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Theses from 2017

fanditha and sihuru: Social and Political Import of Muslim-dhivehi Knowledge Forms, Fathimath Anan Ahmed

Theory of Mind Profile of School-Aged Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Melody R. Altschuler

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Al Gore, the Perfect Punching Bag: An Analysis of the Effect of Political Cartoons on the Opinions and Perceptions of Al Gore and the Environmental Movement, Jonathan C. Anderson

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Predicting Emotional Responses to Social Exclusion: Immune Neglect, Emotion Regulation, and the Moderating Role of Dysphoria, Katherine Jaye Berger

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Polarization Dynamics induced by Optical Perturbations in Vertical-Cavity Surface-Emitting Lasers, Niccolo Bigagli

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Revealing What Recidivism Hides: Punishment, Surveillance, and Bias in Evaluating Adult Drug Court in Maine, Claire Brown

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Reflection and Response of the New Latin American Cinema Movement: Feminism in the Cinema of Lucrecia Martel, Cecelia Louise Carey-Snow

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Conservation Impact Analysis; Advocating for Intersectional Approaches for Wildlife Conservation Efforts and Management Plans, Misha Geronimo-Carson Copeland

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Women’s Labor Roles in the Mexican Lime Commodity Chain in La Luz, Oaxaca, Mexico: A Feminist Political Ecology Approach, Yarisamar Cortez

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Following Intellectual Genealogies: The Construction of Mare Liberum and Mare Clausum, 1603-1652, Christopher Michael Crum

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Parasitism in Storm Petrel MHC: Methodological Trials to Sequence Parasitic DNA Within Storm Petrel Blood Samples, Kathryn Louise Cuthbert Ms.

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Viability of Concentrator Photovoltaics for Electricity Production in the United States, John Dina

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Land Use History of the Lake Auburn Watershed, Auburn, Maine, Elise Samiha Emil

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A Critical Analysis of the Asian Development Bank's Rural Electrification Programs in Nepal, Brent Feldman

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A Survey of Wavelet Theory and Methods Suited for Times Series Analysis, Gregory Fitzgerald

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Gibbon's Rome for Chamber Orchestra, Kevin H. Franco

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Introversion-Extraversion and the Constitution of an Activist: Exploring Personality Value Patterns in Social Movement Engagement, Sofia L. Gnabasik

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Lateralization of Dysregulated Gene Expression in Pitt-Hopkins Syndrome and Manipulating the Methylome to Enhance Memory, Alex R. Gogliettino

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Spatially Resolving the Mass Surface Density Distribution in 12 Compact Galaxies with the Hubble Space Telescope, Sophia C.W. Gottlieb

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Finding Closure: Trauma Narratives in Graphic Literatures, Katharina Harling

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The Theoretical Implications of Planned Obsolescence: A Multi-dimensional Analysis, Allison N. Hill

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Newly Discovered Albee Formation in the Northern Half of the Jefferson, NH 7.5’ Quadrangle: Detrital Zircons, Structure, and Tectonics, Ian W. Hillenbrand

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Analysis of Sedimentation and Phosphorous Loading Within the Lake Auburn Watershed, Lake Auburn, Maine, William M. Hilton III

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Mi Bolivia está Cambiando: the effect of decentralization on ethno-political mobilization in Bolivia, Tessa Holtzman

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Nonlinear Dynamics of Vertical-Cavity Surface-Emitting Lasers subject to Optical Injection, Aashu Jha

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Human Identities and Connection to Place in the Bears Ears: Discussion and Interpretation of Land Claims and Usage in Southeast Utah, Amy H. Katz

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The Effect of the Dispersion of Non-rewarding Flowers on Pollination by Bumblebees (Bombus impatiens): A Lab Study, Emma J. Katz

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"Our Mothers' Gardens": Womanism, Other-mothering, and Homeplace in Oakland's Community Gardens, Dani Klein

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Subclinical Depression, Anxiety, and Alexithymia: Implications for Implicit and Explicit Emotion Regulation, William N. Koller

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An Investigation of the Hypoxic Internal Loading Mechanisms of Phosphorus in Lake Auburn, Halie Lange

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Place-Based Education: An Overview and Lesson Plan for Whiting Farm, Emma Sage Marchetti

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Conceptions and Constructions of Rurality: A Case Study on Wind Power Development in Maine, Anna Lisa Marr

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The Framing of Health: An Interpretive Analysis of the Strength of Community Framing in ‘Cancer Alley’, Jack Martell

