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Theses/Dissertations from 2019

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Moving from Rescue to Healing: Pit Bulls as Icons of White Salvation, Emily Louise Ausman

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Hurricane Katrina: A Case Study of Flooding, Failure, and the Racial State, Anika Z. Becker

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Honeybees and Human Culture, Kyra A. Bleicher

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How Climate Change and Oil Development in the Yamal Peninsula is Affecting the Lives of the Siberian Nenets, Rory O. Collins

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Resisting Abjection: The Opioid Crisis and its Incorporation into the Environmental Justice Movement, Josh Klein

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Climate Change and Forced Migration: The Special Case of Disappearing States, Katharine S. Knight

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The Case Study Houses of Southern California: Models for Sustainable Design, Emerson Rose Krull

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Penobscot Nation v. Janet Mills: How Two Sides Understand One River, Samantha Carrs Pierce

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A Theoretical Analysis of the Maine Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program: Lead Poisoning in the Lewiston Somali Bantu Community, Andrea Xenia Russo

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Managing the Risks of Lead Paint in Housing: The Role and Responsibility of the Municipal Government in Addressing Lead Poisoning, Claire E. Sickinger

Theses from 2018

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Revolutionizing Girl: Oppressive Social Structures as Stymieing Adolescent Change In Revolutionary Girl Utena, Garrett T. Anderson

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Futures of Northeastern Minnesota in light of Proposed Sulfide Ore Mines, Adair Morgan Andre

Bee Culture and Medicine in Ancient Egypt and Modern New England: Reciprocity and Connection, Alexandra Damon Armstrong

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mRNA decay in Borrelia burgdorferi under conditions of osmotic stress, Emily E. Bacon

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An Investigation of a Buried Sand/Stump Horizon in Scarborough Marsh, Nicholas F. Barker

‘Zonal’ molecular organization of the olfactory bulb mitral cell layer, Lindsey L. Beauregard

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MRSA and MRSI Transmission between Humans and Companion Dogs: Potential Risk Factors and Public Health Implications, Camille Belletete

Environmental Writing in the Public Sphere, Benjamin J. Berger

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Using Shortridge as a Community-Building, Educational Tool: A Proposal for a Shortridge Summer Camp, Allison Berman

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The Alderbrook and Riverton Stages of Glacial Lake Israel and their Significance to the Indigenous Peoples of the Israel River Complex, Hazel Cashman

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Opposition to a Neoclassical Scenario: Hip hop in Contemporary Jazz, Ian Thomas Clarkson

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Colorful Gardens and Empowerment: Black Resistance and Self-Determination through Urban Farming, Joakim Ethan Cohen

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Laying Foundations for the Future: The Tiny House Movement in Context, Katherine Anne Cook

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The Construction of a New Religion: L. Ron Hubbard's Use of Religious Discourse in the Transformation of Dianetics into Scientology, Robert John Daniels

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Communities of Power: Rawls's Liberal Society and the Legitimate Use of Force, Matthew R. Davis

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Analysis of High Velocity Outflows in 14 Compact Starburst Galaxies with Absorption-Line Spectroscopy at High Spectral Resolution, Kwamae Malakye Delva

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Divided We Fall: Eurosceptics in the European Parliament, Dylan Desjardins

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Eelgrass Bed Carbon Storage in Casco Bay, John Doyle, Beverly Johnson, and Philip Dostie

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Refugees, Racialization, and Resistance: Examining Lewiston, Maine’s Farmers’ Market, Zsofia Duarte

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Hacia un Pueblo Visible: An Examination of Liberatory and Decolonial Educative Practices for the Mapuche People in Chile, Emma R. Egan

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You Are Not Alone: HIV/AIDS Activism in Maine, Ian W. Erickson

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Native Youth Contributions to Indigenous Sovereignty and Climate Justice in the #noDAPL Movement, Mary Rebecca Ferguson

