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Senior Theses from 2017

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Millennial Voting Agenda: Partisan Preferences and Party Platforms in the 2016 Presidential Election, Annie Carroll

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Digital Media and the Collapse of News Gatekeeping Power During the 2016 Presidential Election, Isabel Carter-Kahn

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How Our Music Tastes Relate to Language Attitudes with Standard and Non-standard Varieties of English, Laura Casaregola

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The Cube^3: Three Case Studies of Contemporary Art vs. the White Cube, Mary Chawaga

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White Privilege in Environmental Policy: An Analysis of Hazardous Waste Management and Operations in Southeast Los Angeles, Lindsey Chen

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The Problem of Induction, Ordinary Language Dissolution, and Evidence, Youming Chen

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How Mobile Phones Can Spark an Entrepreneurial Revolution, Alison Choe

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Edge of Town: Cultivating a Critical Design Discourse in the Liberal Arts, Dominique Chua

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Straight A's and Perfect 10's: The Effects of Perfectionism and Anxiety on Sleep Disturbances and Burnout in Gymnasts, Mary Clark

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Planning for Family and Career: Whose Job is it Anyway?, Alexandra Conforti

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Polarizing Narratives: Harmful Representations of Mental Illness and Bipolar in Popular Media, Mary Jane Coppock

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The Question of Remilitarization: Is Japan's Pacifist Nature in Danger of Reform, Shanisha Coram

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The Final Girl Grown Up: Representations of Women in Horror Films from 1978-2016, Lauren Cupp

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Constructing Difference: An Examination of Madness and Hysteria as Tools to Subjugate Women in Literature, Claire Daly

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"Supermom" and "Super-Maman": The Transition to New Motherhood in American and French Mothers, Abigail F. Daum

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Using Latent Topic Models to Detect Rare Events, Sneha Deo

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Why Did China Do This? An Analysis on China's New Gasoline "Price Floor" Policy, Youhan Ding

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Access and Discussion about the HPV Vaccination among Second-Generation Vietnamese American Women, Stephanie Doan

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Made in the USA: A Reality or a Fantasy How the Republican Tax Reform Encourages Executives to Bring Back Manufacturing, Alena Victoria Dollar

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The Complexity of Human Nature in the Portraits of the Marginalized in Yuri Kazakov’s Village Prose, Alena Victoria Dollar

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"She's Not a Real Monster": Orphan Black's Helena and the Monstrous-Feminine, Natalie Eisen

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Voice and Agency in William Shakespeare's The Tempest and Aimé Césaire's Une Tempête, Sophie Fahey

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Hillary Clinton's Campaign Use of Twitter Messaging to Construct an 'Authentic' Persona, Kimberly Marie Felt

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Snipping Separate Spheres: The Cult of Domesticity in Gertrude Stein's "Tender Buttons", Flora K. Field

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Bring Race, Class, and Gender Outside: A Study of Life Histories and Effects of Outdoors as Public Space on the Lives of College Women, Alice H. Flood

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Song of Myself?, Cynthia Flores

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Unpacking a Feminist Toolbox: A Case Study in Applying Antiracist Feminist Pedagogy, Christina Fox

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Physical Miseducation: How Public Schooling in the US is Harmful to Students’ Bodily Well-Being, Rachel Fredericks

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The Wage Gap and its Effects on Well-Being, Motivation, and Productivity, Christine Gao

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Toward Better Things: Characterizing the Ontological Structure of Concrete Particulars, Jocelyn D. Gardner

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Embodiment: Permanent Self-Affirmation as a Repudiation of Internal, Categorical Harms to Identity, Jocelyn D. Gardner

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Dismantling the Stigmatization of Female Body Hair Through Embroidery and Interviews With Women of the Hair Belt, Diva Gattani

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Does Increased Access to the Arts in High Schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District Affect Graduation Rates?, Elizabeth K. Gile

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Is Love a Battlefield? The New Politics of Marriage Equality in the Aging War on Terror, Jackie Givelber

