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Senior Theses from 2016

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Environmental Racism and the Movement for Black Lives: Grassroots Power in the 21st Century, Rickie Cleere

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E-Waste Recycling: The Dirty Trade Between the United States and China, Laura Edwards

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Armed Drones: An Age Old Problem Exacerbated by New Technology, Grant H. Frazier

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The Choreopolitics of Liberation and Decolonization, Harrison M. Goodall III

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The Effect of Inversion and Motor Expertise on Body Compatibility, Harrison M. Goodall III

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Food Rebellion: Contemporary Food Movements as a Reflection of Our Agrarian Past, James Gordon

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Christianity and the Development of Eco-Justice, Emily C. Hill

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All’s Whale that Ends Whale: How Correctly Identifying Antarctic-Feeding Grounds of Oceania Humpbacks Could Save an Endangered Population, Davey Holmes

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Whoever Controls Access to the Tap Collects Rent On It: How Nigeria’s Function as a Gatekeeper State Fostered Environmental Degradation by Transnational Corporations, Mayowa Ige

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You Are What You (Can) Eat: Cultivating Resistance through Food, Justice, and Gardens on the South Side of Chicago, Ida B. Kassa

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Women in the Machinery of War: Gender, Identity & Resistance Within Contemporary Middle Eastern Conflict, Nana-Korantema A. Koranteng

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The Power of the Tower: Contesting History at Bear Lodge/Devils Tower National Monument, Anna Marie Kramer

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Ballot-Box Environmentalism across the Golden State: How Geography Influences California Voters’ Demand for Environmental Public Goods, William Skyler Lewis

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Folk Songs and Popular Music in China: An Examination of Min’ge and Its Significance Within Nationalist Frameworks, Belinda Li

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How Can We Have A Better Public Transportation System? –An Exploratory Agent Based Model, Boyu Liu

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Why Foreign Policy Principles Persist: Understanding the Reinterpretations of Japan’s Article 9 and Switzerland’s Neutrality, Yuki Numata

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A Clean Electricity Future: Assessing the Role of Wide-Area Power System Operations in Supporting Weather-Driven Renewable Energy in the U.S., Paul D. Picciano

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Colombia, the Resilient Survivor: DDR, Elusive Peace, and the Politics of Post-Conflict, Laura Pico

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Vehicle to Grid: An Economic and Technological Key to California's Renewable Future, Jackson C. Rafter

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Water Markets and Climate Change Adaptation: Assessing the Water Trading Experiences of Chile, Australia, and the U.S. with Respect to Climate Pressures on Water Resources, Johanna M. Rayl

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Defending the Social Good Theory of Punishment, Sydney R. Scott

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A Theory of Form as Temporal Referentiality, Eron F. Smith

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Turning Waste into Compost in Napa, California, Liana D. Solis

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Environmental Justice in Remediation: Tools for Community Empowerment, Chihiro Tamefusa

Senior Theses from 2015

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Listening to the Quiet Revolution: The Implications of Voluntary Simplicity for a Sustainable Society, Katherine M. Barton

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Discovery Islands, Earth Islands: The Theory and Practice of Island Imagery in Environmental Thought, Naomi A. Bosch

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And I Heard 'Em Say: Listening to the Black Prophetic, Cameron J. Cook

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The Eco-Sustainable Initiative: A Case Study in and Evaluation of Eco-labeling, Chiara Dorigo

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The Future of Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows, Brian Friel

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Post-disaster Transitional Housing for Displaced People, Yuqiao Guo

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The San Antonio Wash: Addressing the Gap Between Claremont and Upland, Benjamin C. Hackenberger

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Reforestation, Renewal, and the Cost of Coal: Opposing a Manichean Worldview in Central Appalachia, Elizabeth R. Hansen

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Arendt on Arendt: Reflecting on the Meaning of the Eichmann Controversy, Audrey P. Jaquiss

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The Natural Hair Movement as a Platform for Environmental Education, Joyce M. Nimocks

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Immigrant Labor in Fish Processing in the Pacific Northwest and British Columbia and Current Undocumented Labor, Adi D. Salinas Ferreira

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Ensuring Our Future or Sowing the Seeds of Our Own Destruction? Crop Insurance and Water Use in Texas, Michael Shapiro

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Bridging the Blue-Green Divide: The Role of Environmental NGOs in Tackling Environmental Problems in Taiwan, Yttrium Sua

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Implementing (Environmental) Justice: Equity and Performance in California's S.B. 535, Meagan Tokunaga

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Looking Beyond Fossil Fuel Divestment: Combating Climate Change in Higher Education, Robin Xu

Senior Theses from 2014

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Bridging the Justice Gap: Exploring Approaches for Improving Indigent Access to Civil Counsel, Kelsey Atkinson

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Radical Housewife Activism: Subverting the Toxic Public/Private Binary, Emma Foehringer Merchant

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Where Design Meets Occupant Engagement: Studying the Importance of Occupant Engagement for Green Buildings, LEED and Pomona College, Chelsea Fried

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Scott Pilgrim vs. the Times, Brendan Gillett

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Topological Complexity in Protein Structures, Gabriella Heller

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The Clarification of Proposition 209: Gauging the Impact on Native Americans at the University of California, Charles R. Herman

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Energy Storage in the Golden State: An Analysis of the Regulatory and Economic Landscape., Ryan H. Higgins

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Factors of Success in Beekeeping Development Projects and Their Application to South Africa’s Beekeeping Industry, Deirdre Lee

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The Chimerae of their Age:Twelfth Century Cistercian Engagement beyond Monastic Walls, Daniel J. Martin

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Implementing Green Roofs on Movie Theaters and Shopping Centers: Business Cases in Profitable Sustainability, Ryan J. Miller

