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 2019

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Who Does The Dying?: 'Martial Races' and War Time Unit Deployment in the Indian Army, Ammon Frederick Harteis

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Impacts of Projected Sea Level Rise on Diamondback Terrapin Nesting Habitats in Virginia, Holly Funkhouser, Robert Isdell, and Randy Chambers

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Gardens Beneath the Ash: Contextualizing Naturalistic Imagery within Pompeii's Urban Fabric, Rebecca Marie Gaborek

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Calculating a Drought Vulnerability Index for South Africa based on Social and Biophysical Characteristics, Mollie Gaines

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Food Neophobia in Children and the Role of Sensory Characteristics of Food, Elizabeth Gallary

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The Art of Repression: Digital Dissent and Power Consolidation in El-Sisi’s Egypt, Wesley Garner

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Chiral Transport in Anisotropic Materials, Jacopo Gliozzi

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Minimal Principal Series Representations of SL(3,R), Jacopo Gliozzi

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Food Insecurity in Local Communities: How Data Collection Can Improve Community Policy, Allison Greenday

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Sometimes Enemies, Sometimes Friends, Christopher David Gundermann

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An Incongruous Present: Identifying the Absurd Aesthetic in William Faulkner’s "Requiem for a Nun" (1951), Blake Hani

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The Effects of Intra- and Interspecific Phenotypic Variations for Competition in Freshwater Zooplankton, Zeyi Han

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1,4-Benzoquinone and 1,4-Naphthoquinone Natural Products: C-H Functionalization and Enzymatic Activity, Zhenyu Han

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"The Celebrated Madame Campan": Educating Republican Mothers à la Française in Nineteenth-Century America, Lydia Heaton

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On the Divergence of Schopenhauerian and Schweitzerian Ethics-of-Will, Bryce Herndon

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Political Motivations in Government Debt Issuance: Evidence from Mexico, Daniel Herrera

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Reassessing the Neustadt as a Site of Outstanding Cultural Value, Sophie Higgerson

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The Rust on Gideon’s Trumpet: A Theoretical Diagnostic of Public Defense in America, Luke Hogg

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Impact of China's One Belt One Road Initiative at Different Geographical Scales, Yuxiang Hou

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Image at Surface, Zhengyang Huang

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Remembering the River: Traditional Fishery Practices, Environmental Change and Sovereignty on the Pamunkey Indian Reservation, Alexis Jenkins

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Measuring Magnetic Field Gradients using Electromagnetically Induced Transparency in Rb Vapor, Ravn Jenkins

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Creation and Characterization of Synthetic Biological Tools for Modular Genetic Circuit Design, Ethan Jones

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Reducing Quantum Uncertainty via Spatial Optimization, Austin T. Kalasky

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Creative Currencies: Circulation and Sovereignty in The Alchemist, Urania, and The Blazing World, Jacqueline Keshner

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Haunted Housewives: Shirley Jackson’s Domestic Gothic, Caroline Kessler

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From Pain to Pillar: History and Identity Politics of Asian-American Students and Youth in the 21st Century and Cultural Self Development Theory, Noah Kim

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How Classifications Shape Asylum Seeker and Italian Interactions and Experiences in Siena, Italy, Erin Kitchens

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When Science Isn’t Enough: The Importance of a New Social Contract for Conservation Communication, Deborah Kornblut

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Atlanta's Curtain Call: AIDS Activism on the Southern Stage, Matthew Kowal

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Electrocatalysis for Proton and Oxygen Reduction Reactions, William Lake

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Bird response to prairie wetland loss and to adjacent land-cover change differs depending on conversion type and spatial extent, Emma Lather

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Controlled Hierarchical Biomaterial Utilizing Diatom Nanostructure, Benjamin Lazarus

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Canine Ceremonialism in the Algonquian Chesapeake: An Eventful Archaeology of Dog Burials at the Hatch Site, Caroline Lehman

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« Je suis harki » : les sphères de la mémoire harkie, Sarah Lettau

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Pre-Modern Japanese Proto-nationalism: A Study of Japanese Confucianism’s Intellectual History, Zhengyuan Ling

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Effects of Action Intention, Binocular Depth Cues, Motion Parallax, Haptic Feedback, and Body Posture on the Perception of the Ebbinghaus Visual Illusion, Ruitao Lin

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A Portrait of Women’s Property: An Analysis of Married Women’s Property Rights in The Portrait of a Lady, The Spoils of Poynton and Howards End, Kelsey Llewellyn

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Determinations of Proton Affinities of Methylated Cysteine and Serine Homologs, Danielle Long

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Arrested Development: Political Barriers to Modern Pretrial Reform, Alexander Love

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Exploring the Blinking Dynamics of Eosin Y Photosensitizers for Dye-Sensitized Photocatalysis Using Single-Molecule Spectroscopy, Pauline Lynch

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A Comparative Analysis of Media and Legislative Rhetoric on Gun Control, Samyuktha Mahadevan

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Urban Environmental Gentrification: Evaluating the Impact Large Green Infrastructure Projects Have On Urban Residents, Maxim Maiello

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The Impact of Cancer-associated Mutations in Thyroid Hormone Receptor on Its Localization, Sri Harshini Malapati

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Comparison of Global Solution Methods to a Zero Lower Bound Model, Emily Martell

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A Sociological Exploration of Intimate Relationships among Chinese International Students at the College of William and Mary, Xufan Ma

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Recovering Affiliates: Reclassifying Emily Dickinson's Variant Poems, Anna McAnnally

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The Relationship Between Child and Mother-Reported Maternal Behaviors and Children’s Family Drawings: Impact of Child Gender and Age, Rita McInerny

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Urban Renewal in the Colonial Capital: Contextualizing the Williamsburg Redevelopment & Housing Authority, Zach Meredith

