Africana Studies

  • William Bennett, Abolishing the Commodification of the Black Athlete
  • William Budington, Confronting the NFL and White Intimidation/Black Bodies and the Social Justice Movement

American Studies

  • Kathryn Kearney, Women Breaking Barriers in the American Jazz Industry


  • Karina Becerra, “Too” Mexican For Success
  • Jayne Fraser, Wellness and College Students: The Intricacies of Seeking Healthcare
  • Maya Funada ’23, Make Japan Great Again: An Emerging Class of Transnational Youths and Their Yaritaikoto for “Social Good”
  • Mahi Ghia, This Self-Conscious Fraternity that I Live With: The Role of Influence in Creating Social Intimacy
  • Sam Greenhouse, Feeding the Hamily: An Ethnography of Dining Work at Hamilton College
  • Alexis Jamaica, Latinx Mental Health and Wellness in a Collegiate Environment
  • Lila Kirchhoff, The Role of Social Distance in Student Volunteering: Hamilton and its Community Partners
  • Rachel Lee, “Peak Straight Culture:” School Uniforms, Gender, and Agency in an Elite Singaporean Junior College
  • Nina Lissarrague, Ambivalence in Early Adulthood: How Middle-Class American College Students Navigate Money and Identity in their Aspirations for Independence in a Debt Economy
  • Nicole Rodriguez ’23, Resisting Hamilton Expectations: A Post-Structuralist Analysis of COVID-19 and POC at a PWI
  • Cherry (Huarui) Zhang ’23, Work, Work, Work, and Fun, Fun, Fun: The Making of Collegiate Fun


  • Liz Arnold, Identity and Communities of Practice in Bronze Age Transylvanian Ceramics
  • Kayley Boddy, A Provenance Study of Egyptian Shabtis at the Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art
  • Aidan Leahey, Geoarchaeological Analysis of Cemetery Construction in Early Bronze Age Transylvania
  • Isabella Roselli, The Organization and Tools of Domestic Food Preparation at the Tilcajete Sites Oaxaca, Mexico
  • Nandini Subramaniam, Funerary Body Modifications: Bone Histologies of Early Bronze Age Transylvania
  • Emily Walker, Changing Relationships Between the Mortuary Treatment of Children and Adults in the Valley of Oaxaca in the Formative and Classic Periods


Class of 2022 Senior Art Thesis Show

“Closing Remarks,” on display from May 5 through May 21, 2022, at the Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art. Artwork includes photography, painting, sculpture, video, and prints.

Exhibiting seniors: Emma Berry, Katrina Colby, Erin Ebert, Sarah Ferdinand, Claire Goldstein, Jesse Gross, Chengzuo Guo, Charlotte Guterman, Malik Irish, Madeline Lawson, Ngoc Le, Satchel McLaughlin, Valeria Ruiz, Eliana Silk, Chad Varney, and Piper Williams.

Art History

  • Aimee Booth, Notes on Fine Line: A Reading of Camp in Harry Styles’ Album
  • Bella Bote, Cultivating Empire: Botany and the Designs of William Morris
  • Alina Bulazel, “The Greatest Monstrosity in America:” The Eisenhower Executive Office Building
  • Carolina Conzelman, Light and Spirituality in James Turrell’s Roden Crater
  • Grace Halligan, Marcel Breuer’s Wassily Chair: From Bauhaus to Pinterest
  • Ivy Huang, Art on Art? Defining Reflexivity in Conceptual Art
  • Sophia Lewis, Optical Vibrations: Jesus Rafael Soto’s Jai Alai Series
  • Lydia McGinn, Anatomy as Ideology: Vaginal Hell Mouths in Medieval Christian Europe
  • Jane Taylor, Defining “American:” A Historiography of American Art History
  • Emily Walker, Le Danse Macabre: Changing Medieval Views of the Care and Death of Children
  • Piper Williams, Molding Domesticity: Valentine Schlegel’s Plaster Cheminées

Asian Studies

  • Jesus Valdez ’23, Learning with Manga: Japanese Honorific Speech

Biochemistry/Molecular Biology

  • Eva Abel, Synthesis of BRD9876 Analogs for Multiple Myeloma treatment
  • Joel Adade, Functionalization of Novel Pyridinium Salt using a Photoredox Catalysis Approach
  • SJ Bennett, Exploring CENP-C’s Interactions with Other Kinetochore Proteins in Zea Mays by Building a Custom Kinetochore Database Using Several Model Systems.
  • RJ Corba, Why Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Predicts Amyloidosis
  • Addie Dumm, (Im)Perfectly Palindromic: The Role of DNA Palindromes in Regulating Gene Expression
  • Kate Jankowski, Investigating Glycogen Dynamics in Tetrahymena thermophile
  • Crystal Lin, Investigating the Role of CwlD-GerS Complex in Clostridioides Difficile Peptidoglycan Spore Formation
  • Shelby McVey, Rebuilding Ab10 Meiotic Drive System from Model Organism Zea Mays in Budding Yeast
  • Jillian Rhodes, SleB & CwlJ: Protein Expression and Germination of Bacillus Spores in vitro
  • Makayla Spicer, Chemical Analysis of North American Propolis and its Anti- parasitic Affects of Nosema ceranae
  • Maurice Tang, Fe(II)- and 2OG-dependent oxygenases in Pantocin A Biosynthesis
  • CW Welch, The Effects of Oxygen Conditions following Mild Traumatic Brain Injury in Drosophila
  • Yunxiao Zheng, Reversing the Hostile Relationship: Testing the effect of light on secondary chemicals of Rhamnus cathartica and Lonicera maackii for potential