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Apocalypse Rhetoric and Political Standstill: Towards a More Productive Discourse of the Climate Crisis, Courtney C. Foster

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Drug Use on the Coast: Examining the Opioid Epidemic in Maine Lobster Fishing Communities, Anna Rose Franceschetti

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The Chorus of Cinema: Experiments in Community Filmmaking Practices and Collective Storytelling in Lewiston-Auburn, Maine, Dylan A. Franks

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Portraying Harper Amaty Pitt: A Process, Hope French

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Targeting Tet2 to Enhance Cognition: Manipulating the Methylome as a Potential Treatment for Alzheimer’s Disease, Caroline Paige Gettens

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Alternative Transfer Methods in Colorado: Innovations in Market-Based Water Sharing Agreements, Connor W. Gray

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The relationship between substrate characteristics and Japanese knotweed invasion along the Saco River, Maine and New Hampshire, Dacota F. Griffin

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Growling Skies over the San Juan Islands, Maya T. Haber

Lead Poisoning in Lewiston, Maine, Emily Halford

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An Investigation into the Sources and Sinks of Phosphorus in Townsend Brook Watershed, Lake Auburn, ME, Michaela Heffernan

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"Woe to England's Manhood": Masculinity, Class and Liberalism in Britain, 1855-1874, Cristopher David Hernandez Sifontes

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Queering Adrienne Rich: The Poetics of Radical Thought and Transformative Vision, Justin Ameen Hoden

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The Land Goes On: Avenues for Community-Engaged Farmland Conservation in Maine, Nell Rybeck Houde

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Do Black people care about solar panels, turbines whacking birds, Amazon clear cutting, the environment just because, and the planet being on fire?, Korbin K. Houston

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Structure-Function Relationships in Pyrochlore Oxides, Samra Husremovic

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Planting the Seeds for the Future: An Analysis of School Gardens Attempts to Mitigate Food Insecurity Within Lewiston, Maine., Elisabeth Belle Hutchins

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Implementing Carbon Offsets to Increase Biomass Energy Production: A suggestion for forest management in Maine, Caitlin A. Keady

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Assessing the Amount of Carbon Stored in Maine Salt Marshes, Ashley L. Kulesza

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Intimacy and Desire Through the Lens of an Aro-Ace Woman of Color, Christina Lang

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McClellan at Sebastopol: The Delafield Commission and its Impact on the Siege of Yorktown, Joshua Elliot Leiner

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Voices of Appalachia: Deconstructing the Polarizing Presence of Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining in Appalachia Through Local Narratives and Pro-Coal Rhetoric, Theodore Slaff Levine

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Explorations into the Lifecycle and Morphology of Starburst Galaxies, Charles Phillips Lipscomb

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The Relationship Between Purpose in Life and Salivary Cortisol Reactivity to a Social Stressor, Zachary Eli Magin

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The Empirical Impact of Renewable Generation on Electricity Prices via OLS and Vector Autoregressive Estimators, Matthew R. Marcus

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The Questions We Seek And The Stories We Tell: An Environmental Meditation of our Place in this World., Kawai G. Marin Mr.

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Sediment trap analysis in high-arctic lake Linnévatnet indicates a recent shift in the annual hydrological regime, Gabriel H. P. McGinn

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Permanent Agriculture (Permaculture): Why it Matters for Farmland Conservation in Maine, Madeline M. McGonagle

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A Zooarchaeological and Paleoclimate Analysis of Gadus Morhua Otoliths Recovered from the Sandwick South Site, Shetland Islands, United Kingdom, A. Douglas McNab

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Of Bucks, Butterflies, and Black Lives: An Analysis of Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp a Butterfly, John C. McWilliams

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Structure and Kinematics of the Jefferson Oliverian Dome in the Southern Half of the Mt. Crescent 7.5’ Quadrangle, New Hampshire, Thorn King Merrill

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Synthesis and incorporation of carbohydrate building blocks into O-mannosylated glycans, Catherine Field Merton