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Spreading The Char: The Importance of Local Compatibility in the Diffusion of Biochar Systems to the Smallholder Agriculture Community Context, Laura C. V. Munoz

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Watching the Match Burn After You've Set the House on Fire, Michael Opal

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Fish and Fruit for Food Justice Success, Nickelle A. Raschick

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Earth, Air, Water, Oil: Regulating Fracking in the Monterey Shale with Health and Environment in Mind, Gideon J. Salzman-Gubbay

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Farming: It's Not Just for Farmers Anymore, Jennifer Schmidt

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International Relations or International Sanitations? Exploring Student Perceptions of Intro to IR Course Content, Nick Sundback

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(De)psychologizing Shangri-La: Recognizing and Reconsidering C.G. Jung's Role in the Construction of Tibetan Buddhism in the Western Imagination, Alec M. Terrana

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Wetlands and Greenhouse Gas Fluxes: Causes and Effects of Climate Change – A Meta-Analysis, Robert E. Ventura

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Images for a Nation: The Role of Conservation Photography in American Environmentalism, Nathaniel W. Yale

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Reconsidering Firmitas: Durability as an Integral Function of the Sustainably Built Environment, Katherine P. Yzurdiaga

Senior Theses from 2013

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Public Land and Its Management: Why the Research Is Not Enough, Corinne Calhoun

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Agency Decision-Making for Climate Change: Cost-Benefit Analysis, the Precautionary Principle, and the Bounds of Rationality, Laura Carr

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Justified By Faith: The Upper Susquehanna Lutheran Synod and the Pennsylvania Natural Gas Fracking Controversy, Lena R. Connor

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Cooking up a Course: Food Education at Pomona College, Christina A. Cyr

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Conserving Fish and Forests: Community Involvement and Its Limits in Resource Management On the Island of Hawai'i, Amber W. Datta

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A New Commons: Considering Community-Based Co-Management for Sustainable Fisheries, Charlotte L. Dohrn

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Neoliberal Ideologies and Cultural Models of Work among Young French and American Business Students and Professionals: A Study in Institutional Change and Cultural Meaning, Nolan Y. Ferar

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Social Entrepreneurship: The Ideal Business for Humanity and the Economy, Maya D. Horgan

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Environmental Economics: A Case Study for the Big Cottonwood Canyon Watershed, Robert Hull

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“Who was Colonel Hồ Ngọc Cẩn?”: Theorizing the Relationship between History and Cultural Memory, Evyn Lê Espiritu

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A Guide to the Pomona College Organic Farm: An Introduction to the Farm’s History and Basic Gardening Skills and Techniques, Adam J. Long

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Floatovoltaics: Quantifying the Benefits of a Hydro-Solar Power Fusion, Abe McKay

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Migration for Education: Haitian University Students in the Dominican Republic, Jenny Miner

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Identity on Trial: the Gabrielino Tongva Quest for Federal Recognition, Alice Mirlesse

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Oil, Oil, Everywhere: Environmental and Human Impacts of Oil Extraction in the Niger Delta, Julia Pitkin

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Wind Energy Opposition in Vermont: Perspectives on the State's Energy Future, William R. Pitkin IV

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Incentives for Distributed Generation in California: The Rise of Third-Party Solar Development, Joshua M. Propp

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Greening the Streets: A Comparison of Sustainable Stormwater Management in Portland, Oregon and Los Angeles, California, Na'ama Schweitzer

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Marston Quadrangle: Past, Present, and Proposals for a Sustainable Future, Meryl Seward

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A Policymaker's Guide to Feed-In Tariffs: Encouraging a Responsible Transition to Renewable Electricity in California, Roland P. Thayer

Senior Theses from 2012

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Walking Los Angeles, Zoe R. Carlberg

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Take Me to the River: Revitalizing LA's Lost Monument, Erin Childs

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Day to Day Change Making: The Transformative Potential of Dumpster Diving, Elizabeth Emery Donovan

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Biologically-Derived Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells: A Cleaner Alternative for Solar Energy, Erika S. Falsgraf

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Aquculture and Deforestation in the Peruvian Amazon, Gator Halpern

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Biophilic Design at Pomona College: An Analysis of the New Sontag and Pomona Residence Halls, John W. Hasse

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Environmental Critiques of Nuclear Energy, William Hummel

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Get Your Butt Off the Ground!: Consequences of Cigarette Waste and Litter-Reducing Methods, Joyce Lee

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Outsiders in an Inside Game: The Effects of the Traditional Soviet Economy of Favors on Foreigners Doing Business in Contemporary Russia, Brittney A. Lenard

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Arsenic Contamination in Groundwater in Vietnam: An Overview and Analysis of the Historical, Cultural, Economic, and Political Parameters in the Success of Various Mitigation Options, Thuy M. Ly

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Agricultural Efficiency and the End of the Oil Age; Building a Future of Longevity, Keith McHugh

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Does Design Affect Behavior? A Case Study of Pomona and Sontag Halls, Erin F. Morgan

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Analysis of Biodiesel Quality Using Reversed Phase High-Performance Liquid Chromatography, Kellyann M. Murphy

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Binding Ochre to Theory, Simone E. Nibbs

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Growth on the Gold Line: Evaluating the Foothill Extension and the Potential of Transit-Oriented Development, Adam E. Russell

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BIKEurious: A Transportation Reorientation, Aerienne Russell

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The Full Cost of Renewables: Managing Wind Integration Costs in California, William Savage

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Eco-Labeling: An Argument for Regulation and Reform, Lauren Sherman

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Engaging with Motherhood: Gender and Sexuality in Environmental Justice, Hannah M G Snyder

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Cool Roofs at Pomona College, Jeremiah M. Steuterman

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Educating for Environmental Literacy in America's Public Schools, Annie L. Stoller-Patterson