  • Kiana Arcayena, Occurrence and distribution of invasive jumping worms on the Hamilton College campus
  • Eleanor Arnold and Elliott Tirbaso, Understanding the role of p38MAPK in anoxic tolerant Trachemys scripta
  • Lea Barros, Rebuilding Zea mays Ab10 meiotic drive system in budding yeast using the Trkin kinesin
  • Alexa Bosco, Selective enrichment of extracellular electron shuttle producing bacteria via a novel loop-flow incubator
  • Kendall Boxe, Traumatic brain injury and the role of Draper
  • Jeffrey Bush, The response of American Crow white blood cells to infectious disease
  • Isaiah Covert, A feasibility study for population studies of invertebrates from turloughs, ephemeral lakes in the west of Ireland
  • Annie Danielson, Associations between personality and disease in American crows
  • Ellie Demaree, Testing the role of transcription factor binding sites as pioneer factor binding sites
  • Maia Disbrow, Limitations of human facial recognition in American crows
  • Erin Ebert, Putting more keyhole limpets on the map: phylogeny and biogeography of Indo-Pacific specimens of the genus Diodora (Gastropoda, Fissurellidae)
  • Nicholas Fabrizio, Sulfur-organomineralization in sulfur-oxidizing biofilms of Green Lake
  • Sophia Ficarro, Mapping genealogy in Saunders’ peonies through genomic markers
  • Catherine Gambino, Distribution and Invasion Patterns of Amynthas species and Their Effects on Soil Chemistry in Hamilton College's Temperate Forests
  • Aliaksandr Halouchenka, Seed Predation within Bison Wallows at a Restored Tallgrass Prairie
  • Rebecca Ingber, An investigation of how the chromosomal passenger complex and RanGTP effect meiotic spindle fiber assembly in Zea mays
  • Samantha Kapphahn, The effects of oxygen conditions on recovery following mild traumatic brain injury in Drosophila
  • Francesca Lanni, The effect of capsaicin coatings on seed predation of Fagus grandifolia
  • Michael LaPorte, Deer herbivory as a biotic filter for climate-driven range shifts of northeastern tree species
  • Karen Liu, Expression of enzymes involved in the glyoxalate cycle, glycogenolysis, and glycogen synthesis pathways in Tetrahymena thermophila
  • Jacob Losardo and Alexandra Marenco, The effects of Akti-1/2 in the anoxic brain of Trachemys scripta
  • Avery Lum, Effect of electrode potential on nanowire network formation in Shewanella oneidensis MR-1 wild-type and FAD exporter deficient mutant strains
  • Gustave Mahler, Tri-trophic interactions and the impact of apex predator absence on reforestation
  • Dylan Morse, Invasive earthworms – a phylogeographic analysis of Amynthas spp. populations on the Hamilton College campus
  • Katherine Neilsen, Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) contamination effects on oxidative stress of snapping turtles
  • Katie Novak, The impact of dose-dependent lead toxicity on oogenesis and fecundity in Drosophila melanogaster
  • Desiree Pico, Exploring carbon resource processing in Tetrahymena thermophila
  • Laura Radulescu, Investigating the role of MIS12 and identifying novel kinetochore proteins in Zea Mays
  • Krithika Ravishankar, Investigating the potential use of Cremophor to dissolve hydrophobic substances
  • Pablo Reina-Gonzalez, Examining the effects of lead (Pb) exposure on circadian rhythm and behavior in Drosophila melanogaster
  • Hector Rivera, Investigating the protein composition of food vacuoles in Tetrahymena thermophila using magnetic nanoparticles
  • Rebecca Rosen, Snowfall and soil temperature’s effects on plant growth in various habitats
  • Corey Rundquist, Isolation and analysis of electroactive microbial communities in meromictic Green Lake
  • Emnet Sisay, Investigation of Patient-Provider Communication and Relationships with Youth Sickle Cell Disease Patients
  • Elizabeth Storey, The effects of stress on cognition in the American Crow
  • Jane Taylor, The Hypocrite’s Oath: Cortisol-induced Epigenetic Changes as a Candidate for Disproportionate Rates of Hypertension in Black Americans
  • Christopher Victor, Extending the “Mozart Effect” by Assessing the Concentration of Brain Derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF) in Hippocampal Tissue of Postnatal Rats
  • Madeleine Wallace, Effects of four pathogens on sickness behavior and cognition in wild American crows
  • Marjorie Wang, Functional dissection of the regulatory region of Orthodenticle in Drosophila melanogaster


  • Audrey Battiste, Progress Towards Metallopolymers as Active Materials in Redox Flow Batteries
  • Sami Brown, Fe(II)-2OG-dependent oxygenases in the biosynthesis of Pantocin A
  • Josephine Chong Foo Yuen, Norbornene-Based Polymer Coatings as Potential Metal-Capture Technique
  • Ben Grummon, Using Lanthanide Benzenetricarboxylate Salts to Produce Color-Tunable Luminescence
  • Nate Keyes, Generation of Tunable ROMP Polymers for Enhancement of CO2 Reduction Catalysis
  • Colin Lawler, Immobilized Ruthenium Electrocatalysts for OER
  • Tashi Lhamu, Lanthanide Metal-Organic Frameworks as Luminescent Sensors
  • Kate Peinkoffer, Photochemistry of π-Extended Ruthenium Complexes for Use in Photodynamic Therapy
  • Heather Roeder, Environmentally Friendly Photocatalytic Radical Allylation Reactions
  • Jake Ryan and Caleb Phelan, Progress Towards a Total Synthesis of Marine Natural Product Pestaloxazine A
  • Gavin Schaefer-Hood, Synthesis of Cell-Penetrating Peptide/Photosisitizer Copolymers for Improving Cellular Uptake of Photodynamic Therapy Agents
  • Brady Slinger, Novel Radical Allylation Reactions using Morita-Baylis-Hillman Adducts
  • Allanah Wood, A Novel Photoredox-Catalyzed Radical Allylation Reaction Using 4CzIPN


