W&M ScholarWorks serves as the repository for W&M undergraduate honors theses. Students are required to submit their thesis in electronic format, commonly called an ETD (electronic theses and dissertations) to the repository.

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Honors Theses from 2021

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Translating Video Recordings of Mobile App UI Gestures into Replayable Scenarios for Native and Hybrid Apps, Madeleine Havranek

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Constructing Communities: The Effect of Housing Policy on County Populations and Election Outcomes, Ashley Hernandez Estrada

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The Trend of Male Cross-dressing in the Chinese Video Game Community, Xuanye He

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Experimental and Computational Electronic Quenching Dynamics of Nitric Oxide by Molecular Collisional Partners, David J. Hood

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Autocratic Influence in Democratic Transitions: How the Timing of Constitutional Reform Impacts Democratic Consolidation, Benjamin Hotchner

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Solidarity and Solitude: Disrupted Memories of AIDS in the Hemophilia Community, William Hubbert

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The Enslaved People and the Tylers Too: Why It Is Imperative to Discuss Slavery in Public History, Meredith Jackson

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Meeting the Lumpia Filipino: Self-Orientalism in Filipino America, Jamelah Jacob

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Mysteries and Uncertainties in Tracing Cryptic Viral Infections, Melaina Jacoby

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Molletism as a Paradigm: the Decline and Future of the Parti socialiste de France, Justin Kaley

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With Inviolable Voice, We Melt into Each Other with Phrases: The Construction and Deconstruction of Heteroglossia in T.S. Eliot's The Waste Land and Virginia Woolf's The Waves, Alexa Kelly

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Liberals Under My Bed and other Fairy Tales: Conservative Religious and Political Propaganda in Evangelical Children’s Literature, Rachel Kidd

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Playing by the Rules: The Use of Special Rules in the Contemporary United States House of Representatives, Zachary Kirk

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Gene Knockdown Investigations to Test the Disinhibition Hypothesis of Motor Program Initiation by Glutamatergic Neurons of the Pedunculopontine Nucleus of the Mesencephalic Locomotor Region, Shreyas Kumar

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The Catalytic Effect and the IMF: The Relationship between Capital Inflows and IMF Program Characteristics, Matthew Levinson

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Static and Dynamic Analysis in Cryptographic-API Misuse Detection of Mobile Application, Kunyang Li

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Bottom-Up and Top-Down Pathways for Formation and Preparation of Natural Spider Silk Nanofibrils, Linxuan Li

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Attentional Dysfunction in Schizophrenia: The Effects of Dual Orexin Receptor Blockade on an NMDA Receptor Hypofunction Model, Paige Little

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WELCOMING THE GAME CHANGER OF HUMAN SOCIETY: A DEFENSE OF THE MORAL PERMISSIBILITY AND OBLIGATIONS OF HUMAN GENETIC ENGINEERING, Yongkang Li

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Flipping the Castle: Evolution of Gothic Spaces in the Domestic Sphere, Kate Lucas

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A Pain Free Nociceptor: Predicting Football Injuries with Machine Learning, Andrew Lyubovsky

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The Association Between Visceral Fat and Left Ventricular Performance in Pre- and Post-Menopausal Age Stage I-IV Cancer Patients that Receive Anthracycline-based Chemotherapy, Leila Mabudian

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Engendering Trans Inclusion in Interscholastic and Intercollegiate Athletics: A Critical Analysis of Sex and Gender in Sports, Title IX Protections post-Bostock, and Intersectional Methods of Antidiscrimination Law, Jack Mackey

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The Female Kirk: Women's Participation in the Early Scottish Presbyterian Church, Lydia Mackey

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“Garden-Magic”: Conceptions of Nature in Edith Wharton’s Fiction, Jonathan Malks

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Quantifying Dimensions of the Vowel Space in Patients with Schizophrenia and Controls, Elizabeth Maneval

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Revisiting British Zionism in the Early 20th Century, Benjamin Marin

