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Theses/Dissertations from 2020

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The Grotesque as a Tool of the Past in As I Lay Dying and “A Good Man is Hard to Find”, Leela Actis, English

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Enzymatic Pathways Involved in Serotonin Breakdown in the GI Tract, Corinne Atkinson, Neurological Sciences Department, Larner College of Medicine

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Postcolonial Entanglement: How the Carnivalesque Links Toni Morrison and Chris Abani in Disruptive Dialogue, Katherine B. Bamberger, English

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Temperature Dependent Charge Transport Characteristics of Ferroelectric Organic Field Effect Transistors, Jared C. Benson, Physics

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Temperature Dependent Charge Transport Characteristics of Ferroelectric Organic Field Effect Transistors, Jared C. Benson, Physics

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Changing Endowments in the Public Goods Game, Madeleine Bowe, Economics

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Economic Growth and Weight Gain: A Dynamic Approach to the Obesity Epidemic, Courtney M. Brady, Economics

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'Coming Out' in the Modern Novel, Stephanie L. Brooks, English

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A Stitch Between, Erin Elizabeth Bundock, Art and Art History

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Theta Wave Coherence in Pre-Semantic Processing: An EEG study of Autism Spectrum Disorder, Azilee J. Curl Miss, Neuroscience; Communication Sciences & Disorders

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An fNIRS Investigation of the Prefrontal Cortical Processing Demands Associated with a Communication Based Assessment for Mild Cognitive Impairment, Julia K. Deziel, Neuroscience/Communication Sciences & Disorders

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The Effect of Reproductive Experience on Habit Formation, Elizabeth Dybas, Psychological Science

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To Flip or Not to Flip?: Individual Cognitive Differences and L2 Russian Acquisition of Verbal Morphology in a Flipped Classroom, Katie M. Esser, Linguistics

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Field Guides for Leaving: A poetic exploration of the hyperlocal in Burlington, Vermont, Rachel A. Foster, English

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Ethnographic Storytelling: Sharing an Armenian Tradition through Collaborative Digital Media, Tali Gelenian, Anthropology

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Analyzing the Implementation of the Agile Methodology in a Mechanical Engineering Senior Design Course, Michael Vincent Gilarde, Mechanical Engineering

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Achieving Anorexia: An Improbable but Possible Aspiration among College-Age Students, Kate Louise Goldberg, Psychological Science

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Including Emergency Food in Our Vision of Community Food Security: The Values of Feeding Chittenden and the Community Kitchen Academy on the Burlington Community, Adrianna Grinder, Anthropology

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A Multi-Context Intervention to Promote Physical Activity in Preschool Children and Identify Barriers to PA in the Home, Casey N. Henehan, Psychological Science

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Diagnosing and Addressing Mental Illness Among Vermont Refugees: A Study of Mental Health Screening and Community Resources in Burlington, VT, Zachary Johns, Political Science

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Mechanisms of Cold Tolerance in Temperate-Zone Insects, Jhanavi Hemal Kapadia, Biology

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our city, Kyle P. King, Film and Television Studies

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UVM's Roadmap to Zero Waste, Isabel Lisle, Environmental Studies

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The Cows Don’t Milk Themselves: Using Worker-Driven Social Responsibility to Fight Labor and Housing Injustice on Vermont’s Dairy Farms, Marisa Grace Loury, Anthropology

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Exploring the Pharmacophore of Novel Synthetic Peptide Activators of type I-alpha cGMP-Dependent Protein Kinase, Emily E. MacDonald, Pharmacology

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Micro Wind Turbine Viability at the University of Vermont, Christopher Michael Nolan, Department of Mechanical Engineering

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Forever Everglades: Understanding Magical Realism Through Place, Julia L. Nugent, English

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Comparison of inflammatory response and morphologic damage induced by endotoxin in mouse and bovine mammary gland, Laura Ashley Olszanski, Animal and Veterinary Science

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The Causes of the Catalan Secession Movement, Cullen Samuel Paradis, Political Science

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Analysis of Retailer Inventory and Financial Performance, Maria Pitari, Grossman School of Business

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Landscapes of Care Amid Crisis: Vermont's Response to the Opioid Epidemic, Lucia Possehl, Geography

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“Superheroines” -- A Translation of Barbi Marković's Novel Superheldinnen, Emma Roach, German and Russian

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Environmental Health Disparities in Vermont, Julia Selle, Environmental Studies

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The Culture of College Wilderness Adventure Clubs: Exploring Leadership, Language, and Gender, Blair Shields, Sociology

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Climate Change and Conflict: the Darfur Conflict and Syrian Civil War, Evan Gray Smith, Political Science