  • Crystal Lin, Conflict Between Traditional Chinese Medicine and Western Medicine in China: The Case of the Nobel Laureate Tu Youyou
  • Tianzi Lin, Ip Man 2 (2010): The Making of a National Hero Through Film
  • Rachel Lu, Wage Laborers in a Capitalist Society: Fatalism and Morality in Lao She’s Rickshaw Boy
  • Corey Rundquist, Investigating the Discontinuation of Harmful Asian Stereotypes in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (2021)
  • Joseph West, Analyzing the Relationship Between Hong Kong and Mainland China Through Made in Hong Kong (1996) and Ten Years (2015)
  • Maria Zapata, A Comparison of Teaching Methods between China and Great Britain: The Case of Are Our Kids Tough Enough? Chinese School (2015)

Cinema and Media Studies

  • Yenesis Alvarez, Fight for Freedom (film)
  • Devin Mendelson, prepared a pre-performance text and slide show for the Chicago premiere of WE ARE HERE: Songs of the Holocaust
  • Maria Medina, It never ends, it never starts, I say goodbye in the dark and Better Soon (video poems)
  • Christopher Tolan, Characterization through Feminist Modernization of Costumes in Anne Washburn’s 10 out of 12 (PowerPoint presentation)
  • Myranda Tristant, Papo (film)


Classical Languages
  • Casey Brown, An Ancient Psychology Reader for the Intermediate-Level Student
  • Jacob Hane, Racialized Gender in Nonnus’ Dionysiaca
  • Caly Liss, Comparing Translations of Petronius’ Satyricon to Inform the Teaching of Ancient Mediterranean Sexuality
  • Kate Miller, Heroines and Harridans: Virago Figures in Roman Literature
Classical Studies
  • Kayley Boddy, An Anthropological Reconsideration of the Textual and Archaeological Evidence for Tattooing in the Ancient Mediterranean
  • Fred Romero ’23, Coins of Oppression: The Role of Athenian Currency in the Formation of a United Greek Identity

Computer Science

  • Lucas Barusek, Ian Nduhiu, Carter Steckbeck, and Blake Wintermute, A System for Debugging the Foucault Pendulum
  • Will Bresnahan, Preston Comer, and Matthew Dioguardi, Automated Collection and Display of Weather Station Data
  • James Cho, Justin Marler, and Danny Noenickx, Engineering Tools for Economics Simulations
  • Jack Kaffenbarger, Griffin Perry, Kenny Talarico, Gwen Urbanczyk, and Adam Valencia, Objectively Measuring Name Pronunciation Difficulty
  • Josef Komissar, Maddy LaPoint, Quinn Voboril, and Miles Wyner, Semi-Automated Criteria Checking for Phi Beta Kappa

Creative Writing

  • Rosario Alarcon, Between the Apartment Walls
  • Kayla Beardslee, Broken Record
  • Anna Botticello, The Sisterhood Trilogy
  • Eugene Ho, Unfortunate Gods
  • Matthew Jackmauh, Creative Writing Poetry Thesis
  • Eun Seo (Kat) Kim, Figure Undefined: A Personal Look at the Lesbian Vampire
  • Clare (Caly) Liss, Moss Trap
  • Andrew Little, Collected Stories
  • Nicholas Lyon, Grown Under Glass
  • Jahmali Matthews, Divine Bloodline of Mine
  • Devin Mendelson, Short Story Collection
  • Kimberly Ramirez, Collected Stories
  • Myranda Tristant, Razor Sharp
  • Connor Vincent, Foundations
  • Dave Yi, Collected Stories

Dance and Movement Studies

  • Fabiola Alvarez, choreography, The Paradigm Shift
  • Jackson Bedward, (Inter)action
  • Lóri Fejes, The Danced Day
  • Kate Miller, Arachne
  • Toscana Ogihara, choreography, Discrete Junctures
  • Marjorie Wang, performance, Grand Pas de Deux from Le Corsaire


Honors presentations
  • James Argo, Institutional Endowments and Student Outcomes at Bachelor’s Colleges
  • Lucas Barusek, Does International Trade Increase Technology?
  • James Cho, The Effect of Minimum Wage on Crime through the Mechanism of Labor Force Participation
  • Dan Comey, Financial Literacy and the Global Financial Crisis: An Analysis of Elderly Americans
  • Jackson Davenport, The Effects of State Medical Marijuana Policies on Mental Health
  • Jenn Fleming, A Comparison of Speculative Asset Price Bubbles
  • Jack Habeeb, Payday Lending and Alternative Financial Services in an Age of Fintech
  • Lucy Hamann, The Great Recession’s Impact on College Graduate Earnings: Does Generation Status Matter?
  • Christopher Inkiow, The Impact of State Higher Education Funding Cuts During the Great Recession
  • Mukund Jayaram, The Impact of Nutrition Programs on Young Children’s Health in India
  • Carina Krusell, Kids Are Going Back to School After Covid-19, But Are Mothers Going Back to Work?
  • Taron Kui, Comparing the Performance of Cross-section and Time-series Factor Models during Global Financial Crises
  • Weihan Lin, Supporting Aging Parents in China: Gendered Upstream Transfer in Response to Marriage Gifts and Parental Income
  • Tony Liu ’23, The Effects of Central Bank Digital Currency News on Cryptocurrency Markets
  • Matt LoPresti ’23, The Gendered Impacts of COVID-19 on Single-Parent Weekly Income in the United States
  • Ethan Loring, Welfare Policy and Long-Term Immigrant Outcomes
  • Paul Malone, Alternative Working Arrangements before the Covid-19 Pandemic: Job Satisfaction with Time and Location Flexibility
  • Justin Marler, The Long-term Impact on Job Tasks of Graduating from College in a Bad Economy
  • Eric Miller ’23, Insult to Injury: The Causal Effect of Unemployment on Mental Health
  • Emily Moy, The Impact of Free College Policies on Postsecondary Education Accessibility
  • Daniel Noenickx, Can’t Take the A Train: Public Transportation Closures and Employment
  • Bennett Otten, The Effects of Rental Subsidies on Housing Stock
  • Avani Pugazhendhi, Impact of Source of Income Anti-Discrimination Laws on Housing Quality
  • Sana Salimi, Employment in Low-Skilled Jobs Causes a Reduction in Well-being: Evidence from Europe
  • Jacob Smith, Abnormal Returns from the Investments of U.S. Senators and Spouses
  • Eleanor Struthers, Higher Education Endowments and the Effect on Admissions Selectivity
  • Tessa Wrigley, Income and Life Satisfaction: The Influence of Country Characteristics
  • Fan Xiang, The Impact of Racially Biased Police Violence on Civilian Police Reporting
  • Lingli Zou, Mental Health and Access to Dental Care Services

