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College of Humanities and Social Sciences

 

This collection contains ETD documents from the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.

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  • Sargent, Katherine
    This thesis explores gender ideology, identity, and roles on the north coast of Peru. Utilizing a large dataset consisting of over one thousand individuals, statistical analysis was conducted to compare the prevalence of ...
  • Moss, Kathryn
    This thesis describes the history of the engagement between the discipline of anthropology, its ethical principles, and the U.S. military. This history reveals how the lack of a constructive engagement between anthropology ...
  • Midyette, Madeline
    This thesis employs a paleodemographic analysis of the series of burials at the Baum Site, in Currituck County, North Carolina. Although the nature of commingled secondary burials dictates the methods that can be applied ...
  • Pine 
    van der Heijden, Sean
    This thesis is a fictional novel about a week in the life of Alex Burkhart, who wakes up one morning in the middle of the Vermont wilderness, unsure of how she got there. Before she knows it, her summer after freshman year ...
  • Purdy, Rachel
    This thesis is an essay collection about how place shapes identity, while examining inherited trauma, using the lens of coffee and cafés in the Balkans.
  • McHale, Caely
    This thesis works in the language of the feminine body, the fertile landscape, and the recurring dream. In this dream world, the feminine body is at the center. We expand and create. We move with the ever-present poetic ...
  • Fritz, Tara
    Prospect Street (working title) tells the story of a girl named Mabel. At seven years old, she is abandoned by her mother on her grandparents’ doorstep. Failing to adjust to her new living situation, Mabel runs away into ...
  • Francis, Brianna
    Previous research addressing social networks and interactions has had a large focus on positive interactions, while fewer studies have examined the harmful impacts of negative social interactions on psychological well-being. ...
  • Davila, Lauren Taylor
    This thesis, titled Enclave Amplified, is a creative fiction novel following a 20-year old named Evie Garcia. My thesis is interesting as Evie is both our protagonist and also the major villain. Featuring flashbacks and ...
  • Snell, Lucy
    The results of all forms of skeletal trauma in a diachronic sequence of 3,100 skeletal individuals from Lambayeque, Peru present insight into social, political, ideological, and environmental changes in pre-Hispanic and ...
  • Puente-Lay, Sofia
    This thesis consists of a collection of short stories and concepts that explore cultural and generational navigation—within families, friend groups, intimates and strangers. The cultural background of many of the characters ...
  • LoPresto, Samuel M
    This study aims to understand the risk of mortality in relation to vertebral canal growth disruption at the Pueblo Bonito (AD 800-1200, n=47) and Hawikku (AD 1400- 1680, n=102) sites in the pre- and protohistoric American ...
  • Tunstall, Allison J
    This thesis explores the author’s childhood in the Midwest and how an environment shapes a person’s life, personality, and choices. A combination of researched and personal narratives on various experiences and historical ...
  • Tubbs, Juniper Noelle
    This thesis explores themes of mental health and identity through two key lenses: the internal, through subverted monster/creature tropes, and the external, with end of the world themed Americana. Both of these lenses ...
  • Brainland 
    Ramaiya, Jhanvi Chetan
    Welcome to Bongoland—the casual teasing name for Dar es Salaam, Tanzania that was born from colonial racism. It means brainland. When things occur in ways that do not benefit us, or in ways that can only be described as ...
  • Mitchell, Carol
    This thesis is a novel about a young woman growing up in Jamaica who loses her immediate family. Using a non-linear approach to the story-telling, the book shows how the events shape her life and how she picks up the ...
  • Mincks, Christian Michael
    Atlas Factorial is a metaphysical, episodic adventure novel loosely retelling the Greek myth of the Titan Atlas. Atlas, in this adaptation, has been floating for an eternity in the vacuum of space carrying the world upon ...
  • Kahn, Jennifer
    This thesis centers on the desire to find the middle-ground despite an intense attraction to extremes. In this collection of essays, the narrator describes growing up in Europe as an embassy brat before moving to suburban ...
  • Isaacs, Corey
    This thesis takes the form of a novel that follows an Iranian-American family living in Laurel, MD. After their son, Darren, is arrested on charges of making terroristic threats, the family begins to disintegrate, and the ...
  • Estes, Lindley
    Set in rural Southside Virginia, this thesis, a novel titled “Aural Oaks,” plumbs the depths of a community as it encounters change. It focuses on Savannah Vickers, whose quiet life is uprooted when her grandfather Rick ...

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