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College of Humanities and Social Sciences

 

This collection contains ETD documents from the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.

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  • She Fades 
    Christovich, Matthew P II
    This thesis is ultimately about my sister, Sarah. She passed away from a heroin overdose on July 2, 2011. Her death left a void in me that I have been trying to cope with ever since. I got the call from my mother that Sarah ...
  • Straskulic, Robert
    This thesis describes the Russian Chechenization Policies successfully implemented in Chechnya since 2000. Chechenization is responsible for bringing stability to Chechnya following two devastating wars. The key to ...
  • Artz, Brianna L
    Language-like abilities are present across many classes of animals. Various non-human primates, the gray parrot, and dolphins have all demonstrated the ability to comprehend, and in some cases produce, spoken words, symbols ...
  • King, Kenneth
    Symmetry inferences in the physical sciences have material warrants; these warrants can be accounted for in terms of scientific practice and conceptual adaptation. This study is a historical epistemology that provides ...
  • Eskridge, Mark David
    This thesis examines the tragedy of Tibetan self-immolation through the perspective of Tantric Buddhism’s understanding of human potential. Such a perspective includes three topics that formulate the individual chapters ...
  • Stalker, Kira
    This thesis describes the philosophy, recruitment methods, and intellectual activities of the alt right, a predominantly online culture based on notions of white supremacy and patriarchy. Cyberculture, cyber harassment, ...
  • Coschigano, Natalie
    Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) are a known risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Mild TBIs are the most common and often occur during adolescence there is an increased risk of sustaining an additional TBI following the ...
  • Latif, Farah
    Public diplomacy (PD) has been a crucial tool in United States’ international relations, especially since the Cold War era. Until the fall of the Soviet Union, the word PD was synonymously used with coercive terms such as ...
  • Lipack, Jeffrey
    Everything I Tell Myself is a collection of a stories made in an attempt to explore the truth, and how it exists in the lives of everyday people. It aims to search for the ways in which people come to decide their own ...
  • Radovich, Bradley Matthew
    Allison Rhodes, an author in the downhill side of her publishing career, summons her ex-husband Lindley, a skilled but unsuccessful writer, to help her excavate and write her family history as a biographical work. The ...
  • Art, Andrew
    “Sorry Ecology” is a collection of poems in which I explore the relationship between desire and loss through ecological, domestic, communal, and spiritual routes. I have rendered the poems through a lyric “I,” an “I” ...
  • Gonzales, Patricia
    Familial disputes or bicultural identities as a point of conflict for its characters will be a unifying theme of this collection of short stories, flash fiction, micro fiction and vignettes. Many of the stories can be ...
  • Greenburg, Jordan E
    Grade retention is a commonly used intervention for children who struggle in school. However, empirical research does not unequivocally support its efficacy. Some studies suggest that both the timing (e.g., early vs. late) ...
  • Laing, Sarah N
    This thesis explores intimacy and relationships over the course of three sections. The first section is focused primarily on sound and image and looks at connections between the speaker and many different iterations of the ...
  • Orabona, Michelle
    This thesis is a novel exploring what happens to Shannon, and her relationship with her longtime partner, Eric, when they decide to change from monogamy to a non-monogamous relationship. We see Shannon’s character development ...
  • Nesting 
    Knight, Brittney Lea
    This thesis is a memoir about family, birds and the act of birdwatching, motherhood and the ever changing struggles of anxiety. It outlines the story of teenagers having the narrator and the impacts that birth has on the ...
  • Walke, Emani N
    Transnational feminist epistemologies seek to connect the lived experiences of women across nations. With the ongoing imperialistic nation-state building of the West, transnational feminist theorists currently center an ...
  • Woodruff, Susan B
    This thesis entitled “this dream, this house” is a collection of poetry written over the course of the six-year journey to complete this degree. A reflection of the reluctantly domestic, these poems comment on the ordinary ...
  • Stroup, David
    This thesis is a memoir about family, marriage, and divorce. It chronicles a journey that began just after my twenty-first birthday, when I married a woman I had only known for a few months. Over the following years I ...
  • Kubehl, Kayla
    This study explores the association between periodontal disease and periostosis in a sample of 874 individuals of known age at death originating from the Terry Collection, National Museum of Natural History. Because previous ...

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