. Moreland, “‘You Think You’re Better Than Me?’ Symbolic Violence and Upward Mobility: Working-Class Students at Dickinson College Go Back Home”
Katie N. Mosher, “Muslim Women in the Netherlands and the United States: Virginity and Identity Formation”
*Manuel Saralegui, “The Revolution Will Not Be Represented: From the Bolivarian Revolution to the Critique of Social Theory”
*Gabriela Uassouf, “Valuing their Voices: HIV/AIDS Activists in an Era of Professionalization and Public Apathy”
Anna Valiante, “Through the Lens of Liberation: The Successes of Paulo Freire’s Liberation Pedagogy in the Fight for Social Justice”
Kristen Walker, “Interweaving Practical and Strategic Interests: Women’s Empowerment through Social Movements in Latin America”
Katherine Wood, “Violence and Evil in Modern Musical Theater: ‘Who Says That Murder’s Not an Art?”