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Psychology & Consumer Desire: Music's Influence on Consumer Motivation and Well Being, Madeleine Glouner

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Menageries Multiple: An Introduction to Zoological Multiplicity in the Modern American Zoo, Emily D. Gratke

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A Self-determination Theory Based Prenatal Care Intervention for Low-income Pregnant Women, Jenny Han

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Aquaponics Everywhere? An Exploration of a Growing Industry's Revolutionary Potential, Alexandra Harder

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Minimum Wage & the Informal Sector: Evidence from a Day Labor Center, Philippa Haven

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The Cross Race Effect and Mixed Race Individuals, Tara Hayes

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Performativity and Domestic Fiction in Antebellum America: The Power Dynamics of Class and Gender Performance, Blair Hedigan

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Daffodils: A Completely Unrelated Collection of Short Stories, Sawyer E.P. Henshaw

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American Dreams: DACA Dreamers, Trump as a Political and Social Event, and the Performative Practice of Storytelling in the Age of Secondary Orality, Emma Herlinger

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Body, Blood, and Flood: The Ripple of Kinesics through Nature in Leonardo da Vinci's Art, Rachael Herrera

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Why did they shoot? The Power of Media with Attribution Theory, Megan E. Ho

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Education's Loss of the Public: An Archival Exploration of American Public Schools' Diminishing Social Returns and the Emerging Utility of Social Entrepreneurship, Tia Ha-Quyen Ho

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The Impact of Protagonist Race, Gender, and Genre on Latina Adolescent Personal Aspiration, Self-Esteem, and Self-Efficacy, Gitanjali Howard

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Pedagogies of Solidarity: Feminist Poetry Written by Arab American Women Post September 11, 2001, Alicia Hurteau

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The Limits of Accessibility Under the Affordable Care Act, Nimrah H. Imam

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[REBELUTION 17]: Gender Bender, Francesca Louise Inocentes

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Nuclear Risk and Rationality: Reevaluating Rational Decision Making through the Lens of Tohoku’s Nuclear Evacuees, Kayon K. James

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Fashion and Court-Building in the Sixteenth-Century Florentine Ducal Court: Politics, Agency, and Paleopathology in the Wardrobes of Eleonora di Toledo and Giovanna d'Austria, Leah Rachel Jeffers

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Communities of Resistance: Welfare Queens and the Infrapolitics of Black Hair Tutorials on Youtube, ReAndra Johnson

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The Genetically Modified Labeling Legislation Fight and It's Consolidation of Power, Maithili Joshi

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Daughter, Wife, Mother: Women as Emblems of Indian Authenticity Throughout the Diaspora, Saloni Kaur Kalkat

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A Choreographic Exploration of Race and Gender Representation in Film and Dance, Sharon M. Keenan

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Evolving Art: Modifying Context Free Art with a Genetic Algorithm, Marina Kent

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The "Great Background" in Hardy and Lawrence, Rochelle H. Kim

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The Effect of Oxidative Stress on Myometrial miRNA Expression, Abby Kissane

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Compensating Against Turnover: Managers' Talent Retention Decisions in Major League Baseball Under a Budget Constraint, Emma Knoesen

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Adapting Skazki: How American Authors Reinvent Russian Fairy Tales, Sarah Krasner

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A Divided Media: Filtered Rhetoric and the Rise of Donald Trump, Sarah Krasner

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People Want To Know Who We Are: Contestations Over National Identity Through Film, Monika Lee

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Do Mother and Father Know Best?: California's Policies on Parental Consent for Sex Education, Jennifer Lehr

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How to be a Good Neighbor: Christianity's Role in Enacting Non-interventionist Policies in Latin America During the 1930s and 1940s, Joelle Leib

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Writing Out Your Feelings: Linguistics, Creativity, & Mood Disorders, Alexandra Levin