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How do you interpret Heartbreak?: A prototype theory based approach to understanding genre’s effect on musical persona, Madeline McLean

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The Boat is My Family: Embodiment and Belonging in Shetland Fishing Communities, Katherine S. McNally

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Urban Water Sustainability: A Comparative Historical and Modern Analysis of Granada, Spain, and Albuquerque, New Mexico, John W. McReynolds III

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Not the Same River: A Marxist Environmental History of the Androscoggin River, Max WV Millslagle

The Developmental Trajectory of Oxytocin-Dependent Changes in Psychosocial Adjustment Across Adulthood, Kate A. Moody

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Waste, Time and Film in Don DeLillo’s Underworld and David Foster Wallace’s Infinite Jest, Nathan T. Moreau

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Not a Laughing Matter: John Oliver, Burkean Frames, and the Performance of Public Intellect, Gabriel Francis Nott

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Virtuous Particularism: The Case for Contextual Value and Moral Sensitivity, Amar Ojha

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The Freedom of Information Act Reimagined: Lawmaking, Transparency, and National Security In Twenty-First-Century America, Matthew F. Phillips

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Analyzing Hydrologic Trends in Stream Discharge and Temperature along Elevation Gradients in the Western United States: A Comparative Analysis of USGS and Pacific Crest Trail Sites, Paul B. Pratt

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Spiritual-Environmental Responsibility: Emotional Connection to Nature as Seen in Avatar, Audrey H. Puleio

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One Hand Clapping: Hearing Zen in «Recueil de pierre et de sable», Duncan Reehl

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Examining the Interpersonal Deficits in Borderline Personality Style: Comparing Attachment and Biosocial Models, Azure Reid-Russell

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The Bates College Guide to Compact Galaxies: Resolving the Radial Mass Distribution of Stellar Populations in Three Compact Galaxies, Joshua Rines

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The Social Benefits of Therapy Dogs in the Classroom for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, Elyse Rubchinuk

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The Market and Non-Market Values of Recreation in Maine Lakes: An Update, William D. Sadlo

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Constructing Womanhood and the Female Cyborg: A Feminist Reading of Ex Machina and Westworld, Zoe E. Seaman-Grant

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Notions of Sustainability: Tracing Framings of Sustainable Hydroelectricity in Bhutan to Reimagine a Contested Concept, Landon M. Smith

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Intersections of Mental Illness and Legislative Changes at Androscoggin County Jail, Katherine G. Stevenson

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Making the Grasses Greener: A Look at the Historic and Present Use of Pesticides at Bates College, Lewiston, ME, Nora RC Stoner

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The First World: Environmental Degradation and Reproductive Injustice, Katherine Leigh Traquina

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Use of Chromatin Immunoprecipitation and qPCR in 24 Hours-post-fertilization Zebrafish (Danio rerio) Embryos to Show Direct Regulation of nrf genes by Ahr1B, Alexandra Sharon Wyss Ulin

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Vector Autoregressions with Machine Learning, Michael Allen Varner

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Bedrock Geology, Stratigraphy and Geochronology in the Migmatite Terrain of the Southern Gilead 7.5’ Quadrangle, Western Maine, Audrey Wheatcroft

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An investigation of the extent to which climate change induced factors have catalyzed the American Lobster’s (Homarus Americanus’) macroecological range shift northward in the Northern Atlantic Ocean, Jessica Wilson

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From Camera Obscura to Digital: How did the Kodak Camera Alter How Humans Portray Their Relation to the Environment?, Jacob Yudkin

Theses from 2016

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A Century of National Park Conflict: Class, Geography, and the Changing Values of Conservation Discourse in Maine, Adam R. Auerbach

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An investigation of the toxicity of Lake Auburn's Gloeotrichia echinulata, Ruth E. Baker

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"This Is The Story of a Man Named Stanley": Narratology, Authorship and Agency in The Stanley Parable, Rebeccah Rose Bassell

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The Influence of U.S. Foreign Policy on Asylum and Refugee Admissions to the United States, Nicole Louise Bermudez

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Deep Ecology, the Individual, and the Power of Societal Influence, Emma Gale Blakeley

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Mixed k-means clustering in computer adaptive learning, Camden G. Bock and Bonnie Shulman PhD

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Debunking De Facto: Insights on Fair Housing Law and Segregation in Lewiston, Maine, Olivia Grace Boueri

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The Influence of pressure and temperature on the metal-silicate partitioning of V, Cr, and Mn: implications for the formation of the Earth’s core, Christopher William Bradbury