Environmental Studies

  • Clare Barbato, The “wild west” of carbon offsets: Farmer perspectives on carbon markets incentivizing soil carbon sequestration
  • Ian Bernstein, Renewable Energy Procurement: Assessing the Popularity of Community Choice Aggregation
  • Kristen Bitsberger, The ecological effects of Delta Dam and Delta Reservoir on the Mohawk River
  • Sophie Boorstin, Community-Level Perceptions of and Social Barriers to Increased Utility-Scale Solar Development
  • Andrew Court, Large Land Owners’ Opinions and Perceptions of Flooding and Flood Management Techniques in Clinton and Kirkland, New York
  • Ben Given, Perceptions of the Future of Electric Vehicles in Central New York
  • Charlie Guterman, Clinton Community Flood Mapping: Qualitative and Spatial Representations of Flooding Effects on Clinton Residents
  • Sarah Gyurina, We’re staying put: How place attachment builds wildfire resilience in Sonoma County
  • Carson Halabi, Maximizing Soil Carbon: Land Use Scenarios for Hamilton’s Forested, Agricultural and Open Lands
  • Lilia Harlan, The Hamilton College Reservoir Forest: Recommendations for Land Management
  • Madison Hurtgen, Community Perceptions of Flooding in Clinton & Kirkland
  • Liss Jobe, Agolin Ruminant: Farming for the Future
  • Jason Kauppila, Creating and Analyzing a Locally Informed Precipitation Dataset for Central New York
  • Clara Kohrman, Examining Attitudes Towards Local Public Transportation in Oneida and Madison Counties
  • Zoe Krevlin, An evaluation of New York State public health department action against increased Lyme disease prevalence in the face of climate change
  • Maddie Lawson, The Farmer's Dilemma: Choices in Today's Agricultural System
  • Nina Merz, Individual sustainability motivators: Lessons from an Ecovillage perspective
  • Avery Morgan, If There’s a Will, Is there a Whey? Barriers to sustainable technologies, conservation programs and alternative business practices on small-to-medium-sized dairy farms
  • Qian Ren ’23, Rethinking environment: Race, space, and Chinatown
  • Andrea Shipton, Analyzing Public Opinion on Climate Action Along Partisan Lines in Oneida and Madison Counties of New York
  • Sean Storr, Fields to Forests: Examining Land Cover Changes in the St. Mary’s Brook Watershed
  • Gab Venne, Perspectives and decision-making about the future of unmanaged agricultural lands
  • Anna Villamil, Rotational Grazing and its Effects on Soil Carbon in Central New York

French and Francophone Studies

  • Elizabeth Atherton, La satire (indé)niable ? : Les réponses critiques à Mayotte Capécia et Bessora
  • Kate Biedermann, « Une paire d’aliénés » : la pression d’être française et le processus de désaliénation dans les oeuvres autobiographiques de Maryse Condé et Gisèle Pineau
  • Josephine Chong Foo Yuen, Un thème, deux styles : Les conflit intergénérationnels selon Roger Martin du Gard et Nathalie Sarraute
    (One Theme, Two Styles: Intergenerational Conflicts in Roger Martin du Gard and Nathalie Sarraute’s Fictions)
  • Eliza Jones, Les femmes noireset le spectacle en France : de Sarah Bartmann à Noire n’est pas mon métier
  • Lydia McGinn, L’identité relationnelle: Définir le soi et l’autre par l'art
  • Alex Nemeth, L'illusion de l’he´roi¨sme dans les repre´sentations fictives de la premie`re guerre mondiale : Voyage au bout de la nuit, Thomas l'imposteur et La vie et rien d'autre
    (Heroism as an Illusion in WWI Fictions: Voyage au bout de la nuit, Thomas l'imposteur et La vie et rien d'autre)
  • Emma Mae Regan, La positionnalité et les expériences des femmes de couleur dans les banlieues parisiennes
  • Hector Rivera, Paroles contre actes: l’altérité et l’identité immigrée chimérique en France
  • Madeleine Wallace, Naturalisation consciente ou inconsciente de l’infériorité des femmes dans Les belles images et King Kong théorie.
    (Conscious or Unconscious “Naturalisation” of Women’s Lower Status in Simone de Beauvoir’s Les belles images and Virginie Despente’s King Kong théorie)


  • Nasheley Boursiquot, The Relationship Between Nitrate and Phosphate Concentrations and Land Use in Streams in Three Drainage Basins, Oneida County, New York
  • William Bresnahan, Methods for Automated Mapping of Geologic Features in the Western Desert, Egypt
  • Sarah Chapman, The Effects of Climate Change on Extreme Tropical Cyclone Impacts on Florida
  • Katrina Colby, Using Paleosols to Determine Paleoclimate and Paleoenvironment in the Turkana Basin, Kenya, from 1.9-1.4 Ma
  • Bria Dox, Variations in Phenocryst Compositions of Basaltic Andesites from the Sand Mountain Volcanic Field, Oregon, USA
  • Keeley Duran, Identifying Predation Traces on Gastropod Fossils from the Ocklawaha and Wakulla River Systems of Florida
  • Aidan Leahey, Correlating Locations of Historic Brothertown Indian Cemeteries with Glacial Landforms Mapped Using LiDAR DEMs, Southern Oneida County, NY
  • Conner O’Reilly, Integrating Outcrop and Subsurface Data to Assess the Plio-Pleistocene in the Northwest Turkana Basin (Kenya)
  • Erin Pimentel, Previously Unrecognized Submarine Mass Transport Deposits in Limestones of the Eocene Dungul Formation, Western Desert, Egypt
  • Sarah Scheuritzel, Examining Groundwater-Surface Water Interaction in Big Creek, Waterville, NY
  • Luke Thomas Zaelke, Spatial and Geochemical Variations in Diabase Dikes on Marshall Island, Swans Island, and Frenchboro, Maine