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All Roads Lead to the Fair: How a 2022 Los Angeles World's Fair Would Accelerate the Implementation of Sustainable and Innovative Forms of Transportation, Isabella Levin

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Spoken Resistance: Slam Poetry Performance as a Diasporic Response to Discursive Violence, Harriet Lindeman

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A Postmodern Love Affair: Los Angeles and Neo-Noir, Shinmin Amanda Loh

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Culture as a Tool of Exclusion: An Analysis of Mathieu Kassovitz's La Haine, Abigail MacCumber

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The Changing Geography of Poverty in the U.S. and Its Effect on Food Insecurity: A Closer Look at the Real “O.C.”, Mallory Mackey

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How "Costly" is Healthcare for the Elderly?, Ruchika Majumdar

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Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate and the Consequential Pricing of Provençal Wines, Gweneth Marter

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Shakespeare and Black Masculinity in Antebellum America: Slave Revolts and Construction of Revolutionary Blackness, Elisabeth Mayer

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Disparities of (In)Justice: An Examination of the Asylum Adjudication System in the U.S., Meagan L. McIntyre

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Spacializing Mexicanness: The (Re)Production of Racial and Cultural Meaning in Los Angeles' Olvera Street, Rebecca Millberg

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Re-Calling the Past: Poetry as Preservation of Black Female Histories, Rachel Miller-Haughton

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Analyzing the Discourse: How Khomeini and Khamenei Shape the Role of Women in Iran, Jessie Modlin

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Social Cohesion as a Gateway: Examining France's Efforts in Building Equitable Education Access for Marginalized Immigrants, Cherish Molezion

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Negotiating Mexican Citizenship: Examining Implications of a Narco-State and Rebellions in Contemporary Mexico, Nereida Guadalupe Montes

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The Value of Waste: The Cycle of Products and Byproducts in Nepal’s Eastern Hills, Emily Moore

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Desert To Sea: White Fantasies, Red Rivers, and The Salton Sea, Isobel Morrison

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Perceived Organizational Support and Help Seeking Behaviors in Employees with Generalized Anxiety Disorders, Quinn Morrison

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Repensando los Sistemas de Salud Interculturales y Comunitarios en Chile desde la Metáfora del Tejido Social, Kathleen Muenzen

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#Comparison: An Examination of Social Comparison Orientation on Instagram as It Relates to Self-Esteem and State Anxiety, Alice C. Mullin

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Self-esteem and Social Anxiety in Children with Communication Impairments, Rebekah I. Novom

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Imposing Existence: Moral Implications & Economic Deterrents, Lara O'Connor

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The Intersections of Art Therapy and Exposure Therapy in Contemporary Art Practices, Robin Ossentjuk

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Rovotlif: A Constructed Language, Sarah Otterstrom

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Are you Feeling Me?: The Role of Attention in Physiological Empathetic Responses, Gabriela Paganini

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Who Will Be Successful in The Gig Economy: Adaptability, Generations, Gender, Marriage, and Children, Lianne Parker

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Choreographing Diaspora: The Queer Gesture and Racialized Excess of Mohammad Khordadian, Tara Partow

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Masculinity on Women in Japan: Gender Fluidity Explored Through Literature and Performance, Jessica M. Perreira

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Solving for a Bellman Function, Elena Pinsker

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Against the Pursuit of 'Life's Delirium': Modern Queer Readings of Kate Chopin's "The Awakening" and Fanny Fern's "Ruth Hall", Nina Posner

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A Second Child? No, Thank You! The Impact of Chinese Family Planning Policies on Fertility Decisions, Yinghan Qi

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Dueling Dualities: The Power of Architecture in American Gothic Literature, Caroline Quinn

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How to Survive Autism: a Family Memoir, Bridgette Ramirez

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Walking in The City: Koji Nakano’s Reimagining and Re-Sounding of The Tale Of Genji, Isabella Ramos

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The Dancer vs. The Adjudicator: Devadasi Resistance in the 19th-Century Court, Meghana Ravikumar