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Theses from 2016

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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

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A Paleolimnological Study Reconstructing Organic Carbon Accumulation and Climate History; Mealy Mountains, Labrador, Canada, Timothy D. Campbell

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Wonder Woman Revealed: William Moulton Marston, World War II and the Rise of a Superheroine (1941-1959), Rebecca Katherine Carifio

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Towards Two-Eyed Seeing: Mi’kmaq Traditional Ecological Knowledge and Climate Change, Teika Marie Carlson

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A More Durable Peace: The Nexus Between Local Influence and Power-Sharing Governance, Benjamin Skorpen Claeson

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Constitutional Assembly Breakdown: A Study of Why Nepal’s Constitution Writing Procces Failed, Evan Cooper

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"She among them but never of them": Race and Sexuality through Tomboy Transformation Narratives of the Postwar Era, Michael John Creedon

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The Conservation Controversy, Rebecca Mai Culp

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No Man is an Island: The Penobscot Nation v. The State of Maine, Nicole Michelle Danser

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Deformation Post-Doming: New mapping of the Oliverian Jefferson Dome, Mt. Dartmouth 7.5' Quadrangle, New Hampshire, Michelle Devoe

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Maine: Farm-to-Fork, Jeynaba Leigh Diallo

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Analysis and Comparison of Physical Properties and Morphology of Impact Melt Flows on Venus and the Moon to Determine Atmospheric Controls, Christine Elizabeth Dong

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Creating a Moral Empowerment Program in Lewiston, ME, Brett Tomas Emmons

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Reconstruction of the Post-Glacial Formation of the Peddocks Island Salt Marsh, Hull, MA, Sean W. Enos

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An Intellectual History of Eugenics Ideals within the Garden City Movement, Aine Rois Marion Fitzgerald Coleman

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Biodiesel at Bates? A Feasibility Study for the Implementation of Biodiesel in Bates College Fleet Vehicles, Nicholas JH Ford

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Home of the Dead, Religions of the Living: The Distinctions between the Jewish and Christian Communities in Ancient Rome as Observed in the Catacombs of the 2nd through 4th Centuries C.E., Shoshana Foster

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Individual and Synergistic Effects of Oxytocin and Dopamine on Fluid Intelligence, Ramya Ghantasala

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Natural Rhythms and Cosmic Connections: An Examination of Biodynamic Farms that Cultivate Social Change, Hallie Grossman

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The diversity of AlkBs: a structural and mechanistic comparison of three little-known alkane monooxygenase enzymes, Grace Elizabeth Hamilton

Sustainable Urban Development in the Model of Freiburg, Germany, Horace Fuller Henriques IV

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Sinhala Buddhist Nationalism and Islamophobia in Contemporary Sri Lanka, Robin Noel Badone Jones

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Numbers and Shapes: Is Math Learning Enhanced by a Fantastical Context?, Natasha Renee Kalra

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Developing Leadership Skills in Adolescent Girls, Caroline Anne Kern

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Submissively Subversive: Mo Yan's Red Sorghum Clan and its Film Adaptation by Zhang Yimou, David FC Kohler

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Managing The Breach at Old Inlet, Fire Island: An Eco-Political Discourse, David Spencer Kurey

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Peer and Self-Perceptions of Learning Differences, Megan Mariko Lapp

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The Origins of American Unitarianism Reconsidered: Theophilus Lindsey, James Freeman, and the English Episcopal Reform Origins of American Unitarianism, Samuel Williams Learner

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Biomass: Ancient Fuel Reignited, Bryan D. Lehrer

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Walking on a Bridge You Also Built: Practitioners’ Experience Navigating the Borderland Between Western and Chinese Medicine, Rachel H. Levine

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No Man Is An Island: The Penobscot Nation v. the State of Maine, Gunnar Christopher Manchester

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"Same Story Every Time / Being Black is Not a Crime": Gun Regulations and Recurrent Patterns of Government Control of Black Americans in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries, Joshua Kurzer Manson

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Compulsory Licenses: Damaging Firm Value in the Short Run?, Daniel E. Mansuri Mr.

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Les Mutations d’un lieu de mémoire. Le Vélodrome d’Hiver au cinéma : 1970 et 2010, Talia Rose Rees Mason

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The North Woods and the New National Park, Mark R. McCauley

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Paleoclimatic implication of lake sediment geochemistry in Linnévatnet, Spitsbergen, Svalbard, Benjamin Gray Merkert

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Collective Action within an Authoritarian State: The Emergence of an Anti-Mining Movement in Tibetan Regions of the PRC, Tenzin Namdol

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Wastelands: Managing Trash and Humans on the US-Mexico Border, Gabriel Scott Nudel

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Shaping the Possible: Stories of the resistance and power of community farmers in Maine, Ashleen E. O'Brien

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Reflections in the Author's Eye: Optics, Involution, and Artifice in the Novels and Short Stories of Vladimir Nabokov, Amelia J. Oliver

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Petrogenesis and Paleostress Analysis of the Mesozoic Mill Brook Dike Zone in the Mount Dartmouth 7.5' Quadrangle, New Hampshire, Graham Grear Oxman

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Nuancing Czech Secularism and Debunking Assumptions of Atheism: Finding Spirituality and Questioning Identity in a Culturally Christian Post-Communist Society, Molly Irene Pailet

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Residential Energy Efficiency Retrofits: Recommendations for a Case Study in Lewiston, ME, Kate B. Paladin

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Mindful Urban Walking, Benjamin F. Pardee

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Using Community Structure Networks to Model Heterogeneous Mixing in Epidemics, and a Potential Application to HIV in Washington, D.C., Katherine Ragland Paulson

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The Lady is a Tramp: The Integration of the Appalachian Mountain Club Hut System as a Distillation of the Women’s Rights Movement, Grace Lillian Pezzella

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Conserving the Endangered El Segundo Blue Butterfly: An Analysis of Animals' Place in Society Which Determines tts Importance, Kathy Polanco

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The Transformative Power of Social Entrepreneurship, Kathryn E. Polio

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The Consequences of Plan Colombia: Domestic Drug Policies in Colombia, Brittany T. Reid

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Management plan to promote advanced regeneration of chestnut oak (Quercus prinus) and red oak (Quercus rubra) in the upland forests of the Mohonk Preserve, Eastern New York, Fiona Robins

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The Third Dimension of Power within Education Based NGOs in Nicaragua, Emily Catherine Roseman

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Interpreting Innocence: Romantic Thought in Post-Apocalyptic Fiction, Rachel S. Ryan

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Apocalyptic Simplification as Human Renewal: Examining the Tropes of Hope found in Post-Apocalyptic American Literature of the Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries, Elizabeth Frieda Sangree

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Going West: An Interdisciplinary Study of Marfa, Texas, Martha Schnee

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Aging in Japan: An analysis of the growing vulnerability of the elderly in the context of the Tohoku Japan Earthquake and Tsunami 2011, Hannah T. Siegel

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UNDER THE COVERS: Deconstructing the Presentation of the Human Reproductive System in Secondary Biology Education, Alexandra M. Skaperdas