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Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Effects of Confomational Change on the Angiogenic Activty of Threonyl-tRNA Synthetase, Khadar H. Abdi, Biochemistry

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The Battle For Cape Wind: An Analysis of Massachusetts Newspapers and Their Framing of Offshore Wind Energy, John Alessi, Political Science

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FELIX GONZALEZ-TORRES and KEN OKIISHI: The Evolution and Representation of Experience, Ashlin Artemesia Ballif, Art History

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Co-occurrence of /t/ Variants in Young Vermont Speakers, Sarah Bellavance, Romance Languages and Linguistics

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Polarization and Pulsars, Casey Lynn Brinkman, Physics

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A Means to an End, A Means to an End, A Means to an End: Repetition through two filmmakers and four films, Alec O. Buzzell, Film and Television Studies

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Pathways of p38, GSK3b, and Their Extensions to Mental Health, Amanda Carr, Neuroscience

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The Impact of Act 148 on Food-Insecure Populations in Chittenden and Essex Counties of Vermont, Gina E. Cassara, Environmental Studies

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Phase I Development of a Patient Perspective Measurement of Behavioral Health Integration in Primary Care: The Patient-Centered Integration Profile, Brennen Clayton Caveney, Psychology

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Historical Patterns of Arboviral Seroprevalence across Africa and Asia, George C. Chrisafis, Biology

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Effect of Maple Sugaring on Leaf Litter Decomposition in Vermont Forests, Emma A. Cronin, Biology

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A Case Study of Vermont's Health Exchange: Missteps and Progress, Ashlynn R. Doyon, Political Science

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Would I Eat This? Negotiating the Boundaries of Risk and Service in the Kitchen, Molly E. Duff, Anthropology

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The Prodigal Journey in Modern Fiction, Max Eidelman, English

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Interstices of Power: Considerations of women’s health and agency through creative nonfiction, Erica Rose Gilgore, Environmental Studies

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The Impact of Soviet Legacies of Informal Exchange on Corruption in Contemporary Kyrgyzstan, Colin Kamphuis, Political Science

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Investigating the Grassroots Activities of Northeastern State Political Parties, Ruby Forelle LaBrusciano-Carris, Political Science

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Fictions of Belonging: "New Arrival Literature" and Contemporary Discourse on U.S. Immigration, Olivia M. Langley, English

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Neuroimaging of Habit-based vs. Goal-directed behavior in Instrumental Learning, Michael Jacob Lawler, Neuroscience

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Engaging with the Spectrum of Normalcy: Creative Narratives to Challenge Preconceptions of Mental Illness, Brenna Alice Lewis-Slammon, English

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PACAP-induced ERK phosphorylation in VPAC1 and VPAC2-expressing HEK cells is mediated by receptor endocytosis and PKC signaling, Anne K. Linden, Neuroscience

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Alexander II and Gorbachev: The Doomed Reformers of Russia, Kate V. Lipman, History

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What You Look At, You Make: Menstruation and Fertility in Italian Renaissance Art, Rachael G. Nutt, Art History

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Examining Children’s Cognitions in Response to Interparental Conflict, Madeline M. Portnoy, Psychological Science

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Tai Chi/Qi Gong in Mental Health Treatment and Prevention: A review of Meta-Analytic Evidence and an Analysis of Evidence Congruence with Training Practices, Colin A. Price, Psychological Science

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Multi-informant Agreement on Emotional-Behavioral Symptoms in Families with and without Children with Dysregulation, Mickayla E. Royer, Neuroscience

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Entertainment Law: Redefining the Role of Transactional Attorneys, Jonathan M. Savicky, The Department of Music and Dance

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A Nation in Concert: The Role of the National Song Festivals in the Estonian Independence Movement, 1987-1991, Sophie Loraine Scharlin-Pettee, Political Science

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Sleep Quantity and the Perception of Weight-Stigma Threat, Megan E. Speck, Psychological Science

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Representations of Self and City in Botticelli's Illustrations of Dante's Commedia, Julia C. Spelman, Art History

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Parent-Child Closeness and Coping Outcomes in Emerging Adulthood, Rebecca Lee Stormberg, Psychological Science

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Predicting Vulnerability to Math Stereotype Threat, Jane K. Strudwick, Psychological Science

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Making Gamer Worlds in Mass Appeal Futuristic Online Games, Emma R. Tait, Geography

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Demographic and Emotional-Behavioral Predictors of Emotion Identification Accuracy and Eye Movement in Children, Michelle A. Thompson, Psychological Science

