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 2022

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Afro-Diasporic (Dis)Illusionment: Perceptions of the American Dream in Americanah and Behold the Dreamers, Sabrien Abdelrahman

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Connecting Moral Injury and PTSD among Military Veterans: The Role of Problem-Focused Thought Rumination & Social Support, Emma Ackerman

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Long-term Data Reveal Differences in Prevalence of Borrelia burgdorferi between Nymph and Adult Blacklegged Ticks (Ixodes scapularis), Meghan Adams

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Approximating Star-Discrepancy with a Genetic Algorithm, Isabel Agostino

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French Colonialism and Botanical Naturalization: The Development of Vanilla on Réunion Island in the 19th Century, Sophia Alden

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Imagined Contact with Autism: The Effects of Labeling and Behaviors on Attitudes Toward Autistic Adults, Annika Allen

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The Role of Homeownership in Taiwan's Low Fertility Story, William Anderson

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Tradition Under Scripture: The Patristic Theology of Luther and Calvin, Russell Carter Beisswanger

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The Role of Environment in Children's Acquisition of Motion Verbs, Alice Benjamin

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Period Doubling Cascades from Data, Alexander Berliner

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Paradoxical Toleration: Southern Antisemitism in the Nineteenth Century, Jason Blau

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Cultural Evolution and the Intuitionist Paradigm in Ethics: Ethics as Creation, Nickolas J. Boylan

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“Protect Black Women”: Narratives of Black Women’s Experiences with Police, Gabrielle Bozeman

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Remystifying the Modern World: Magical Realism and the Reappropriation of the Christian Imaginary in Beloved and The Master and Margarita, William Brake

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Quantum Federated Learning: Training Hybrid Neural Networks Collaboratively, Anneliese Brei

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Design of Environment-Controlled Analog Audio Effects, Jacob Brotman-Krass

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Optical Fiber-Linked Magnetometer Employing Artificial Intelligence for Magnetic Field Measurement, Sofia Brown

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The Cognitive & Educational Implications of Color Use in Drawing to Learn, Juliana F.M. Cantarutti

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Gas-Phase Proton Affinities for Twenty of the Proline-Containing Dipeptides, Henry Cardwell

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Sinfonietta in C Major: Music Composition and Conducting, Colin Carmody

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Asking for Forgiveness: Negotiating the Creation of Memory through Public Memorialization, Alyssa Castronuovo

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Geologic Controls on 137Cs Cycling by Terrestrial Vegetation in the Eastern U.S., Kathleen Chellman

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Psychological Peacebuilding: When the Time is Ripe for an Election, Kaiming Chen

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Carrying Capacity of Cultured Bivalves in Cherrystone Inlet, VA, and the Implications of Spatial Distribution and Environmental Change, Sophia Chirico

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Honey as a Biomonitor for Air Pollutant Deposition in the Eastern United States using Ion Chromatography and Scanning Electron Microscopy, Cole Cochran

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The Written Word Bound by Devotion Unseen: Female Monasticism and Religiosity in the Visions of Gertrud the Great of Helfta, Jana Considine

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Understanding Italian Corruption: Law 190/2012 and Network Corruption, Isabel Conti

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'Don't You Know What a Lesbian Is?': The Political Roots of 1950s Lesbian Pulp-Fiction, Allyson Cook

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The Reception of Diogenes in the Second Sophistic, Meggie Corcoran

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A Study of Transport in the SOL Region of Tokamaks, Gordon Jameson Crouse

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In Search of a Just Peace: Insurgency and Peace Processes in Northeast India, Dermot Curtin

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The Effect of Subsidies on Small Exporting Sectors in Chile, Leah Damelin

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Climate Change and Conservation of Milkweed: Evidence of Extensive Admixture Between Common Milkweed and Poke Milkweed, Elizabeth Davies

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Using a Machine Learning Model to Predict Plant Inflorescences based upon its Soil Microbiome, Luke Denoncourt

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Student Sleep Patterns when Exposed to Mindfulness Reminders, Zeyanna Dhalla