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Exploring Stochastic Quantum Mechanics and Emergent Gravity, John Mitchell

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The use of foundational mathematical modeling techniques to inform understanding & design of complex biological systems, Callan Monette

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An Analysis of Whether Victorian England Shares Central Tenets of Modern Rape Culture, Emily Murray

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Comparing the Behavior of Indigenous Tribes, States, and Foreign Sovereigns as Submitters of Amicus Curiae within the Supreme Court, Grace Murray

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An 8000-year record of climate and environmental change from Lake Sandsvatn, Faroe Islands, Emily Barrows Mushlitz

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Small Town Justice in the Twenty-First Century: Opportunities and Challenges for Mayor’s Courts in Ohio, Alexander Nocks

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Modelling Deer-Vehicle Collisions on Virginia Roads, Yorick Oden-Plants

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Billy's Burg: Investigating Colonial and Capitalist Constructions through Poetry, Ryan Onders

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White Plague, White City: Landscape and the Racialization of Tuberculosis in Washington, D.C. from 1846 to 1960, Ivie Orobaton

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Cryptic Viral Infections In Benthic Biofilm Communities, Alexandra Payne

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Immigration and Belonging: Chinese Immigration to Argentina 论阿根廷中国移民的归属感及身份认同, Emily Pearson-Beck

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Supreme Court Opinion Authorship Attribution on a Case-by-Case Basis, Blake Phillips

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The Effect of Parental Involvement on Education Aspirations and Outcomes of Children, Sraavya Poonuganti

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Parental Incarceration as a Unique Risk Factor for Delinquency and Psychopathology: Examining Mentorship as a Buffer, Emma Preston

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Labor Migration and Social Networking: Maasai Labor Migrants in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, Elise Rakoff

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Using Gleaned Computing Power to Forecast Emerging-market Equity Returns with Machine Learning, Xida Ren

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Machine Learning and Electron Track Reconstruction for the MOLLER Experiment, Mary Robinson

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Le Ventre de la Femme Sénégalaise: Control and Reclamation of the Senegalese Female Body, From French Colonialism to Modern Healthcare, Leah Roemer

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The status of the word-final domain and linguistically-constrained language learning cues, Megan Rouch

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The Theological Thesis: Theology's Role in Western Epistemology, Thomas Rubino

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Utilization of Unnatural Amino Acids in the Development of Novel Functions and Probing Applications, Brent Russell

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"This Great Theatre of Nature": Henry Fielding and the Ancient Comic Stage, Stephen Ryan

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Impacts of Harmful Algal Blooms on Dissolved Organic Carbon in the Lower York River Estuary, Joshua Sacks, Mark J. Brush, and Iris C. Anderson

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Proliferation & Instability: How Nuclear Weapons Acquisition Alters Inter-state Relations, Tyler Sagerstrom

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Persuasion in Discourse: Evaluation Methods of Vegans, Kate Sandberg

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An Examination of an Alternative Use for the Fear-Potentiated Startle Paradigm and the Effects of Angiotensin Type 1 Receptor Inhibition on Extinction Learning, Jessica Seidenberg

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Fear Potentiated Startle and the Effects of Losartan on Extinction Learning, Jessica Seidenberg

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Gender and the Connection between Distress Tolerance and Psychopathology, Megan Serody

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Explaining Mental Health Care Delivery in United States Correctional Facilities, Devika Shankardass

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The Methodological Puzzle of Phenomenal Consciousness: What it is, and Why it is Still Unsolved, Qiuyang Shen

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Individual Responsibility for Structural Injustice, Taro Shirakawa

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Utilizing Machine Learning Classifiers to Identify SSH Brute Force Attacks, Dmytro Shmagin

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Difference without Deference: An Individualistic Theory of Group Accommodation, Will Siegmund

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A Qubit Algorithm for Simulating the Nonlinear Schroedinger Equation, Connor Simpson

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The Effect of Early Life Stress on Subjective Fear and Electrodermal Response Reactivity in an Adolescent Community Sample, Lorissa Simpson

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The effect of cysteine-reactive catechol antioxidants on alcohol dehydrogenase as a model for oxidative stress in neurodegenerative disease, Rachel Smith

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Preserving Relationship Stability and Self-Evaluations despite Individual Emotional Traits: The SEM Model and Specialization within Romantic Relationships, Stephen Smith

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Construction of an Auger Microscope, Charles Soulen

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Mine, Brooke Stephenson

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Iron Complexes for Photocatalytic Hydrogen Generation, Indira Stevens

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Thoughtful Books and Thoughtful Lives: Androgyny and Gender Dynamics in the Works of Sherwood Anderson, Rick Stevenson

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The Effects of Tax Revenue Changes on Economic Growth, Xiangwen Sun

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Thyroid Hormone Receptor and Coregulators: A Dynamic Model, Xiaopeng Sun

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MINERvA High Energy Test Beam Calibration, Jessica Sydnor

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Leveraging NLP to Enable Analysis of User Driven Routines, Ruhao Tang

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Partial Difference Sets in Nonabelian Groups and Strongly Regular Cayley Graphs, Gabrielle Tauscheck

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The Feast of Saint Thomas Becket at Salisbury Cathedral: Ad Vesperas, Virginia Elizabeth Martin Tilley

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Mutations in Thyroid Hormone Receptor Alpha 1 and Their Implications for Resistance to Thyroid Hormone Alpha, Elizabeth Trampenau

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Characterizing Flame-resistant Polymers using Single-sided NMR, Anna Tsutsui

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More Than Mortal: Divine Depictions of Livia in Early Imperial Portraiture and Literature, Lillian Waddill

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Eventually Positive Matrices and Tree Sign Patterns, Madellyne Waugh