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Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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

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

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

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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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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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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

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

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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

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Context Dependent Representations: Solving the Problem of Content, Jurgen Desmond Kritschgau

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The Cape Wind Project: 15 Years Later, Dane Salvatore Lamendola II

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Hydrothermal oxide and nontronite deposits at Seamount 3, Wolf-Darwin lineament, Galapagos Archipelago, Ecuador, Megan J. Lubetkin, Steven Carey, and Genevieve Robert

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Mid-Holocene Marine Paleoclimate Reconstruction Through Schlerochronological Analysis of Arctica islandica from Finnmark, Rolvsøya, Northern Norway, Samuel Zimet Mark

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Silver Spoon: A Study of Food and Place, Kei Angela Matsunami

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High Resolution XRF Sediment Analysis of Late Season Precipitation Events in a High Arctic Glaciated Watershed: Svalbard, Norway, Christiane P. McCabe

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Private Union, Public Conflict: Life and Labor at Michelin in the Twentieth Century, Madeleine Curtis McCabe

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Organic Agriculture in the Northeast: Decentralized Food and Healthy Local Communities, George Merrill

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Conceptualizing Community: Older People's Experiences in Independent Living Facilities, Laurel E. Meyer

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My Soul, My Integrity, My Freedom: Paul Robeson, Jackie Robinson, and their Competing Perspectives within the Struggle for Black Equality During the Second Red Scare, Evan J. Molinari

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Reading "A Politics of Location": An Ethical Mapping of Leslie Marmon Silko’s Ceremony, Michela J. Moscufo

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Judging Moral Evaluations: The Capabilities Approach to Female Genital Surgeries, Rachel Neckes

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La Mujer en La Frontera: Gender and Assimilation in Pedro Juan Soto’s Spiks, Joseph Foster’s Stephana, and José Antonio Villarreal’s Pocho, Jacqueline L. Paredes

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Progress towards Bose-Einstein condensation on an atom chip as a functional testbed for experiments aboard the orbital NASA Cold Atom Laboratory, Daniel Adkins Paseltiner

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Stocks and Sources of Carbon Buried in the Salt Marshes and Seagrass Beds of Patos Lagoon, Southern Brazil, Elizabeth Weis Patterson

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Les Femmes Guides de Montagne: Negotiating Gendered Spaces in Morocco, Carly Elizabeth Peruccio

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Searching for Blood in the Streets: Mapping Political Violence onto Urban Topography in the Late Roman Republic, 80-50 BCE, Theodore Samuel Rube

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Tracks Written in Sand: A Story of the Ancient Sea Turtle, Her Disease, and the Oceans Plagued by Us, Bianca B. Sanchez

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A Late-Holocene Marine Climate Reconstruction Using the Bivalve Arctica islandica from Northern Norway, Julia Margaret Savage

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Unprecedented Uncertainty, The Story of a Boy and Santa Barbara's Drought, Tyler Schleich

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The Price of Stability: Consumption-Based Fixed Rate Billing for Water Utilities, Amy Thyng Schmidt

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The Awkward, (Un)Desirable, and Enticing Politics of Sexuality and Reproductive Health in HBO's Girls, Rebecca Holly Schwartz

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Reframing the Food System Through an Exploration of the Diverse Economies of Food in Lewiston, Maine, Nina D. Sevilla

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An Analysis of Lithic Materials and Morphology from the Late Maritime Woodland and Protohistoric Periods at the Devil’s Head site in the Maine Quoddy Region, Chris E. Shaw

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"That's the Way We Flow": Hip Hop as Oral Literature, Patrick M. Smith

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The Effect of Na:K Ratio on Melt Viscosity within the SiO2-NaAlSiO4-KAlSiO4 System, Rebecca Anne Smith

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Social Capital in Post-Katrina New Orleans: The Revitalizing Communities of the Lower Ninth Ward, Suzannah O'Hara Smith

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Effect of Endogenous Oxytocin on Psychosocial Adjustment as Moderated by Emotional Receptivity, Adriane Raftery Spiro

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Climate Change In The Canadian Arctic, Sarah S. Stanley

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Defining the Conservative Woman: Margaret Thatcher, Politics, and Gender, Taylor West Stone

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Fragmented Citizenship in a Fragmented State: Ideas, Institutions, and the Failure of Reconstruction, Allen C. Sumrall

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Abundance of toxic Gloeotrichia echinulata with respect to other limnoplankton in Lake Auburn, Ana Urbina

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Empathy, Medicine, and the Novel, Anna Sophia Williams

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Buddha Popcorn: The Dark Underbelly Of Gross National Happiness in Bhutan, Sacha Joseph Zabotin

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Lire Tintin : un héros en contexte, Hannah Margaret Zeltner

Theses from 2015

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You Are Where You Eat: A Gendered Analysis of Dining Commons at Bates College, Alexandra Adolph

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Phylogenetic Analysis fails to sort MHC Class II B Exon 2 Alleles by Locus in the Great Frigatebird (Fregata minor), Yaa Asantewaa Agyare

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"The Interrupted Idyll: The Changing Identities of Farming Through the Lens of Art and Literature, Hanna M. Allerton

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Contesting the Dominance of Neoliberalism: The Ideograph as a Force for Social Change, Jordan Tyler Becker

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Hypocrisy Induction to Increase College Students’ Condom Use: A Dissonance-Based Safe Sex Intervention, Stephanie B. Benson

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Biopiracy and the Ethics Surrounding Global Application of Western Intellectual Property Law, Jesse Bercaw

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Mobilization of Metals by Fungi in Historic Cemeteries, Eleanor D. Briggs

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Place-Based Education: An In-Depth Analysis of PBE in Lewiston Middle School, Nicole C. Brill

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Developing a Protocol to Measure Trace Concentrations of Phosphorus in Oligo-mesotrophic Lake Surface Waters using UV-Vis Spectrophotometry and Colorimetry, Gwyn Ivy Browning

The Future of Open Space: A Comparison of Conservation Techniques in the United States, Caroline Grace Caldwell