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.

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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

Nauenberg, Saskia. A Search For Justice in Cambodia. 2006.

International Studies
Bestrom, Erin. Moving Beyond Borders: The Creation of Nomadic Space through Travel. 2006. Adviser: Phillip Thurtle Postcolonial
Gugich, Rachel. Life's Interrupted Detour. 2006. Adviser: Matt Scheiblehner Culture

Myers, Steven C.. Traces of Identity: Myth and Monument in the New South Africa. 2006.

International Studies

Conte, Jessica. Pedro Paramo. From Transgression To Transformation. Family In The Modern Perspective. 2006.


Lenny, Stacy. Mainstream Media Morphs the Stigmatized Identity. 2006.

Media Studies
McCulley, Emily. "A Space Of Ambiguity" an exploration of modern women and their reproductive choices. 2006. Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies

Marshall, Ruth. Bernadette Devlin McAliskey and the Politics of Conflict and Peace in Northern Ireland. 2006.

International Studies
Hill, Caitlin. A Call for Morality in Outer Space Exploration. 2006. Adviser: Phillip Thurtle Science and Technology

Palzer, Kylie. Travels in Eastern Africa: An Independent Learning Experience. 2006.

International Studies

Arrington, Brett. Mapping the [Cultural] Value of Contextual Residualism. 2006.

Fisher, Brita. Literacy Through Photography at the Secondary Bilingual Orientation Center. 2006. Education
Leary, Katherine. The Transformative Nature of Travel: A deconstruction of the process of travel that leads to personal transformation. 2006. International Studies

Wallen, Jennifer L.. Truth and Reconciliation in South Africa: A Study of Forgiveness. 2006.

International Studies

Colson, Shay Clifford. Battle Lines Drawn: The Culture War in Moscow, Idaho. 2006.


Kooner, Preetma Kaur. HIV and AIDS: Tools for Understanding the Liberal Citizen. 2006.

Science and Technology

Little, John Curtis Case. The Hidden Ideologies Behind Anti-Cult Rhetoric: Belief and Identity at the Brink of Rationality. 2006.

Pangelinan, John. eleMental. A Theoretical Analysis of a Play. 2006. Adviser: Christina Wygant Literary Criticism
Herzog, Elisha Jacqueline. The Electronic Infatuation: A look at the relationship between television and American youth. 2006. Media Studies