German Studies

  • Hauken Washington, Ost-West Zwitterkinder”: Identitätsbildung zwischen ideologischen Binärsystemen nach 1990 in Jana Hensels Zonenkinder
    (“Ost-West Zwitterkinder”: Forming Identity Between Ideological Binaries Post-1990 in Jana Hensel’s Zonenkinder)
  • Gregory Duke, “Weder wie ein Mädchen noch wie ein Junge”: Die Flüssigkeit des Fremdsprachenlernens und Genders in Yoko Tawadas Überseezungen
    (“Weder wie ein Mädchen noch wie ein Junge”: The Fluidity of Foreign Language Learning and Gender in Yoko Tawada’s Überseezungen)


Honors presentations
  • Samantha Besca, Sex Work or Trafficking?: A Feminist Analysis of Prosecutorial Policy and Consent in the Human Trafficking Intervention Courts
  • Melanie Geller, Free Speech Debates: Synthesizing Liberal and Progressive Speech Norms for Higher Education and Liberal Democracy
  • Miranda Harrigan, The Impact of Polarization on County Level Outcomes in the 2012 and 20166 United States
  • Tommy Keith, From Psychopathology to the Logic of Collective Action: Changing conceptions of Rationality in American Social Science
  • Brooke Kessler, Power, Privacy, and the “Reasonable Person”: A Feminist Critique of Fourth Amendment Jurisprudence
  • Peri Kessler, Women Against Abortion: How White Conservative Women’s Ideology Transformed Abortion Politics, 1973-1980
  • Edward (Patrick) McDermott, Industry Organization and Contention: Analyzing Collective Actions in Chinese Food Delivery and Garment Workers

Hispanic Studies

Honors projects
  • Tomás Alvárez-Pérez, Representaciones de disidentes gays en filmes cubanos: reivindicamiento mediante cambios en dinámicas de poder
  • Sarah Bargamian, La representación de la inmigración en la ficción: el género, idioma y sueño americano en la zona de contacto
  • Sarah Jane Bennett, (Ir)respetabilidad, comunidad y representación en relatos trans del Cono Sur contemporáneo
  • Desiree Pico, Repensando la religión y la masculinidad en Down These Mean Streets e …y no se lo tragó la tierra: un abordamiento “interétnico”
  • Anyi Rescalvo, “¿Qué assimilated?”: La aculturación en la obra de Judith Ortiz Cofer
  • Jillian Rhodes, Grandes expectativas: la debilidad reproductiva y la maternidad
  • Ana Sevilla, Memoria, identidad y trauma en el cine sobre la dictadura argentina de 1976 - 1983: Un análisis de Cautiva (2003) y Los rubios (2003)


  • Luis Francisco Colli Leon, Assimilation and Ethnic Resistance: How German and Scot-Irish Immigrants Assimilated into the Early American Republic.
  • William Taigue Fullerton-Meaney, Strike Three: How the Racial Integration of Baseball Pushed the Negro Baseball Leagues into a Total Collapse
  • George Lemmon, Conversos Assassins: Pedro Arbués and the Crippling of the Aragonese New Christians
  • Caitlyn Smith ’23, The Nobility of Suffering: An Analysis of Ancient Pagan Influences on Early Christian Martyrdom
  • Nathan Ward, “The Engineers of the Human Soul:” Folklore, Poetry, and the Creation of a New Soviet Identity, 1934-1941
  • Henry Zuckerberg, Capital, Thought, and the Public Good: Charles Flint and the Consolidation of Corporate America
Honors presentations
  • Elizabeth Atherton, Forgotten Knowledge: Abortifacients and Food Commodities from Colonial Latin America
  • Kate Biedermann, Scented Secrets: Perfumes and Cures in the Scientific Revolution
  • Duncan Freeman, Defining a Sacred Space: The Relationship Between People of Richmond, Virginia and the Monument of Robert E. Lee
  • Joseph Han, Devadasi: Normativity and the Modern State
  • John Keirouz, The Imperial Expression of Power: Place and Space in the Medieval Mediterranean

Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Eli Best, Senior Project Album (an acoustic album of original pop music)
  • Courtney Connerly, I am Rich: A Virtual Reality Exploration of Metavalue Through the Lens of Non-Fungible Tokens
  • Emmett Erickson, A Virtual Pilgrimage: Exploring Our Sense of Place and Feeling in Virtual Reality
  • Michaela Murdock, SciKids Network
  • Graham Nielsen, “Neuromarketing”: Design’s Influence on Consumer Mood and Price Perception
Interdisciplinary Studies in Digital Arts & Media Production
  • Ryan Mayhan, short film, Delivery
Interdisciplinary Studies in Italian Literature, History, and Culture
  • Davis Steller, Lectura Dantis – Understanding a Hamilton Education