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Growing Relations: The Intersection of Food and Farm Security in Chittenden County, Vermont, Claire E. Tylke, Anthropology

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The Guinea Pig Club: Social Support and Developments in Medical Practice, Camille J. Walton, History

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Using X-ray diffraction of stream sediment to better understand the geology and weathering environment of central Cuba, Landon Williamson, Geology

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Methamphetamine Exposure Delays Formation of Habitual Behavior in Female Rats, Abigail B. Wootton, Department of Psychological Science

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Is Your Child Even Listening to You?: Relationship between Socialization of Coping and Coping Behavior, Moderated by Physiological Stress Reactivity, Emily E. Young, Psychological Sciences

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Speech perception and involuntary orientation to speech stimuli in individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Reana Leah Young-Morrison, Neuroscience

Theses from 2019

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Interaction of Age and Cancer Treatment on Brain Function and Structure in Breast Cancer Survivors, Yara Alshaabi, Psychiatry

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Daughters of Ares: Iconography of the Amazons, Peyton K. Ashley, Classics Department

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Understanding Public Perceptions of Immigrant Criminality, Hayley S. Barriere, Global Studies

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"It's So Bomb": Exploring Corpus-Based Threat Detection on Twitter with Discourse Analysis, Addie Beach, Department of Romance Languages & Linguistics

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El papel de mujeres españolas en la conquista y colonización de las Américas: las mujeres más importantes en el Pacífico sudamericano durante el siglo XVI, Lucille J. Bisselle, Department of Romance Languages and Linguistics

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An Evolution of Jane and Lizzie: Adaptation Studies Need to Accommodate for the Rise of Internet-Based Media, Katherine Anne Bryce, English

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Targeting the Roots of Disaster: Community Work Dismantling Vulnerability in Mariana, Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria, Rachael E. A. Carrell, Geography

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Measurement of Changes in Heme Ruffling Caused by the Staphylococcus aureus Heme-Degrading Enzyme, IsdG, Amanda Rose Cornetta, Chemistry

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Evolution of sociality in Anelosimus Spiders, Adelaide Speedie Cotter, Biology

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A Wilderness Techscape: Land-Use Conflict, Work, and Recreation on the Central Klamath River, Claire E. Dumont, Geography

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UAV-Based Photogrammetric Profiling of Lessor's Quarry in South Hero, Vermont, Erin Lee Dundas, Geology

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Second Language Acquisition and Memory Training Transfer: Could working memory training facilitate the learning of a second language?, Jessica Godes, Romance Languages and Linguistics

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The Role of Threonyl-tRNA Synthetase in Regulating Autophagy in Ovarian Cancer, Keira L. Goodell, Department of Biology

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The Not-So Frozen Conflict: Russia’s Ambitions in the Arctic and their Implications for NATO in the Far North, Anya Gorodentsev, German and Russian Department

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“The Wickedest Man on Earth”: US Press Narratives of Austria-Hungary and the Shaping of American National Identity in 1898, Evan Haley, History

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An Exploration of Demographic Risk as a Barrier to Engagement in Perinatal Wellness, XiXi Halvorson-Phelan, Neuroscience

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Analysis of PARylation and PTEN Mutation Effects on PARP and PARG Inhibition Treatment in Primary Brain Tumors, Henre Michael Hermanowski, Biochemistry

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Evaluation of Mucosal 5-HT Signaling and Potential Sex Differences in Motor Activity in the Experimental Autoimmune Encephalomyelitis Mouse Model of Multiple Sclerosis, Emily Anne Holt, Neurological Sciences

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Control of Organic LED Emission Through Optically-Resonant Microcavity Confinement, Benjamin Isenhart, Physics

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In vitro methods of antimicrobial susceptibility produce different estimates of cinnamon bark oil minimum inhibitory concentration for Staphylococcus aureus isolates from organic dairy farms, Samantha Keum, Animal and Veterinary Sciences

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Non-Profits as Creators of Public Policy in Public-Private Partnerships, Emily Victoria Klofft, Political Science

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Restlessness and Domesticity: Reading Frederick Jackson Turner’s Frontier, Margaret Ann Mahoney, History

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Experimental Archaeology and Formation Processes: New Experiments with Spatial Modeling, Hayley Malloy, Anthropology

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Embryonic Heat Shock and its Effect on Larval and Adult Performance in Drosophila melanogaster, Ana Marie Manuelian, Biology

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Investigating Kinesin Kif18A as a Novel Therapeutic Target for Aggressive Cancers, Carolyn Anne Marquis, Molecular Physiology and Biophysics

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From Consumer to User: Illicit Drugs and Pharmaceuticals in Postmodern Art, Alice Matthews, Art and Art History