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'Let Us Record the Atoms As They Fall Upon the Mind': Virginia Woolf Wrestles With James Joyce's Ulysses, Sophie Ryan Thorup, English

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Grave Matters: Understanding Life and Death in a Rural Nineteenth Century Vermont Community by Studying a Family Interred at a Country Cemetery, Sophia E. White, History

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Performance and Limitation in Direct Cinema, Zackary Michael Adams, Film and Television Studies

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Bernini’s Four Rivers Fountain: A Monument to Global Catholic Conversion, Kirsten S. Beard, Art & Art History

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Differing Prefrontal Cortical Activation Across Multiple Forms of Discourse Production, Max Walter Breidenstein Mr., Neuroscience

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Responding to the Darwinian Dilemma: Navigating the Lure of Universal Normativity and the Threat of Evaluative Skepticism, Jonathan P. Cares, Philosophy

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Women Writers in the Medieval Church: Context, Hierarchy, and Reception, Erin Clauss, History

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The Gurlitt Trove: Its Past, Present and Future, Jacob R. Collins, Art & Art History

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The Rising Cost of Tuition at Four Year Public Universities: A Comparison of the Explanations Offered by the Academic Literature and University Decision Makers, Katherine Ann Cudé, Economics

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The Abolitionist Archetype: Andrew Delbanco and the Ethics of Political Protest, Ariel F. Eaton, Political Science

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Making Something From Nothing: Exploring Food, Transition, and Globalization in Post-Socialist Poland, Julianna F. Fedrizzi, Global & Regional Studies

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Parental Tobacco Use: Impact on Child Emotion Identification Ability, Allison R. Giroux, Neuroscience

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Rumination, Negative Life Events, and Depressive Symptoms in a Sample of College Students, Molly B. Gormley, Psychological Science

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A Peculiar Approach to Death: The Work of Edward Gorey, Lydia Horne, Art History

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A Market for Water Transfers in the Upper Colorado River Basin and the Role of Transaction Costs, Genevieve Meller, Economics

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The effects of thermal acclimation on feeding rates and thermal tolerance in the invasive zebra mussel (Dreissena polymorpha) in Lake Champlain, VT, USA, Marissa Ng, Biology

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Brazilian Perspectives on the 2014 FIFA World Cup and the 2016 Olympic Games, Kishan Patel, Anthropology

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Optimization of a Diagnostic Platform for Oxidation-Reduction Potential (ORP) Measurement in Human Plasma and Exploration of ORP after Trauma, David A. Polson, Biology

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Pubertal Timing and Youth Internalizing Psychopathology: The Role of Relational Aggression, Hayley E. Pomerantz, Psychological Science

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Use of a Chemical Chaperone to Attenuate Allergic Airway Inflammation, Gurkiranjit Kaur Rattu, Department of Biology; Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

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Dissolution, Cleo Rohn, English

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Can a T-Shirt Create Long-Term Change? Cause-Related Marketing in Preemptive Disaster Response and Mitigation Efforts, Alexander J. Rosenberg, Geography

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Effects of Insulin on Brain Functioning in Postmenopausal Women, Sienna Marie Searles, Department of Psychiatry

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The Emerging “Immigrant-Friendly” City: How and why cities frame themselves as welcoming places to immigrants, Erika A. Shepard, Geography

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Queering Time and Space: Mediated Desire in The Golden Bowl and Mrs. Dalloway, Alana J. Smith, English

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Professionalism of Performing Musicians in Burlington, Vermont, Adam Sullivan, Anthropology

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Feminized Asians and Masculinized Blacks: The Construction of Gendered Races in the United States, Emy P. Takinami, Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies

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Testing Potential Fish Fraud in Community-Supported Fisheries, Ryan J. Tartre, Biology

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Renewal of an Extinguished Behavior in the Context of a Preceding Response, Jeremy M. Trott, Psychological Sciences

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From The Ground Up: Cultural and Musical Implications of Live-Instrumental Hip-Hop, Jonah Ullman, Music

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The North-South Divide: Regional Economic Inequality in Contemporary Italy, Ashley N. Usseglio, Sociology

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Cortisol as a Moderator of Acute Distress in Predicting PTSD, Hannah L. Ward, Psychological Science

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Effects of dietary restriction and β-hydroxy-β-methylbutyrate supplementation on spontaneous locomotor activity in Drosophila melanogaster, Elizabeth Sarah White, Biology

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Cognitive Flexibility and Academic Performance in College Students with ADHD: An fMRI Study, Ellen K. Wixted, Irene J. Sue, Sarahjane L. Dube M.S., and Alexandra S. Potter Ph.D., Psychiatry