  • Annie Danielson, The many deaths of Mademba Diop: an analysis of conflict within the mutual spaces that traditionalists and colonial-supporters inhabit.
  • Lucille Kline, The Destruction of Vicarious Imagination: Rudy as a Sacrificial Lamb for Bloom’s Womanhood in Ulysses
  • Yingtong Peng, James Joyce as an Existential Psychologist: Leopold Bloom’s Death Anxiety in Ulysses
  • Sage Tzamouranis, Constructing the Enemy: “Playing the Savage” in At Night all Blood is Black and Season of Migration
  • Kelcie Zarle, The “Self,” the “Other,” and Other Dualities: How Colonization is Disabling to Identity in Tayeb Salih’s Novel Season of Migration to the North
Honors presentations
  • Sam Dils, Expansion and Progress: Walt Whitman’s Visions and Revisions of American Prosperity
  • Gregory Duke, Violent Archetypes: Hegemonic Masculinity in The Piano Teacher and Hurricane Season
  • Clara Kohrman, Arthur Once and Future: Death, Disunity, and Disjunctive Temporalities in The Awntyrs off Arthure
  • Rachel Lu, Not Like the Other Girls: Coming-of-Age Narratives for Tomboys in Carson McCullers’ The Heart is a Lonely Hunter and Karen Russell’s Swamplandia!
  • Garret Lualdi, Imperfect Mirror: Affect, ethics, and homage in E.M. Forster’s Howards End and Zadie Smith’s On Beauty.
  • Ally Millar, The Triumph of an Ethic of Care in Matthew Lewis’ The Monk
  • Jack Sullivan, The War and The Road: Revisiting Ernest Hemingway and Jack Kerouac in an Age of Evolved Masculinity
  • Samantha Tassillo, Technologies of Disalienation: Forming a Social-Organic Consciousness in The Dispossessed and Beyond.
  • Audrey Wallace, On Renaissance Merchants and Cyberpunk Androids: Fantasies of Empathetic Capitalism and Scapegoating the Religious Other.

Mathematics and Statistics

Honors projects
  • Anthony Christiana, Psyquandle Coloring Quivers
  • Josef Komissar, The Algebra of Stuck Knots
  • Madison LaPoint, Finding a Solution to the Cluster Editing Problem with Integer Linear Programming
  • Sidney Molnar, Numerical Integration Techniques for Experimentation


  • Jin Hee Lee, Opera and the Enlightenment: Analyzing Gender and Manipulation in the Operas of Puccini and Mozart
  • Olivia Seymour, Death in the Life of Herbert Howells
Honors projects in music composition
  • Anthony Christiana, Three Pieces for Dance, compositions for dance embedding mathematical structures, artificial intelligence, and traditional compositional practice. Written with dance major Toscana Ogihara.
  • George Herrera Ortiz, Slippin’ Into You, a concept album of original music that uses a different music genre — alternative prog rock, pop funk, orchestral instrumental, pop ballad, latin flamenco rock, piano quartet with spoken poetry, and jazz rock — for each “stage” in a romantic relationship.
  • Andrew Little, call me when you get here, an album of original compositions produced for a variety of genres, ranging from folk to dark pop to hip hop.
  • Nick Rubino, Original Productions Featuring Prototype Electronic Instruments, an album of original compositions for custom electronic instruments.
Honors theses in music composition
  • Ethan McDevitt, There Are No Devils in Oneida County, a concept album of original acoustic and electronic compositions highlighting themes of identity, grief, and forgiveness.
  • Julian Snyder, Dissolution, an album of seven original songs using both recorded and synthesized elements.


  • Matthew Anderson and Preston Perez, Spatial and Functional Characterization of Tyramine β-Hydroxylase-related Protein in Drosophila
  • Sarah Bargamian, Exercise and Anti-inflammatory Treatment for Anxiety and Depression in Rats
  • Mya Berretta ’23, Understanding the Coach-Athlete Dynamic through Attachment Theory and Behavior
  • Hannah Blake, Anxiety and Physiology of Social Exclusion
  • Casey Brown, Will Silencing the mPFC-LHb Neural Pathway Alleviate Depression-Like Symptoms in Rats?
  • Kaylee Davis, The effect of sleep on social stress
  • Victoria Dunn, Melatonin Is More Than a Sleeping Drug, A Potential Treatment for Opioid Addiction
  • Dianne-Lee Ferguson, Does Neural Inactivation of the Rat mPFC-LHb Pathway Rescue Stress-Induced Depression?
  • Katina Gardilcic, PACAP: A Potential PTSD Treatment for Maladaptive Fearful Responses in an Animal Model
  • Miryam Gilfix, Connecting after Social Pain: Exploring Social Exclusion and Rejection as Predictors of Multidimensional Empathy Levels
  • Molly Healy, Adenosine Mediated Survival in Anoxia Tolerant Trachemys scripta: An Examination of Spontaneous Field Potentials in the Corte
  • Olyvia Jasset, Oxytocin: A Potential Treatment for Ketamine­lnduced Social Avoidant Behavior
  • Sarya Khandare, Traumatic Brain Injury and Tau Mediated Neurodegeneration
  • Karly Leiman, “Must be Love on the Brain” The Neuroscience Behind the Relationship Between Stress, Sexual Activity, and Arousal
  • Jonathan Lofgren, Exercise as a Treatment for the Depressogenic Effects of Stress in Rats
  • Jason Ma, The Effects of Probiotics on Mental and Physical Health
  • Toscana Ogihara, Examining the Role of Adenosine and Extracellular-Regulated Kinases via Spontaneous Field Potentials in Anoxia Tolerant Trachemys scripta
  • Michael Peebles, Scene, but Not Noticed
  • Adam Peng, Does Left-Hand Practice Make Your Right Hand Forget?
  • Madison Sakheim, Loss of Mirol-Dependent Mitochondrial Dynamics Disrupts the Generation and Migration of Neurons During Brain Development
  • Tatie Summers, Investigating the Effects of Early Life Stress and Antibiotic Treatment on Morphine-Induced Withdrawal Behaviors
  • Sage Tzamouranis, Does Action Video Game Play Accelerate Birdsong Learning?
  • Matt Zielezienski, The Impact of Observed Uncertainty on Pain & Pain Habituation