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Chemical Analysis of Organic Compounds in Dew Water, Monica Dibley

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Understanding Viral Impacts in Soil Microbial Ecology Through the Persistence and Decay of Infectious Bacteriophage Particles, Alli DiPietro

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Investigating the Effect of Longhorned Milkweed Beetle Larval Root Feeding on Resprouting in Common Milkweed, Margaret Donnan

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Uncovering Global Trends in Multicellularity in Natural Isolates of the Model Yeast, Saccharomyces cerevisiae, and Impacts on “Accidental Virulence”, Luke Ekdahl

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The Genetic Consequences of Selection for Plastic Adherence on Evolving Yeast Populations, Benjamin Epley

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The Apocalyptic Mode in Contemporary Environmental Art, Victoria Erisman

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Silver, Ships and Soil: Gift-Giving in Medieval Icelandic Sagas, Emma Eubank

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From Necessity to Novelty: Historic Trades in Colonial Williamsburg, Cecelia Rose Eure

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Free Speech and Its Limits: An Exploration of Tolerance in the Digital Age, Jamie Forte

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Bias in Artificial Intelligence: The Morality and Motivation Behind the Algorithm, Avery Freeman

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Analysis of eDNA to Assess Effects of Water Quality on Freshwater Fungal Diversity in a Virginia Coastal Watershed, Lauren French

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Method for Protecting Satellites from Solar Energetic Particles Using Chaotic Magnetic Fields, Seth Gnesin

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Investigating the Role of HDAC3 (KDAC3) and SIRT2 in Thyroid Hormone Receptor Intracellular Trafficking, Jordan Gooding

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The Effect of High School Racial Demographics on Cultural Competence in College Students, Lauren Grob

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Braving the Breakers: A Study of U.S. Political Polarization & the United States’ International Reputation as a Reliable Global Partner, Paige Groome

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'Carcern' and 'Wordcræft': Enclosure, Connection and Gender in Cynewulf's "Juliana" and "Elene", Katherine Grotewiel

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Validating Behavioral Testing Paradigm for Selective and Sustained Attention, Zixu Guo

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Spectacular: A New Musical, Paul Hardin

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Relating Occupancy Patterns to Multi-Life-History Scales for Pond-Breeding Anurans in Eastern Virginia, Patrick A. Hardner

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Enumerating Switching Isomorphism Classes of Signed Graphs, Nathaniel Healy

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True Price of a Pack: Tobacco Expenditure and Height-for-Age in Indonesia, Madeline Helfer

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The Pandemic From Above: Estimating COVID-19 Cases Using Deep Learning and Satellite Imagery, John Hennin

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The Application of Acetyltransferase Inhibitors and Neural Networks to Thyroid Hormone Receptor Mutants, Thomas Hess

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The Other Synoptics: An Analysis of the Fourth Evangelist’s and Paul of Tarsus’ Opinion on the Significance of Jesus’ Death, the Aftermath of the Resurrection, and the Nature of Jesus, Austin A. Hillebrandt

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The Journey of Unlearning: A Close Reading of Civil War Pedagogy in Alabama and Virginia, Michaela Hill

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Revolutionizing Gender in One Minute or Less: Informally Theorizing Nonbinary Identity on TikTok, Miranda Huffer

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Investigation of Tertiary Impact Cratering and Relation to Impact Physics Theory, Mikayla Huffman

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Ambitious Boys and Girls: Childhood Failure and Gender Norms in Little Women and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Ceci Hughes

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Transcriptomic and Functional Analysis of Novel Mycobacteriophagelet Bernie and Prophage HerbertWM, Taiana James

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Process Model of Herpes Simplex Virus I-Induced Activation of Toll-like Receptor 2 Mediated Microglial Signaling in the Inflammatory Pathogenesis of Alzheimer’s Disease, Catherine Jones

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Negation & Acosmism: Hegel's Acosmist Reading of Spinoza, Jared Jones