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The role of the low affinity cyclic nucleotide-binding site B in the activation of cGMP-dependent protein kinase Iα, Jessica Wohlfahrt, Biochemistry

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Female Agency in the Age of Chivalry: Charting a Tradition of Mutual Chivalry in Chrétien de Troyes, Brendan Wyman Anderson, English

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Functional Characterization of a Drosophila Transgenic Line Expressing a Chimeric Flightin: Implications on Flight Muscle Structure and Mating Behavior, Harshal Athalye, Biology

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Potassium Channel Allele Modulates Chronic Pain Experience, Summer Atkinson, Neuroscience

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Wine-Dark Sheep: Ancient Color in a Modern Greek Odyssey, Alana R. Benson, Classics

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The Social Realm of 18th Century British Ambassadors to France, Andrew M. Bowen, History

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Endoplasmic Reticulum - Mitochondrial Interactions in House Dust Mite Induced Inflammation, Jonathon M. Cahoon and Vikas Anathy, Biology

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The ‘Adaptability’ of the Balalaika: An Ethnomusicological Investigation of the Russian Traditional Folk Instrument, Nicolas Chlebak, Department of German and Russian

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Correlates of Parasocial Interactions Across Various Media Figures, Casey Patricia Coddaire, Department of Psychological Science

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Food And Faith: Theology and Burlington’s Local Food Movement, Hunter M. Cropsey, Anthropology

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Bolivia's Path to Neoliberalism: An Examination of the Presidential Career of Víctor Paz Estenssoro (1952-1989), Andria Gail Cubero, History

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Research and Sound Design for Much Ado About Nothing on Royall Tyler Stage, Clare Devlin, Theatre

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Connectivity, Sprawl, and the Cul-de-sac: An Analysis of Cul-de-sacs and Dead-end Streets in Burlington and the Surrounding Suburbs, Marshall B. Distel, Geography

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Vermont Life Dotcom: Culture and Economy in the Burlington, VT Web Tech Industry, Luke Dorfman, Anthropology

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THE ROLE OF PROTEIN STRUCTURE CONFORMATIONAL CHANGE IN SECONDARY FUNCTIONS OF THREONYL-tRNA SYNTHETASE, Shawn Bruce Egri, Biochemistry

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Gone to Market: Perceptions, Motivations, and Values of Farmers Market Participants in Burlington, Vermont, Shannon K. Esrich, Anthropology

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Investigating the Role of FGF8 Signaling in Neurogenesis of the Developing Zebrafish Eye, Benjamin A. Flinn, Biochemistry

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Russian and Soviet Nationalities Policy in the Baltic States, 1855-1991, Rubin B. Goldberg, History/Russian

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Explaining Support for Authoritarianism in New Democracies, Andrew G. Goss, Political Science

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Strange Days: The American Media Debates The Doors, 1966-1971, Maximillian F. Grascher, History

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Northeasterners, Alexandria Kathleen Hall, English

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Impact of Legislative Gender Quotas on Gender Violence Legislation in Latin America, Lexi Hanks, Political Science

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"That which cannot be said": A New Approach to Translating Rilke's Sonnets to Orpheus, Aidan C. Holding, Department of German and Russian

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A Pain in the Brain: How PACAP CeA Infusion Alters Mechanical and Thermal Sensitivity, Julia Grace Huessy, Neuroscience

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Comparative Representations of Vermont Migrant Latino Farmworkers, Kerry Martin, English

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“Peace Capital”: American Media's Coverage of May 1968 in Paris, Geoffrey J. Matthews, History

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Determination of Soluble CD14 Molecular Weight Variants in Human Plasma, Jordan Ari Munger, Biology

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Differentiating the Roles of Redox-Active Cysteine Residues in Plasmodium falciparum Thioredoxin Reductase by using a "Seleno Effect", John P. O'Keefe, Biochemistry

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The Definition and Determination of Death, Brittney Jean Palermo, Philosophy

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Assessing Music Listening Habits in a Media Rich Society, Carolyn Spinelli, Community Development and Applied Economics

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SPIRITUAL IDEALS AND POLITICAL REALITIES: INQUISITORIAL MOTIVATIONS IN THE TRIAL OF THE KNIGHTS TEMPLAR IN THE BRITISH ISLES 1307-1312, Emily Stoneking, History

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Lifetime Estrogen Exposure, COMT Genotype, and Cognition in Postmenopausal Women, Jennifer Alice Trimble, Biology