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Senior Theses from 2020

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Empire and Ruins in Nineteenth-Century Egypt, Adin Becker

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La Terreur insidieuse : Une Relecture de la logique de l'esclavage dans Ourika, Joslyn Gardner

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The Living Community Challenge: An unCase Study in Biophilic Master Planning, Jordan Grimaldi

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Contaminants of Emerging Concern: Reconsidering Our Paradigm of Water Pollution, Jonathan Gunasti

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Stability of Screen-Printed Lead Halide Perovskite Solar Cells, Hyunjin Hong

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A Dirty Renewable: How Trash Incineration Became Classified as Renewable Energy, Emma Hsu

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Enlivening Spaces for the Dead: The Relevance of Cemeteries in the 21st Century, Caroline Koh Smith

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Characterizing Solar Cells, Katheryn R. Kornegay

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Finding and Fighting for a Future of Bicycles in Boise, Idaho, Kyle Lenhart-Wees

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Gopniki: Peripheral Masculinity in Post-Soviet Russia, Eli Loeb

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Electrodynamics Modeling of Plasmonic-Organic Hybrid Waveguides, Marcus Michel

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The 2020 U.S. Presidential Race: Mobilize the Base or Persuade Swing Voters?, Jonathan Miller

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Shrimp Farming in Thailand: A pathway to Sustainability, Warinyupa Phornprapha

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Computer Vision Software Development for an Explosive Seed Pod Trap Camera, Derek James Pickell

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"And All Were Welcome": An Analysis of the Transgender Child in Contemporary Picture Books, Isaac Prestwich

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Mapping Protocluster Enrichment at Cosmic Noon, Sunny Rhoades

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Rethinking Livability in Megacities: Applications of Jane Jacobs’ Theories on Tokyo and Los Angeles, Kirara Tsutsui

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"May We Be Buried Alive Together": Towards an Intersectional Feminist True Crime Praxis, Alexandra White

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Re-Imagining Nature in Dense, High Rise Urban Environment: the Present and Future of Green Building Infrastructure in Singapore, Claire Yi

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Situating Asian American Environmental (In)Justices through Radical History Walking Tours, Yuxin Zhou

Senior Theses from 2019

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The Legalization of Street Vending in Los Angeles: Exploring the Impact on Vendors and their Livelihoods, Karen Alpuche Caceres

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Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is: Reforming Organized Dentistry to Address Persistent Oral Health Disparities in the U.S., Aparna Chintapalli

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"Woven Into the Deeps of Life": Death, Redemption, and Memory in Bob Kaufman's Poetry, Peter Davis

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Changing Oceanic Conditions on The Foraging Patterns of Cassin’s Auklets, Ptychoramphus aleuticusChanging Oceanic Conditions on The Foraging Patterns of Cassin’s Auklets, Ptychoramphus aleuticus, Clare Flynn

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Towards a Critical Understanding of Deepfakes: Developing a Teaching Module and More, Wentao Guo

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The Mark of the Japanese Murrelet (Synthliboramphus wumizusume): A study of song and stewardship in Japan’s Inland Sea, Charlotte Hyde

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Island Invasion: The Silent Crisis in Hawaii, Sophia Janssen

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Exploring Transit-Based Environmental Injustices in San Gabriel Valley and Greater Los Angeles, Bailey Lai

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Fragile Oceans, Synthetic Flotsam and Microbial Collaboration – Explorations in the Visual Communication of the Plastic Crisis, Ivan Langesfeld

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Pedal to the Metal: Accelerating the Transition to Electric Vehicles, Nicole Larson

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Landlocked Landfills and the Invasion of Waste: Environmental Injustice as seen in Solid Waste Management in Rural Alaskan Villages, Kate McWilliams

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The Stability Paradox of Special Immigrant Juvenile Status Backlogs: Unstable Policy Implementation for a Stability-Aimed Visa, Lanna Seline Sanchez

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Facilitating Experience through Fabrication and Blue Biophilic Design, Teague Scanlon

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Let's Get Sorted: The Path to Zero Waste at Pomona College, Sara Sherburne

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How can California Best Promote Electric Vehicle Adoption? The Effect of Public Charging Station Availability on EV Adoption, Viraj Singh

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Belonging While Black at Lake Merritt: The Black Spatial Imaginary and Place-Making in Oakland, CA, Betel Solomon Tesfamariam

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In the Eye of the Storm: Houston after Hurricane Harvey, Brandon Tolentino-Serrano

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Restoring Reciprocity: Indigenous Knowledges and Environmental Education, Mireya Valencia

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Farm to Label: A Critique of Consumer Activism in the Sustainable Food Movement, Olivia Whitener

