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Fall 2008: Senior Theses Presentations










December 12, 2008

The American Studies Senior Thesis Presentations

Co-taught by Professors Daniel Contreras (English) and Ivette Rivera-Giusti (History), this year's Senior Seminar Theme was "TransAmerican Movement." The thesis presentations was grouped into three panels: "Moving Through Race," "Moving Through the Arts," and "Moving Through Religion. This was the big event of the year for American Studies students and faculty.

Panel 1: Moving through Race, 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.

2008 Senior Thesis Presentations Jennifer Certa: Freedom Schools and Citizenship Education for a Democratic Future.
2008 Senior Thesis Presentations George LoBiondo: The Myth of Immigration Reform: Bracerismo , Simpson-Mazzoli, and Beyond.
2008 Senior Thesis Presentations Alice Stryker: Ragamuffins: The Children's Aid Society's Use of Bodily Comportment in the Assimilation of Immigrant Children.
2008 Senior Thesis Presentations Michael Devon Powell: Heartbreak in the Hollows: Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining and the People of Appalachia.



Panel 2:Moving Through Religion, 2:45 - 3:45 p.m.


2008 Senior Thesis Presentations Mary Gibbons: Rage Against the Machines: The American Catholic Feminist Movement.
  Jordan Figueroa: The Tattoo Culture: The Art Question According to Tattooed Individuals and Tattoo Artists.
2008 Senior Thesis Presentations Megan Carroll: Playing God: Government Protection of Interest in Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.



Panel 3: Moving Through the Arts, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

2008 Senior Thesis Presentations Jennifer Boyle: Basquiat: Primitive Art and Race Relations in 1980's America.
2008 Senior Thesis Presentations Malissa Osei: The Narratives of Kara Walker: Sexual and Racial Representation, and the Effect of Post-memory in Art.
2008 Senior Thesis Presentations Constance Croghan: The Americans  of Robert Frank: How Frank's Photos of the ‘totally unimportant, unglamorous, (and) unnoticed’ Affected the 1950s American Population.

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