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Metamor-Foes: Settlement Preferences and Post-Settlement Cannibalism in the Sea Star Asterias forbesi, Augustin Kalytiak-Davis

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"But a Contraband is a Free Man:" Civil War Literature and the Figure of the "Contraband", Mary A. Kardos

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Taking Transparent Action: Decolonizing the American Collective Memory of Ancient Greece in the Art Museum, Sydney M. Kennedy

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Feelings of Fallenness: Affect and Gender in Victorian Fallen Woman Novels, Kate Kowalski

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Portals to Healing: Relational Art Practices as Decolonial Antidotes to Transgenerational Trauma, Whitney Ledesma

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The Basics of Diatom Frustules as 3D Printable Biomaterial: From Optimal Growth Media to Genetic Manipulation, Jindayi Liang

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An Atomic Magnetometer based on Nonlinear Magneto-Optical Polarization Rotation, Jiahui Li

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Age and Origin of the Albemarle-Nelson Mafic-Ultramafic Complex in Virginia's Eastern Blue Ridge: Rift Related Differentiated Sills?, Juliet Liscomb

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Economic Impact of the Western Africa Ebola Outbreak--A Holistic Approach, Xufeng Liu

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Modern Theory of Copositive Matrices, Yuqiao Li

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Co-planar Waveguides for Microwave Atom Chips, Morgan Logsdon

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Bayesian Spatial Model Development of Soil Core Organic Matter as a proxy for Blue Carbon Stocks within the Chesapeake Bay, Christian Longo

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Do You Salt Your Soup: Investigating the Effect of Interference Control on the Cognitive Reflection Test, Matthew Lowrie

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Disappearing Smoke: Why Black Pitmasters Are Being Left Behind by Commercialization within North Carolina Whole Hog Barbecue, Charlotte Lucas

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Regulation of Testis Stem Cell Behavior by the Novel Drosophila Gene Childless gambino, Natalie Luffman

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On the Impact of Social Spending on Long-term Economic Performance in the USA, Jiayong Lu

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Zao Wou-Ki: The Infinite Landscape, Laura Yuhua Luo

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Modeling and Analyses of Mechanisms Underlying Network Synaptic Dynamics in Two Neural Circuits, Linda Ma

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Islamist Reactions to Coup D’états, Maggie Manson

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State Political Entrepreneurs in the Age of Modi: Opposition Politics in Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, and West Bengal from 2019-2021, Maxwell Markel

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Chile as Champion and Relinquisher of the 2018 Escazú Agreement: A Case for Institutionalism and Performative Environmental Foreign Policy, Cora Martin

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Analyzing Function of the Novel Gene, Childless Gambino, During Drosophila Development, Pedro Massa

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Frequency and Success of Larval Clone Production in the Daisy Brittle Star Ophiopholis aculeata, Erin-Darby McClain

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Examining Labor Market Recovery During the COVID-19 Pandemic Using Occupational Lousiness Indicators, Wm. Brennan Merone

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“A Sea of White Faces”: How Courtroom Portraits Undermine Justice in Virginia, Lauren Miller

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Divided We Stand: An Investigation of America’s Dual Psyche and the FBI’s War on Anti-Americanism, Laura Mills

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A Mathematical Model of Vagus Nerve Stimulation in Alzheimer's Disease, Julianne Miranda

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Differential Protein Expression in Bacteriophages CrimD and Larva, Daria Moody

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Showing Off and Going Out: China’s Vanity Project Phenomenon, Caroline Morin

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And the Band played On...But Should It?: Educational media and the AIDS crisis, Jillian Murphy

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Framing the Female Narrative: Male Audiences and Women's Storytelling Within Two Brontë Novels, Sammy Murphy

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Design and Partial Assembly of a Promoter Characterization Circuit for Mycobacteria, Elias H. Nafziger

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Using Deep Learning with Satellite Imagery to Estimate Deforestation Rates, Maeve Naughton-Rockwell

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The Bodies Politic: Sex, History, and the Promise of a Black Queer America, Jonathan Newby