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On the Brink of Extinction: The Fate of the Pacific Northwest's Southern Resident Killer Whales, Sabrina Wilk

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Can Uber and Lyft Save Public Transit?, Emily Zheng

Senior Theses from 2018

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An Assessment of the Sharing Economy and Its Policy Solutions Through the Lens of Sustainability, Chloe An

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Unity in Difference: an Exploration of Spatial Justice and Environmental Justice in Los Angeles, Minah Choi

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Restoration of Mauri (Life-Force) to Ōkahu Bay: Investigation of a Community Driven Restoration Process, Emily Freilich

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Restoration of Mauri (Life-Force) to Okahu Bay: Investigation of the Cultural, Social, and Environmental Restoration, Emily Freilich

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Seeking Justice: Mobilizing the South Asian Community in the Face of Sexual Assault, Sagarika Gami

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Under Pressure: Explaining Backlash Against Civil Society in the Andean Community, Noah Anders Levine

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Potential for Climate Induced Methane Hydrate Dissociation, Graham MacWilliams

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Closing the Loop: Exploring IKEA’s Transition to the Circular Economy, Alexandra Seidel

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Prisons, Policing, and Pollution: Toward an Abolitionist Framework within Environmental Justice, Ki'Amber Thompson

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Terrorist Celebrity: Online Personal Branding and Jihadist Recruitment and Planning, Ari Weil

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Nationalizing Nature: A Critique of the English National Trust Interpretation of Stowe Landscape Garden, Sarah Whitney

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A Comparison of Historic Preservation and Project Planning: Suzhou and Pasadena, Yijing Zhang

Senior Theses from 2017

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From Yosemite to a Global Market: How Patagonia, Inc. has Created an Environmentally Sustainable and Socially Equitable Model of Supply-Chain Management, Mary-Clare Bosco

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Coping with Acculturative Stress: MDMA Usage among Asian American Young Adults in the Electronic Dance Music Scene, Michelle Stephanie Chan

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Focusing Events in Environmental Policy: Exide Technologies, Aliso Canyon, and Industrial Health Crises in Southern California, Emily Chittick

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Lost Opportunities: Ecuador's Yasuní ITT Initiative, Julianna Hitchins

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A Comparison of Indigenous and Western Land Management; Case Studies of Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei and the East Bay Regional Park District, Kyle Jensen

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Deconstructing “Deviance” and “Disorder” as Systems of Domination: Chicago Public Schools as a Case Study of the Effects of Zero Tolerance Discipline Policies on Educational Outcomes in US Schools, Maya Kaul

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More Than Just a Glass Face: What Makes a "Green" or "Sustainable" Building, Exactly?, Kelli Kokame

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Climate Change Adaptation for Southern California Groundwater Managers: A Case Study of the Six Basins Aquifer, Frank Lyles

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Social Sustainability: The Role of Ecotourism in Regenerating Cultural and Environmental Histories in Rio de Janeiro, Nia McAllister

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The Smaller Things in Life: A Utilitarian Analysis of Response to Antibiotic Resistant Microorganisms as a Sustainability Dilemma, Marcus McVane

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Engineering an Alkane-Hydroxylating Bacterial Monooxygenase: A Tale of Two Chemistries, Arjun Nanda

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Aedes aegypti and Dengue in the Philippines: Centering History and Critiquing Ecological and Public Health Approaches to Mosquito-borne Disease in the Greater Asian Pacific, Maria R. Pettis

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Lived Legal Expertise: Mobilizing the Political Agency of Incarcerated Youth, Ian S. Schiffer

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Soil Erosion Risk Factors and the Impacts of Diversification on Organic Strawberry Farms along California’s Central Coast, Kay Sterner

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Making Policy on the Front Page: How the National Media Shape Indian Foreign Policy Toward Pakistan, Sehr Taneja

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What If They're All Terrorists?: The Securitization of Muslims in Post-9/11 Immigration Policy, Kian Vesteinsson

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Using Geospatial Analysis for High School Environmental Science Education: A Case Study of the Jane Goodall Institute's Community-Centered Conservation Approach, Madison G. Vorva

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The Wash: Uncovering Pomona College's Hidden Landscape, Madison G. Vorva, Nia P. McAllister, and Maria R. Pettis

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Sustaining Uber: Opportunities for Electric Vehicle Integration, David Wagner

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Roots of a Movement: Community Action and the Impact of Urban Agriculture in Chicago, Maia Welbel

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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Banned from the Only Democracy in the Middle East: Targeted Exclusion at Israel’s External Border Crossings, Alexandra Goss

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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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Alternate Minimalisms: Repetition, Objectivity, and Process in the Age of Recording, Zachary Schwartz

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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