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ECT and DBS: Depression Treatments and their Perceived Threat to Personal Identity, Katrina A. Muñoz

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The Impact of Dian Fossey on Mountain Gorilla Conservation and Tourism in Central Africa, Julia Christina Nemy

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Bedrock Mapping of the Southern Portion of the 7.5 Minute Mt. Crescent Quadrangle, Northern New Hampshire, Kurt A. Niiler

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Distinguishing Harms to Derive Commitments: Karen Warren and Aldo Leopold on Ecofeminism and Domination, Eileen A. O'Shea

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Dynamics of Quantum Dot Lasers Subject to Optical Feedback, Salim Ourari

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Climate Change: Defining Measuring and Building Resilience, Sadie Mae Palmatier

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Speaking in Code, Mental Time Travel and Mind Reading: an exploration of the study of animal intelligence, Drew S. Perlmutter

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Enhancing Sustainability and Justice in Urban Transportation: An Analysis of Equity Initiatives in Bikeshare, Matthew Reback

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Round and Round Like a Squirrel on a Wheel: Exploring the Role of Negative Affect and Rumination in Mood Changes During Pain, Olga Revzina

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The postglacial sea level history of Ingøya, northern Norway, Sam Rickerich

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Modeling Impacts of Light Absorbing Particles on Glacial Melt and Albedo: Construction, Quantified Impacts, and Simulations from the Cordillera Blanca, Peru, Bria Riggs

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Building From the Ground Up: An Evaluation of Using Local Building Materials in Chile and Maine, Paula Catalina Robert

Destabilizing 'Nature': Exploring the Gendered and Racialized Management of Bodies and Spaces in US Environmental Discourse, Jennifer Kate Rosenfield

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Targeting Terrorist Leaders, Stephen Charles Rowe

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The Scientific and Political Implications of Trump-Era Climate Science Censorship, Sarah H. Sachs

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Europe’s Outsourced Refugees: Contextualizing NGO work in the “Calais of the Balkans”, John M. Sapoch

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Power, Autonomy, and the Role of Law: Nudity and the Public-Private Distinction, Martin Francisco Saps

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Depth of Processing in Object Substitution Masking, Gwen E. Savino

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The Role of Diagnostic Objects in the Temporal Dynamics of Visual Scene Categorization, Julie Stitt Self

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Urbanization: Impact on Dissolved Oxygen and Sedimentation in the Hart Brook Watershed (Lewiston, Maine), Hannah Rae Slattery

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Reviving Gogol: "Diary of a Madman" in the Modern Scope, Nathaniel J. Stephenson

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Analysis of Thermal Properties of Permafrost, and Modeling, Mary Elizabeth Szatkowski

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A Machine Learning Approach for Predicting Inpatient Discharge at Central Maine Medical Center, Mats Terwiesch

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Rethinking Environmentally Responsible Behavior and Curriculum Design for a Local Maine High School, Dylan R. Thombs

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An Avian-Centered Model for the Dispersal of Ixodes scapularis by Fall Songbird Migrants, Benjamin A. Tonelli

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An Oral Health Assessment of Migrant & Seasonal Farmworker Children of Maine and Child Residents of Lewiston Housing Authority – Hillview, Joseph R. Tulip

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Explaining Social Protection in Sub-Saharan Africa: Political Settlements in Kenya and Uganda, Shanina van Gent

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Investigating the Relationship between Osmotic Stress and mRNA Degradation Rates in Borrelia burgdorferi, the Causative Agent of Lyme Disease, Amelia R. Wilhelm

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Striving for Just Sustainability in Transit Systems: A Case Study of Complete Streets Policies in Lewiston, Maine, avery wolfe

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Synthesis of Mannose Building Blocks for Preparation of O-Mannosylated Glycans, Ke Zhao

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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The effect of fluorine on melt viscosity in the NaAlSiO4 - KAlSiO4 system, Madeline Stella Bruno and Genevieve Robert