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Alkylpyridinium Iodobismuthate Structural Determination and Analysis, Neal Marshall

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A Simplified Computational Approach to Model Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma Treatment with Gemcitabine, Lauren Mayer

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Creating a Professional TV Show Pitch, Alexis Mays

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Life is Ours to Choose: Empathy and Choice-Making in Detroit: Become Human, Mary McCants

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To Fulfill What is Written: Reconsidering the Fulfillment-Formula Quotations of the Gospel of Matthew, Potter Cain McKinney

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Laurence Sterne: A Different Way of Approaching the Notion of Life in the Early Novel, Robert Metaxatos

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Linguistic Measures of Symptomatology in Schizophrenia, Celia Metzger

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Life stage explains variation in habitat use of the black-legged tick (Ixodes scapularis), Joyner Miller

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The Money War: America's Efforts to Police Terrorist Financing and Its Impact on Hawala Networks, Charlotte Mines

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Proteomic Analysis of Mycobacteriophage CrimD, William Moeller

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Interrogating Injustice: Carceral Feminism, Brock Turner, and the Dilemmas of Seeking Accountability for Sexual Violence in Our Prison Nation, Willa Quinn Moffatt

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Improving Society through Electrification: The Case of Solar Energy in Mozambique, Christian Moore

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Y-Maze Spontaneous Alternation and Response Alternation Task for Assessing Spatial Memory in Zebrafish (Danio rerio), Emma Sophie Moore

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Children’s Approach-Avoidance Biases to Alcohol: The Role of Gender and Early Exposure, Maddie Moore

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Humic Acids as Sacrificial Electron Donors for Photocatalytic Hydrogen Generation, Allison Moyer

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Des Oiseaux Spectaculaires: Birds Observed and Imagined in French Court Culture Under Louis XIV, Sally Mullis

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How Differences in Political Ideology Impact Close Relationships, Erin Murray

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Andalucía en capas: Reconciling Andalusian Identity with Spanish and European Influence, Barham R. T. Nardo

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Characterizing the Microbiome of Floral Nectar of Asclepias syriaca and other Asclepias species, Heather Natterer

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Nonlocal Lorentz-violating Modifications of QED, Qian Niu

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Virginia Governance under Francis Fauquier during the Anglo-Cherokee War: A Catalyst for the Proclamation of 1763, Rory Oates

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Turbo Shell Scrapers from the Society Islands: An Ethnohistorical and Microfossil Analysis Approach, Carol Oordt

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The Line of Dichotomy: Standpoints and Meaning in Anne Truitt's Art, Charles J. Parsons

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Delineating the Role of Osgin1 in Tissue Regeneration and Wound Healing in Xenopus laevis, Kushali Patel

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Investigating Charge Transfer Complexes in Brown Carbon Aerosols, Brianna Peterson

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A Survey of Methods to Determine Quantum Symmetry of Graphs, Samantha Phillips

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Determining Quantum Symmetry in Graphs Using Planar Algebras, Akshata Pisharody

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Evaluating Autophagy as a Mechanism for MK-STYX-induced Stress Granule Reduction, Tatiana Prioleau

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Synthesis and Biological Testing of Quinone-Based Natural Products, Yihan Qin

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A Comparison Between the Evolutionary Genomics of Pseudophosphatases MK-STYX and STYX, Yi Qi

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On Designing a Digital Marketplace for Bartering Course Registration, Daniel Quiroga

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Computed Semantics of Words Denoting Nebulous Human Concepts, Tristan Edmund Ramage

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M2 Receptor Antagonists and their role in Sustained attention, Faye Reid

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Theories of Responsibility and Punishment in a Causally Determined World, Brett Restrick

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Using Machine Learning to Track the Location of the Shock Train in Hypersonic Engines, Alison Reynolds

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John Dickinson: The Development and Deployment of a Legal Mind: 1754-1774, Sophie Rizzieri

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Abraham Hondius's Dog Market: Early Modern Animal Imagery in Transition, Sarah Roberts