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Chimera States and Seizures in a Mouse Neuronal Model, Henry M. Mitchell, Mathematics

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Effects of Voluntary Exercise on Prefrontal-Dependent Set-Shifting in Adolescent Rats, Izabella Ostrowski, Psychological Science

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Wild Emptiness: A Zen Approach to Environmental Ethics, Arden D. Porter, Philosophy

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Reclaiming Cities and Spatial Citizenship: Contemporary Street Art as a Form of Political Aggravation and Protest, Morgan K. Quigg, Art History

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Assessing Hurricane Maria’s Effect on Landscape Erosion Using In Stream Sediment From the Caribbean Island of Dominica, Melinda Quock, Geology

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Psychogenic stress-induced expression, function and regulation of VEGF receptor signaling pathways in the neural pathways to the urinary bladder, Harpreet Rattu, Neurological Sciences

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Riding the City: Renegade Spaces of Street BMX, Connor Smith, Geography

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Impact of Language and History on Identity in Mauritius and La Réunion Through the Lens of Torabully and Marimoutou, Brooklyn Isabel Sophie Stam, Global Studies

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Implementing Chronic Exercise After the Completion of Extinction Training in Mice Shows Promise in Reducing the Return of Fear in the Long Term, Mallory S. Stultz, Neuroscience

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Personalities and Perceptions: Churchill, De Gaulle, and British-Free French Relations 1940-1941, Samantha Sullivan, History

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International Monetary Fund Structural Adjustment Policy and Loan Conditionality in Ghana: Economic, Cultural, and Political Impacts, Samantha Terry, Global and Regional Studies

Theses from 2018

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Positive allosteric modulators of VPAC1 receptor-mediated ERK activation, Justin Abbott, Neurological Sciences

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Reviving Ophidia: Godly Serpents in Ancient Egyptian Magic and Mythology, Ariadne Argyros, Classics

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Seeking Asylum Across the International Boundary: Legal Terms and Geopolitical Conditions of Irregular Border Crossing and Asylum Seeking Between the United States and Canada, 2016 - 2018, Sarah E. Barrett, Global and Regional Studies

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Critical Films on Graphene Substrates, Renee Beneeski, Adrian Del Maestro, Juan Vanegas, and Valeri Kotov, Physics

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Spectacular Tropes: Representations of the Roman Arena, Tiger Maurice Britt, Classics

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Optical Properties of Mesoporous Tungsten(VI) Oxide Functionalized with ��-Conjugated Organic Molecules for Heterogeneous Photocatalysis, Jack Henry Burke, Chemistry

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88.9: A Documentary Poem Examining Whiteness at the University of Vermont, Addison Campbell, English

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Southern Hemisphere Humpback Whale Song in Pacific Central America, Emma P. Chereskin, Department of Biology

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The Influence of Pain on the Development of PTSD Across the Acute Post Trauma Period, Julie P. Connor, Psychological Science

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Success of Food Assistance Programs: Metrics to Evaluate Provision of Healthy Food Products Across Burlington, Vermont., Meghan Conway, Environmental Studies

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Facilitated Self-Assembly of Hydrazone-based Molecular Cages and their Binding Properties, Natavan Dudkina, Chemistry

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Reactionary Postmodernism? Neoliberalism, Multiculturalism, the Internet, and the Ideology of the New Far Right in Germany, William Peter Fitz, European Studies

Slant, Mattie Friberg, Film and Television Studies

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Early Phonological Systematization in Children with Williams Syndrome: A Longitudinal Study, Claudia G. Garber, Linguistics

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The Role of Sex Hormones in Inducing Maternal Uterine Remodeling and Vasodilation During Pregnancy, Annie D. Glessner-Fischer, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences

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Art as Power: Francis I's Incorporation of the Italian at Château de Fontainebleau, Alaina Irene Hendrickson, Art History, French

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Welcome Here: Defining History Through Playwriting, Stephen D. Indrisano, Theater

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Iterative Exponential Growth through Manipulation of Sulfide Oxidation States, Tyler Jacob Jaynes, Chemistry

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Investigating a Catalytic Approach for the Polymerization Reaction of Dichlorophosphinylphosphorimidic Trichloride, Aimee Johnston, Chemistry

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De Jure School Segregation as the Result of Racist Housing Policies, Devin C. Kane, Economics

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Keeping Up with the Psychoanalysts: Applying Lacanian and Feminist Theory to Reality Television, Catherine E. Leary, Film and Television Studies

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Lagrangian Coherent Structures: A Climatological Look, Andrew Sven McCall Jr., Mathematics and Geography