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
Francoeur, Daniel. The Creative Process and Hypothetical Other. 2008. Adviser: Phillip Thurtle Literature and Other Arts

Hanes, Scott. The Swallows Soar Free: Rediscovering Our Legacy as Creature-Creators through Myth. 2008.

Folklore and Mythology
Done, Daniel. Gavroche Magazine. 2008. Adviser: Phillip Thurtle Literature and Other Arts

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.

Martin, Stephanie. The Impact of Women on Sports Marketing: A Reflection of My Life as an Athlete and a Woman in the Sporting World. 2007. Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies
Harris, Ben. "Seaworthy." 2007. Drama
Cooley, Sam Richard. Untitled. 2007. Culture

Waysdorf, Abby. Fade to Grey Masculinity and Respect in Rock Music. 2007.

Popular Culture

Mowrer, Kelcie. American Education in a New Generation of Global Citizens. 2007.


Salton, Matthew. The Autoch Project. 2007.

Visual Culture

Marsh, Trevor. Writing Personal Essays with the Challenge of Molding the Reader's Imagination into an Unconsciously Shared Experience with the Author. 2007.

Autobiography, Biography, and Life Writing

Trantham, Maureen. Personal Journalism Towards Individuals Affecting Collective Memory. 2007.

Autobiography, Biography, and Life Writing

Subcleff, Tanya. (Re)Thinking Multi-Ethnic Identity in a Culture of Difference. 2007.

Race and Ethnicity

Adams-Landry, Marcia. Untitled. 2007.

Autobiography, Biography, and Life Writing

Martinez Jr., Joe G.. Indigenous Identity: Traces from Past to Present (Indigenous communities and how the West has affected cultural, societal and spirtual norms in Southern Mexico). 2007.

Eyler, Carly. Little Orange Room. 2007. Literature and Other Arts
Conley, A.J.. Untitled. 2007. Culture

Haire, Stephanie. Forming: The Story of the Early Artistic Development of Boundless Arts Theatre Company. 2007.

Literature and Other Arts

Galin, Jonathan. The Microfinance Myth. 2007.

International Studies

Crane, Linda. Rhizomatic Trails. 2007.