Senior Theses

CHID’s commitment to project-based learning culminates in the senior thesis, which helps students develop their own interests and increase the depth of their scholarly engagement. The process of arriving at a research question, connecting with UW faculty on shared research interests, performing research, and writing are each integral parts of this capstone experience.

Full Citation People Involved Related Fields
O'Connor, Scott. Film and Theory: The Present Colonial Identity. 2009. Adviser: John Toews Film/Cinema
Amundson, Kristen. Comparative Reflection on Education: Analytical Composition of the Academic Outcomes of Students from Lower-Socio Economic Backgrounds. 2009. Education

Nousheen, Farah. Institutionalizing Antiracism in the Comparative History of Ideas Program. 2009.


Reinhardt, Gabriela Khadyja Tiki Segal McKenna. A Fish Story: An Analysis of the Duwamish River Cleanup. 2009.

Social Justice
Back, Hannah. Perpetuating Nationalist Ideologies After Conflict: Children and Education in Bosnia I Herzegovina. 2009. Education

Tollefson, Amanda. Microlending and El Movimiento No Pago: Nicaragua's Struggle to Balance Government Intervention with a Healthy Microfinance Market. 2009.

International Studies
Umemoto, Priscilla. We are in Love A written collage. 2009. Literature and Other Arts
Gran, Melissa. Women's Reproductive Health Care Challenges and Needs of Kosovo: A Terrain of Struggle. 2009. Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies
Mitchell, Rev. Shane. Trippin' Through Time: Effects of Psychedelics on Human Development. 2009. Adviser: Phillip Thurtle Body
Shepodd, Gillian. Re-Imagining The Ave: Culture, Place and Intercultural Exchange. 2009. Urban Studies

Hogan, Claire. Gender and the Aesthetic of National Belonging: Love and Commodification in a 2008 Chanel CoCo Maemoiselle Mini Film." 2009.

Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies

Burke, Sean T.. Rethinking Waste. 2009.

Political Science
Freedman, Donna. Getting Better Slowly: The View From Midlife. 2009. Autobiography, Biography, and Life Writing

Linden, Sophie. Women Writers of Iraq: The Lessons and Politics of Travelling Through Fiction. 2009.

Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies
Land, Ema Katrina. Constructions of Black Gender Identities and Their Relationship to Violence Against Women in Post-Apartheid South Africa. 2009. Adviser: Georgia Roberts Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies

Jensen, Elliott. The Continuum of Obsession. 2008.

Sokolowsky, Brett. "One Sky" Environmental Awareness Music and Art Event. 2008. Adviser: Phillip Thurtle Culture

Sullivan, Yumi. Restoring the Balance An Analysis of Health Inequalities. 2008.

Social Justice

Robbins, Aleah. Matters of Meaning Religious Syncretism and the Context of Joint Practice in Japan. 2008.

International Studies

Evans, Yatibaey. Children's Perceptions of Native Americans. 2008.


Westby, Rebecca. Lula: Accompanying Explanation. 2008.


Hamilton, Adam. The Red Question: Exploring Wright's and Ellison's Black Marxist Literary Aesthetic. 2008.

Literary Criticism
Green, William Nathaniel. The Agony and Ecstasy of Awareness. 2008. Body

Blythe, Eric. The Mbuti Pygmies: The Relationship Between Ancient History and the Development of the Modern World. 2008.

Gipson, Melissa. Harry Potter and the Role of Integrity in his Magical Influence. 2008. Literary Criticism