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2021

"It's Gotta be the Shoes": A Case Study on Shoes, Distance Running, and Technology in Sport

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2021-January-01
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Over one weekend at the beginning of October 2019, Eliud Kipchoge's sub-two-hour marathon in the INEOS 1:59 Challenge and Brigid Kosgei's world-record-breaking Chicago Marathon win reset the clock in terms of what was believed to be humanly possible in the...

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Can You Hear Us? A Content Analysis of Queer Representation in Audio Dramas

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2021-January-01
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In this thesis, I analyze queer representation in seven popular audio drama podcasts. By studying examples of implicit and explicit mentions of sexuality and gender identity, queerness as an integral plot point, and general discussions of sexuality, along with fan...

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Colonial Imaginaries: Reconstructing French Indochina through Cultural Artifacts

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2021-January-01
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This senior project examines the colonial conquest of Indochina on the part of the French during the last half of the 19th century and the first half of the 20th century not purely as a geographical and historical phenomenon, but...

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Creating the Autistic Perspective Via the Comic Book Genre

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2021-January-01
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My senior project, "Glitch," uses the comic's medium to provide insight into the subjective side of someone with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The diagnosis is typically classified as a neurological disorder where the individual may feel over/under-stimulated, perform strict routines...

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Cruel and Unusual Punishment: Reproductive Inequity among Incarcerated Black Women

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2021-January-01
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In my thesis, I will argue that Black incarcerated women face increased reproductive disparities as a result of their multiple marginalized identities. Even though Black women have the fastest growth rate of incarceration there is minimal evidence on how imprisonment...

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Diversity and Inclusion in the Brazilian Corporate Sector: The Interplay of Public and Private Discourses in a National Struggle for Human Rights

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2021-January-01
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This senior thesis in Latin American Studies discusses the recent rise in Diversity and Inclusion trends in the Brazilian private sector as of 2021. It considers these corporate trends as cooptation mechanisms encroaching larger social demands for rights, while also...

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