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Monitoring the Effects of Marine Derived Nitrogen due to an Alewife Migration at Nequasset Lake, Woolwich, Me, Andre Brittis-Tannenbaum

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Making Americans: Negotiating the Boundaries of Somali Identities in the Public Education System of Lewiston, Maine, Ashley Anne Bryant

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Chaucer's Women and Women Chaucerians: Unveiling the Modern Academy as a Medieval Institution through Chaucer's Poetry, Cheyenne J. Cannarozzo

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Structure and Geochronology of the Jurassic Pliny Range Caldera Complex: 7.5’ Jefferson Quadrangle, Northern New Hampshire, Jordan Leigh Cargill

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The Political Limits of Deep Ecology: Rawls and Naess on Intrinsic Value and Reasonable Pluralism, Britta A. Clark

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Poetics of the Heartland: The Lyric Voices of James Wright and Stanley Plumly, William R. Cleaves

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Examining the Gap Between Pro­Environmental Beliefs and Behavior: A Study of Industrial Animal Agriculture, Emma Rose Conover

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Recent Changes To The Dynamic Sandy Beach System At The Mouth Of The Kennebec River, Mid-Coast Maine, Nicole Marie Cueli

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A Court Under Strain: The U.S. Supreme Court's Democratic Deficit, Brielle E. Dalvano

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Art in the Anthropocene: Confronting Global Environmental Change Through Aesthetic Platforms, Catherine DiPietro

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Safely Shooting a Quiet Woman: A Study of Patriarchy, Sexuality, Racism, and Putrefaction in John Webster’s Plays, Rebecca C. Dobbin

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Applying the Neo-Functionalist Paradigm to Assess the Integrative Consequences of the European Court of Justice's Human Rights Jurisprudence, Elizabeth Sarah Dolgicer

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Here, There, and Everywhere : Reimagining the Spatiality of Environmentalism Through an Analysis of the South Portland Tar Sands Controversy, Nina Peck Doonan

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Water Markets and their Third-Party Effects, Phillip Dube

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Process and Design for Environmental Children's Books, Julia D. Dunn

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Red maple (Acer rubrum) and red oak (Quercus rubra) exhibit spatial and temporal variation in vulnerability to embolism, Julia Laird Fisher

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Behind the Light Switch: Why we should care about Utilities and the Grid in Massachusetts, Thomas William Fitzgerald

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Re-imagining the South African Nation: Case Studies of the 1995 Rugby World Cup and the 2010 FIFA World Cup, Josh Tancer Giesler

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The Influence of Lineup Procedures on Eyewitness Decision Making, Julia B. Gordon

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Investigating Greenwashing in the NHL, Caitrin M. Griffin

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Methane emissions along a salinity gradient of a restored salt marsh in Casco Bay, Maine, Cailene M. Gunn

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“Saving” the Elephants: Human-Elephant Conflict in Northeast India through a Religious, Western and Local Lens on Conservation Initiatives, Ali Haymes

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Going Back to the Land: An Analysis of the American Cultural Imaginary Pertaining to Farming, Rural Life, and Nature, Elizabeth Annie Horstmeyer

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Effects of the Gorilla Tourism Industry on Peacebuilding in Rwanda: An Evaluation of Environmental, Social, and Economic Impacts through a Multifaceted Positive Peace Paradigm, Clara Powell Jessup

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Student Laundry Methods at Bates College: Bacterial Growth Inhibition of Three Normal Microbiota Species, James K. Jhun

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Determining a Procedure to Measure Dissolved Ammonia in Freshwater, Kristen Kelliher

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On the Shores of Merrymeeting Bay, Grace Kenney

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Measuring Trace Concentrations of Phosphorus in Lake Auburn, ME using UV-Visible Spectrophotometry and Chemiluminescence, Hannah Brody Kiesler

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Applications of LiDAR in the study of landscape geomorphology, Sandwich Range, White Mountain National Forest, Sarah G. Koe

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Portraits of Bhutanese Identity in America: Family, Belonging, and Hope in the Diaspora, Isabel Ann Koyama

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Drops of One Ocean: Globalization, Identity Formation and Hegemony in the Baha'i Communities of Samoa, the Netherlands, Latvia, and Lithuania, Detmer Yens Kremer

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La imagen de la mujer: Insatisfacción y trastornos alimentarios en Argentina, Elise I. Krims

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Origami Constructions of Rings of Algebraic Integers, Juergen Desmond Kritschgau