  • Tatum Barclay, The Hypocrisy of American Exceptionalism and American Cognitive Dissonance
  • Isaac Dagley ’23, Self-Esteem Within Hierarchically Constructed Identities
  • Heather Devlin, On Justice: An Argument for Justice’s New Virtue Ethical Framework
  • Carolyn Gevinski, Fictional Worlds, Narrative Empathy, and Altruism: Does reading fiction make us better people?
  • Anna Goula, A Dialogue on The Relationship Between The Mind and The Body
  • Ivy Huang, The Problem of Arbitrary Stopping Point in Dialectical Foundationalism and Dialectical Egalitarianism
  • Eliza Jones, Credibility Excess as Epistemic Injustice
  • David Jordan, Happy and Black in America?
  • Benjamin Leit, Expanding the Domain of Philosophy: Nirvana’s Nevermind
  • Nicholas Osarenren ’23, Antipoverty: A Rawlsian Justification for Universal Basic Income
  • Orlando Paz, Philosophy is for Everyone
  • Josten Perez, The Margins of Morality: Mapping the Obligations of Insurrection
  • Alexandra Rebordo, Mindfulness and Self-Expression as Explorations of Identity
  • Elise Michelle Wilson, For Shame, For Shame! Uncovering Shame as a Moral Response
  • Remi Zhou, Is the Idea of Moral Considerability Practically Parsable?


  • James Adler, Examining Current Imaging and Domain Sizes of P3HT:PCBM Organic Photovoltaics
  • Caitlyn Altermatt, An Astrophotometric Observation of Exoplanet Candidate TIC 284206913.01
  • Will Braun, Modified Newtonian Dynamics on Solar System Scales: An Examination of Breakthrough Starshot Trajectories
  • William Crane-Morris, LEED I-V Analysis of Crystalline Silica on a Ruthenium Substrate
  • Matt Dioguardi, Magnetic Rayleigh-Taylor Bubble Disruptions and Their Effect on the Magnetic Field in a Black Hole Accretion Disk Simulation
  • Connor Feldman, Creating a Gradiometer to Measure the Uniformity of Magnetic Fields
  • Max Hanrahan, Analysis of Magnetic Rayleigh-Taylor Instability and its Effect on Angular Momentum Transport in a Black Hole Accretion Disk
  • Matt Jankowski, Building a Compact Magnetic Field Gradiometer
  • Ethan McDevitt, Modified Newtonian Dynamics Analysis of Orbital Clustering in Kuiper Belt Objects
  • Will McGonigle, Construction of a 2-Dimensional Rail System for Mapping Magnetic Fields
  • Sydney Molnar, Optimization of the Shielded Solenoid Used for Helium-3 Neutron Spin Filtration in vSANS
  • Claire Montague, The Effects of Annealing Temperature on Geometric and Electronic Homogeneity in Organic Solar Cells
  • Kavoi Mutisya, Modified Newtonian Dynamics on Solar System Scales
  • Nicholas Rubino, A Follow Up Observation of TIC344541839 Using the Transit Method
  • Conrad Smith, Modified Newtonian Dynamics on Solar System Scales: Exploring MOND Effects in Relation to Kuiper Belt Objects and Planet Nine
  • Nathan Ward, Quantum Scattering on a Curved Surface Under the Influence of an Electromagnetic Field
  • Samantha Wilkerson, Comparing Uncertainties in Datasets of Exoplanet HD 189733b to Improve Peters Observatory
  • Shu Xin Wu, Magnetic Rayleigh-Taylor and Kelvin-Helmholtz Instabilities in Thin Magnetically Arrested Disks Around Black Holes


  • Ismael Aquino, Potential Advantages for Bicultural Individuals
  • Jonah Bauer, Pop Culture and Social Experiences
  • Lucy Beckett, Decision-Making in Post-Sentence Civil Commitment Cases
  • Carter Briglia, Using Moral Foundations to Increase Support for Felon Enfranchisement
  • Mackenzie Burton, Medication is Okay for You, but Not Me: Do Perceptions of Treatments for Depression Vary By User Characteristics?
  • Aerin Cho, Examining Pretend Play and Theory of Mind in South Korean Children with Autism
  • Sarah Ferdinand, Improving children's executive function through play: The role of fantasy and peer interaction
  • Meredith Gioia, Examining College Athletes’ Motivation in Light of COVID-19
  • Jessica Haviland, Predicting Child Emotion Dysregulation and Anxiety from Emotion Dismissing Parenting: The Role of Physical Activity
  • George Herrera, Hip Hop vs. Blues: Agents of Aggression Affect Attention Performance
  • Maddy Howe, Triumphant Return: The Role of Similarity and Liking in Reducing Stigma Towards the Formerly Incarcerated
  • Kirsten Hull, Fraud and Feelings: The Effect of Emotion on Misinformation Susceptibility
  • Grace Kupka, Investigating Emotion Regulation as a mediator between Sibling Relationship Quality and Attachment Security
  • Claire Lavalley, Responses to Moral Situations and Resistance to Conformity Pressures
  • Emily Le, From Beauty to Function: The Effects of Website Aesthetics on Online Shopping Behaviors
  • Emma Liebegott, Competing vs. Socializing: How Disordered Eating Symptoms in Athletes Vary Based on Context, Personal Characteristics, and Sport Type
  • Levana Lyu, Social Media Engagement: Forming Parasocial Relationships with Celebrities and Social Media Influencers Through Authenticity
  • Caroline Magnan, The Tragedy of the [Medical] Commons: Perspectives on Value Prioritization & Resource Stewardship in the Healthcare Industry
  • Yannis Makridis, Psychopaths and Harm Aversion
  • Mary Mallavarapu, (Dis)order in the Court: Effect of Visual Imagery and Race on Punitiveness
  • Layne McKeown, Sibling Relationship Quality and Socioemotional Development
  • Emily Norum, Effects of Racial Identity, Stigma Consciousness, and Friendship on Self-Disclosure in Biracial Individuals
  • Phoebe Parker, Exploring Predictors to Emotion Socialization and Empathy in Young Children
  • Hannah Reck, Happiness and Productivity: Examining the Effect of Emotion on Task Performance
  • Katharine Roberts, Dismantling the “Abuse Excuse”: Psychological Influences in Juror Decision-Making
  • Jaelin Robin, Learning and Inference in Complex Tasks: A Developmental Study
  • Claire Sehring, Grit as a Moderator in the Relationship Between Frustration Intolerance and Goal Achievement in Sports
  • Katy Shepard, Food for Thought: The Influence of Moralization on Disgust Activation and Disordered Eating Outcomes
  • Panida Sritatera, Parasocial Relationships with Content Creators in Livestreaming Communities
  • Sosha Stecher, The Impact of Playful Parents on One’s Dispositional Joyfulness
  • Livia Svenvold McPhee, Children with ADHD and Comorbid Behaviors: Which School-Based Behavioral Interventions are Most Effective
  • Lexi Takashima, People Say Otherwise: How Pushback Affects the Likelihood of Changing Answers
  • Katherine Taylor, The Presence of Fathers: Implications for the Development of Eating Disorders
  • Amanda Tougas, The Association Between Perceived Destructive Parental Conflict and Interpersonal Relationship Closeness
  • Fan (Fiona) Xiang, Good Riddance to Bad Rubbish: Influence of Disease Threat on Punishment Strategies
  • Amy Zhai, Individual Modifications to the Preschool Life Skills Program