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Between Italic and Greek: Native Identity and Hybridity in Paestan-Lucanian Tombs, Ashton Rodgers

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Memory Suppression: The Importance of Baseline Learning for the Think/No-Think Task, Curtis Rogers

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The Myths of War: The Impact of the Falklands War on British Politics, Decolonization, and National Identity, Lindsey Rogers

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Rapid Morphological Divergence in Three Introduced Cichlid Species, Khalil Russell

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Exploring the $\phi\eta'$ Final State at GlueX, Elizabeth Salata

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Reality and Strong Reality in Finite Symplectic Groups, Spencer Schrandt

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Behind Every Successful Diplomat is Their Spouse: The Buffer Role of Indian and Pakistani Diplomatic Spouses, Sania Shahid

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Examining the Effect of Music Journaling, in the Form of Biweekly Music Playlists, on the Vividness and Emotionality of Autobiographical Memory Recall, Emma Shahin

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Dame Ethel Smyth and The Prison: Gender, Sexuality, and the "Bonds of Self", Mary Shannon

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Toward a Holographic Transform for the Quantum Clebsch-Gordan Formula, Ethan Shelburne

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Effects of Xanomeline on Attention in Rats, Grace Smith

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My Voice, My Power: Finding Agency in the Creation of New Dramatic Work, Zoë Bowen Smith

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The Moderating Role of Intolerance of Uncertainty on the Relationship Between Health Anxiety and COVID-related Stress and Precautions, Samantha Sorid

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Investigating the Role of Novel Genes involved in the Wound-Healing Processes of Xenopus laevis Embryogenesis, Swathi Sowmitran

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The Bermuda Dilemma, Eva-Mariam Ssekibenga

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Whole and Hybrid: Resisting Essentialism in The Satanic Verses and The Impressionist, Louise Strange

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Reality, Remembrance, and Self-Expression in the Language of Meta-Cinema, Viola Sun

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Three Centuries of Vegetation Change in the William & Mary College Woods reconstructed using Phytoliths, Timothy Terlizzi

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Topology of the O(3) non-linear sigma model under the gradient flow, Stuart Thomas and Christopher Monahan

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"La Noblesse de Diplôme": Evolution of the French Baccalauréat as an Instrument of Elite Selection, Nori Thurman

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Developing Iron Complexes for Electrocatalytic Hydrogen Generation, Benjamin Travis

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Understanding Ideal Social Networking Strategies Based on Relational Mobility and Environmental Stability, Angela Vasishta

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Photolysis of Methylglyoxal Brown Carbon, Lemai Vo

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Morphosyntactic processing in semantically impoverished environments: Insight into measures and mechanisms, Madeleine Wade

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International Trade and Revenue-Based Total Factor Productivity: A Firm-Level Analysis, Dongyang Wang

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Commodities, Currencies and Counter-gifts: A Chronological and Compositional Analysis of Glass Beads from Ile-Ife, Southwest Nigeria, Bailey Ward

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Female Familial Relationships in Valerius’ Argonautica and Statius’ Thebaid, Sophia Warnement

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Unmasking Murder: Reconciling the Twin Depictions of Viscount Castlereagh, Robert Warrick

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Dial E for Expansion: The Future of Trans-Atlantic Cooperation with the United States and NATO, Charles Williamson

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Screenwriting for Television: Studying Creativity in the Genre of Murder-Mystery Shows, Mia Wilson

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Holes in the Bro-zone: Exploring Departures from Hegemonic Masculinity in Social Fraternities, Krista Wink

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The Humorous Tradition in Arthurian Grail Literature, Benjamin Woessner

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"Summer's Gone:" Rethinking the History of the Beach Boys, 1961-1998, Grant Wong

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Echo Fragments, Iris Wu

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Model Thyroid Hormone Receptors' Nucleocytoplasmic Shuttling with Agent-based Approach & Automated Fluorescence Intensity Measurement, Minhang Xu

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Effects of Gamete Age on Development in Asterias forbesi, Amanda Yeo