Public Policy

  • Thomas Benson, Sea-Level Rise and Managed Retreat Policy
  • Denzel Cappellan, Activating Voting Rights for Citizens with Disabilities
  • Mackenzie Christensen, Impact of Medicaid Expansion on Rural Health Clinics
  • Jane Fanning, Funding and the Quality of Special Education in California and Ontario
  • Ella Gaspar, Efficacy of Police Mental Health Intervention Units
  • Jackson Harris, Understanding Outcomes In Public Housing Policy
  • Benjamin Joiner, Impact of Systemic Racism on Wealth Accumulation
  • Lila Kirchhoff, Effectiveness of State COVID Vaccination Incentives and Mandate Programs
  • Carl Maxwell, Feasibility of Universal Basic Income in the United States
  • Ethan Murphy, Electric Vehicle Policy
  • Mia Schiel, Electrification Policy in Rural India
  • Matthew Sciascia, Effects of Pharmaceutical Lobbying on Drug Policy
  • Camille Sirianni, Refugee Resettlement and Integration Policy
  • Ha Jenny Tran, Impact of On-Line Learning on High School Dropout Rates

Religious Studies

  • Yenesis Alvarez, Dissecting Guevara’s Communist New Man

Russian Studies

  • Lucille Kline, Politics of Invisibility: Understanding the Subjective Queer Experience in Russian through Contemporary Literature
  • John Rutecki, The Lost Souls: Life under Khrushchev


  • Alexia Assimakopoulos, A Campus Divided: An Analysis of the Development and Practice of Social Hierarchies and Boundaries at a Private Liberal Arts College
  • Steven Campos, This just isn’t my culture: Understanding Sexual Messages and Controlling Images in Hip Hop Through Gender and Race
  • Emely Chacon, High Living: A Study of Social Predictors on College Student Marijuana Usage 
  • Kaela Dunne, On Campus and In the Stars: A Sociological Approach to Astrology on a Liberal Arts College Campus
  • Ashley García, Decolonizing You, Decolonizing Us: A Tribute to Our Bodies
  • Emory Goodwin ’23, Common Ground: Understanding Climate Change Risk Perceptions and Attitudes
  • Liza Greene ’23, Beyond the Harvest: Cultivating Food Autonomy in Community Gardens
  • Lauren Hamilton, How Balanced Is a Remote Work-Life Balance in the Midst of a Global Pandemic?
  • Morgan Hartranft, College as the Great Equalizer: The Relationship Between Social Class and Career Preparedness
  • Malik Irish, Let’s Talk About Sex-aul Communities! NSFW Online Spaces and How They Maintain Their Community
  • Jahmali Iman Matthews, Making Do with Digital Distance: Understanding Underrepresented Minorities’ Unequal Experiences and Navigational Strategies in Predominantly White Remote Classrooms
  • Katharine Roberts, Emotion Regulation Socialization: Toward a Cohesive Family Model
  • Isabel Rutkey, The Meaningfulness of Grandparent-Grandchild Relationships
  • Dawun Smith, Your Past, My Present: The Underlying Mechanisms of Persisting Racial Health Disparities
  • Sydney Soloway ’23, What Does it Mean to Shop “Green”? Exploring the Impact that Eco-Consumption has on College Students’ Self-Perceptions
  • Yanea Thomas, “With Trust in God We Stand” The Role of the Christian Church in the Turks and Caicos Islands
  • Tyler Washington, The Association between Police Brutality and the Lynching Practices of the Past


  • Addie Dumm, directing, The How and the Why by Sarah Treem
  • Lilia Harlan, writing and directing, Desire Lines
  • Dominic Lannon, staged reading, Bananas & Bones
  • Ben Leit, directing, Chekhov’s The Proposal (Leit Adaptation)
  • Michael Matt, directing, Holy Ghostly by Sam Shepard
  • Jonathan Shakespeare, directing, Mrs. Sorken and Business Lunch at the Russian Tea Room
  • Aaron Simons, directing, The Butleress by Nick Stoller
  • Shawn Yin, directing, Sure Thing by David Ives
  • Sabrina Yvellez, staged reading, A Way Back, A Way Forward

Women’s and Gender Studies

  • Mackenzie Christensen, Rural Communities Find Resilience in the Wake of Hospital Closures: An Investigation into Community-Based Solutions to Unmet Needs
  • Ashley Garcia, Decolonization through Generations: A Tribute to Our Bodies
  • Brooke Kessler and Peri Kessler, Problematizing the Feminist Panopticon: an exploration of carceral logic and legal discourse online
  • Pablo Reina-Gonzalez, Relating Constructions of Masculinity in Puerto Rico to Violence

World Politics

Honors Presentation
  • Mckela Kanu, Race and Citizenship: Comparative Analysis of French North Africans and Black Americans

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